Jason Cherkis

National investigative reporter for the Huffington Post

Guest

Jason Cherkis is a national investigative reporter for The Huffington Post. He has investigated and reported in-depth pieces on gun violence in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre, and the neglect of plant workers in Kentucky. He first joined The Huffington Post as a politics reporter covering the 2012 elections. He previously worked as a crime reporter for 14 years at Washington City Paper, where he was a two time Livingston Awards for Young Journalists finalist, and received multiple awards from the Association of Alternative News Weeklies.

Jason Cherkis on KCRW

Warning: this story concerns sexual assault and has and has some graphic descriptions.  The girl rock group The Runaways rocked the 70s with hits like “Cherry Bomb” and “Wild Thing.”

The Runaways' Jackie Fox

Warning: this story concerns sexual assault and has and has some graphic descriptions. The girl rock group The Runaways rocked the 70s with hits like “Cherry Bomb” and “Wild Thing.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More from KCRW

We currently have no good communication systems to assure that those at risk for serious inherited diseases are informed of their risk.

from Second Opinion

Guelaguetza means offering or gift in Zapotec, an indigenous language of Mexico. It’s also the name of the biggest celebration for Oaxacans in LA, which is set for August 14.

from Greater LA

A chilling account of one woman’s self-induced abortion sheds light on the history of Carmel. Joe Mathews says it undermines SCOTUS’ justification for ending Roe v. Wade.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav shocks the movie industry once again by shelving the nearly-completed $90-milion film “Batgirl.” What does this mean for the company’s future?

from Hollywood Breakdown

People are illegally mining the Amazon rainforest for gold and tin ore. Some of those elements are going to Google and Apple. The mines are threatening Indigenous communities.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Panelists discuss the FBI search of Trump’s home, how Democrats secured Sen. Manchin’s vote for the Inflation Reduction Act, and whether that legislation will relieve economic pains.

from Left, Right & Center