California Sun Podcast show

California Sun Podcast

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

Podcasts:

 Matt Richtel on the anti-virus program we already own | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:13

The San Francisco-based author of "An Elegant Defense" explains how our immune system is our best and worst defense against the Covid-19 virus.

 Chip Walter looks into Silicon Valley’s immortality machine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:45

Journalist Chip Walter takes a look inside the work of Silicon Valley billionaires trying to find a way to live forever.

 Steve Lopez and a 20-year conversation with his readers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:30

The legendary L.A. Times columnist talks about his career, the issues facing California, and the future of Los Angeles.

 Conor Dougherty on why every problem is a housing problem | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:16

The New York Times economics reporter talks about his powerful and deeply reported examination of California’s housing crisis, "Golden Gates."

 Naomi McDougall Jones and the exclusion of women in Hollywood | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:29

Naomi McDougall Jones explains why the battle of women in Hollywood is about far more than just jobs. It’s about the soul of the culture.

 David Talbot’s stroke provides a parable for our time | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:30

The Bay Area journalist and author reimagined his view of the world after a life-threatening stroke.

 Ken Turan talks Oscars, Hollywood and Netflix | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:29

Kenneth Turan, the long time L.A. Times and NPR film critic, looks at the state of Hollywood through the lens of this year’s Oscar-nominated films.

 Sen. Scott Wiener argues for SB 50 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:33

State Sen. Scott Wiener makes his case for why we need to rethink extreme local control of zoning.

 Dr. Jared Farmer on how trees define our California history | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:24

Jared Farmer views the Golden State through its palms, eucalyptuses, citruses, and redwoods.

 Thomas Wolf’s Tenderloin resurrection | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:30

Thomas Wolf’s story shows us how easy it is to slip into drugs and homelessness, but how tough and rare it is to get out.

 Paul Kitagaki Jr. photographed the survivors of WWII internment camps | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:24

The Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer spent a decade documenting the impact of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.

 Sam Dodge on California’s greatest crisis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:38

The homeless coordinator for the San Francisco Department of Public Works analyzes the shameful and growing homeless crisis impacting all of California.

 Sam Liccardo on San Jose and PG&E | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:50

The San Jose mayor discusses the twin challenges of leading a city on the precipice of major change and trying to spearhead a statewide effort to remake PGE into a customer-owned utility.

 David Ulin explains Joan Didion | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:34

David Ulin, the editor of a new multi-volume edition of Joan Didion’s collected works, shares insights about Didion as a writer and cultural figure.

 Can California's 478 cities really work together? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:46

John Dunbar, president of the League of California Cities, explains how the organization is able to function with so many competing constituents.

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