Ads galore, low awareness: Most don’t seem to care about CA primary

A voter information booklet for the 2022 American primary elections is displayed in Lafayette, California, May 6, 2022. “They might not realize that if one of the [LA mayoral] candidates gets to 50% on Tuesday, then there is no general election. You can win a mayoral contest by getting 50% plus one in the primary, and then it's over,” explains Paul Mitchell, vice president of Political Data Inc. Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Sipa USA.

Tuesday is the last day to vote in the California primary, and 13% of registered voters have returned a ballot so far. KCRW looks at who’s voted, and who’s leading the race for LA mayor.

Over the weekend, shootings in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Arizona and Tennessee left more than a dozen people dead. What will it take to break the nearly three-decade federal impasse on gun reform?

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LAUSD is facing teacher shortages, dropped enrollment, learning loss, and questions about policing. Who is running for the school board, and how might their decisions affect students and staff?  

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