Politics

Californians can now send in their mail-in ballots for the 2022 primary election. Who’s running? How does California’s permanent mail-in ballot system work?

from KCRW Features

Karen Bass and Rick Caruso both are running mayoral campaigns on misperceptions and ignorance about how LA works, according to columnist Joe Matthews.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

KCRW discusses the recent mass shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, gun control politics, the status of the war in Ukraine, and whether the U.S. should change its policy toward Asia.

Can America reverse the deadly trend of mass shootings?

KCRW discusses the recent mass shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, gun control politics, the status of the war in Ukraine, and whether the U.S. should change its policy toward Asia.

from Left, Right & Center

A new book documents the extent to which American prosperity is founded on immigration—and raises questions about how we treat immigrants today.

Immigrants are still building America, no matter what our lawmakers say

A new book documents the extent to which American prosperity is founded on immigration—and raises questions about how we treat immigrants today.

from Scheer Intelligence

California Democrats are trying to pass new gun control bills, including one that would let private citizens sue manufacturers, distributors, and sellers of ghost guns and…

New CA bill would let you sue makers of ghost guns and assault rifles

California Democrats are trying to pass new gun control bills, including one that would let private citizens sue manufacturers, distributors, and sellers of ghost guns and…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The story of the National Rifle Association involves infighting and backstabbing, million-dollar corruption, and a red-headed Russian spy.

‘Misfire’ reveals chaos behind seemingly powerful NRA

The story of the National Rifle Association involves infighting and backstabbing, million-dollar corruption, and a red-headed Russian spy.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Why does America’s baby formula shortage continue? Also, Norm Eisen’s new book traces corruption from the Trump White House to the rest of the country.

Baby formula crisis reveals dangers of too little competition in US economy

Why does America’s baby formula shortage continue? Also, Norm Eisen’s new book traces corruption from the Trump White House to the rest of the country.

from To the Point

George Carlin was known for his brash humor and political commentary. He’s the subject of Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio’s new HBO film.

Anti-authoritarian, rebellious soul: George Carlin’s comedy resonates today

George Carlin was known for his brash humor and political commentary. He’s the subject of Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio’s new HBO film.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Democrats tend to push for gun restrictions and assault rifle bans, while Republicans say it’s better to boost school security and/or arm teachers.

Solutions to school shootings: More gun laws or campus security?

Democrats tend to push for gun restrictions and assault rifle bans, while Republicans say it’s better to boost school security and/or arm teachers.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

After Tuesday’s mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that took the lives of 19 students and two educators, LA’s Rabbi Steve Leder explains why there’s still hope in this dark moment.

Uvalde shooting is an eclipse, light will reveal itself again: LA rabbi

After Tuesday’s mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that took the lives of 19 students and two educators, LA’s Rabbi Steve Leder explains why there’s still hope in this dark moment.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu has resigned and the sale of Angel Stadium to team owner Arte Moreno is on hold due to an FBI corruption investigation.

Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu resigns under FBI investigation; Angel Stadium sale on hold

Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu has resigned and the sale of Angel Stadium to team owner Arte Moreno is on hold due to an FBI corruption investigation.

from Greater LA

LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva is running for reelection despite being plagued by several scandals. Why aren’t there strong challengers in the primary election to take him on?

‘No such thing as bad publicity’: How Villanueva has dominated sheriff’s race

LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva is running for reelection despite being plagued by several scandals. Why aren’t there strong challengers in the primary election to take him on?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The New Orleans federal court says an SEC judge violated the U.S. constitution’s right to a trial by jury. What does the case say about the power of executive brand regulators?

What federal ruling on SEC says about power of US executive branch?

The New Orleans federal court says an SEC judge violated the U.S. constitution’s right to a trial by jury. What does the case say about the power of executive brand regulators?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Panelists discuss what might have motivated the recent shooting in Buffalo, NY. They also analyze “the Great Replacement Theory” and Trump’s hold on the GOP.

What will US do about domestic terrorism after Buffalo shooting?

Panelists discuss what might have motivated the recent shooting in Buffalo, NY. They also analyze “the Great Replacement Theory” and Trump’s hold on the GOP.

from Left, Right & Center

Critics of the West’s role in the Ukraine war, such as CIA veterans Ray McGovern and John Kiriakou, are being ostracized from the American media landscape.

It’s scoundrel time in the good ol’ USA

Critics of the West’s role in the Ukraine war, such as CIA veterans Ray McGovern and John Kiriakou, are being ostracized from the American media landscape.

from Scheer Intelligence

In the U.S., roughly two-thirds of people are against overturning Roe v. Wade, but most support some restrictions on abortion, according to a new poll.

Both Roe v. Wade and some abortion restrictions should stand, most Americans say

In the U.S., roughly two-thirds of people are against overturning Roe v. Wade, but most support some restrictions on abortion, according to a new poll.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In Pennsylvania, John Fetterman, who recently had a stroke, won the Democratic nomination for Senate.

Could Pennsylvania be the most important state in midterm elections?

In Pennsylvania, John Fetterman, who recently had a stroke, won the Democratic nomination for Senate.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It’s not true that corporations are orchestrating inflation because they see an opportunity to pad their bottom lines, says the Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell.

Is corporate greed driving inflation? No, says WaPo columnist

It’s not true that corporations are orchestrating inflation because they see an opportunity to pad their bottom lines, says the Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On May 15, a gunman entered a Taiwanese church in Laguna Woods, killing one person and injuring five others.

Chinese and Taiwanese are close in SoCal, processing church killings

On May 15, a gunman entered a Taiwanese church in Laguna Woods, killing one person and injuring five others.

from Greater LA

“Domestic terrorism” is what Biden calls the May 14 shooting at a NY supermarket. Federal lawmakers have said that the U.S.

How is FBI stopping terrorism from radicalized young white men?

“Domestic terrorism” is what Biden calls the May 14 shooting at a NY supermarket. Federal lawmakers have said that the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand