This week, John Fensterwald and Louis Freedberg devote the entire program to – what else? – the June 5 California primary election. Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Republican businessman John Cox will vie for governor, and Tony Thurmond and Marshall Tuck will face off in the race for state superintendent of public instruction.
John and Louis are joined by Mark DiCamillo, director of the UC Berkeley IGS Poll, who offers an overview of the campaigns, and by Professor Fernando Guerra, an expert on Los Angeles politics at Loyola Marymount University, who discusses the impact of outside money in the race for state superintendent. Finally, John and Louis discuss how the larger fight over charter schools will shape that race.