Laura Swisher

KCRW Staff

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As California’s youngest-ever governor in 1975, many Californians didn’t know what to make of Jerry Brown.

Jerry Brown: From Governor ‘Moonbeam’ to the ‘Adult in the Room’

As California’s youngest-ever governor in 1975, many Californians didn’t know what to make of Jerry Brown.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton for President Thursday. The president met earlier in the day with Bernie Sanders, who is already looking ahead to the party convention in July.

How Will Bernie Sanders Influence the Democratic Party Platform?

President Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton for President Thursday. The president met earlier in the day with Bernie Sanders, who is already looking ahead to the party convention in July.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It appears Hillary Clinton will be the first woman in history to be nominated by a major American political party for the presidency. But     Bernie Sanders is digging in.

Clinton Claims Victory, Sanders Digs In. What’s Next?

It appears Hillary Clinton will be the first woman in history to be nominated by a major American political party for the presidency. But Bernie Sanders is digging in.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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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.

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