Associate Director for Government Relations at the University of Southern California; former Planning Deputy for Los Angeles' 8th City Council District under Mark Ridley-Thomas and, subsequently, Bernard Parks
Co-founder and Editor of the political website CalBuzz.com and student advisor of the University of California Santa Barbara's Storke Student Publications ; former political editor, editorial page editor and managing editor of the San Francisco Chronicle ; former editor of the Santa Barbara News Press
Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, host of the weekly podcast, EconTalk; research fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution; former Professor of Economics at George Mason University
Senior policy analyst at RAND and author of Tell Me How This Ends : General David Petraeus and the Search for a Way out of Iraq and One Hundred Victories : Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare; former contributing editor at US News and World Report and author-in-residence at the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies
Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University; speechwriter for then-Vice President George Bush (1982-1983) and President Ronald Reagan (1983-1988); author, most recently, of How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life
Senior at Norwich University , a private military college in Northfield, Vermont; Senior Producer of Vermont Fallen , a student-made documentary about Vermont families who have lost loved ones in Iraq and Afghanistan
Ghanian superstar Rocky Dawuni melds reggae and African melodies and sprinkles them with positive and uplifting lyrics. Legends like Stevie Wonder and Peter Gabriel have joined him on stage and we’ll hear why when Dawuni performs on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Director of the Center for Social Cohesion at the New America Foundation and op-ed columnist for the Los Angeles Times; author of Mongrels, Bastards, Orphans, and Vagabonds : Mexican Immigration and the Future of Race in America
Candidate for the 7th District on the Los Angeles City Council; Community Affairs Manager for then-Mayor Richard Riordan , and former aide to Councilmen Mike Hernandez and Richard Alarcón; Administrator for the California Association of Realtors
Professor Emeritus of Social Work at the University of Washington author of Marijuana Nation : One Man's Chronicle of America Getting High, from Vietnam to Legalization; co-sponsor of Washington State's marijuana legalization bill
Jeff Rogers has 20 years of experience in public radio, working as a producer, editor and director for National Public Radio's flagship news program, All Things Considered, and serving as the Executive Producer of NPR's midday news magazine, Day to Day. He has reported on many major domestic and international events for NPR News, including the school shootings in Columbine, the spreading influence of the Taliban across Afghanistan's borders, the nation's crystal meth epidemic, and the disputed results of the 2000 presidential election. His work during September 11 and its aftermath was part of coverage that earned NPR News a George Foster Peabody Award. In 1999, he was among the NPR News team reporting on the fighting in Kosovo, winning an Overseas Press Club Award. He won another Peabody Award as the supervising editor and senior producer of "The NPR 100," a series of reports on the most significant American musical works of the 20th century. He has lived in Los Angeles for six years.
Associate Professor of Urban Schooling at UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and co-director of UCLA's Institute for Democracy, Education and Access ; father of two children in the Santa Monica Public School District