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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One nonprofit in Santa Monica is teaching under-resourced kids how to play mariachi music, plus Spanish language and Mexican culture. One student has gone on to play with the LA Phil.

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After President Trump threatened to pull federal aid from California over its handling of wildfires, Newsom tweeted, “You don’t believe in climate change.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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The Trump administration wants to end Temporary Protected Status, which allows immigrants currently living in the U.S.

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Impeachment by Democrats in the House may lead to trial in the Senate, with Chief Justice John Roberts presiding.  Can he prevent the Republican majority from rushing to judgement?

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Chris Garcia tells his dad’s story in the new podcast “Scattered.” His dad fled Cuba during Fidel Castro’s reign, and spent time in a forced labor camp and psychiatric hospital.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand