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Scott Lay expands beyond his daily email newsletter by throwing a mic in his backpack to talk with cool folks about California Politics and Policy.

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Scott Lay expands beyond his daily email newsletter by throwing a mic in his backpack to talk with cool folks about California Politics and Policy.

    Mike Madrid on the 2020 general election

    Mike Madrid on the 2020 general election

    Scott sits down (or Zooms) with GOP political consultant Mike Madrid to talk the 2020 general election. Topics include (in rough order):
    - politics, race, Black Lives Matter, and November
    - COVID-19 and the election
    - the practical challenges in voter turnout and vote tabulation
    - the congressional outlook-
    - the prospects for Democrats taking the United States Senate
    - President Trump's approval rating and election prospects
    - why Mike is involved in The Lincoln Project with other GOP consultants trying to take out President Trump and his allies in the United States Senate

    • 56 min
    Chris Micheli on the Legislative Process and the Pandemic

    Chris Micheli on the Legislative Process and the Pandemic

    In this Nooner Conversation, I talk with legislative advocate and adjunct law professor Chris Micheli on how the Legislature is working through the COVID-19 pandemic, including a hybrid process of in-person and video conference participation and a modified process on a State Budget that is being hammered by the economic impact of the health crisis. We also talk about Chris's new book on California's legislative process and joke that it's already in need of a second edition given this year's legislative gymnastics.

    • 48 min
    Media Consumption in a Pandemic Age: Conversation with Roger Salazar and Hilary McLean of Alza Strategies

    Media Consumption in a Pandemic Age: Conversation with Roger Salazar and Hilary McLean of Alza Strategies

    As work and home life has changed dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic, so has the way we consume media. With that, it requires those who wish to communicate political and policy ideas to change accordingly. Which of these changes are temporary and which are permanent?

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Ray LeBov and Chris Micheli: A Practitioner's Guide to Lobbying and Advocacy in California

    Ray LeBov and Chris Micheli: A Practitioner's Guide to Lobbying and Advocacy in California

    In this Nooner Conversation, I sit down with experienced lobbyists and teachers Ray LeBov and Chris Micheli on the new book "A Practitioner's Guide to Lobbying and Advocacy in California: A Manual Written by Leading Government Relations Officials." LeBov and Micheli are editors and are joined with nearly forty familiar figures around the Capitol scene who wrote chapters in this important compendium. The proceeds of the book's sale go to fund political science graduate student scholarships.

    • 43 min
    Presidential in CA: my community college buds Paul Mitchell and Mike Madrid

    Presidential in CA: my community college buds Paul Mitchell and Mike Madrid

    In this episode, I talk to two friends of over twenty-five years. Only ten days before the California primary begins, where do the candidates stand? I talk to voter data geek Paul Mitchell (and share details about how we met) and Mike Madrid, who is pissing off many of his former clients by coming out as a Never Trumper.

    • 58 min
    The Back-to-Session Bash with David Quintana

    The Back-to-Session Bash with David Quintana

    In this episode of Nooner Conversations, I sit down with David Quintana to talk about the upcoming Back-to-Session Bash on January 16th, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year with a very special music guest. We talk past bashes including behind-the-scenes untold stories, some of the musical guests, and what to expect this year.

    • 24 min

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