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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“Secret City: The Hidden History of Gay Washington” details the brave and sometimes salacious characters of Washington D.C.’s gay culture during the 20th century.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand