former Chancellor of the California Community Colleges
Former Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, and former state Senator and Assemblyman from the Pasadena area
In the 1960s, California made a pledge to its young people: if you wanted a college education, you could get one, starting with Community College.
Jul. 2, 2014from Which Way, L.A.?
The State Assembly and Senate still haven't passed a budget, but they have cracked down on abuses of public trust by local officials, at the same time they're ending this year's…
Aug. 31, 2010from Which Way, L.A.?
LA County hopes to reopen the economy and lift stay-at-home restrictions by July 4, but public health officials say the date will ultimately be driven by data and science, and getting…
May. 20from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Party Conventions nominated presidents since 1831. Will Covid-19 put an end to balloons, bunting and long-winded speeches? Will it also put an end to privacy?
May. 21from To the Point
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti announced on Tuesday that retail stores, churches, drive-in movie theaters, and more could all reopen.
May. 27from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Some peaceful protests turned violent in LA and nationwide over the weekend. KCRW checks in with communities sweeping up the glass and debris.
Jun. 1from Greater LA
George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer and the world saw the incident on video.
May. 29from Left, Right & Center
Demonstrators assembled in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday as part of national protests calling attention to the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis black man killed by police officers…
May. 28from News Stories
On Wednesday, the city and county of LA were supposed to present a plan to shelter some 7000 homeless people living near overpasses and freeways.
May. 21from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for Los Angeles due to continuing public unrest sparked by the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis.
May. 31from News Stories
As cities nationwide smoulder with rage after a weekend of protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, Floyd’s brother appeals for calm.
Jun. 1from Press Play with Madeleine Brand