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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Bernie Sanders may never make it to the White House, but, just when we need them most, socialists like “Bigger than Bernie” co-author Meagan Day have picked up his torch.

from Scheer Intelligence

Two LA City Councilmembers introduced a motion today that would replace some LAPD officers with unarmed, non-law enforcement workers tasked with responding to non-violent service…

from Greater LA

Dominique Fung’s paintings unpack her understanding of her own cultural identity. Paul Sepuya’s photographs bring emotions to disembodied digital communication.

Josh Barro discusses Joe Biden’s surge in the polls, Trump’s stumbling, and where US China policy should go next with Christine Emba, Megan McArdle and Ali Wyne.

from Left, Right & Center

Ken White and Josh Barro discuss the legal fight over Mary Trump’s book and the buzz it’s created, Roger Stone’s attempts to stay out of prison, and more.

Many camps decided not to reopen this summer. Some are going all virtual, while others are going bankrupt.

from Greater LA

Media outlets in Los Angeles are re-examining their hiring practices, diversity and inclusion efforts, and pay disparities.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Los Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson and Council President Nury Martinez have introduced a motion that would create an alternative to police: a newly developed nonviolent…

from KCRW Features

Today the FBI arrested LA City Councilman Jose Huizar. Huizar chaired the powerful Planning and Land Use Committee. In a press conference today, U.S.

from Greater LA