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

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Sometimes, as President Trump recently found out, they really are laughing at you behind your back. But does that matter?

from Left, Right & Center

Experts worldwide are trying to tackle climate change with radical proposals, but one thinker is advocating for a more moderate approach.

from Scheer Intelligence

When political protesters were gunned down by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, was it a victory or a defeat for President Trump?

from To the Point

The California Democratic senator announced today she’s suspending her campaign for president, exactly two months before the Iowa caucus.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Was Gordon Sondland lying in his testimony, or was he just not prepared?

A new film about the CIA torture report brings to life the brutal reality of the crimes the agency committed post-9/11.

from Scheer Intelligence

Getting into any University of California school has gotten much tougher compared to a decade ago.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand