Capital Notes

Capital Notes

From KQED Public Media

A weekly discussion of¿¿the latest¿in¿California politics by John Myers of KQED, Kate Folmar of the San Jose Mercury News, and Anthony York of Capitol Weekly.More from Capital Notes »

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Podcast: The Road Ahead

As the great Yogi Berra once said, "When you come to a fork in the road, take it." There are some forks in the road ahead for Governor Jerry Brown and his backers of a budget balanced, in part, with … Continue reading »

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Podcast: The Deal

Things look different on California's political landscape as the new week begins, and it's not just because spring is around the corner. Change your scorecards from three tax increase initiatives... to two. On a special Monday edition of the Capital … Continue reading »

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Podcast: From Poems to Polls

Governor Jerry Brown sent out a favorite poem this week along with his official proclamation of Arbor Day in California. If only this complicated election season in which he will play a major role could be described as elegantly... Instead, … Continue reading »

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Podcast: The Personal Touch

Sometimes, politics isn't about the person who yells the loudest but rather the person who knows how to work behind the scenes. And the success or failure of that strategy tells you all you need to know about the biggest … Continue reading »

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Podcast: Retirement, Realignment, Republicans

No word seems to dominate the political lexicon these days more than "optics," the acknowledgement that how something looks can sometimes be more important than what it really turns out to be. This week's Capital Notes Podcast examines some of … Continue reading »

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Podcast: The Political Lull

It seems to feel lately as though we're in between some big storms rumbling through the state political landscape in 2012 — hence, the title of this week's Capital Notes Podcast. Our brief — and aurally challenged — chat features … Continue reading »

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Podcast: America's Finest Podcast

Okay, maybe that's an overstatement. But as California Democrats flock to the sunny environs of San Diego for their annual convention, it was hard to resist a borrowing of the city's famous moniker. This week's Capital Notes Podcast offers a … Continue reading »

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Podcast: Show Your Cards

At some point in most poker games, you've got to lay down your cards and see who wins. This week, we saw a few of the cards floating around the 2012 election cycle when it comes to campaign cash. But … Continue reading »

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Podcast: Sales Pitch

Maybe all those years spent on the rough seas of California politics help explain why, so far, Governor Jerry Brown has charted a pretty successful course for his November tax initiative. But there's a lot more sailing to be done … Continue reading »

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Podcast: State Your Case, Mr. Brown

Governor Jerry Brown has now performed his two expected duties of the month of January: a budget and, as we saw this week, the State of the State address. Now, the tough work begins. This week's Capital Notes Podcast mulls … Continue reading »

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