California Sun Podcast show

California Sun Podcast

Summary: The California Sun presents conversations with the people that are shaping and observing the Golden State


 Michael Hiltzik on the Gilded Age, then and now | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:56

A look at the Gilded Age of the nineteenth century, and how the tycoons of railroad and shipping were similar to today's tech billionaires.

 Gene Slater on the unsavory history of California's real estate industry | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:56

A look at how the California real estate industry drove housing shortages and residential segregation and pushed individual liberty at the expense of community good.

 Miriam Pawel wraps up the recall and looks at what’s next | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:33

The California recall is behind us. Did any of it matter? And what’s next for Gavin Newsom and the state's problems?

 Woody Hastings and Jenny Blaker think we have enough gas stations | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:39

The environmental activists in Sonoma County helped spark a statewide campaign to halt the construction of any new or expanded gas stations.

 Lizzie Johnson on how Paradise portends a future written in flames | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:38

The author of "Paradise: One Town’s Struggle to Survive an American Wildfire" discusses her minute-by-minute account of America's deadliest wildfire.

 Daniel O’Connell and Scott Peters on local farmers vs. industrial agribusiness in California. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:30

The story of the century-long and battle between local Central Valley farmers and the feudalism of industrial agribusiness.

 Mizgon Zahir Darby on California's Afghan diaspora | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:30

A longtime leader in the Bay Area Afghan community shares her sorrow over events in Afghanistan and looks at how it impacts people close to home.

 Jaime Lowe on fighting fires and doing time | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:51

A look at California’s long practice of relying on female inmate firefighters, who are now battling an intense and endless fire season for low pay and bleak future prospects.

 Rick Doblin on the value of psychedelics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:43

The founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies is joined by his colleague Ismail Ali to discuss the use of psychedelics in the treatment of PTSD, depression, other mental illnesses.

 Katie Hill's second act | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:42

The one-time congresswoman shares her personal and political story and looks toward what’s next.

 Supervisor Matt Haney's candid look at San Francisco | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:32

The supervisor opines on crime, housing, lack of planning, and why San Francisco’s problems seem to resist solutions.

 George J. Sanchez and the wonder of Boyle Heights | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:20

An appreciation of the rich, multiracial, multicultural history of the Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights.

 Rosecrans Baldwin’s L.A. embrace | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:32

A writer with a unique voice tries to define America’s most undefinable city.

 Steve Wasserman returns to his roots | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:33

The long-time editor of the Los Angeles Times Book Review has returned home to Berkeley as the publisher of Heyday Books after a long East Coast publishing career.

 Colleen McCain Nelson now leads our capital city's newspaper | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:36

A conversation with the new executive editor of the Sacramento Bee and the regional editor for all of McClatchy's California news outlets.


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