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‘Blue Wave, Red Tide, Or Purple Haze?’ – a midterm conversation

Sandhu Center, Chapman University
Free
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 18:  Reporters raise their hands to ask questions during a news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and U.S. President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House May 18, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Trump administration has said it wants to slash foreign aide and Santos will most likely  seek a renewal of $450 million dollars from the U.S. that supports the peace accord between the Columbian government at the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC).  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 18: Reporters raise their hands to ask questions during a news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and U.S. President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House May 18, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Trump administration has said it wants to slash foreign aide and Santos will most likely seek a renewal of $450 million dollars from the U.S. that supports the peace accord between the Columbian government at the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC). (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The runup to the consequential 2018 midterm election has been fraught with ugly confrontations, nasty campaign ads, and a confirmation showdown that captured the nation’s attention. How could the state affect the national conversation? And what insights do the journalists who are covering the day-to-day politics on the ground have to share?

The New York Times, Voice of OC, and KPCC are teaming up to present an in-depth look at the 2018 midterm elections at the local, state, and federal level.

On Tuesday, October 30, KPCC political correspondent Mary Plummer joins New York Times L.A. bureau chief Adam Nagourney and Voice of OC publisher Norberto Santana Jr. to explore how California’s ballot measures and congressional races reflect—or reject—broader national themes. They’ll also examine how this election could affect transportation and housing in Southern California.

This event is presented in collaboration with The New York Times and Voice of OC.