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She was raised in Berkeley by civil rights activists and became politically active during anti-Apartheid protests at Howard University. Then she turned a career as a prosecutor into being one of the most progressive members of the Senate. She was the first Black woman and first South Asian person on a major-party presidential ticket, and is the first to be elected vice president. But who is she? Cop or progressive? Berkeley radical or Beltway insider? A six-part series on the making of a candidate — now a vice president — by reporters Joe Garofoli and Tal Kopan of the San Francisco Chronicle, which has been covering Harris from the beginning.

Chronicled: Who Is Kamala Harris‪?‬ San Francisco Chronicle

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She was raised in Berkeley by civil rights activists and became politically active during anti-Apartheid protests at Howard University. Then she turned a career as a prosecutor into being one of the most progressive members of the Senate. She was the first Black woman and first South Asian person on a major-party presidential ticket, and is the first to be elected vice president. But who is she? Cop or progressive? Berkeley radical or Beltway insider? A six-part series on the making of a candidate — now a vice president — by reporters Joe Garofoli and Tal Kopan of the San Francisco Chronicle, which has been covering Harris from the beginning.

    Bonus: Who Is Vice President Kamala Harris?

    Bonus: Who Is Vice President Kamala Harris?

    A lot has happened since this podcast biography published, including Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ victory in the November election. On the eve of her inauguration as vice president — one who'll be the tie-breaking vote in a 50-50 Senate — Joe Garofoli and Tal Kopan talk about what to expect from Harris and how her personal history will influence her. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 19 min
    Episode 1: The Top Cop

    Episode 1: The Top Cop

    Kamala Harris starts out as an assistant D.A. in Alameda County and rises through the ranks of prosecutors to become, in her words, “the top cop” — San Francisco district attorney, then California attorney general. Reported by Joe Garofoli and Tal Kopan.
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    • 18 min
    Episode 2: Bigger Job, Bigger Fights

    Episode 2: Bigger Job, Bigger Fights

    As attorney general, Kamala Harris takes on Wall Street and wins. It’s part of what she says is her career-long fight “for the people.” But there are times when Harris faces Wall Street and she's the one who blinks, and critics say her law enforcement record disqualifies her from being a true progressive. Reported by Tal Kopan and Joe Garofoli.
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    • 21 min
    Episode 3: That Little Girl Was Me

    Episode 3: That Little Girl Was Me

    Who is Kamala Harris? Where did she come from? What shaped her worldview, her political stances and her career choices? A look at her childhood in Berkeley in the ’60s and ’70s as the daughter of immigrant activists who grows up in a hotbed of the Free Speech, antiwar and Black Power movements. Reported by Joe Garofoli and Tal Kopan.
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    • 20 min
    Episode 4: Why a Prosecutor?

    Episode 4: Why a Prosecutor?

    Following in the footsteps of one of her heroes, Thurgood Marshall, Kamala Harris attends historically Black Howard University and joins one of the “Divine Nine” fraternities and sororities, Alpha Kappa Alpha. She gets involved in politics, forges lifelong relationships and makes a career decision that shocks her family. Reported by Tal Kopan and Joe Garofoli.
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    • 15 min
    Episode 5: That Little Girl From Berkeley Goes to Washington

    Episode 5: That Little Girl From Berkeley Goes to Washington

    Kamala Harris is elected to the Senate the same night that Donald Trump is elected president. The victory speech she’d planned suddenly becomes useless. Instead, she pledges to fight, and quickly becomes one of the most consistently progressive voices in the Senate and a fierce questioner of Jeff Sessions, Brett Kavanaugh and others. Reported by Joe Garofoli and Tal Kopan.
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

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Loved it

I already know quite a lot about Kamala Harris and this made me love her even more

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