Disruption

Bill Boyarsky and Sherry Bebitch Jeffe
Bill Boyarsky is a former reporter, editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, is a retired Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

Bill and Sherry explore President Donald Trump’s potent weapon, disruption, throwing the bright shiny object into the national debate to take attention away from the rising coronavirus toll and a distressed economy.  His targets include vote by mail and Joe Scarborough.  We also reach into California history for reasons why some Californians are resistant to […]

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The Media, Obamagate and Newsom

Bill Boyarsky and Sherry Bebitch Jeffe
Bill Boyarsky is a former reporter, editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, is a retired Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

Bill and Sherry wonder if Governor Gavin Newsom is being politically smart–or gutless–in cutting education to help make up the $54 billion state budget deficit.   They question whether the media is digging up the full story on state finances.  And they examine how the media, locked in the past, isn’t up to the challenge […]

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Woes: Budget and political

Bill Boyarsky and Sherry Bebitch Jeffe
Bill Boyarsky is a former reporter, editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, is a retired Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

Bill and Sherry explore the immediate and long-term damage caused by Gov. Gavin Newsom’s  $54 billion in California state budget cuts–a result of the stubborn coronavirus pandemic.  We also look at how President Donald Trump is reacting to the pandemic numbers.   Not well, judging from his reaction when reporters ask about them.  But he […]

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Newsom, Biden, and the poor

Bill Boyarsky and Sherry Bebitch Jeffe
Bill Boyarsky is a former reporter, editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, is a retired Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

Bill  and Sherry explore whether Gov. Gavin Newsom is caving in to rebels against his shelter-at-home policy.  The podcasters disagree over Joe Biden’s   campaign strategy.  Sherry favors Biden laying back, a version of the great heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali’s rope-a-dope, where he waited against the ropes until his opponent punched himself into exhaustion.  […]

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Coronavirus: Tracing, Privacy—a Challenge for California

Bill Boyarsky and Sherry Bebitch Jeffe
Bill Boyarsky is a former reporter, editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, is a retired Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

Bill and Sherry examine the difficult job of tracing those exposed to the coronavirus.  They they take a hard look at how Gov. Gavin Newsom is handling the challenge of the pandemic.  They also discuss how testing for the virus is focusing attention on the poverty and inadequate health care among African Americans and Latinos […]

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Vote by Mail?

Bill Boyarsky and Sherry Bebitch Jeffe
Bill Boyarsky is a former reporter, editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, is a retired Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

Bill and Sherry examine voting by mail in the midst of a pandemic.  They agree on the need but disagree over whether it can be implemented by the November election.  They also search for an answer to a big question: Where’s Joe Biden? Listen to the latest Inside Golden State Politics.   

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Social Media, Politics and the Coronavirus

Bill Boyarsky and Sherry Bebitch Jeffe
Bill Boyarsky is a former reporter, editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, is a retired Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

The latest Inside Golden State Politics podcast is out. Sherry and Bill argue over the impact of social media on the presidential campaign and on coverage  of the coronavirus epidemic. They also discuss whether the mainstream media was too slow in covering Tara Reade’s allegations of sexual assault against former Vice President Joe Biden. Check […]

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Best Reporters on Coronavirus? You May be Surprised

Bill Boyarsky and Sherry Bebitch Jeffe
Bill Boyarsky is a former reporter, editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, is a retired Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

Inside Golden State Politics takes a close look at how journalism is covering the coronavirus epidemic.  We find good work, some gaps and conclude surprisingly that among the best reporters on the beat are California Gavin Newsom and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who provide daily factual reports on television and online, keeping everyone informed. […]

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Coronavirus and Politics

Bill Boyarsky and Sherry Bebitch Jeffe
Bill Boyarsky is a former reporter, editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, is a retired Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

The Inside Golden State Politics podcast examines how the Coronavirus is changing politics and policy making.  It has has shifted power and influence to state and local political leaders such as California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York as well as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.  They seized the opportunity to […]

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Trump, Cuomo and Leadership

Bill Boyarsky and Sherry Bebitch Jeffe
Bill Boyarsky is a former reporter, editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, is a retired Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

President Donald Trump and Gov. Andrew Cuomo each put a different face on the handling the Coronavirus pandemic. What makes a leader?  Bill and Sherry discuss this and look back at the Kennedys and others who demonstrated great leadership. Check out our new podcast on Inside Golden State Politics here. https://www.buzzsprout.com/916192/3133666-leadership

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