Zócalo's Connecting California

Zócalo's Connecting California

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Every week, Zócalo columnist and fourth-generation Southern Californian Joe Mathews talks to Morning Edition host Chery Glaser about 21st-century California's people, politics, trends and idiosyncrasies.

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California could use a lesson from elite fighter pilots who used to call the Golden State home.

Nestled between two Bay Area highways is a capital of hip-hop.

California’s healthcare system wouldn’t function without the contributions of people born abroad.

When it comes to California’s housing problems, the answer may be right below the surface

A college student from the tiny town of Gonzalez is California’s most unlikely philanthropist.

Beachy, laidback, charming and frightening. Santa Cruz is the scariest place in California.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t stand at the center of the world, as long as you can convince people that you do.

In its zeal to oppose President Trump at every turn, California risks becoming that the thing that it fears.

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