The State of California

The State of California

The State of California

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A daily deep dive into an issue of public policy or politics that's driving the conversation in California. Each day, we interview a guest who's a newsmaker, public official, or expert.
  1. November 29, 2022
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    Republicans must provide goals and solutions to keep control in the Senate
    Last week, we looked at what the new Congress means for Democrats. Today we look at the challenges and opportunities for Republicans as the GOP takes control of the house and the greater implications for Califo…
  2. November 24, 2022
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    With big changes coming post-midterms, is Congress headed for chaos?
    Plenty of changes are in store for Congress in the coming months; Republicans taking control of the house, a new speaker, and a generational shift in Democratic leadership all lay the groundwork for what could…
  3. November 22, 2022
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    The only nuclear plant in California scheduled to shut down
    Diablo Canyon is the last nuclear power plant operating in California and has been scheduled to shut down in two phases, the first in 2024 and the second in 2025.For more on this, we are joined live today on th…
  4. November 19, 2022
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    4 dams in CA will be removed in order to 'reverse environmental damage'
    It's been years in the making and now the final hurdle has been cleared to remove four dams on the Klamath River near the California-Oregon border. This after yesterday's vote from the Federal Energy Regulatory…
  5. November 18, 2022
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    What motivated young voters to turnout in the midterm elections
    Well, the Democrats did a lot better than many people thought they would, andthen most polls suggested they would, in the midterm elections, holding on tothe U.S. Senate and only losing a very narrow majority t…
  6. November 17, 2022
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    Fmr President Donald Trump officially running for re-election
    Former President Donald Trump has made it official: He is running for president for the third time. But this time he faces significant opposition from within his own party, as more and more Republicans see him…
  7. November 15, 2022
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    Who will be the next speaker?
    Ballots are still coming in, many unexpected victories occurred in this election,  and California has a hold on the outcome of the house majority. Many people project Kevin McCarthy will be the Republican nomin…
  8. November 14, 2022
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    The projected return of Trump and GOP performance
    As Donald Trump is expected to announce his return to politics and take on President Biden, his GOP peers have taken control of lower levels of government. In this episode, we take a look at the possible split…
  9. November 12, 2022
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    Robert Rivas speaks on being elected as speaker of California state assembly
    California has named its next Assembly Speaker after months of debate over the succession plan for current speaker Anthony Rendon. After a 6-hour meeting yesterday, state Democrats emerged with the announcement…
  10. November 11, 2022
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    Widespread support for reproductive freedom a driving force for voters nationwide
    Abortion was definitely on the ballot this week, not just in California, but in Michigan, Vermont and Kentucky. California's Proposition 1 won big; it was the leading vote-getter of any measure or candidate on…
  11. November 10, 2022
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    We can start to see what communities turned out as votes are counted
    The biggest winner on Election Night was Proposition 1, the abortion rights amendment that got more votes than any of the statewide candidates.There are literally still millions of ballots left to count across…
  12. November 09, 2022
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    Half a dozen California Congressional races could help decide balance of power
    It is Election Day 2022, with control of Congress at stake and California electing statewide officers from governor on down. Half a dozen Congressional races in California could help decide whether Democrats or…
  13. November 07, 2022
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    Districts in California could determine the next Speaker of the House
    Its the eve of Election Day and congressional campaigns are in full swing. Several districts are being targeted by Democrats and Republicans alike in an effort to switch shades and take control of the House. In…
  14. November 04, 2022
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    'Jerry Brown: The Disrupter' Documentary about California's politics is out now
    Just days before California's latest Gubernatorial election a new documentary about the Golden State's 34th, and 39th, governor held its world premiere last night in San Francisco.    For more, KCBS Radio's Pat…
  15. November 02, 2022
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    AG contender Nathan Hochman discusses race stakes and election agenda
    Just six days until the midterm elections, and today our focus is on the race to be California’s top cop.California has an incumbent Attorney General, Democrat Rob Bonta, but he was appointed, not elected, and…
  16. November 02, 2022
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    The Pelosi Attack and its Effect on Midterms
    In a world of constant coverage where the story is evolving, there are several dialogues that use details - old and new - from the news on Paul Pelosi's attack. In this episode of The State of California, Doug…
  17. October 31, 2022
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    The Future of Gavin Newsom's Political career
    Newsom's campaign for reelection calls into question - what's next after his predicted reelection? Does he have the potential to run in a national race? His stances are evolving as his gaze looks farther down t…
  18. October 28, 2022
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    California voting threats and its effect on democracy
    Today we can't ignore the disturbing incident when Paul Pelosi was attacked with a hammer by a man who broke into his San Francisco home this morning looking for his wife, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Mr. Pelosi…
  19. October 27, 2022
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    The role of the Latino vote in California heading into midterm elections
    We're less than two weeks until Election Day, and today we continue our special edition of the State of California taking a closer look at the issues at hand for the midterms. KCBS Political reporter Doug Sover…
  20. October 26, 2022
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    Red or Blue: Roundtable breaks down midterm projections
    Less than two weeks before Election Day, we’ve got a special edition of the State of California, with more on the way.KCBS political reporter Doug Souvern has assembled a special roundtable of guests to break d…

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