Todd Spitzer has been a popular vote getter as a state Assemblyman and Orange County Supervisor. Now he’s running for district attorney. Why does he want to be Orange County’s prosecutor? And what are his beefs with incumbent Tony Rackauckas? Spitzer discusses the county’s jail informant scandal and his citizen arrest at a Wahoo’s Fish Taco. He responds to critics who question whether he has the temperament and judgment to be the county’s top prosecutor.
A new gas tax to fix California’s crumbling roads has angered taxpayer groups, sparked a GOP movement to take back legislative seats and launched a gubernatorial bid by Huntington Beach Assemblyman Travis Allen.
Chapman University Law Professor and former Orange County supervisor chief of staff Mario Mainero discusses the controversies enveloping the county District Attorney’s office. The discord has fueled an election challenge to incumbent Tony Rackauckas from Supervisor Todd Spitzer. But many observers are pushing for an “outsider” to enter the race. Is Mainero the answer? He discusses the state of justice in OC and whether he’ll run for DA.
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa talks with Rick Reiff about his run for governor of California, reflecting on his achievements as a mayor and taking a few jabs at Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is also running for governor.
Rick kicks off a new baseball season with ’90’s pitching phenom Ila Borders, only woman in modern times to win a game in professional ball. She discusses the struggles of being a sports pioneer, and the secret she hid until now. Rick also talks with Jean Hastings Ardell, Ila’s co-author on their new book, “Making My Pitch”; original Los Angeles Angel and “one-hit wonder” Dan Ardell and Whittier College professor and prolific National Anthem singer Joe Price.
GOP activist and lawyer Shawn Steel and professor and OCC teachers union chief Rob Schneiderman join Rick Rieff to discuss the Orange Coast College controversy over a professor’s classroom rant against Donald Trump that went viral.