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

In Our Backyard is a six-part series from Warren Olney that explores how this region is changing and how we can respond.

from To the Point

Many people in LA and across the nation have long called for significant changes to policing and public safety. But that can mean different things to different people.

from Greater LA

State Senator Steven Bradford's bill would create a misconduct review panel that could strip officers of their badges.

from KCRW Features

LA County has moved to the least restrictive yellow tier in California’s reopening plan.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In episode two of “In Our Backyard,” host Warren Olney hears how fighting both global warming and environmental injustice go hand in hand.

from To the Point

The city of LA has locked basketball hoops in Venice Beach, even as more outdoor and indoor activities get the green light to restart.

from Greater LA

Joe Mathews writes that the real problem of California’s high-speed rail project is management, not money.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

This one-hour special will focus on the mental health impacts of anti-Asian racism and violence on AAPI communities statewide.

Josh Barro and Ken White talk about a conflict between the FBI and the Department of Justice about the aftermath of the insurrection, Matt Gaetz, and more.

from All the Presidents' Lawyers