100 episodes

Capitol Journal provides extensive coverage of the Alabama Legislature and Alabama politics from a studio inside the Alabama Statehouse. Don Dailey hosts the program, examining key issues and interviewing newsmakers.

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    • 4.4, 5 Ratings

Capitol Journal provides extensive coverage of the Alabama Legislature and Alabama politics from a studio inside the Alabama Statehouse. Don Dailey hosts the program, examining key issues and interviewing newsmakers.

    August 7, 2020

    August 7, 2020

    We will report on the arrest of Rep. Will Dismukes of Prattville on a felony theft charge. We will be joined by U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, who will discuss his hopes for a new federal virus aid package. State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris will also be with us to discuss an overall downward trend in Alabama virus numbers. And ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell and Business Council of Alabama President and CEO Katie Britt will join us to talk about an upcoming event to encourage state residents to take part in the census while at work.

    • 56 min
    July 31, 2020

    July 31, 2020

    State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris joins us to discuss Gov. Kay Ivey extending for another month the statewide masking ordinance and the coronavirus health orders. We’re also be joined by Clint Reid, the chair of the College Republican Federation of Alabama. He will talk about his group being among those calling for the resignation of Rep. Will Dismukes of Prattville over his Confederate associations. And Rep. Juandalynn Givan of Birmingham is with us to discuss her pre-filed bills dealing with moving Confederate monuments and requiring black history courses in state schools.

    • 56 min
    July 24, 2020

    July 24, 2020

    We report on plans for the late congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis to lie in state at the Alabama capitol this weekend. We’re joined by Atty. Gen. Steve Marshall, who will discuss new state prison concerns raised by the Department of Justice. We’re also joined by new GOP U.S. Senate nominee Tommy Tuberville, who talks about the campaign ahead against incumbent Democrat Doug Jones. And State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris is with us to discuss continued virus spikes and preparations for back-to-school and college football.
     

    • 56 min
    July 17, 2020

    July 17, 2020

    AL Supt. of Ed. Dr. Eric Mackey joins us to discuss a revised school reopening plan he submitted to the governor today. St. Health Ofcr. Dr. Scott Harris is with us to talk about a new statewide mask ordinance and about a continued rise in virus cases and deaths. And Jerry Carl, the new Republican nominee for Alabama’s 1st dist. cong. seat, joins us to discuss his win this week and the campaign moving forward.

    • 56 min
    July 10, 2020

    July 10, 2020

    State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris joins us to discuss another Alabama record for daily coronavirus cases. Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn will be with us to talk about the virus behind bars and the governor’s new prison construction plan. Secretary of State John Merrill will join us to discuss health and safety at the polls next week. And U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Session will be with us to talk about Tuesday’s Republican runoff election with Tommy Tuberville.

    • 56 min
    June 26, 2020

    June 26, 2020

    We report on plans announced today for reopening state schools this fall. We’re joined by State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris, who discusses another record daily high for coronavirus cases this week. We’re also joined by Archives and History Director Steve Murray, who talks with us about his agency acknowledging its role in distorting the state’s racial history. And Rep. Will Dismukes of Prattville is with us to discuss calls for him to resign because of his support of certain Confederate causes.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Jaime Ringnell ,

Poor Journalism

This show is great for keeping up with Alabama politics. Don gets into the nitty gritty on interesting political issues in the state. However, the show is so incredibly one sided, it can almost seem satiric. Don doesn’t give any of his republican guests any pushback and asks the most softball, leading questions. So, beware. Listen with a critical ear because this show is responsible for spreading some serious misinformation.

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