The Issue Is... Gratitude with Ryan Braun, Mike Moustakas & Amanda Salas

On this Thanksgiving Week, we take a break from our normal conversation about politics. Instead, this week...The Issue Is...gratitude.

Joining us: Ryan Braun and Mike Moustakas from California Strong. During the Woolsey Fire, these major league baseball stars
 were evacuated from their homes in Malibu. Thankfully, they were OK...but many of their neighbors were not. They would go on to form California Strong with fellow athletes Christian Yelich, Jared Goff, and Brewers co-owner Mikey Attansio. So far, they've raised
 more than $2.5 million to help Californians impacted by disasters.

On "The Issue Is:," they discuss the charity's future, how fatherhood has impacted their worldviews, and we discuss some baseball as well. Then, we go one on one with FOX 11 Los Angeles entertainment  reporter Amanda Salas. She's shared every step of her battle with non-hodgkins Lymphoma. In the process, she's assembled an "Army" of supporters who are moved by her courage & compassion. Amanda tells us how her perspective on gratitude has changed during this crucible of a year.

Speaking of gratitude, I couldn't be more grateful for your support of this program. "The Issue Is: with Elex Michaelson" is California's only prime-time political show. It airs on FOX 11 Los Angeles on Fridays at 10:30pm, on KTVU FOX 2 in the San Francisco Bay Area on Sundays at 5:30am & Sundays at 12:30pm on KCOP My 13 in Southern California.

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