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Kenneth Burt with Nancy Peolosi
Kenneth Burt with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Burt with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

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Herdt: An On-time State Budget, Thanks to Prop. 25, Ventura County Star, July 5, 2011

With Numbers Now Established, Redistricting Debate Begins, Ventura County Star, March 2011

Latino Power Comes Full Circle in L.A., Los Angeles Times, April 11, 2010

Yiddish Los Angeles and the Birth of Latino Politics: The Polyglot Ferment of Boyle Heights (pdf)
The mention of Boyle Heights within certain Jewish circles conjures up images of Los Angeles’ lost immigrant experience: a vibrant, pre-World War II, Yiddish-speaking community, replete with small shopsalong Brooklyn Avenue, union halls, synagogues and hyperactive politics operating within the orbit of the New Deal but shaped by the enduring influence of the Socialist and Communist parties...May-June 2008

Author Celebrates Political Victories of Latinos
More than 1,000 Latinos hold elected or appointed positions in local government throughout California, and there are more Latinos in the Legislature than ever, according to Kenneth C. Burt's new book. Stockton Record, March 10, 2008

Author's Corner: Kenneth Burt, Capitol Weekly, March 6, 1008 pdf

New Book Highlights Asian-Latino Coalition - In his new book, The Search for a Civic Voice, former AsianWeek reporter Kenneth Burt charts the birth of Latino politics and discovered that Asians partnered with Mexican Americans in Los Angeles in the 1940s and 1950s. Asian Week, February 9, 2008

This Week, with Author Kenneth C. Burt - Christina Hoag, La Política’s Los Angeles correspondent, recently interviewed Kenneth C. Burt...November 5, 2007

En busca de una voz - La única manera de que el poder político latino avance en California es hacer que más latinos se registren como votantes y salgan a sufragar...dijo Kenneth C. Burt... La Opinión, October 29, 2007

The Birth of Latino Politics and Bipartisanship in California (pdf)
The birth of modern Latino politics began during Roosevelt’s New Deal, with Governor Culbert Olson becoming the first state executive to court Spanish-speaking voters. California State Library Foundation Bulletin, No. 88, 2007

The Search for a Civic Voice: California Latino Politics (pdf)
Writing about his new book for UC Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies newsletter, Burt tells the story of the successful struggle for noncitizen old age pensions, including the role of Latinos. Public Affairs Report, Fall 2007

The Kennedys and Latino Politics - (pdf)
There has always been a special relationship between the Kennedys and Latinos.…Hyannisporter, October 2007

Latino Politics - Listen to interview on NPR's KPCC fm
Guest host Jon Beaupre discusses the Latino vote both nationally, and in California, and how it will figure into the upcoming election. He talks with Kenneth Burt and Jaime Regalado, political scientist and Executive Director of the Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State Los Angeles, October 22, 2007

Latino Voters Loom Large in Presidential Primary
Radio interview with Kenneth Burt on NPR's KPCC, October 15, 2007

Latinos and the media, Burt...explains the long and difficult Latino rise to present day influence and shows the complexities and subtleties of the Latino community in a way missed by the mainstream news media.LA Observed, October 13, 2007

New book explores how coalitions and reaching out to others have expanded Latinos' political influence
Burt hopes to spread a history lesson he believes Latino activists should heed..., Ventura County Star, September 16, 2007

Despierta el poder ...Burt dijo que los activistas latinos se percataron de la importancia de volver a las bases organizativas de la comunidad, a reconectarse con...Mi estrella, Ventura County Star, September 29, 2007

Church: A Central Player in Fighting Discrimination, Says Author, Tidings, September 7, 2007

Ed and Antonio: Ed Roybal and Latino Politics in Los Angeles, LA Weekly, November 3, 2005.

Edward R. Roybal: Reflección Sobre Un Pionero Latino, La Opinion, October 30, 2005.

LA Vladeck Center Could be Demolished for a New Police Station if Efforts to Preserve It Fail, Jewish Journal of Los Angeles, May 13, 2005.

McWilliams Fellow Ken Burt Wins History Prize, Public Affair Report, Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California, Berkeley, Vol. 45, No. 2 (Fall 2004).

HSSC Awards Luncheon to Honor Eight Authors and a High School Teacher, The Southern Californian, Historical Society of Southern California, Vol. 16, Nos. 2-3 (Summer/Fall 2004).

You Don't' Have to be Jewish... The International Jerusalem Post, December 12, 2003.

Realidades: Los Soldados Americanos, a public television mini-documentary on Latino veterans, on PBS's American Family, August 14, 2002.

Meet Me At Brooklyn and Soto: A New History of Boyle Heights, Yiddishkayt: News of Yiddish Happenings in Los Angeles," Vol. 4, No. 2 (Sept. -Dec 2001).

Boyle Heights: Only in America, [Los Angeles] Eastside Sun, September 13, 2001.

Getting to 50-plus-1, LA Weekly, April 27-May 3, 2001.

Kenneth Burt to Explore the Role of Jews in Organizing Labor, [Long Beach and Orange County] Jewish Community Chronicle, January 24, 2001.

County Democratic Chairman Honored as Pioneer Activist, Ventura Star, August 15, 2000.

Common Threads, This Week's Yiddishkayt L.A. Festival Will Explore the Longtime, Complex Ties Between L.A.'s Latino and Jewish Communities That Many Say Might Determine the Shape of the City's Future, Los Angeles Times, October 21, 1999.

Film Details Jewish Laborers' Efforts Against the Nazis, Jewish Bulletin of Northern California, April 2, 1999.

On the Archival Trail of the CIO and Hollywood's Labor Wars, California History, Spring 1996.