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The Story Of Gov. Jerry Brown And His Lasting Mark On CA And The Country




 Former California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during the American Geophysical Union Conference on December 11, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
Former California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during the American Geophysical Union Conference on December 11, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
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Former California Gov. Jerry Brown served the state in the 1970s but returned to power again nearly 30 years later, from 2011 to 2019. In a new and in-depth account of Brown’s life, author Jim Newton describes the politician as anything by ordinary. 

In Newton’s latest book, “Man of Tomorrow: The Relentless Life of Jerry Brown,” he dives into the life and political footing of the state leader and how he worked to restore the state’s economy, eventually rising to national prominence. In many ways, the author says, Brown and the state of California have similar stories. Today on AirTalk, guest host Libby Denkmann talks with the author about the book. Do you have questions? Call us at 866-893-5722. 

With guest host Libby Denkmann

Guest:

Jim Newton, author of several books, his latest is “Man of Tomorrow: The Relentless Life of Jerry Brown” (Little, Brown and Company, May 2020); he is a lecturer of public policy at UCLA, founder and editor-in-chief of “Blueprint,” a UCLA magazine addressing the policy challenges facing California and Los Angeles, and a veteran journalist who spent 25 years at the Los Angeles Times as a reporter, editor, bureau chief, columnist and, from 2007 through 2010, editor of the editorial pages