Jason A. Johnson

Morgan State University / TheRoot.com

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Jason Johnson is a professor of political science and journalism at Morgan State University and the politics editor of The Root. He is a former professor of political science at Hiram College and contributor to Sirius XM's POTUS Channel.

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In this special two-hour live show, we get the national and local picture. We talk to political pros, local candidates, and Southern California voters.

After midterms, is the U.S. more divided, or can we work across the aisle?

In this special two-hour live show, we get the national and local picture. We talk to political pros, local candidates, and Southern California voters.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More than two dozen White House staffers have resigned or been fired.

The revolving door at the White House

More than two dozen White House staffers have resigned or been fired.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There’s a lot of buzz over the queen of all media running for president in 2020.

What do calls for Oprah 2020 say about our politics today?

There’s a lot of buzz over the queen of all media running for president in 2020.

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More than 200 people are sick, and one person has died from a mysterious lung illness tied to vaping.

General Motors CEO Mary Barra has launched an ambitious, and possibly financially risky, plan to shut down some smaller car lines in order to build electric cars.

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As people worldwide are protesting climate inaction today, we hear from a professor who incorporates “eco-grief” counseling in her classes.

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The LAPD is planning to expand its volunteer police force to 5,000 across the city. But some residents worry that vigilantism could take a wrong turn. We go for a ride-along.

from Greater LA

From political action to banning plastics, humans are finding ways to confront climate change.

from News Stories

The state legislature has passed Assembly Bill 1482, which would cap rent increases for many buildings across the state at 5% annually. Governor Gavin Newsom said he will sign it.

from Greater LA

The goods movement is the backbone of Southern California’s Inland Empire. With the threat of automation looming, what’s going to happen to the people getting replaced by robots?

from Greater LA

A college student from the tiny town of Gonzalez is California’s most unlikely philanthropist.

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