Garrett Therolf

UC Berkeley and Common Sense News

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Reporter for the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley and Common Sense News, a non-profit focused on child well-being.

Garrett Therolf on KCRW

Ten-year-old Anthony Avalos died in Lancaster last week. He suffered head injuries and was covered in cigarette burns. For years, his home was flagged for potential abuse.

The problems with LA County's child welfare agency

Ten-year-old Anthony Avalos died in Lancaster last week. He suffered head injuries and was covered in cigarette burns. For years, his home was flagged for potential abuse.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Cracking down on crack ramped up the War on Drugs in the 1980s, and it didn’t matter if you were an adult using crack or a kid; tough on crime was tough on crime.

Youth Lockup

Cracking down on crack ramped up the War on Drugs in the 1980s, and it didn’t matter if you were an adult using crack or a kid; tough on crime was tough on crime.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The California Coastal Commission is attempting to crack down on a group of Palos Verdes surfers who call themselves the Bay Boys.

The Bay Boys of Palos Verdes

The California Coastal Commission is attempting to crack down on a group of Palos Verdes surfers who call themselves the Bay Boys.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More from KCRW

Despite mounting evidence, Republicans in the House and the Senate are defending President Trump or keeping their heads down. Veteran GOP conservatives accuse them of sacrificing morality for short-term political gain. Meantime the Trump Administration calls the impeachment inquiry “unconstitutional,” while legal scholars point out that it’s part of Article II. And how did Ukraine, an obscure former Soviet republic, become so important? Money.

from To the Point

The Toy District, a hub of cheaply-made products imported from China, is now the heart of an exploding market of illicit vape products.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Today, on All The President’s Jawyers...

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Gov. Gavin Newsom has approved more than 800 bills.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Twelve candidates are taking the stage at 5 PM PT at the CNN/New York Times Democratic Debate, hosted at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio

from KCRW Features

Two of the most urgent crises facing Americans---mental health and homelessness---are inextricably linked. The failure to see this has only made things worse.

from Scheer Intelligence

A cartoon on the cover of the Economist says it all: leaders of the world’s two foremost democracies are scrambling to hold on. President Trump is faced with the possibility of impeachment. In the interests of Brexit, Boris Johnson is accused of lying to the Queen and defying Parliament. In both countries, voters are losing trust not just in their elected leaders but in their governments. The UK and the US aren’t alone, as the ideals of western democracy are being challenged by demagogues in other parts of the world.

from To the Point

When Gavin Newsom signed AB387 into law today, he ended 16 years of unsuccessful attempts by daycare providers statewide to unionize.

from KCRW Features

Shepard Smith recently announced his resignation from Fox News. He strove to be as even-handed as possible when reporting.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand