State of Affairs
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ruffles Republican feathers ahead of a House vote on President Trump’s racist tweets. Meanwhile, it’s gloves off for the GOP’s congressional committee, as the party gears up to prevent another bruising election year. Plus: California fundraising is in for presidential hopefuls. Who found gold in the Golden State?
- Carla Marinucci, senior editor for Politico's California Playbook
- Zach Courser, co-directs the policy lab at Claremont McKenna College
What do you remember about the moon landing, 50 years ago?
For our final day looking back at the Apollo 11 50th anniversary, we hear from various Southern Californians about their memories watching the Apollo 11 lunar landing and how it shaped life in SoCal. Included in our menagerie of lunar memories is Dr. Lucy Jones and KPCC's very own Sharon McNary.
The Asian American Vote
Asian American leaders In So Cal are kicking-off a campaign to get out the vote with an AAPI Community Action Summit on the weekend of September 7-8. Host Josie Huang discusses major initiatives they are undertaking to increase the influence of Asian American voters at the polls in 2020.
- Tung Nguyen, co-chair of AAPI Progressive Action
John Densmore's LA
This week is the 50th anniversary of the release of “The Soft Parade”, the fourth album by The Doors —one of L.A.'s most emblematic rock band, comprised of singer Jim Morrison, keyboard player Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore. 'Take Two’ contributor Betto Arcos, spent a few hours with drummer John Densmore last Saturday, driving the streets of Venice and Santa Monica reminiscing about the band's early days and favorite hangouts, and brings us this audio postcard.
What's going on at Comic-Con?
Its that time of year again: comic con is going off this weekend in San Diego but some observers write that it's harder to get excited about it this time around.
- Mike Roe, LAist Arts and Entertainment Editor