Raphe Sonenshein

Executive Director, Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs, Cal State LA

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Executive Director of the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State LA

Raphe Sonenshein on KCRW

Former LA Mayor Richard Riordan, 92, died this week. KCRW looks at his leadership amid the Northridge earthquake and the LAPD Rampart corruption scandal.

Richard Riordan’s love was education, not City Hall politics

Former LA Mayor Richard Riordan, 92, died this week. KCRW looks at his leadership amid the Northridge earthquake and the LAPD Rampart corruption scandal.

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Wednesday night’s debates were heated between LA County sheriff candidates Robert Luna and Alex Villanueva, plus mayoral hopefuls Karen Bass and Rick Caruso.

Abortion, party loyalty are nationalizing LA mayor’s race

Wednesday night’s debates were heated between LA County sheriff candidates Robert Luna and Alex Villanueva, plus mayoral hopefuls Karen Bass and Rick Caruso.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In the race to elect LA’s next mayor, Congresswoman Karen Bass is in the lead after her June primary win. How can real estate mogul Rick Caruso catch up?

LA mayor can’t solve homelessness alone. Bass, Caruso should admit it

In the race to elect LA’s next mayor, Congresswoman Karen Bass is in the lead after her June primary win. How can real estate mogul Rick Caruso catch up?

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