California Sun Podcast show

California Sun Podcast

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


 Gary Kamiya, Paul Madonna, and an unknown city by the bay | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:06

An evocative homage to the little know places that define the soul of San Francisco.

 Chronicle journalists on Propositions 22 and 19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:52

Carolyn Said and Kathleen Pender discuss the real world impacts of changes to gig worker and property tax laws in California.

 Peter Lunenfeld reimagines Los Angeles | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:42

A very personal look at the history, energy, and cultural ecology of today’s Los Angeles, all through a very 21st-century lens.

 Esther Mobley on days of wine and smoke | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:53

The San Francisco Chronicle wine critic talks about the ravages of wildfires on the Napa Valley and California wine industry.

 Kendra Atleework's "Miracle Country" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:59

The Eastern Sierras, the Owens Valley, the town of Bishop, and the starkness of the high desert had a magnetic pull on the author Kendra Atleework. Its history helped her to understand her home, her family, and California.

 James Thebaut’s lens on California's watershed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:57

The documentary filmmaker examines the state of Californian’s forest system and how both water scarcity and clearing practices are impacting the ability of forests to absorb water or resist fires.

 Davie Pina and Johnny White: Inside their personal firefight | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:19

With resources scarce, Davie Pina and Johnny White fought save their own and their neighbor's properties. In their efforts, we may be seeing the future of private firefighting.

 Nick Neely takes a walk through time | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:35

Following the 1769 route of the Spanish explorer Gaspar de Portola, environmental writer Nick Neely walked 650 miles to discover anew the Golden State.

 Leon Panetta: A life of public service born in California | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:31

A conversation with the former California congressman, CIA director, and defense secretary.

 Jeffrey Tumlin attempts the impossible | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:54

The head of San Francisco's transit and traffic agency is being forced to reinvent public transportation.

 Buffy Wicks in her own words | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:26

The assemblywoman tells the story of the night that transformed her into a symbol for working moms.

 Geoffrey King: Vallejo Police Department on the brink | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:45

The founder of the recently launched news site Open Vallejo talks about the need to shine a light on one of the country's most violent police forces.

 Dr. Jennifer Brokaw on keeping our first responders healthy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:50

The new physician for San Francisco’s first responders explains how her job has taken on new dimensions in the face of a pandemic.

 Anthony Rendon on California's shifting priorities | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:28

The speaker of the California Assembly shares his personal journey amid the shifting priorities of the state legislature.

 Alia Volz's homebaked journey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:40

The author takes a nostalgic trip through the stoning of San Francisco in the 1970s and '80s.


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