Adam Winkler

professor of law at UCLA, and author of "Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America"

Guest

Adam Winkler is a professor of constitutional law at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the author of Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America. His forthcoming book is We the Corporations.

Adam Winkler on KCRW

Will mass shootings become part of America’s background noise?     That’s an ugly prospect raised by the deaths of 34 people this week in Texas, Ohio and California.

What will it take to prevent mass shootings?

Will mass shootings become part of America’s background noise?   That’s an ugly prospect raised by the deaths of 34 people this week in Texas, Ohio and California.

from To the Point

California has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, requiring background checks for both guns and ammunition.

California gun laws: What works in reducing mass shootings?

California has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, requiring background checks for both guns and ammunition.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The UCLA Law professor discusses his newest book about the rights of corporations.

Adam Winkler: We The Corporations

The UCLA Law professor discusses his newest book about the rights of corporations.

from Scheer Intelligence

More from KCRW

Mara Elliott was working in finance and contracts when the Sandy Hook shooting changed the course of her career.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Three shootings in the span of one week in California, Texas, and Ohio have community members and political leaders speaking out against gun violence and hateful rhetoric toward the…

from Greater LA

Orange County Democrats are celebrating a victory that seemed almost impossible 10 years ago.

from KCRW Features

Despite thousands of requests to repair LA’s sidewalks each year, city officials say they can only manage to fix about ten a month.

from Greater LA

Last week's mass shooting in El Paso has been particularly painful for Angelenos, because so many have close ties to that city.

from Greater LA

Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his cell at the Manhattan Correctional Center on Saturday, as he awaited trial. What happens next in the investigation?

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

In a groundbreaking series, Shoshana Walter reveals the work camps operating all over the country under the guise of rehab centers.

from Scheer Intelligence

Playboy Magazine built a culture of objectifying women that doesn't fly in the #MeToo era.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California’s relentless clean-air enforcer, Mary Nichols, has divided the automobile industry. After weeks of secret negotiations, the Chair of the State’s Air Resources Board has announced that Ford, Honda VW and BMW of America won’t go along with President Trump’s rollback of Barack Obama’s fuel-economy standards. Nichols claims it’s an “olive branch,” giving car makers the “flexibility” to clean up the air at the same time they continue to market vehicles that make the most money. Brady Dennis of the Washington Post calls it a “big deal,” even if Toyota, GM and 11 other companies revert to Trump’s new federal standards--at least for the moment. Alan Baum is a consultant for both the industry and environmental organizations. He says the four who made the deal with California have a slight lead on their competitors in developing the technology of the future, with China currently far ahead of them all. He says the western car makers are doing a poor job of educating consumers about the benefits of hybrids and electrics. Nichols’s history with the Air Resources Board goes back to the 1970’s. She was named Chair by Republican Governor Arnold Schwartenegger and reappointed by Democrats Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom. She made an international name for herself for years ago when she blew the whistle on Volkswagen for faking emissions tests on the diesel cars it sold for decades all over the world.

from To the Point