Marisa Lagos

politics correspondent, KQED

Guest

Political reporter for KQED in San Francisco; former reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle

Marisa Lagos on KCRW

After more than a year of disruptions, many parents and kids are excited about schools fully reopening for in-person learning as the new school year approaches.

Weighing the risks and rewards of kids heading back to the classroom

After more than a year of disruptions, many parents and kids are excited about schools fully reopening for in-person learning as the new school year approaches.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California’s gubernatorial recall election is on September 14, and 46 candidates are vying to oust Governor Gavin Newsom. Mail-in ballots will be distributed in less than two weeks.

CA recall election intensifies as more than 40 candidates vie for Newsom’s job

California’s gubernatorial recall election is on September 14, and 46 candidates are vying to oust Governor Gavin Newsom. Mail-in ballots will be distributed in less than two weeks.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Recreational marijuana has been legal in California for five years, but red tape and local resistance have made business tough for legal growers and sellers.

CA’s illicit weed market still thrives. New state agency aims to help legal sellers and growers

Recreational marijuana has been legal in California for five years, but red tape and local resistance have made business tough for legal growers and sellers.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Andrew Cockburn brilliantly documents the motivations behind the U.S. military’s war lust in his new book, “Spoils of War.”

from Scheer Intelligence

Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a historic bill for California last week.

from Greater LA

When the U.S. Supreme Court refused to stop a draconian new Texas abortion law, especially since Roe v.

from To the Point

“[Last year] wasn't a one-two punch show, more just COVID. ... Our kids were at home or remote learning or hybrid [learning].

from KCRW Features

This week, the LA City Council is expected to vote on one of the strictest COVID-19 vaccine policies in the country.

from KCRW Features

Some people believe the amount offered by Southern California Gas Company is insufficient to put the pieces back together for the community that has been devastated by the largest…

from KCRW Features

There are over 50,000,000 creators monetizing their online content. From TikTok to YouTube to Instagram, influencers are advertising products on their feeds.

from Greater LA

From “Back to the Future” to “The Jetsons,” when pop culture imagines the future, it often includes flying cars.

from Greater LA

Following the deportation of thousands of Haitian migrants from the U.S.-Mexico, the U.S. special envoy to Haiti has resigned.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand