Mike Kessler

freelance journalist

KCRW Staff/Producer

Freelance journalist who has produced stories for Men's Journal, and Los Angeles, Outside, Skiing magazines; contributing producer to KCRW

Mike Kessler on KCRW

One reason the LAUSD isn’t taking any chances today might be the recent mass shooting in nearby San Bernardino.

Everyday Gun Violence in San Bernardino

One reason the LAUSD isn’t taking any chances today might be the recent mass shooting in nearby San Bernardino.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The nations of Europe are divided over what to do about tens of thousands of refugees from Syria's civil war.

Is the US Doing Enough for the Refugees?

The nations of Europe are divided over what to do about tens of thousands of refugees from Syria's civil war.

from To the Point

Congress has so much unfinished business and time is growing so short that the federal government faces another shutdown at the end of this month.

Will Single-Issue Politics Lead to a Government Shutdown?

Congress has so much unfinished business and time is growing so short that the federal government faces another shutdown at the end of this month.

from To the Point

More from KCRW

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is speaking to reporters after meeting with the House Democratic caucus.

from News Stories

Let’s talk about this letter from the White House, calling the “impeachment inquiry” illegitimate.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Starting October 29, LAX won’t allow curbside pickup from companies like Uber and Lyft.

from Greater LA

Despite mounting evidence, Republicans in the House and the Senate are defending President Trump or keeping their heads down. Veteran GOP conservatives accuse them of sacrificing morality for short-term political gain. Meantime the Trump Administration calls the impeachment inquiry “unconstitutional,” while legal scholars point out that it’s part of Article II. And how did Ukraine, an obscure former Soviet republic, become so important? Money.

from To the Point

When Gavin Newsom signed AB387 into law today, he ended 16 years of unsuccessful attempts by daycare providers statewide to unionize.

from KCRW Features

Google says its translation service can't replace human translators, but U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services tell officers it's the most efficient tool to vet refugees.

from KCRW Features

Presidential campaigns aren’t just on TV anymore, they’re on countless digital platforms.

from To the Point

Lots of news this week.

from Left, Right & Center

Gov. Gavin Newsom has approved more than 800 bills.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand