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Capitol Connections Podcasts

Capitol Connection Podcast: Basic Brown

9:44 PM, Jan 24, 2014

This week: we analyze Gov. Jerry Brown's State of the State speech and the 2014 campaign season that's now on the horizon.

Capitol Connection Podcast: Dear Prudence

1:40 PM, Jan 10, 2014

2014 kicks off in California politics with Gov. Jerry Brown's budget message: prudence, dear legislators.

Capitol Connection Podcast: Polls Pushing to 2014

8:07 PM, Dec 5, 2013

This week: polls offer an early snapshot on the race for governor and California's biggest issues for 2014.

Capitol Connection Podcast: J'accuse!

11:45 PM, Nov 15, 2013

Allegations grow, assumptions change -- all in a single, dramatic week in California politics.

Capitol Connection Podcast: Signed, Unsealed, Delivered

1:09 PM, Nov 1, 2013

This week: the leaked affidavit of the FBI's allegations of bribes involving a state senator, and where the political fallout may land.

Capitol Connection Podcast: Mysterious Ways

8:06 PM, Oct 25, 2013

This week: the end of the line for the investigation into millions of dollars in mystery campaign cash during the 2012 campaign season.

Capitol Connection Podcast: In Conclusion...

11:32 PM, Oct 17, 2013

This week: the final strokes from Gov. Jerry Brown's pen as the 2013 legislative season officially ends.

Capitol Connection Podcast: Billable hours

10:47 AM, Oct 11, 2013

This week: Gov. Jerry Brown weighs the fate of hundreds of bills before the big deadline for action, and Republicans begin to weigh their choices in the 2014 race for governor.

Capitol Connection Podcast: Half A Loaf

7:19 PM, Sep 27, 2013

This week: judges offer small steps on prisons, the polls and pot, and the governor's push on job benefits and more.

Capitol Connection Podcast: The Bigger Debate

9:41 PM, Sep 19, 2013

This week: Gov. Jerry Brown seems eager to join the national debate with some of the legislation now sitting on his desk.

Capitol Connection Podcast: We Are Adjourned

10:48 PM, Sep 14, 2013

This week:  our first quick glance at the big takeaways from the Legislature's 2013 session.

Capitol Connection Podcast: I Hear the Train A' Comin'...

8:23 PM, Aug 29, 2013

This week: the prison problem turns into a standoff between Democrats at the state Capitol.

Capitol Connection Podcast: Paddling Upstream

6:51 PM, Aug 23, 2013

This week: Gov. Jerry Brown's clash with some environmental advocates, and efforts to solve the state's prison problem without releasing inmates.

Capitol Connection Podcast: In Search Of...

11:49 AM, Aug 16, 2013

This week: things to watch as the clock ticks down before legislative recess -- from the looming prison inmate release to a state water bond, fracking, and more.

Capitol Connection Podcast: Mission Impossible?

10:07 PM, Aug 1, 2013

This week: the governor's job approval ratings and his pile of cash make him a formidable opponent for any would-be challengers in 2014.

Capitol Connection Podcast: The Recess Reset

10:13 PM, Jul 25, 2013

As we return from our summer hiatus, a look at the special election shift in the Capitol's political dynamic, and a new round in an epic brawl that also seems to have shifted a bit since the last go-round.

Capitol Connection Podcast: That's That

9:45 PM, Jun 28, 2013

This week, we chat about two big stories coming to an end: the legal debate over Prop 8 and Gov. Jerry Brown's signing of the new state budget.

Capitol Connection Podcast: Political Tensions

3:36 PM, Jun 21, 2013

Judges demand fewer prisoners, public records fight, and more in a very busy week at the Capitol.

Capitol Connection Podcast: Fiscally Fit

9:51 PM, Jun 13, 2013

A new state budget with very little Democratic infighting, and the continuing buzz over an FBI raid at the state Capitol.

Capitol Connection Podcast: Quasi-Collaboratively Speaking

3:35 PM, May 31, 2013

This week: early state budget maneuvers, and a former legislative leader ponders a return to the Capitol.

Capitol Connection Podcast: Start Your Engines

5:38 PM, May 17, 2013

A big budget week, with the race now on for a Capitol deal by mid-June.

Capitol Connection Podcast: The Criminal Element

10:47 AM, May 10, 2013

This week: the politics of crime and punishment, from Gov. Jerry Brown's federal court filing to a would-be candidate's launch of a 2014 ballot campaign.

Capitol Connection Podcast: 'Do Pass'

12:58 AM, May 3, 2013

This week, we check in on some of 2013's first legislative deadline week fodder -- from environmental revamps to health care and beyond.

Capitol Connection Podcast: Getting Schooled

7:42 PM, Apr 25, 2013

This week's podcast: Gov. Jerry Brown launches a public fight to pass his plan to reshape education funding.

Capitol Connection Podcast: Questions for Brown

8:07 PM, Apr 18, 2013

This week: a Q&A between Gov. Jerry Brown and the three of us who traveled with him to China over the past nine days.

Capitol Connection Podcast: Courting China

4:05 PM, Apr 14, 2013

This week's podcast: on the road, and on high speed rail, with Gov. Jerry Brown in China.

Capitol Connection Podcast: The Middle Kingdom

3:32 PM, Apr 4, 2013

A preview of Gov. Brown's trade mission to China... on which we'll be tagging along.

Capitol Connection Podcast: Spring Fever

12:41 PM, Mar 29, 2013

This week: special election maneuvers and preparing to count April tax revenues as they start to flow into Sacramento.

Capitol Connection Podcast: Healthy Skepticism

6:46 PM, Mar 22, 2013

This week's Capitol Connection podcast takes a look at some healthy political skepticism on display over the past week.

Capitol Connection Podcast: Filling Seats

10:22 AM, Mar 8, 2013

This week: the scramble to fill empty seats in the Legislature, the state GOP's challenges, and the Obamacare battle in the state Capitol.

Capitol Connection Podcast: Rumblings Galore

11:44 AM, Mar 1, 2013

From Kern County to Washington, D.C. and beyond, it's been an interesting week for the political fights that lie ahead in California's near future.

Capitol Connection Podcast: Survey says ...

8:58 PM, Feb 21, 2013

This week's podcast looks at some good poll numbers for Democrats and the big bills to watch at the State Capitol in 2013.

Capitol Connection Podcast: Texas, Taxes, & More

12:23 PM, Feb 15, 2013

This week: the Texas dustup, debating an oil tax, and Gov. Jerry Brown's plans to head back east.

Capitol Connection Podcast: Political Prequels

1:16 PM, Feb 1, 2013

This week: new polling on guns, the GOP response on illegal immigration, early talk on the state budget, and final numbers in 2012 campaign cash.

Capitol Connection Podcast: Big Thoughts, Small Steps

2:32 PM, Jan 25, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown's State of the State offered both the grandiose and the granular when it comes to the political challenges that lie ahead in 2013.

Capitol Connection Podcast: College game day

3:30 PM, Jan 17, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown focused on California's colleges and universities this week -- specifically, ideas for online education and his insistence that higher education trim its fiscal sails.