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Political Breakdown

By KQED

Join hosts Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos as they unpack the week in politics with a California perspective. Featuring interviews with reporters and other insiders involved in the craft of politics—including elected officials, candidates, pollsters, campaign managers, fundraisers, and other political players—Political Breakdown pulls back the curtain to offer an insider’s glimpse at how politics works today.

  1. 1.
    Kamala Harris’ Exit and Angela Glover Blackwell on ‘Radical Imagination’12/6/2019
    28:53
  2. 2.
    Thanksgiving Special with Anne Marie Schubert and Katie Porter11/29/2019
    28:10
  3. 3.
    Corrin Rankin on Recruiting African-American Candidates to the GOP and Growing Up in the Bail Industry11/22/2019
    28:11
  4. 4.
    Chesa Boudin on His District Attorney Victory, Parents’ Incarceration and Travels in South America11/15/2019
    28:36
  5. 5.
    Proposition 187 at 25 with MALDEF President Thomas Saenz11/8/2019
    28:36
  6. 6.
    The Politics of California’s Wildfire and Power Crisis with Michael Wara11/1/2019
    28:42
  7. 7.
    Bill Dodd on Utility Reform, Leaving the GOP and His High School Cover Band10/25/2019
    28:58
  8. 8.
    Katie Porter on Congressional Hearings, Class With Elizabeth Warren and Learning to Surf10/18/2019
    29:00
  1. 9.
    BONUS: Impeachment Inquiry Update from Washington, D.C.10/17/2019
    28:57
  2. 10.
    Nancy Skinner on PG&E Shutoffs, Criminal Justice Reform, and the NCAA ‘Fair Pay’ Law10/11/2019
    28:42
  3. 11.
    Chris Lehane on Impeachment War Rooms, Warren’s Rise and Kennebunkport Politics10/4/2019
    28:38
  4. 12.
    Libby Schaaf on Her Oakland Roots, Clashing with Trump and Fundraising for Spider Monkeys9/27/2019
    28:37
  5. 13.
    Jessica Patterson on Her Vision for the Republican Party, CEQA Reform and ‘Mexican Chop Suey’9/20/2019
    28:37
  6. 14.
    Mayor Eric Garcetti on the Homeless Crisis, Kosher Burritos and LA’s Green New Deal9/13/2019
    28:46
  7. 15.
    Ted Lieu on Tweeting at Trump, Running Against Kamala and Selling Jade9/6/2019
    28:43
  8. 16.
    Jordan Cunningham on Coastal Republicanism, Charter Schools and Nuclear Energy8/30/2019
    28:14
  9. 17.
    Andrew Yang on Support from Tech Workers, Universal Basic Income, and the ‘Bizarre’ Democratic Debates8/23/2019
    28:13
  10. 18.
    Marianne Williamson on Reparations, Vaccinations, and Spirituality in Politics8/16/2019
    28:10
  11. 19.
    Massaging the Message with Anat Shenker-Osorio8/9/2019
    28:10
  12. 20.
    Ro Khanna on Anti-War Activism, Regulating Silicon Valley, and Keeping His Kids Off of Social Media8/2/2019
    28:10
  13. 21.
    Amanda Renteria on Central Valley Politics, Working for DiFi, and Life on the Hot Corner7/25/2019
    28:55
  14. 22.
    Scott Wiener on Coming Out to His Frat Brothers, San Francisco Politics and Fashion Tips from Kamala7/18/2019
    28:55
  15. 23.
    Chad Mayes on Cap and Trade, Working With Democrats and the Future of the Republican Party7/12/2019
    28:49
  16. 24.
    Newsom’s First Budget, Kamala’s Big Night and Cory Booker on His California Roots7/5/2019
    29:24
  17. 25.
    Lorena Gonzalez on Labor Organizing, Working as a Single Mom, and Handling Online Harassment6/28/2019
    29:25
  18. 26.
    Catharine Baker on Losing an Election, Overcoming Cancer, and Reaching Across the Aisle6/21/2019
    28:55
  19. 27.
    Adam Schiff on His Mother’s Campaigning, Prosecuting an FBI Agent, and Working with Devin Nunes6/14/2019
    28:55
  20. 28.
    Cory Booker on His Push for ‘Civic Grace,’ Football at Stanford, and Dating in the Projects6/7/2019
    28:55
  21. 29.
    Julián Castro on Growing Up in Texas and Taking On President Trump’s Immigration Policy5/31/2019
    28:10
  22. 30.
    The Identity Politics of Being ‘Enough’ with Tonya Mosley, and Jenifer Ancona on Organizing a New American Majority5/24/2019
    28:10
  23. 31.
    BONUS: Gay Candidates Then and Now, From Milk to Buttigieg5/22/2019
    52:33
  24. 32.
    Kimberly Ellis on ‘Losing with Grace,’ Her Brother’s Death, and Her Run for Party Chair5/17/2019
    28:10
  25. 33.
    Pollster David Binder on Focus Groups, the Myth of Voters in the Middle, and the 2020 Primary5/10/2019
    28:11
  26. 34.
    Jay Inslee on Hooping with Obama and His Climate Change Campaign for President5/3/2019
    28:10
  27. 35.
    David Chiu on Rent Control, San Francisco Politics, and Electric Violining4/26/2019
    28:36
  28. 36.
    Rusty Hicks on His Campaign for Democratic Party Chair4/18/2019
    29:24
  29. 37.
    Laphonza Butler on Her Move from Labor Leadership to the Harris Campaign4/12/2019
    28:37
  30. 38.
    Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert on the Death Penalty, Stephon Clark and Forensic DNA4/5/2019
    28:35
  31. 39.
    TJ Cox on His Nail-Biting House Victory, the Green New Deal and High-Speed Rail3/29/2019
    28:36
  32. 40.
    Amy Klobuchar on Early Moments of Leadership, Adding ‘The Voice of a Midwesterner’ on Climate Change, and Prom Night Trauma3/22/2019
    28:36
  33. 41.
    Inside the Horseshoe With Newsom Chief of Staff Ann O’Leary3/15/2019
    28:36
  34. 42.
    Aimee Allison on Empowering Women of Color, Rep. Omar Controversy and Identity Politics in the 2020 Election3/8/2019
    28:21
  35. 43.
    Pete Buttigieg Rides a Presidential Boomlet3/1/2019
    28:53
  36. 44.
    BONUS Breakdown: Jeff Adachi, 1959-20192/24/2019
    28:53
  37. 45.
    Sam Liccardo on His Early California Roots, Bringing Google to San Jose, and High-Speed Rail2/22/2019
    28:55
  38. 46.
    Anthony Rendon, from Dostoyevsky to Social D, His Leadership Style, and Working with Governor Newsom2/15/2019
    28:53
  39. 47.
    Carl Guardino on Representing Silicon Valley in the Halls of Power2/8/2019
    28:54
  40. 48.
    Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal on Her Journey to America, Negotiating with Pelosi, and How Democrats Should Talk About Single-Payer2/1/2019
    28:29
  41. 49.
    The Kamala Harris ‘Progressive Prosecutor’ Debate, and San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi1/25/2019
    28:29
  42. 50.
    Buffy Wicks on Parenting in Politics, Running Campaigns vs. Running for Office, and Her Race for State Assembly1/18/2019
    28:28

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