Sign up for the Left Field newsletter
You have been successfully added to our newsletter.
Let our news meet your inbox
Bakersfield lies as a red dot in a blue state
What's it like to be a red dot in a blue state? Kern County, California, voted decisively for Donald Trump, drawn in part to his message as the candidate for 'the forgotten man' and his anti-liberal rhetoric and promises of deregulation and lower taxes. Roughly at the midpoint between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Bakersfield represents a crossroad for the state, where the farming and oil drilling of the past contend with the technology and environmental concerns of the future. We visit the town to find out how people feel about President Trump, the nation's future and why they think there is a divide between rural conservatives and urban liberals.
Paralympian defies death and expectations on the pitch03:49
What UFO sightings tell us about earthlings03:16
Why Blockbuster’s last hurrah makes us nostalgic04:23
After Charlottesville: What happens to survivors of terrorism?09:08
Is a blue wave coming for the Democrats?03:32
What's next for reunited migrant families?05:15