'Unapologetic': Jerry Brown's Legacy in Oakland

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 24: California Gov. Jerry Brown addresses a conference commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Center for American Progress in the Astor Ballroom of the St. Regis Hotel October 24, 2013 in Washington, DC. Co-founded by former Clinton Administration Chief of Staff John Podesta, the liberal public policy research and advocacy organization is a think tank that rivals conservative policy groups, such as the Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute.  ((Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images))

Oakland feels a lot different today than it did when Jerry Brown was elected mayor in 1998. That’s because he had a lot to do with how the city changed.

The unapologetic and sometimes controversial Brown is featured in KQED’s newest podcast, The Political Mind of Jerry Brown. Today, we’re zeroing in on his time as mayor of Oakland, which set the stage for what we’re seeing today.

Guest: Guy Marzorati, KQED politics reporter

Subscribe to KQED’s new podcast The Political Mind of Jerry Brown here.