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

Californians still support high-speed rail. But commentator Joe Mathews says state politicians are killing any chance of success by downsizing the bullet train.

Op-ed: Suspects aplenty in CA high-speed homicide

Californians still support high-speed rail. But commentator Joe Mathews says state politicians are killing any chance of success by downsizing the bullet train.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Fabiola Moreno Ruelas is a San Diego State student who’s set to graduate after juggling multiple jobs to pay her bills while helping other students in need.

CA student survives poverty and COVID to land on governor’s council

Fabiola Moreno Ruelas is a San Diego State student who’s set to graduate after juggling multiple jobs to pay her bills while helping other students in need.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Zócalo commentator Joe Mathews is a fierce defender of direct democracy. But he says California’s take on citizen power is making things worse.

Op-ed: Failed recall exposes flaws in direct democracy

Zócalo commentator Joe Mathews is a fierce defender of direct democracy. But he says California’s take on citizen power is making things worse.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

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