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Then There's California

Produced by the Senate Democratic Caucus, ‘Then There’s California' is a podcast featuring Senate Democratic Caucus members discussing legislative priorities, policy and other related issues that make California...Exceptional!


Latest Episodes

CA State Senator Richard Pan & Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, the first Surgeon General in California...share their passion about medicine and their compassion for recovering from childhood trauma. Visit YouTube for a closed-captioned version of this podcast.


 

Labor & Civil Rights Leader Dolores Huerta and CA. State Senator Maria Elena Durazo are not only long-time allies in the cause for farmworkers' rights and equality...they are long-time friends. Listen to their conversation about a lifetime of collaborations, their sacrifices and how closely the issues they fought for in the past mirror present-day causes. Visit YouTube for a closed-captioned version of this podcast.


 

Musician Bret Michaels, EASE T1D co-founders discuss Type 1 diabetes awareness. Visit YouTube for a closed-captioned version of this podcast.


 

Senate Legislative Aide Domonique Jones shares an honest & personal conversation with her boss, State Senator Steven Bradford, about the dynamics of Black History Month, 2019. Visit YouTube for a closed-captioned version of this podcast.


 

State Senator Connie Leyva - starting her second term in the CA State Legislature - and Senator Melissa Hurtado (who was sworn into office for the first time, in December) - in conversation about life as a legislator, its impact on families, work-life balance, women serving in public office....  Visit YouTube for a closed-captioned version of this podcast. 


 

State Senator Jim Beall, Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Mental Health, discusses how 2019 could be a pivotal year for mental health funding, treatment and services in California.Visit YouTube for a closed-captioned version of this podcast.


State Senator Bob Wieckowski joins Santa Clara County Housing Commissioner Yuki Ikezi in her OWN, new Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) to talk about legislative efforts to make it easier to build ADU's in CA, in an effort to help ease California's housing crisis. Greg Popovich of Goldstar Builders, the contractor for Commissioner Ikezi's new ADU, joins in the conversation.Visit YouTube for a closed-captioned version of this podcast.


California State Senator Henry Stern shares his very personal reflections on how his Northern LA / Ventura County district is recovering from dual tragedies; a mass shooting...and a devastating fire. Visit YouTube for a closed-captioned version of this podcast.


California State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, discusses new laws in California that strengthen the rights of women in the workplace, as well as their representation numbers in California's boardrooms. Visit YouTube for a closed-captioned version of this podcast.


In her history-making, very short term in the California State Senate, Senator Vanessa Delgado (D-Monterey Park) talks about learning quickly, having a strong voice...making a difference. Visit YouTube for a closed-captioned version of this podcast.


California State Senator Connie Leyva (D-Chino) is joined by Alameda County, CA., District Attorney Nancy O'Malley, to talk about legislative proposals requiring California law enforcement agencies and forensic laboratories promptly analyze and test all newly collected rape kit evidence, statutes of limitations on sex crimes, and other efforts to ensure justice for survivors of sexual assault. Visit YouTube for a closed-captioned version of this podcast.


"Then There's California's" inaugural podcast segment features California State Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) in conversation with Dr. Manuel Pastor, a professor of sociology and American studies at the University of Southern California, who is the author of the new book, "State of Resistance: What California's Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America's Future." Visit YouTube for a closed-captioned version of this podcast.

 


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