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Join Steve Chiotakis and a rotating roundtable of the city's best journalists as they chew over the week in L.A. politics.

Join Steve Chiotakis and a rotating roundtable of the city's best journalists as they chew over the week in L.A. politics.
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Los Angeles, CA

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KCRW

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Join Steve Chiotakis and a rotating roundtable of the city's best journalists as they chew over the week in L.A. politics.

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@radiochio

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English

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Episodes

Enter Gavin Newsom

12/7/2018
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A look at how California's new governor may interact with the legislature.

Duration:00:10:42

Repainting the Sheriff's department, tan and green

11/30/2018
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Barring any unforeseen changes, there will be a new L.A. County Sheriff at the start of next week. Alex Villanueva defeated sitting Sheriff, Jim McDonnell, in this month’s midterms after running a partisan campaign that lead to the first ouster of a sitting Sheriff in more than a century. Villanueva told KCRW this week that his goal is to rid the department of officials that, he said, contributed to a corrupt culture under previous leadership. But there is a lot of concern about what that...

Duration:00:08:57

California catastrophe

11/16/2018
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The fires rage on in our own backyard, and in Northern California, encompassing tens of thousands of acres each. In L-A and Ventura Counties, the Woolsey Fire has scorched everything in its path. To the north, in Butte County, the Camp Fire has charred and destroyed even more acreage, of trees, brush and everything else, north of Sacramento, and the town of Paradise is a scene of utter devastation and heartbreak.

Duration:00:14:49

Will California voters show up?

11/2/2018
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Across the country, early voting for Tuesday's midterm election has been happening in record numbers, but here in California, the numbers aren’t that impressive. So, who can we count on to show up on Tuesday when polls open?

Duration:00:08:57

The Politics of Immigration: North and South of the Border

10/26/2018
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NPR's international correspondent Carrie Kahn and KPBS military reporter Steve Walsh join host Steve Chiotakis to give the latest from both sides of the wall.

Duration:00:11:10

Why kidney dialysis is at the heart of California’s most expensive ballot measure

10/26/2018
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The measure that’s raked in the most money on California's November ballot is not over rent control or the state’s recently passed gas tax – it's about kidney dialysis

Duration:00:09:30

Crossing borders, in mind and in the flesh

10/12/2018
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The U.S. border with Mexico has become a linchpin in American politics under the administration of Donald Trump.

Duration:00:19:01

Two California Senators, One Supreme Court Justice

10/5/2018
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With key votes expected by Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins and West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, Brett Kavanaugh is likely to be confirmed as the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Two Senators who don’t support Kavanaugh represent California: Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris. And both have played pivotal, if limited, roles in the confirmation and hearing process up to this point.

Duration:00:08:51

Ten Years Later, Any Lessons Learned?

9/21/2018
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Ten years ago this month, Wall Street – and every other economic barometer – was in free fall. And that financial crisis was also a housing crisis. Some of the worst areas hit were communities all along Southern California’s I-15 freeway, from Rancho Cucamonga in the north… to Lake Elsinore in the south. So what happened, and how's life along the 'Foreclosure Alley' now?

Duration:00:09:00

The Power of Projection

8/24/2018
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How has Trump been able to - so effectively - dance around scandal after scandal?

Duration:00:08:39

The Golden State burns bright red

8/10/2018
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The acreage keeps ticking up on a stubborn wildfire burning in a part of California that hasn’t in several decades. At last check, the Holy Fire has charred more than 18,000 acres. And with containment sitting in the single digits, it’s not looking like this will be put out soon. The fire is threatening homes and causing a host of other problems for residents living near the flames and downwind.

Duration:00:08:37

Who decides when cops open fire?

8/3/2018
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The LAPD has shot and killed 2 innocent people in the past several weeks during police activity. The tragedies have prompted apologies from the Chief of Police and possible legal action. They have also spurred a broader conversation around when police officers should use their weapons, especially when there are a lot of people around.

Duration:00:09:17

Social media giants take a few punches

7/27/2018
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Facebook and Twitter took some big losses this week after reporting some less-than-projected earnings. The numbers coincide some recent changes made by both social media giants, including the beginnings of a crackdown on who can post and what they can say. Is being the adult in the room bad for business?

Duration:00:08:42

California is burning, again

7/20/2018
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Just a couple of weeks ago, temperatures hit all-time record highs in a number of places and, with heat, comes the possibility of ignition.

Duration:00:08:25

When you vote, is it really yours?

7/13/2018
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Twelve Russian military intelligence officers hacked into the Clinton presidential campaign and Democratic Party and released tens of thousands of private communications in a sweeping conspiracy by the Kremlin to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election. That is according to an indictment announced days before President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. All of this comes on the same day that California's top election official certified the results of last month's election.

Duration:00:08:37

2018 World Cup full of surprises

6/29/2018
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The World Cup is easily the most-watched sporting event on earth and here in Los Angeles, there has been plenty of attention to what’s happening half a world away.

Duration:00:09:32

If the President says it, is it really a lie?

6/22/2018
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This week featured a narrative coming out of the White House that, if you take all the punditry and analysis out, flies in the face of logic.

Duration:00:13:07

A jolt for Tesla, a learning moment for tech.

6/15/2018
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California-based automaker Tesla announced this week that it will be laying off a slice of its workforce. It comes amid concerns about the production levels of their newer Model 3 sedan, ordered by hundreds of thousands, yet produced at a snail’s pace. Can CEO Elon Musk turn things around?

Duration:00:08:42

On immigration, Congress drags its feet, White House doubles down

6/8/2018
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House Republicans came up short, again, in an effort to produce some sort of immigration compromise. It is an issue that united Democrats, but has split conservative and moderate factions of the GOP. For the second time this week, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy gathered the factions, and emerged without a deal. There could be a vote on the issue, whether Speaker Paul Ryan wants it or not and it comes as immigration policies are having profound effects at the border.

Duration:00:08:08

The politics of against

5/25/2018
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California Democrats are banking that the anti-Trump movement will thrust their candidates into seats that have not been blue in decades. But in recent weeks, there has been some push back to that push back. What does it all mean for myriad Congressional races, heading into the primary?

Duration:00:09:04