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

Then There's California State Senators...in Conversation About California!

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

    Senator Lena Gonzalez on Bridging California’s Divides

    Senator Lena Gonzalez on Bridging California’s Divides

    Long Beach State Senator Lena Gonzalez talks about her legislative effort to further bridge the chronic digital divide affecting California's families, her new, historic appointment as chair of the Senate Transportation Committee...and hoe she 'waits' for unity to bridge California's other social, racial and economic divides.

    • 41 min
    Senator Connie Leyva & CA Schools Supt. Tony Thurmond / "This is not how we ever envisioned education to be delivered..."

    Senator Connie Leyva & CA Schools Supt. Tony Thurmond / "This is not how we ever envisioned education to be delivered..."

    State Senator Connie Leyva, Chair of the Senate Education Committee and CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, discuss the complicated and evolving dynamics surrounding public school closures and online learning during the COVID pandemic, and the efforts being made to help educators, parents and students navigate the educational and logistical challenges.

    • 51 min
    "The diversity of Latino issues is similar, but deeper..." / Senator Maria Elena Durazo & The Latino Legislative Caucus

    "The diversity of Latino issues is similar, but deeper..." / Senator Maria Elena Durazo & The Latino Legislative Caucus

    State Senator Maria Elena Durazo, the new Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, talks about public policy, health, and social justice priorities for our Latinx communities in 2021.

    • 47 min
    State Senator Jerry Hill / "It's all because I got mad and wanted to see the change..."

    State Senator Jerry Hill / "It's all because I got mad and wanted to see the change..."

    As Bay Area State Senator Jerry Hill prepares to leave the legislature because of term limits, he reflects on his extraordinary 30-year career in politics on the state and local level, and how injustice, harm to human beings and corporate malfeasance were the catalyst for his policies of consumer protection and business & government integrity.

    • 47 min
    Surviving Wildfire & Climate Change / Senator Henry Stern

    Surviving Wildfire & Climate Change / Senator Henry Stern

    On the 2nd anniversary of the devastating Woolsey Fire in Malibu, in November, 2018, State Senator Henry Stern, the Chair of the Senate Natural Resources Committee, candidly reflects on the emotional and psychological impact of evacuating and surviving a wildfire, and explains how the record-break wildfires of 2020 remind CA about the work still to be done to confront the economic and environmental consequences of climate change,

    • 46 min
    "This pandemic has shined a klieg light on the lack of equality for women..." / Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

    "This pandemic has shined a klieg light on the lack of equality for women..." / Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

    Senate Hannah-Beth Jackson discusses the impact the COVID pandemic and the current economic/employment crises are particularly having on working women, working moms, stay-at-home moms...and women of color in all of those categories - as well as the burden it places on relationships and the emotional health of families.

    • 44 min

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