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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.

    The media's challenge: Reporting the pandemic election.

    The media's challenge: Reporting the pandemic election.

    The final months of the presidential campaign are confronting journalists with big problems in covering candidates, campaigns, and the new style nominating conventions.  We explore that with our guest, award-winning television political reporter Dave...

    • 28 min
    Asian Americans join Latinos as targets of Trump's bigoted rhetoric

    Asian Americans join Latinos as targets of Trump's bigoted rhetoric

    We take a hard look at how President Trump is stacking the deck against Asian Americans and Latinos.  Asian Americans are damaged by his racist description of the coronavirus pandemic, giving  bigots permission to assault them verbally and, in some...

    • 31 min
    Pandemic Politics: Is Trump Channeling Newsom? Is Newsom Channeling Trump?

    Pandemic Politics: Is Trump Channeling Newsom? Is Newsom Channeling Trump?

    The coronavirus pandemic has confronted Gov. Gavin Newsom and President Donald Trump with different  kinds of troubles.  We examine how Newsom faces the  hands-on matters that Trump has long avoided--opening schools, finding masks and other supplies,...

    • 32 min
    Bigger Than Politics: The Future of Public Education

    Bigger Than Politics: The Future of Public Education

    As the school semester grows near, we discuss  whether to open the schools or rely on home schooling, often in the hands of overworked  parents.    This is bigger than political campaigns.  Each day, the pressure increases on Gov. Gavin Newsom,  his...

    • 30 min
    Electoral college, the pandemic, Trump's psyche: What a mess!

    Electoral college, the pandemic, Trump's psyche: What a mess!

     Sherry digs into the labyrinth of the electoral college, explaining its history and the role of slavery in its creation. We debate the future of the institution, with Bill more optimistic than  Sherry about chances of eliminating it.  We also examine...

    • 28 min
    Newsom, Trump, Roberts: Politics and Policy

    Newsom, Trump, Roberts: Politics and Policy

    Did Gov. Gavin Newsom dig himself into a hole by first embracing strong enforcement of coronavirus regulations, then easing  up, and finally reversing himself?  We examine the twists and turns of the governor's decision making.  We also wonder whether...

    • 27 min

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