social and political commentator
Political consultant who writes about the intersection of race, politics and culture; social and political commentator, based in Los Angeles, California; contributor to National Public Radio's News and Notes
Tomorrow marks 25 years since the verdict – and aftermath – that changed L-A.
Apr. 28, 2017from The Mixer
Los Angeles is a place of stark contrasts, even when it comes to access to quality food.
Jan. 29, 2016from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
When King Drew Medical Center opened in South L.A. in 1972 it was more than just a hospital. It was a symbol of hope and empowerment for L.A.’s African-American community.
May. 28, 2015from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
More adults are living with their parents now than they have in more than a century. It’s a third of all adults under 34. But in Los Angeles, it’s more than 40% .
Oct. 16from Greater LA
The Human Rights Campaign found that a city’s size did not guarantee equity for their queer community.
Nov. 26from KCRW Features
A block party in South Pasadena reveals the unexpected pleasures of being neighborly.
Dec. 12from Zócalo's Connecting California
The state’s legal cannabis market is on track to hit $3.1 billion in sales this year. But the unlicensed market is expected to be far larger, at an estimated $8.7 billion.
Nov. 25from Greater LA
Longtime businesses in Little Tokyo are facing gentrification. They worry they’ll be priced out as downtown has revitalized, and rents are going up.
Nov. 13from Greater LA
On this Veterans Day, we replay some of our favorite segments from the year. Rob Zabrecky talks about his early days in LA’s punk scene.
Nov. 11from Greater LA
Fires ravaged San Diego in 2007, and scheduled power shut-offs caused chaos. Since then, the city has made improvements to their power grid and their scheduled outage procedures.
Oct. 18from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Los Angeles’ oldest children’s theater recently moved from downtown to Highland Park.
Nov. 26from Greater LA
Some people left the ashes behind. Others are trying to rebuild.
Nov. 8from KCRW Features