California

Nithya Raman won a Los Angeles City Council seat as a progressive political newcomer.

“Renters Are the Sleeping Giants of LA Politics”—Plus the Hidden History of AIDS “Renters Are the Sleeping Giants of LA Politics”—Plus the Hidden History of AIDS

On this episode of Start Making Sense, Peter Dreier reports on the fight for control of LA, and Kai Wright and Lizzy Ratner talk about “the plague in the shadows.”

Feb 21, 2024 / Audio / Jon Wiener

Shasta County resident Ronald Plumb, 71, addresses the Shasta County Board of Supervisors about his concerns of voter fraud during the public comment period of the Boards regular meeting inside the Board Chambers in Redding.

The Far Right’s Takeover of Shasta County, Plus the Enslaved Black Family The Far Right’s Takeover of Shasta County, Plus the Enslaved Black Family

On this episode of the Start Making Sense podcast, Sasha Abramsky reports on politics, and Brenda Stevenson talks about history.  

Jun 8, 2023 / Audio / Jon Wiener

John Nichols on January 6 and Peter Dreier on Progressive Prosecutors

John Nichols on January 6 and Peter Dreier on Progressive Prosecutors John Nichols on January 6 and Peter Dreier on Progressive Prosecutors

Writers join the Start Making Sense podcast to discuss the latest on the insurrection hearings and the ousting of San Francisco’s Chesa Boudin.

Jun 16, 2022 / Audio / Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

Dianne Feinstein and the Centrist Gerontocracy

Dianne Feinstein and the Centrist Gerontocracy Dianne Feinstein and the Centrist Gerontocracy

Rebecca Traister on a venerable senator and an out-of-touch elite.

Jun 15, 2022 / Audio / Jeet Heer

California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks at a press conference

California Dems’ Big Moves on Health Care California Dems’ Big Moves on Health Care

Sasha Abramsky on politics, plus Ellen Schrecker on the ’60s.

Jan 20, 2022 / Audio / Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

Rennie Davis and Joan Didion

Remembering Rennie Davis, Remembering Joan Didion Remembering Rennie Davis, Remembering Joan Didion

Interviews with two we lost in 2021.

Dec 30, 2021 / Audio / Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

Mike Davis: Climate Change, Extreme Fires, and White Flight

Mike Davis: Climate Change, Extreme Fires, and White Flight Mike Davis: Climate Change, Extreme Fires, and White Flight

Plus Rennie Davis on The Trial of the Chicago 7.

Oct 22, 2020 / Audio / Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

Ro Khanna on Yemen

It Took Losing an Election to Really Crystalize Ro Khanna’s Vision It Took Losing an Election to Really Crystalize Ro Khanna’s Vision

The California Congressman joins Next Left to talk technology, economic justice, and reining in our endless wars.

Jun 25, 2019 / Audio / John Nichols

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