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Antonio Villaraigosa: political experience is key to leading California 21 MIN, 6 SEC

Democrat Antonio Villaraigosa was the mayor of Los Angeles from 2005 to 2013. Since then, he’s been advising big corporations and teaching at USC. Now, he hopes to get back into politics by running to be California’s next governor. He talks to us about his political track record, the high-speed rail project, and how he plans to spur housing growth.

Guests:
Antonio Villaraigosa, former Los Angeles mayor running for governor (@antonio4ca)

California politicians meet with President Trump to talk 'sanctuary state' law 8 MIN, 4 SEC

at the White House Wednesday to discuss California’s “sanctuary state” law. Republicans in the state are viewing the topic as an opportunity to encourage their base to show up for the June primary. On the flip side, with voters split over the sanctuary issue, this could dash Democrats’ hopes of taking back the House.

Guests:
John Myers, Los Angeles Times (@johnmyers)

USC gynecologist treated students despite years of misconduct allegations 11 MIN, 57 SEC

USC allowed a gynecologist to continue treating students even after coworkers and patients complained about his inappropriate behavior for decades. An investigation by Los Angeles Times revealed that USC did not take action until two years ago when the school allowed Dr. George Tyndall to resign with a financial payout. He practiced there for nearly 30 years.

Guests:
Harriet Ryan, LA Times

How George Rodriguez photographed Los Angeles 5 MIN, 41 SEC

George Rodriguez has been taking pictures of Los Angeles since the 1950s. He has documented history by capturing stars like Cary Grant and Marilyn Monroe, and culturally significant events like the Chicano student protests and striking farm workers. Art contributor, Carolina Miranda, talks to us about the South LA photographer’s new book and exhibition opening next week in East Hollywood.

Guests:
Carolina Miranda, Los Angeles Times (@cmonstah)

CREDITS

Image of former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at LACMA's 50th anniversary gala in Los Angeles, California, April 18, 2015 courtesy of REUTERS/Danny Moloshok.

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Gina Pollack
Sarah Sweeney
Michell Eloy
Amy Ta
Christian Bordal
Quinn O'Toole
Yael Even Or

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