covers California state politics and policy for the Los Angeles Times
Staff Writer for the LA Times
The Santa Ana winds are dying down, but fires throughout the state continue to rage. Many Californians are still without electricity as utilities preemptively shut off power.
Oct. 31from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Real estate developers have had a huge influence on New York state lawmakers for decades.
Jun. 14, 2019from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Gov. Gavin Newsom wants L.A. and other cities to build more housing, and he’s using a carrot and stick approach. The carrot: $500 million to cities that reach their goals.
Jan. 11, 2019from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Personal medical records behind public health regulations are now stamped "confidential." If they aren’t opened up, the Trump EPA says it will ignore them.
Nov. 18from To the Point
The public phase of impeachment has begun.
Nov. 13from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers
The Cave Fire sparked in Santa Barbara on Monday, and residents have been ordered to evacuate as it spreads. Fires are the norm in California, as well as Australia.
Nov. 26from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
The Cave Fire continues to burn in the mountains above Santa Barbara.
Nov. 27from KCRW Features
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program faces a big test before the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Nov. 11from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Today the House Judiciary Committee heard from four legal experts on what constitutes an impeachable offense, and whether Trump’s actions related to Ukraine fit the mold.
Dec. 4from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
When political protesters were gunned down by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, was it a victory or a defeat for President Trump?
Dec. 5from To the Point
Could it be one of the most important conversations of the modern era? This week on Studio Berlin, host Noah Barkin delves into the details of Germany’s 5G debate.
Nov. 16from Studio Berlin
Donald Trump took office with more generals in his cabinet than any previous president. It didn’t take long for all to resign or be fired.
Dec. 12from To the Point