Joe Mathews

Host, "Zocalo's Connecting California"

Guest

KCRW contributor and Connecting California editor at Zócalo Public Square; co-president of the Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy;  Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation; author of The People’s Machine: Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Rise of Blockbuster Democracy and California Crackup: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix It; former contributor to the Washington Post and writer of its Class Struggle blog; former contributor to NBC's Prop Zero blog 

Joe Mathews on KCRW

California’s long history of mass incarceration may have finally reached an inflection point.

Joe Mathews: It’s time to overcome our dark instinct to lock people up

California’s long history of mass incarceration may have finally reached an inflection point.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Billions are being spent to transition to online education that isn’t teaching our kids very much. What if we used that money to fight the pandemic?

Joe Mathews: California should pull the plug on the school year

Billions are being spent to transition to online education that isn’t teaching our kids very much. What if we used that money to fight the pandemic?

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Coronavirus has taken away a lot of what Los Angeles has to offer...but at least it’s taken traffic jams with it.

Joe Mathews: COVID-19 has wiped out LA traffic. That’s not a good thing.

Coronavirus has taken away a lot of what Los Angeles has to offer...but at least it’s taken traffic jams with it.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

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