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The Sacramento Bee presents California Nation, your go-to source for the latest political news from the world's fifth-largest economy. Each show, we focus on what's happening way out West and how it could shape the national conversation.

Latest Episodes

Vaccines, gig workers, and rent caps, oh my

It's been an incredibly active year at the California Capitol. From vaccines to rent caps, lawmakers are scurrying this week to pass hundreds of bills ahead of a deadline to get it on the governor's desk. On this edition of the podcast, The Sacramento Bee staff takes a look back at some of the most consequential proposals, as well as the laws Gov. Gavin Newsom has already signed this year.Guests this week include Sophia Bollag, Andrew Sheeler and Hannah Wiley. For the latest news in California politics, please visit https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22 MIN1 weeks ago
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Vaccines, gig workers, and rent caps, oh my

Candidate Conversation: Amy Klobuchar

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is hoping a more pragmatic set of policy ideas will appeal to California voters. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate spoke at the summer DNC meetings in San Francisco, and joined us shortly thereafter to make her case to voters. For more information, please visit https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article234392602.html.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

18 MIN3 weeks ago
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Candidate Conversation: Amy Klobuchar

CA OKs law forcing Trump to release taxes to get on state's 2020 ballot

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Tuesday forcing President Donald Trump to release the last five years of his tax returns in order to get his name on the state's 2020 primary ballot, setting the stage for a legal showdown between Trump and California. For more information on today's show, please visit https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article232697722.html.To hear how it could keep several Democratic presidential candidates off the ballot, visit https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article232975022.html.Send show feedback to host Bryan Anderson at banderson@sacbee.com.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

24 MINAUG 1
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CA OKs law forcing Trump to release taxes to get on state's 2020 ballot

2020 Democrats want health care for undocumented immigrants. California's already doing it.

In the first Democratic presidential debate, 10 candidates were asked if their health care plans would provide health care insurance to undocumented immigrants. All of their hands went up.As the national conversation brews, it's worth highlighting what California has already done on the issue. On today's episode, we examine the state's new plan to expand coverage to undocumented adults between the ages of 19 and 25.Later in the show, we rebroadcast a conversation from last fall with billionaire liberal activist Tom Steyer. Steyer recently threw his name into the 2020 presidential race, keeping Democrats at a crowded field of 25 candidates.In our Buzz of the Week segment, we look at a new plan California has that would force Trump to release his tax returns in order to get onto the state's 2020 primary ballot.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

17 MINJUL 18
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2020 Democrats want health care for undocumented immigrants. California's already doing it.

Introducing Smoked

From the team behind California Nation comes the story of racing prodigy Randy Lanier, who shot to stardom at the Indy 500 in the 1980s—and funded his racing through a secret double life as one of the biggest pot kingpins in American history. Now, after nearly 30 years in prison, this tale of weed, speed and the road ahead highlights society's changing relationship with marijuana, and the legacy of those already incarcerated for it.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2 MINJUL 10
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Introducing Smoked

Candidate Conversation: Elizabeth Warren

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is running for president on a series of progressive policy proposals. Calling for free college tuition, decriminalizing border crossings and abolishing private health insurance, she's hoping her message will resonate with California voters.On July 3, Warren held a rally in Reno. She sat down with us before the event to make her case for why she's the best person to take on President Donald Trump in 2020.To learn more about her, please visit https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article232195072.html.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

12 MINJUL 8
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Candidate Conversation: Elizabeth Warren

What's California doing about wildfires and PG&E bankruptcy?

After the Camp Fire killed 85 people, state lawmakers vowed to make wildfires a top priority. But after several months, little has been done. Over the next month, California is expected to come up with a plan to address ongoing concerns about wildfire liability and recovery costs. Guests on this week's show include Michael Wara, director of Stanford University’s climate and energy policy program, state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, and state Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa.Finally, California Rep. Eric Swalwell wins Buzz of the Week for an awkward moment on the presidential campaign trail in Iowa. For more information about today's show, please visit https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article231438308.html.Got Buzz of the Week suggestions? Call 916-326-5538. Send show feedback to host Bryan Anderson at banderson@sacbee.com.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

16 MINJUN 20
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What's California doing about wildfires and PG&E bankruptcy?

The Liberal List: How far to the left is California moving?

California Democrats have pushed the state further and further to the left. With Gavin Newsom as governor and President Trump in the White House, many lawmakers within the Democratic Party think there's still room for California to become even more progressive. Lawmakers in order of appearance at the beginning of the show include Assemblyman Todd Gloria, Sen. Ben Allen, Sen. Bob Hertzberg, Sen. Connie Leyva, Sen. Hannah Beth-Jackson, and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon. Later in the show, Sacramento Bee legislative reporter Hannah Wiley sits down to discuss some of the most liberal bills under consideration this year. For more information about today's show, please visit https://www.sacbee.com/podcasts/california-nation/article230722394.html.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

19 MINMAY 23
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The Liberal List: How far to the left is California moving?

Candidate Conversation: Marianne Williamson

Author and spiritual leader Marianne Williamson has qualified for a spot on the Democratic debate stage by hitting 65,000 donors. She recently spoke with The Bee to discuss her vision for the county. For more information, please visit https://www.sacbee.com/podcasts/california-nation/article229909459.html.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

12 MINMAY 10
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Candidate Conversation: Marianne Williamson

Candidate Conversation: Jay Inslee

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has qualified for a spot on the 2020 Democratic presidential stage. Running to combat climate change, he's hoping he can resonate with California voters. To learn more about Inslee, please visit https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/election/article229909509.html. Send show feedback to host Bryan Anderson at banderson@sacbee.com.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

23 MINMAY 9
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Candidate Conversation: Jay Inslee

Latest Episodes

Vaccines, gig workers, and rent caps, oh my

It's been an incredibly active year at the California Capitol. From vaccines to rent caps, lawmakers are scurrying this week to pass hundreds of bills ahead of a deadline to get it on the governor's desk. On this edition of the podcast, The Sacramento Bee staff takes a look back at some of the most consequential proposals, as well as the laws Gov. Gavin Newsom has already signed this year.Guests this week include Sophia Bollag, Andrew Sheeler and Hannah Wiley. For the latest news in California politics, please visit https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Vaccines, gig workers, and rent caps, oh my

Candidate Conversation: Amy Klobuchar

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is hoping a more pragmatic set of policy ideas will appeal to California voters. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate spoke at the summer DNC meetings in San Francisco, and joined us shortly thereafter to make her case to voters. For more information, please visit https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article234392602.html.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

18 MIN3 weeks ago
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Candidate Conversation: Amy Klobuchar

CA OKs law forcing Trump to release taxes to get on state's 2020 ballot

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Tuesday forcing President Donald Trump to release the last five years of his tax returns in order to get his name on the state's 2020 primary ballot, setting the stage for a legal showdown between Trump and California. For more information on today's show, please visit https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article232697722.html.To hear how it could keep several Democratic presidential candidates off the ballot, visit https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article232975022.html.Send show feedback to host Bryan Anderson at banderson@sacbee.com.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

24 MINAUG 1
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CA OKs law forcing Trump to release taxes to get on state's 2020 ballot

2020 Democrats want health care for undocumented immigrants. California's already doing it.

In the first Democratic presidential debate, 10 candidates were asked if their health care plans would provide health care insurance to undocumented immigrants. All of their hands went up.As the national conversation brews, it's worth highlighting what California has already done on the issue. On today's episode, we examine the state's new plan to expand coverage to undocumented adults between the ages of 19 and 25.Later in the show, we rebroadcast a conversation from last fall with billionaire liberal activist Tom Steyer. Steyer recently threw his name into the 2020 presidential race, keeping Democrats at a crowded field of 25 candidates.In our Buzz of the Week segment, we look at a new plan California has that would force Trump to release his tax returns in order to get onto the state's 2020 primary ballot.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

17 MINJUL 18
Comments
2020 Democrats want health care for undocumented immigrants. California's already doing it.

Introducing Smoked

From the team behind California Nation comes the story of racing prodigy Randy Lanier, who shot to stardom at the Indy 500 in the 1980s—and funded his racing through a secret double life as one of the biggest pot kingpins in American history. Now, after nearly 30 years in prison, this tale of weed, speed and the road ahead highlights society's changing relationship with marijuana, and the legacy of those already incarcerated for it.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2 MINJUL 10
Comments
Introducing Smoked

Candidate Conversation: Elizabeth Warren

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is running for president on a series of progressive policy proposals. Calling for free college tuition, decriminalizing border crossings and abolishing private health insurance, she's hoping her message will resonate with California voters.On July 3, Warren held a rally in Reno. She sat down with us before the event to make her case for why she's the best person to take on President Donald Trump in 2020.To learn more about her, please visit https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article232195072.html.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

12 MINJUL 8
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Candidate Conversation: Elizabeth Warren

What's California doing about wildfires and PG&E bankruptcy?

After the Camp Fire killed 85 people, state lawmakers vowed to make wildfires a top priority. But after several months, little has been done. Over the next month, California is expected to come up with a plan to address ongoing concerns about wildfire liability and recovery costs. Guests on this week's show include Michael Wara, director of Stanford University’s climate and energy policy program, state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, and state Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa.Finally, California Rep. Eric Swalwell wins Buzz of the Week for an awkward moment on the presidential campaign trail in Iowa. For more information about today's show, please visit https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article231438308.html.Got Buzz of the Week suggestions? Call 916-326-5538. Send show feedback to host Bryan Anderson at banderson@sacbee.com.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

16 MINJUN 20
Comments
What's California doing about wildfires and PG&E bankruptcy?

The Liberal List: How far to the left is California moving?

California Democrats have pushed the state further and further to the left. With Gavin Newsom as governor and President Trump in the White House, many lawmakers within the Democratic Party think there's still room for California to become even more progressive. Lawmakers in order of appearance at the beginning of the show include Assemblyman Todd Gloria, Sen. Ben Allen, Sen. Bob Hertzberg, Sen. Connie Leyva, Sen. Hannah Beth-Jackson, and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon. Later in the show, Sacramento Bee legislative reporter Hannah Wiley sits down to discuss some of the most liberal bills under consideration this year. For more information about today's show, please visit https://www.sacbee.com/podcasts/california-nation/article230722394.html.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

19 MINMAY 23
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The Liberal List: How far to the left is California moving?

Candidate Conversation: Marianne Williamson

Author and spiritual leader Marianne Williamson has qualified for a spot on the Democratic debate stage by hitting 65,000 donors. She recently spoke with The Bee to discuss her vision for the county. For more information, please visit https://www.sacbee.com/podcasts/california-nation/article229909459.html.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

12 MINMAY 10
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Candidate Conversation: Marianne Williamson

Candidate Conversation: Jay Inslee

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has qualified for a spot on the 2020 Democratic presidential stage. Running to combat climate change, he's hoping he can resonate with California voters. To learn more about Inslee, please visit https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/election/article229909509.html. Send show feedback to host Bryan Anderson at banderson@sacbee.com.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

23 MINMAY 9
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Candidate Conversation: Jay Inslee