Trump-Clinton Divide Comes Home for Antelope Valley Couple
Republican Congressman Steve Knight has been called the most vulnerable incumbent in California. The district he represents includes the Antelope Valley desert towns, Palmdale and Lancaster, north of Los Angeles. Since the last presidential election, the area has become much more ethnically diverse, and that means, more Democratic.
Voters Split in Hotly Contested California Congressional District
Another hotly-contested Congressional district in California lies in the suburbs to the east and south of Sacramento. President Obama barely won here back in 2012. We sent KQED Politics and Government Reporter Katie Orr to take the pulse of voters there now.
WTF? New Book Explores Our Fascination With Profanity
In 1939, movie audiences were shocked at Clark Gable's groundbreaking "damn" in "Gone With the Wind." Seventy-seven years later, that's tame compared to what a presidential candidate can get away with. Profanity has become an accepted part of American culture, its definition, power and impact changing with every generation. It's a topic UC San Diego Professor Benjamin Bergen covers in his new book, "What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains and Ourselves."
How a Farmworker 'Company Town' Is Taking Shape in the Salinas Valley
If you've read John Steinbeck or grew up in a farmworker family, you know that farm laborers in California have struggled to find decent housing for decades. Except in a few cases, farmers have no legal obligation to house their employees. And there's not a lot of state or federal money earmarked for farmworker housing. For the series California Foodways, Lisa Morehouse takes us to the Salinas Valley town of Spreckles, built for workers over a century ago. These days it's become the site of tension over a new experiment in farmworker housing.