When we originally recorded “This Is California: The Battle of 187,” we tried and tried to get an interview with former California Gov. Pete Wilson. He’s the man most responsible for making Proposition 187 a success. But Wilson’s people kept saying he was too busy — likely story, am I right?
Then, one sunny morning, Wilson decided he was ready to talk.
This is Part Four of our rerun of the L.A. Times-Futuro Studios 2019 podcast series “This Is California: The Battle of 187,” about the 1994 California ballot initiative that sought to make life miserable for undocumented immigrants but instead radicalized a generation of Latinos in the state.
Host: Gustavo Arellano
Guest: Former California Gov. Pete Wilson
Pete Wilson still defending Prop. 187 and fighting for a better place in history
On Politics: Pete Wilson looks back on Proposition 187 and says, heck yeah, he’d support it all over again
Column: Happy birthday, Pete Wilson. And thanks: You made California what it is
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