Television and Radio

I’m co-host of a podcast on California’s housing problems and a frequent commentator on local and state politics for television and radio stations. 

Gimme Shelter: The California Housing Crisis Podcast

August 2017 — Present

With California’s housing costs continuing to rise, I co-founded a podcast in summer 2017 to dig deeply into the sources of the problem. Each episode breaks down a particular aspect of the California’s housing troubles and includes an interview with a housing expert or newsmaker.

October 23, 2020: Making sense of the push for rent control and property tax breaks on the California ballot

CBS News: California’s gubernatorial primary

CBS News, June 5, 2018

On Election Night for California’s June 2018 gubernatorial primary, I spoke with CBS News about how the major candidates wanted to address the state’s housing affordability problems and contrasted their approaches.

“Crime-Free Housing” and Modern Day Redlining with Liam Dillon

Factually! Podcast, December 28, 2020

I spoke at length with comedian Adam Conover about the housing affordability crisis in California and across the country for his Factually! podcast. We also discuss in depth our investigation of “crime-free housing” policies in California and how they’ve discriminated against Black and Latino renters in the state.

Randall Lewis Seminar Series: California’s Housing Crisis

UC Riverside, Oct. 5, 2017

California’s high cost of housing is a political problem caused in part because the state Legislature cannot agree to fundamental changes to rules for how homebuilding is approved and financed. In an interview for the Randall Lewis Seminar Series at UC Riverside, I explained why so many interest groups are at odds and why the Legislature doesn’t solve the problem.