Laura Swisher

KCRW Staff

Laura Swisher on KCRW

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

More from KCRW

The Claremont Institute, a conservative Southern California think tank, helped spearhead a national campaign to ban DEI on public college campuses.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The ACLU is hosting a forum with 12 candidates running for LA County District Attorney tonight. Much of the attention will be on controversial incumbent George Gascon.

from KCRW Features

High-society women in 1960s New York, known as the Swans, befriended writer Truman Capote until his tell-all in Esquire. Their saga is depicted in Ryan Murphy's series “Feud.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

New Hampshire holds its "first in the nation" primary election this coming Tuesday, January 23.

Journalist Franklin Foer’s book “The Last Politician” is a behind-the-scenes account of the first two years of the Joe Biden presidency.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Preschools that receive state funding largely can’t expel or suspend students. What does that mean for schools that have seen an uptick in bad behavior?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The documentary “June” features never-before-seen archival material of June Carter, who boasted a prolific music career solo and with Johnny Cash.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

San Francisco made history when it began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples 20 years ago. KCRW hears from one of the first 10 couples to get married that day.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Let’s be real: The hustle to make it in LA is nerve-racking. KCRW wants to know how you’re doing, and whether you’re staying afloat.

from KCRW Features