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Capitol Weekly Podcast: Dan Morain on Kamala’s Way

Kamala Harris speaking at the 2019 National Forum on Wages and Working People in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Gage Skidmore, used by permission.

Journalist extraordinaire Dan Morain joined John Howard and Tim Foster to talk about his new book, Kamala’s Way: An American Life – the first biography of Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris. Morain covered Harris’ rise in real time for the Los Angeles Times, The Sacramento Bee and CalMatters; that background allowed him to write and research the entire book in a few months during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Dan offers insights into the woman who will be the first woman Vice President, and also shares stories of the background players; fascinating characters of San Francisco politics, including Harris’ former paramour Mayor Willie Brown and Kimberly Guilfoyle, one-time wife of Gavin Newsom and the current partner of Donald Trump Jr.

And, he shares details about the Sacramento Press Club’s new awards program celebrating California’s best journalism.


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