California Sun Podcast

California Sun Podcast
The California Sun presents conversations with the people that are shaping and observing the Golden State
Mike Davis and his alternative view of California
Mar 12 • 26 min
Mike Davis, author, MacArthur fellow, and professor emeritus at U.C. Riverside, shares his alternative civic history of Southern California in which the rush to build edge cities, freeways, and subdivisions paved the way for what he sees as nature’s…
David Kipen shares five-hundred years of opinions about Los Angeles
Mar 8 • 18 min
David Kipen, author, journalist and cultural historian of Los Angeles has scoured libraries, archives, and private estates to assemble a kaleidoscopic view of the truly unique city of Los Angeles. He shares five-hundred years of writings in and about the…
Miriam Pawel on the future of public education in California
Feb 28 • 25 min
Teacher strikes in Los Angeles and Oakland, along with charter school legislation now working its way through Sacramento, could reshape the future of public education in California. Mariam Pawel, Pulitzer-prize winning reporter and biographer of Cesar…
Dr. Kevin Starr on the California Dream
Feb 12 • 38 min
There’s no better way to understand the issues and people shaping California today, than by understanding its colorful and complex history. Few understood the scope and depth of that history better than Dr. Kevin Starr. Dr. Starr passed away two years…