California Sun Podcast show

California Sun Podcast

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


 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.

 Mick LaSalle takes California to the movies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:07

The long-time San Francisco Chronicle film critic talks about the feedback loop between California and the movies.

 Justin Zhu talks startups, LSD, and anti-Asian discrimination | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:42

The co-founder of the startup Iterable offers a very personal look inside the stress, the money, and the eccentric nature of Silicon Valley’s startup culture.

 Denise Hamilton on L.A.’s post-apocalyptic vibe | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:00

A new anthology, "Speculative Los Angeles", in which a new generation of writers takes on the city's dark fantasy life.

 Joel Selvin on the soundtrack that defines California | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:29

The music writer tells the story of the surf music, hot-rod records, and the sunny sound of the Beach Boys that helped define the myth of the California Paradise.

 Michael Storper on the L.A. vs. Bay Area conundrum | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:33

A look at the shifting and unequal economic history and development of Los Angeles and the Bay Area.

 Ron Brownstein on the magic of 1974 Los Angeles | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:45

A look at the confluence of movies, music, television, and politics in Los Angeles in 1974, an apex of creativity that the city has not seen before or since.

 Joe Mathews on how L.A. is failing California | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:45

A look at how Los Angeles may be holding back the success of the entire state of California

 Matthew Shilvock on the re-emergence of the San Francisco Opera | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:29

The story of the Covid shutdown and the creative re-emergence of the 100-year-old San Francisco Opera.

 Molly Knight on baseball in Los Angeles | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:49

The sportswriter talks about her reporting on the L.A. Dodgers from deep inside the clubhouse.


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