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26 minutes | Mar 28, 2021
Confronting Sexual Harassment in California State Legislature
In this episode of California Nation, Sacramento Bee Opinion Editor Gil Duran talks with Samantha Corbin, Adama Iwu and Alicia - three of #WeSaidEnough's co-founders - about sexual harassment in the California State Capitol. How much has really changed since the #MeToo movement in 2017? What will it take for legislators to fix a culture of harassment and abuse? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
California Recall: Should Gov. Gavin Newsom be worried?
In this episode of California Nation, Sacramento Bee Opinion Editor Gil Duran discusses the looming recall election with three political experts: Jessica Levinson, a professor at Loyola Law School; Mike Madrid, a veteran Republican political consultant, and; Garry South, a veteran Democratic political consultant and former advisory to Gov. Gavin Newsom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
How one man said goodbye to Rush Limbaugh
Rusty Manseau was once Rush Limbaugh's #1 fan. But when he stopped paying attention to politics in disgust after President Barack Obama got re-elected in 2012, he experienced an unexpected change. California Nation host Gil Duran gets the scoop. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25 minutes | Jan 24, 2021
As COVID-19 spikes, government botches vaccine rollout
The botched rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine has created anger and frustration. Even if federal and state authorities manage to straighten out the vaccine distribution, they'll have to confront another problem: fear and mistrust that create "vaccine hesitancy" in some communities. In this episode of California Nation, Gil Duran interviews State Sen. Richard Pan, Dr. Daniel Turner Lloveras and Axana Rodriguez-Torres about the cultural barriers to an effective vaccination strategy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22 minutes | Jan 7, 2021
California Nation: Mike Madrid says 'Trumpism' just beginning
In this episode of the California Nation podcast, Sacramento Bee opinion editor Gil Duran speaks with California Republican Mike Madrid about the rise of 'Trumpism,' which will outlive Donald Trump's presidency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
California Nation: A Sacramento doctor speaks out on COVID-19 surge
Sacramento emergency medicine Dr. Alex Schmalz volunteered to go to New York City during last spring's COVID-19 surge. Now he's back in Sacramento as cases surge in California, and he has a message for those who don't take the virus seriously. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
California Nation: Do Gov. Gavin Newsom's climate actions go far enough?
In this episode of the California Nation podcast, Sacramento Bee Opinion Editor Gil Duran talks to climate activists and industry representatives to get their take on the governor’s bold announcement that California will ban the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035. This week’s guests:▪ RL Miller, climate “hawk” and chair of the California Democratic Party’s environmental caucus.▪ Nalleli Cobo, climate activist from Los Angeles.▪ Catherine Reheis-Boyd, president of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA).▪ Anne Smart, vice president of public policy at Chargepoint. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30 minutes | Aug 26, 2020
California faces eviction tsunami, ponders wealth tax
In this week’s episode of the California Nation podcast, I talk to community advocates and legislators who say California must take urgent action to protect people from the economic fallout of the pandemic. Conversations with Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, and David Chiu, D-San Francisco, as well as Christina Livingston and John Kim of United Front CA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
Joe Biden Picks Kamala Harris for VP
In this episode of the California Nation Podcast, The Sacramento Bee Editorial Board discusses Biden’s history-making pick. What does Biden’s choice say about his strategy against Trump? Will Harris’ historic candidacy boost turnout among key voter groups? Will Trump’s attacks on Harris as a “radical” stick? And how does Biden’s pick affect the fates of other California Democrats with presidential ambitions? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
Could California's Karen Bass be Joe Biden's vice president?
Most Americans don't know Rep. Karen Bass, but she's on Joe Biden's shortlist for vice presidential picks. The lifelong activist and former speaker of the California State Assembly speaks with Sacramento Bee Editorial Board members Marcos Breton, Gil Duran, Lauren Gustus and Jack Ohman about her path to politics and what she would bring to the Biden campaign. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29 minutes | Jul 22, 2020
Can Gov. Newsom regain control of California's coronavirus crisis?
In his second year as California governor, Gavin Newsom finds himself dealing with an unprecedented crisis: the coronavirus pandemic.Despite early success in bending the curve, coronavirus infections, and COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths, are now surging in California.What happened? What did Newsom get right, what did Newsom get wrong and what should he do moving forward? This week on California Nation I talk to three people who have advised previous governors through crises. My guests are:▪ Elizabeth Ashford, former advisor to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gov. Jerry Brown▪ Steven Maviglio, former press secretary to Gov. Gray Davis▪ Joe Rodota, former cabinet secretary to Gov. Pete Wilson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
Will opening California schools during the coronavirus surge be a deadly mistake?
Despite a surge in coronavirus infections, some California schools are still planning to reopen. The Sacramento Bee Editorial Board speaks with Austin Beutner, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), about his decision to keep the state's largest school district closed until it's safe to reopen. The Editorial Board also debates whether Gov. Gavin Newsom needs to show more leadership in helping schools navigate the crisis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26 minutes | Jun 25, 2020
Did Sacramento Police need to kill Darell Richards?
Sacramento Bee California Opinion Editor Gil Duran and Executive Editor Lauren Gustus examine the case of Darrel Richards, a mentally-impaired 19-year-old Black man killed by Sacramento police in Sept. 2018. One witness, and an attorney for Richards' family, say the situation could have been addressed without deadly violence. They also say police kept changing their story about what the evidence showed. For example, they say an alleged "suicide note" found in Richards' backpack later turned out to be a homework assignment. Gil and Lauren also discuss whether AB 1506, Assemblyman Kevin McCarty's bill to provide independent investigations of ore police shootings, would have helped in this case. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
Coronavirus: A Second Wave?
After a two-month coronavirus lockdown, Gov. Newsom is rushing to reopen the state. One medical expert says California has now decided to "fly blind." In this episode of California Nation, Sacramento Bee Opinion Editor Gil Duran interviews UC Berkeley epidemiologist Dr. Lisa Barcellos, State Sen. Steve Glazer of Orinda and West Sacramento Mayor Chris Cabaldon. All question Newsom's decision and say California must do more to reopen safely. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1 minutes | Mar 6, 2020
A quick update
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28 minutes | Feb 27, 2020
California's primary is approaching. Here's what to watch for
This week on the podcast, we're bringing you a conversation with Paul Mitchell, vice president of the bipartisan voter data firm, Political Data, Inc.Stories featured in today's show include: See where Democratic presidential candidates are campaigning in California Bernie Sanders criticizes California’s voting system: ‘We risk locking out millions’ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13 minutes | Feb 13, 2020
Voting has begun in California. Does Michael Bloomberg have a shot?
Early voting is underway in California. Michael Bloomberg recently spoke to The Bee about his pathway to the Democratic presidential nomination and ties to the Golden State. For more information on how to vote, how delegates are assigned and how Bloomberg is competing, please check out the following selected readings: Ballots are in the mail. 5 million Californians still have to do one more thing to vote Here’s how California will award its delegates in the 2020 primary election Five things Californians need to know about Michael Bloomberg Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19 minutes | Jan 14, 2020
Candidate Conversation: Joe Biden
In his first California interview since declaring his 2020 bid for president, former Vice President Joe Biden sits down for a taping of The Sacramento Bee's "California Nation" podcast.This week on the show, Biden discusses his approach to winning the Golden State, as well as his plans to address wildfires, health care and rising housing costs.He also discusses the lack of racial diversity at the next Democratic debate and the possibility of California Sen. Kamala Harris serving under his administration.Make sure to subscribe to The Bee to help support the show. Key reads from today's episodes: See where Democratic presidential candidates are campaigning in California Joe Biden on housing: ‘No one should pay more than 30 percent of their income’ Q&A with Joe Biden: Why he thinks he’s the best candidate for California voters Joe Biden says he’d consider Kamala Harris ‘for anything’ she wants, including VP How the death of Joe Biden’s son informed his views on health care Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26 minutes | Jan 2, 2020
Candidate Conversation: Cory Booker
This week on California Nation, we sit down with New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker to talk about his pathway to the Democratic nomination, given his recent struggles to get onto the debate stage.He also discusses his ideas for making housing more affordable, improving the environment and confronting gun violence. Finally, he reflects on his personal ties to California, as well as his friendship with fellow 2020 candidate Andrew Yang. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
33 minutes | Dec 24, 2019
Debate Rewind: Highlights from the LA Democratic debate
In the final episode of 2019, host Bryan Anderson shares the highlights from his trip to the Dec. 19 Democratic debate in Los Angeles.Top moments include Amy Klobuchar weighing in on California wildfires, Gavin Newsom evaluating the state of the race and Tom Perez discussing whether predominantly white states like Iowa and New Hampshire have an outsized role in the nominating process.Following the debate, Klobuchar joins Tom Steyer and Andrew Yang in the Spin Room. Jessica Levinson, a professor at Loyola Law School, also weighs in with expert analysis.This week's Buzz of the Week highlights Joe Biden shrugging off questions about housing, homelessness and how he'd appeal to California's most liberal voters.To keep this show running, The Sacramento Bee needs your support. Make sure to subscribe here, and get your first month for under $1.Stories featured in today's show include: ‘Billionaires in wine caves’: Warren, Buttigieg tangle over influence of money Californians care about climate change. Democrats vow to act on fires, floods at LA debate Most Californians want someone who can beat Trump. Is Joe Biden the most likely to do it? Stockton’s mayor doesn’t like Andrew Yang’s universal basic income plan. Here’s why Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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