Tell ‘Em What They Need to Know: The Virtues of an Informed Electorate

They say we live in the Information Age, but more and more, it feels like the public understands less and less about what really matters. How should you invest your money in a volatile economy? How should you vote when you don’t like your choices? The information is out there, but often it’s manipulated, spun, and diverted from your attention. The more information we have, it seems, the more education we need to understand it. That’s why, according to Paul Haaga, good financial advice and good journalism have never been more valuable. In this episode, he gives us an ample share of both.

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A Conversation with Journalist Pilar Marrero: Toxic Immigration Rhetoric and America’s Future

Last Wednesday, we had the pleasure of welcoming journalist Pilar Marrero for a conversation with our own Sherry Bebitch Jeffe about toxic immigration rhetoric and the 2016 Presidential Election. Pilar Marrero is an immigration expert; she’s been covering social and political issues pertaining to the Latinx community in the U.S. for over 20 years. She…

Is Trump’s Impact Overblown? Sherry Bebitch Jeffe responds

Bedrosian Center faculty Sherry Bebitch Jeffe published an opinion piece last week analyzing the impact Donald Trump’s presidential campaign might have on the Republican Party. In doing so, she draws a comparison to former California Governor Pete Wilson’s 1994 reelection campaign, and the legacy his campaign has had on Latino voters in California. See an…

Courting Justice in California

Aside from robust voter turnout in last week’s city election, the most positive result of protests in Ferguson over policing practices may be attention to inequities in other parts of its criminal-justice system. Accounts by the Washington Post and last month’s Department of Justice report about Ferguson have called attention to the ways that law enforcement…

Watch Sherry Bebitch Jeffe on Props and Pints!

Our amazing faculty affiliate, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe will be livestreamed straight into your computers or mobile devices tomorrow night as part of KPCCs Props and Pints “ballot party.” This event, in Pasadena, has sold out. However, if you would like to be added to the wait list, please e-mail Liz Brown at liz.brown@scpr.org. And of course,…