Posts Tagged: John Howard

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Capitol Weekly Podcast: Let’s talk about ‘electability’

Political date maven Paul Mitchell joins the Capitol Weekly Podcast’s John Howard and Tim Foster to talk about the latest buzzword in the 2020 election lexicon — electability. Electability is that indefinable something that every candidate wants but few have. It’s hard to nail down, but you know it when you see it. 

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Capitol Weekly’s Top 100: Ten years and counting

Photo by Jeff Turner. Top 100 illustration by Judd Hertzler, Capitol Weekly.

A lot has changed in California politics over the last ten years. We have gone from a novice celebrity governor to a seasoned hand to our first Gen X executive. We’ve seen record budget deficits and record surpluses. We have transitioned to a plurality Latino state and have seen the gap between haves and have-nots grow larger than ever before.During that time, Capitol Weekly has changed, too. We’ve gone from ‘that print rag that publishes everyone’s salary’ to ‘that Web site that publishes the list.’

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Capitol Weekly Podcast: It’s the interns’ turn

Capitol Weekly’s Journalism Internship Program has been established for more than a decade, and in that time we’ve hosted dozens of interns from a variety of schools across the state — and even a few from outside the state!

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Capitol Weekly Podcast: Paul Mitchell eyes the 2020 elections

Left to right: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Beto O'Rourke, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg. (Illustration: Tim Foster)

California political data guru Paul Mitchell joins Capitol Weekly’s John Howard and Tim Foster to talk about — what else? — the 2020 elections. Who’s up, who’s down and who’s burning through their dough?

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Capitol Weekly Podcast: Carl Guardino on housing, transportation

Carl Guardino, head of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and member of the California Transportation Commission. (Photo: Tim Foster)

Carl Guardino is president and CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and a member of the California Transportation Commission — which means he wears two very big hats. Carl, born and bred in San Jose,  sat down with Capitol Weekly’s John Howard and Tim Foster at K Street’s bustling Ambrosia Cafe (trust us, it gets quieter after a minute or two).

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Capitol Weekly Podcast: A chat with enviro Paul Mason

Paul Mason of the Pacific Forest Trust. (Photo: Tim Foster)

Longtime California environmentalist Paul Mason sits down with Capitol Weekly’s John Howard and Tim Foster for a wide-ranging discussion covering wildfires, the status of California’s forests, Julia Butterfly Hill, John’s 1980 Volkswagen Scirocco and the shifting focus of California’s environmental movement in the face of the global climate change crisis.

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Capitol Weekly Podcast: Scott Lay

Image: "I Voted in California" stickers, from instocklabels.com

Here it is, Dec. 11, and the final count of ballots cast in California’s Nov. 6 general election was certified less than a week ago. And, as Jim Brulte and Kevin McCarthy have sadly noted, many GOP Election Night “wins” fell to Democrats as the final votes were tallied. 

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Capitol Weekly Podcast: Dan Jacobson

Dan Jacobson, state director for Environment California. (Photo: Tim Foster)

Dan Jacobson, Environment California’s state director, sits down with Capitol Weekly’s John Howard and Tim Foster to chat about the “straw law,” which would curb the proliferation of single-use plastic straws. Those ubiquitous little tubes damage the environment by ending up in the ocean and clogging waterways, among other things.

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Capitol Weekly Podcast: Mindy Romero

Mindy Romero of the Califorrnia Civic Engagement Project. (Photo: Scott Duncan, Capitol Weekly)

Elections expert Mindy Romero of the California Civic Engagement Project joins Capitol Weekly’s John Howard and Tim Foster to chat about California’s primary election turnout and what we might expect to see in November.

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Capitol Weekly Podcast: Steve Swatt

Robert F. Kennedy in 1968 at a platform committee meeting of the Democratic National Committee.

On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, Capitol Weekly’s John Howard and Tim Foster  are joined by Steve Swatt, a veteran political analyst and former news reporter who at the age of 24 covered RFK’s murder and the trial of the assassin, Sirhan Sirhan, for United Press International.

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