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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Tuen into election results and analysis on all the key races, from attorney general to the LA mayor’s race.

The author of “Because Our Fathers Lied” lays bare agonizing truths about America his father helped to shape.

from Scheer Intelligence

Rabbi Steve Leder’s insight on the Uvalde massacre and why we should reconsider our legacy when we die to include an ethical will.

from Life Examined

KCRW wants to know: How will the elimination of federally-protected abortion rights change your life?

from Greater LA

The City of Los Angeles aims to inject $8.5 million directly into nine neighborhoods that have faced systemic inequities through its first participatory budget program.

from KCRW Features

Los Angeles voters have identified homelessness as the top issue in the election for LA’s next mayor.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

After several guilty pleas, prosecutors won a conviction in the first trial connected to a wide-ranging corruption scandal that has exposed the dark side of LA politics.

from KCRW Features

The House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is holding the first in a series of what's expected to be 6 public hearings.

LA has been preparing for more traveling patients seeking abortions. Meanwhile, anti-abortion advocates plan to now focus on states like California where the procedure remains legal.

from Greater LA