David R. Baker

energy and clean tech reporter at Bloomberg

David R. Baker on KCRW

PG&E, the largest electric utility in the state, filed for bankruptcy today.

As PG&E seeks protection from creditors, some who sued PG&E are no longer getting payments

PG&E, the largest electric utility in the state, filed for bankruptcy today.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More from KCRW

The COVID-19 pandemic presented many challenges in 2020, perhaps the least of which (and the last of which) is what to do about the holiday party.

from Greater LA

At the end of the year, in three weeks, some 14 million people will lose the extra unemployment benefits that came with the first round of COVID relief. Meanwhile, the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The wind-driven Silverado Fire in Irvine burned 12,466 acres two months ago. The land is a scorched checkerboard with some areas black and barren, and others with signs of life.

from Greater LA

Warren Olney talks about the U.S.

from To the Point

Today the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump for inciting an insurrection against the federal government. Ten Republicans broke party ranks to vote in favor.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The peaceful transition of power for the first time in US history appeared to hang in the balance this week.

from Life Examined

Following the January 6 insurrection at the U.S.

from Greater LA

LA County continues to be the nation’s hotspot for COVID-19 cases. The county has been averaging around 16,000 new cases every day since the new year.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In Washington D.C. today, at Donald Trump’s urging, thousands of people protested the results of the November election. A mob stormed the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand