Raphael Sonenshein

California State University, Los Angeles

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Executive Director of the Pat Brown Institute, a nonprofit public policy center based at California State University Los Angeles, and a contributing writer to the Jewish Journal; author of Politics in Black and White: Race and Power in Los Angeles and The City at Stake: Secession, Reform, and the Battle for Los Angeles; former former Professor of Political Science at California State University Fullerton, and former executive director of the City of Los Angeles Commission on Charter Reform

Raphael Sonenshein on KCRW

The California state legislature handed Governor Brown a package of gun control bills. As of Friday morning, the Governor signed some and vetoed others.

CA Gun Control: What Governor Brown Signed and What He Vetoed

The California state legislature handed Governor Brown a package of gun control bills. As of Friday morning, the Governor signed some and vetoed others.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

With just a little more than a week from the June 7 primary, all three presidential hopefuls have their eyes on California, and had their feet on the ground in the Golden State on…

If Clinton Clinches Nomination After New Jersey’s Primary, Will California Matter?

With just a little more than a week from the June 7 primary, all three presidential hopefuls have their eyes on California, and had their feet on the ground in the Golden State on…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There are 34 candidates running to fill Barbara Boxer’s Senate seat, but only the top two Democrats and three Republicans will be included Monday night in the first debate of the race.

Will the Crowded Field to Fill Boxer's Senate Seat Confuse Voters?

There are 34 candidates running to fill Barbara Boxer’s Senate seat, but only the top two Democrats and three Republicans will be included Monday night in the first debate of the race.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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A new book documents how New York Times reporters broke the story of Harvey Weinstein.

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Gov. Gavin Newsom has approved more than 800 bills.

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A cartoon on the cover of the Economist says it all: leaders of the world’s two foremost democracies are scrambling to hold on. President Trump is faced with the possibility of impeachment. In the interests of Brexit, Boris Johnson is accused of lying to the Queen and defying Parliament. In both countries, voters are losing trust not just in their elected leaders but in their governments. The UK and the US aren’t alone, as the ideals of western democracy are being challenged by demagogues in other parts of the world.

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We get the latest on the Saddleridge fire that’s moving fast in the San Fernando Valley.

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There’s a lot of tension around immigration and the border, but could something as simple as a taco be a unifier, especially on this National Taco Day?

A new analysis in the Annals of Internal Medicine says red meat and processed meat might not be so bad for you, so no need to cut back.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Hundreds of thousands of people in Northern California are without electricity right now. PG&E has cut power during this week’s windy weather to avoid sparking another wildfire.

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The Dodgers will face off against the Washington Nationals tonight and they must win so they can advance toward the World Series.

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