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Two experienced California political experts argue about politics from Los Angeles to Sacramento to Washington with Bill Boyarsky and Sherry Bebitch Jeffe. Bill Boyarsky is former city editor of the Los Angeles Times and was also a columnist, bureau chief and political reporter for the newspaper. Previously, he reported on politics for the Associated Press in Sacramento.He is the author of two biographies of Ronald Reagan, a biography of Jesse M.Unruh; Inventing L.A.: The Chandlers and Their Times, and, with co-author Nancy Boyarsky, Backroom Politics.Bill is a columnist for the websites Truthdig and Fox&Hounds and a contributor to UCLA Luskin's public policy magazine Blueprint. He is the winner of three Pulitzer Prizes for team reporting Sherry Bebitch Jeffe recently retired as professor of the practice of public policy communication at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California.Sherry has been political analyst for KCAL-TV, NBC4 Los Angeles NBC's "Today" show and the BBC where she was an analyst on American politics for programs in London, Scotland and Wales. In 2006, she was a nominee for the Los Angeles Area Emmy Award for NBC4’s news feature, “Decision 2005: A Voter’s Guide,” NBC4. She has also appeared on MSNBC and Al Jazeera English and on radio shows in the United States and internationally. Sherry is a columnist for the California political web site Fox&Hounds. Sherry has a Ph.D in government from Claremont Graduate University and a master's in political science from Rutgers, where she was a fellow at the Eagleton Institute of Politics.

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Two experienced California political experts argue about politics from Los Angeles to Sacramento to Washington with Bill Boyarsky and Sherry Bebitch Jeffe. Bill Boyarsky is former city editor of the Los Angeles Times and was also a columnist, bureau chief and political reporter for the newspaper. Previously, he reported on politics for the Associated Press in Sacramento.He is the author of two biographies of Ronald Reagan, a biography of Jesse M.Unruh; Inventing L.A.: The Chandlers and Their Times, and, with co-author Nancy Boyarsky, Backroom Politics.Bill is a columnist for the websites Truthdig and Fox&Hounds and a contributor to UCLA Luskin's public policy magazine Blueprint. He is the winner of three Pulitzer Prizes for team reporting Sherry Bebitch Jeffe recently retired as professor of the practice of public policy communication at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California.Sherry has been political analyst for KCAL-TV, NBC4 Los Angeles NBC's "Today" show and the BBC where she was an analyst on American politics for programs in London, Scotland and Wales. In 2006, she was a nominee for the Los Angeles Area Emmy Award for NBC4’s news feature, “Decision 2005: A Voter’s Guide,” NBC4. She has also appeared on MSNBC and Al Jazeera English and on radio shows in the United States and internationally. Sherry is a columnist for the California political web site Fox&Hounds. Sherry has a Ph.D in government from Claremont Graduate University and a master's in political science from Rutgers, where she was a fellow at the Eagleton Institute of Politics.

    Revenge Of The Suburbs

    Revenge Of The Suburbs

    Our guest, political analyst  and journalist Bill Schneider,  wonders whether Donald Trump understands  suburban America.  Republicans are fixated on on social issues, particularly   Critical Race Theory and abortion. But pocketbook issues, such as child care  and health care, could determine the mid-term elections.

    • 28 min
    Jury's Out On Infrastructure And Kamala

    Jury's Out On Infrastructure And Kamala

    We explain how the infrastructure bill affects California.  And we wonder whether the news media and Washington insiders are too quick to criticize Vice President Kamala  Harris.

    Nancy Boyarsky is the producer and director of Inside Golden State Politics

    • 30 min
    Quality Of Life Issues Drive California Politics

    Quality Of Life Issues Drive California Politics

    We discuss the impact of issues like homelessness, fear of crime and worries about public safety on the California recall and the upcoming midterm elections.

    Nancy Boyarsky is the producer-director of Inside Golden State Politics

    • 29 min
    Is It Better To Be Feared Than Loved?

    Is It Better To Be Feared Than Loved?

    We discuss whether the Republicans are taking the "white rage" road in their effort to win the mid-term elections.  We examine the impact of white rage on California's recall election.

    Nancy Boyarsky is the producer-director of Inside Golden State Politics

    • 30 min
    Too Early To Celebrate?

    Too Early To Celebrate?

    We examine how California and Newsom performed during the  pandemic.   We talk about an uptick in gun violence.  We examine bad behavior as pandemic restrictions ease--and we vow  to be polite, ourselves.

    Nancy Boyarsky is  the producer-director of Inside Golden State Politics.

    • 24 min
    Race In The Classroom And The Polling Place

    Race In The Classroom And The Polling Place

    With our guest, broadcaster Warren Olney, we take on racially tinged topics of the day.  We wade into the academic morass that  is critical race theory, influencing politics in California and other places.    We tackle the political morass that is voting rights legislation.  And we agree that a Swiss Army knife is not as deadly as an assault  weapon. 

    Nancy Boyarsky is the producer-director of Inside Golden State Politics

    • 32 min

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