David Panush, a longtime Capitol staffer and one of California’s top experts on health care policy, is invariably one of our first calls when we’re trying to figure out a complex health care story. But after dark David sheds the coat and tie and heads up a rock group called Remedy 7 (even the band name is healthcare-related!) The other members of the group are an eclectic mix, including a lobbyist, a water policy wonk and an Assembly chief of staff.
David sat down with Capitol Weekly’s John Howard and Tim Foster (who has played in more than a few rock-and-roll bands himself) to talk about mixing work and pleasure, and how David’s policy work inspired one of the group’s best tunes.
Remedy 7 has just released a CD of original songs and will be holding a record release party at Old Ironsides on March 21.