Election 2018 Look Ahead and Analysis, John Carreyrou ‘Bad Blood’

Election 2018 Look Ahead
Tuesday’s primary election has set the stage for several heated races in November 2018. Wealthy Republican businessman John Cox finished second behind Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom in the governor’s race. Democrats are sharpening their focus on seven key congressional seats in California that are crucial to winning control of the House of Representatives. Meanwhile, the GOP is fielding candidates they think will motivate their base to turn out in the fall. We talk to Republican National Committeeman Shawn Steel.

Political Analysis
We get further political analysis from KQED’s California politics and government team.

Guests:

  • Marisa Lagos, KQED politics and government reporter
  • Guy Marzorati, KQED politics and government reporter and producer
  • Scott Shafer, KQED politics and government senior editor

John Carreyrou’s Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
Several years earlier, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes told Silicon Valley she would transform blood testing by using a single drop of blood to get fast, low-cost test results for everything from cholesterol to cancer. But earlier this year, the Securities and Exchange Commission called Theranos "an elaborate, years-long fraud" in which Holmes had persuaded investors to sink hundreds of millions of dollars into her company. Wall Street Journal investigative reporter John Carreyrou first broke that story and chronicles the collapse of Theranos in his new book, Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup.

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