The Issue Is Podcast: Rep. Karen Bass, Mayor Robert Garcia, Bob Shrum, and Mike Murphy

Nearly five months since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, a grim milestone, as the number of virus-related deaths in the United States surpassed 150,000.

This, as the nation mourned the losses of Congressman John Lewis and broadcasting legend Regis Philbin.

In an effort to navigate the grief, and to breakdown the latest moves and headlines in the 2020 Presidential race, Elex Michaelson is joined this week on The Issue Is by Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA), Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, as well as political strategists Bob Shrum and Mike Murphy for a discussion any political junkie would be foolish to miss.


The Issue Is: with Elex Michaelson is California's only statewide political show. For showtimes and more information, go to