Jon Gertner

Contributing Writer, New York Times Magazine

Guest

Contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine

Jon Gertner on KCRW

After a year with almost no rain in Southern California, almost a million people have been forced from their homes in just four days.

Fires, Drought and Our Role in the Destruction They Cause

After a year with almost no rain in Southern California, almost a million people have been forced from their homes in just four days.

from To the Point

More from KCRW

States nationwide are seeing COVID-19 surges, and New York reported more than 60,000 new cases this past weekend, the most since the start of the pandemic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Panelists discuss how inflation is affecting consumers and lawmakers, and former congresswoman Jane Harman looks at voting rights and how to prevent Russia from invading Ukraine.

from Left, Right & Center

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire after nearly 30 years on the bench. President Biden has promised to appoint a Black woman to his post.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Columnist Joe Mathews channels Plato and Jonathan Swift as he proposes universal orphanhood to be a straight path to societal equity in California.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

As some families are preparing to travel and gather for the holidays next week, they should be especially careful as the Omicron variant is expected to overtake the Delta variant, says…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Since Californians voted to legalize recreational marijuana five years ago, almost 20 states now allow recreational reefer, and polls show roughly two-thirds of Americans support…

from KCRW Features

Josh, Liz and Ross discuss America’s testing shortage and how Build Back Better is tending towards smaller things better. Then, special guest Paul D.

from Left, Right & Center

Long-term care facilities have made COVID testing requirements stricter just as tests have become harder to find. Now visitors can’t get inside.

from Greater LA

LA city officials are responding to a rise in violent crime, and news headlines are painting a dramatic picture.

from Greater LA