On each episode of Nation State of Play, we explore the inside political stories driving public policy in California. We cover not just what politicians are doing—but how they’re doing it in ways you won’t hear about anywhere else. We explore these stories with political insiders, business leaders, journalists, and policy-makers themselves to get below the surface of the headlines, and show you the true forces shaping our nation state.
Danielle Coffey - The Future of the Free Press
Danielle Coffey, EVP and General Counsel for the News Media Alliance, shares with Bryan the future of the free press and pending legislation. The News Media Alliance represents 2,000 news media outlets worldwide. Danielle leads the organization’s advocacy and strategy while focusing on a digital future for news, which includes building a more favorable legislative and regulatory environment.
(Originally aired 21Sept21)
Will Gaffney - The Latest on Political Technology
Bryan discusses the latest on political technology with Will Gaffney of Simpli.fi, a leader in localized programmatic solutions. Trade desks, networks, local media groups, agencies, and multi-location brands leverage Simpli.fi’s performance, customizable audiences, and efficient delivery models to drive higher ROI in their digital businesses.
(Originally aired 17Sept21)
Meghan Butler - Making California a Leader in Plastic Recycling
Meghan Butler, VP/Chief of Staff at Recology, sits down with Bryan to talk about their efforts to make California a leader in plastic recycling. The Recology mission represents a fundamental shift from traditional waste management to resource recovery. They seek to eliminate waste by developing and discovering sustainable resource recovery practices that can be implemented globally.
(Originally aired 10Sept21)
Olivia Troye - Kevin McCarthy's Responsibility to Examine the Facts of January 6th
Bryan chats with Olivia Troye, Director of the Republican Accountability Project, to discuss Kevin McCarthy, the facts of January 6th, and the fragility of the Democracy. Olivia Troye served in the Trump administration as Vice President Pence’s Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor, as well as his lead staffer on the White House Coronavirus Task Force.
(Originally aired on 7Sept21)
David Mitchell - Why is Rep. Scott Peters Flip-Flopping on Affordable Drugs for San Diegans?
David Mitchell of Patients for Affordable Drugs NOW chats with Bryan about Scott Peters, drug prices and Big Pharma checks. Listen to hear the impact on San Diegans' healthcare.
(Originally aired 3Sept21)
Nicholas Rowley - California's Regressive Malpractice Damages Cap
Bryan talks with leading trial lawyer Nicholas Rowley discuss California’s regressive cap on medical malpractice damages, and a new ballot initiative to change the law.
(Originally aired 24August21)