California Sun Podcast show

California Sun Podcast

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


 David Randall on the last California pandemic | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:28

The story of how bubonic plaque came to San Francisco in 1900 and was met with denial of science, obfuscation from local governments and business, and how one federal health officer helped contain the spread.

 Dr. Robert Wachter on Covid, California, and the future of medicine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:25

The Chair of UC San Francisco Department of Medicine discusses how California's luck may be running out and the transformation of medicine.

 Connie Rice on policing and economic despair | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:03

The long time civil rights lawyer and police reformer examines our current moment in the context of L.A.'s long history of "warrior policing" directed at communities of color.

 Lt. Ben Kelso on the blurred lines between Black and Blue | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:08

A 30-year veteran of the San Diego police force and the president of the Black Officers Association of San Diego gives a personal and inside look at policing.

 Peiley Lau on how staying at home made a difference | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:53

A UC Berkley research project shows how lockdown policies may have averted nearly 1.7 million coronavirus cases in California.

 Eloy Ortiz Oakley on the future of California Community Colleges | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:08

The chancellor of California's sprawling community college system looks at the massive challenges ahead.

 Alex Padilla on the challenges of the November election | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:18

California's secretary of state discusses mail-in ballots, election security, and personal safety in the November election.

 A fire in Paradise | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:07

The journalists Alastair Gee and Dani Anguiano discuss their investigation of the Camp Fire, the most destructive American wildfire in over a century.

 Steve Inskeep on the 19th-century explorer who helped shape California | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:26

The NPR host discusses his new book, "How Jessie and John Frémont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War."

 Richard Rushfield talks the future of movies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:20

The long-time Hollywood journalist wonders if we will ever go to a movie theater again.

 Mayor Jesse Arreguin and Berkeley’s spirit of caring | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:03

A look at the unique challenges faced by the iconic and progressive city of Berkeley.

 Carl Nolte = San Francisco | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:08

The veteran journalist reminisces about a city he’s covered for 60 years.

 Dr. Jessica Mega and Verily’s intersection of health, data, and research | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:26

A look at Silicon Valley’s efforts to combine biotech and big data in the service of 21st-century medicine.

 Randy Shaw discusses housing in the age of Covid-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:07

The longtime San Francisco housing advocate looks at how the coronavirus pandemic might present an opportunity to expand affordable housing.

 Dan Walters sees California government headed to the ICU | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:10

The veteran Sacramento journalist gives his unvarnished view of what the virus means for California's governance and economics.


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