Special Episode: California Votes – Plastic Waste Reduction

CAPITOL WEEKLY PODCAST: A Special Episode of the Capitol Weekly Podcast, recorded live, Thursday May 26 at CALIFORNIA VOTES, A 2022 Election Preview. This episode explores a proposed Ballot Initiative that would require CalRecycle to adopt regulations reducing plastic waste, including requirements that single-use plastic packaging, containers, and utensils be reusable, recyclable, or compostable, and prohibit polystyrene container use by food vendors.


Exit Interview: Amy Chance

Amy Chance, longtime Political Editor for the Sacramento Bee

CAPITOL WEEKLY PODCAST: Amy Chance, the longtime political editor of The Sacramento Bee, announced her retirement at the end of last month. We invited her to talk about her career, the biggest stories she’s covered, and the advice she gave to her reporters once she reached the editor’s desk.


Garry South’s Take on the June 7 Primary

CAPITOL WEEKLY PODCAST: Garry South is a celebrity among California political cognescenti; The architect of Gray Davis’ nearly 20 point win over Dan Lungren in the 1998 Governor’s race, making Davis the first Democrat to win a California gubernatorial contest in 20 years. South has been involved in numerous campaigns throughout the state, and across the country for decades. We asked for his thoughts on the recent Primary, and of course we asked Who Had the Worst Week in California Politics?


Kim Alexander: Voters, Ballots and the June 7 Primary

CAPITOL WEEKLY PODCAST: With some 22 million ballots at large, should we be worried about voter fraud? When it comes to ballots and the California election process, Kim Alexander of the California Voter Foundation is the person to talk to. She joined us to talk about the upcoming Primary and California’s Vote-by-Mail process.


Introducing the California Legislative Black Staff Association

Alchemy Graham and Cassidy Denny of the California Legislative Black Staff Association

CAPITOL WEEKLY PODCAST: Our guests this episode are newly-elected California Legislative Black Staff Association Board Chair Alchemy Graham and Vice Chair Cassidy Denny. Graham is a lobbyist with Shaw Yoder Antwih Schmelzer & Lange; Denny works in the office of Senator Nancy Skinner. We asked them about their goals for the Association, why a Black Staff Association is needed, and about their own paths to working in the capitol.


Capitol Weekly Podcast: Harmeet Dhillon on the End of Roe

Harmeet Dhillon

Harmeet Dhillon is a prominent Republican lawyer, and a regular commenter on Fox News. She penned an Op-Ed for them last week, “The plot to destroy the Court,” that examines the leak of a draft SCOTUS decision overturning Roe v. Wade, and explores the implications of that decision. We asked her to comment on those issues and also to talk about the complexities of being a Republican who is a civil libertarian with ties to the ACLU.

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