Capitol Weekly Podcast: What next for the United Farm Workers?

This summer, the legislature passed AB616, the Agricultural Labor Relations Voting Choice Act, a bill to expand options for organizing agricultural workers. To the surprise of many – including bill sponsors the United Farm Workers – Gov. Newsom vetoed the bill. In this episode Giev Kashkooli, the political and legislative director for the UFW, speaks with Capitol Weekly’s John Howard and Tim Foster about these setbacks, and about the UFW’s plans for the future.


Capitol Weekly Podcast: California’s Mental Health Crisis

On October 6, 2021 Capitol Weekly presented a conference featuring live panel discussions and presentations via Zoom, examining the topic “California’s Mental Health Crisis.” Each of those presentations is presented here as an episode of the Capitol Weekly Podcast.


Capitol Weekly Podcast: SB9 and Accessory Dwelling Units

Accessory Dwelling Unit, image courtesy of United Dwelling

A little-discussed impact of SB9 is that it helps homeowners finance new construction on their property without tying up the equity in their existing home. We’re joined today by Steven Dietz of United Dwelling, an LA-based housing builder leading the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) industry with the most rental units built in California.


Capitol Weekly Podcast: The Recall – Jonathan Brown predicts

We sat down on Friday for a chat about the looming Recall election with Jonathan Brown, president of Sextant Strategies & Research, a Democratic polling firm based in Southern California. He offers his thoughts on the state of the race, what the Recall says about the parties and even offers his estimate on the final numbers.


Capitol Weekly Podcast: New census data

The decennial census data released last week by the US Census Bureau offered insights into how the country has changed since 2010 and will be instrumental in redrawing California’s political maps. Paul Mitchell of Political Data Inc., offers his thoughts on what the data portend for California’s redistricting.

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