California Sun Podcast show

California Sun Podcast

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


 Paul Theroux introduces us to our neighbor | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:08

Paul Theroux takes the trip through Mexico that all of us in California should take or at least appreciate.

 Andrew Yang: If you think tech is under siege now, just wait | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:27

A conversation with the tech entrepreneur and presidential candidate Andrew Yang

 Dr. Manuel Pastor sees California as America on fast forward | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:13

The USC professor looks at the arc of contemporary California history and shows how it mirrors the future of the U.S.

 Lincoln Mitchell connects the dots of the last 41 years of San Francisco | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:17

Politics professor and author Lincoln Mitchell makes the case that 1978 was San Francisco's “year zero,” driven by politics, punk rock, and baseball.

 Willow Bay on educating our next generation of journalists | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:23

Willow Bay, dean of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, talks about how the school is using its unique resources to train young journalists.

 Soleil Ho: Every restaurant tells a story | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:59

The S.F. Chronicle restaurant critic shares her progressive approach to food criticism and the politics of food.

 Hollywood’s Golden Age told through the passion of personal letters | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:29

Producer Rocky Lang and film archivist Barbara Hall share the intimacy of personal letters reflecting the passion and work of a long-gone Hollywood era.

 Dr. Joely Proudfit on California Indian culture, sovereignty, and education | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:16

The Cal State San Marcos professor shares what she's learned on her journey from impoverished childhood to presidential appointee and leading voice on behalf of Native Americans in California.

 Is traffic heading the wrong Waze? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:29

A look at how the traffic app Waze is adversely impacting our neighborhoods and not getting us anywhere faster.

 Autumn McDonald on the power of social entrepreneurship | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:58

The director of New America CA talks about the group’s efforts to solve social problems via technology, innovation, and storytelling.

 Anne Lamott and reasons for hope | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:12

The bestselling California author shares some of her insights on hope and dealing with a world seemingly gone mad.

 D.J. Waldie and the end of California exceptionalism | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:17

The author of the celebrated book "Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir" explains why we need to retire the notion of the California Dream.

 2 powerful L.A. City Council members on the city's present and future | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:20

2 powerful L.A. City Council members, Paul Koretz, and Marqueece Harris-Dawson discuss the seemingly insurmountable problems facing Los Angeles.

 Ariel Rubissow Okamoto and a deep dive into the San Francisco estuary | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:24

Ariel Rubissow Okamoto discusses the growing threat of climate change and rising seas in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 Tom O’Neill’s 20-year journey into Charles Manson’s world of darkness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:51

Suppose everything we knew about Charles Manson was wrong? An author has reassessed one of the most infamous murder cases in American history.


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