Justin Levitt
Episode 8 November 1, 2018

Justin Levitt

Gerrymandering, it has been said, creates elections in which politicians choose their voters instead of voters choosing their representatives. Justin Levitt, a constitutional law expert at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, tracks gerrymandering around the country. He explains a tried-and-true method of influencing elections and the possibilities for limiting it.

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Episode 27 • May 29, 2020

Episode 27: Tom Plate

U.S. relations with China — from the COVID-19 crisis to democracy protests in Hong Kong — may shape the November 2020 presidential election. Tom Plate, LMU professor and Asia expert, talks about foreign policy disputes and pragmatism in dealing with...

Episode 26 • May 28, 2020

Fernando Guerra and Brianne Gilbert

When the Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles surveyed L.A. residents this spring about Mayor Eric Garcetti’s leadership in the COVID-19 crisis, they documented overwhelming support across the board.

Episode 25 • May 14, 2020

Shira Shafir ’99

The coronavirus has caused more than 80,000 deaths in the United States in just four months. Shira Shafir ’99, professor of epidemiology, warns that as in the 1918–19 influenza epidemic a second wave of infections in the COVID-19 crisis could...