SacTown Talks

#23 - Dan Morain

Episode Summary

Dan Morain is Senior Editor at CalMatters, a non-profit journalistic venture. He has been covering California politics and policy for over forty years, including 27 years at the Los Angeles Times. He most recently served as the editorial page editor at the Sacramento Bee before settling in to his current role at CalMatters. We talk about how publishing has changed, look back at the most remarkable stories he has covered, and discuss what is at stake in the 2018 governors race.

Episode Notes

Dan Morain is Senior Editor at CalMatters, a non-profit journalist venture. He has been covering California politics and policy for over forty years, including 27 years at the Los Angeles Times. He most recently served as the editorial page editor at the Sacramento Bee before settling in to his current role at CalMatters. We talk about how publishing has changed, look back at the most remarkable stories he has covered, and discuss what is at stake in the 2018 governors race.

SHOWNOTES

INTRO

2:40 - Aurelio Rojas

6:30 - Is the SacBee termed out?

14:30 - The execution of Robert Alton Harris & the death penalty in CA

22:00 - The tortured candidacy of Cruz Bustamante

27:30 - Pensions

31:00 - That money is going to be used to boost Villaragosa and rip the bark off of whoever the republican is

33:00 - The republicans made their bed

36:00 - Immigration

40:00 - Ellis Island & Dan’s family

43:00 - Truth still matters & Trump is dangerous

47:30 - Whatever ails you, some politician will come around and tell you they can fix it