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Sep 28, 2022

Dr. Richard Pan, Sacramento's first Asian -American state senator, is leaving the legislature after serving 12 years. In this reflective and candid conversation, Dr. Pan looks back at his career as a lawmaker, his fight for affordable and equitable medical care, and refusing to let threats & fear prevent his advocacy...


Sep 8, 2022

State Senator Ben Allen, Chair of the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality, shares behind-the-scenes details of the effort to enact SB 54, transformative legislation that will drastically reduce plastics pollution in California & the nation.

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Aug 24, 2022

Senator Connie M. Leyva is leaving the legislature this fall, after two extraordinary terms in the State Senate. Senator Leyva reflects on her earlier career as a union and statewide labor leader, and details her legislative record that prioritized working Californians, students and schools, and the rights and...


Aug 11, 2022

State Senators Dave Cortese of San Jose & Dave Min of Irvine, discuss the epidemic of gun violence in the US, how CA leads the national conversation preventing gun violence, the impact the federal courts are having on CA gun safety legislation...and how they themselves are affected by gun violence and mass shootings in...


Jul 26, 2022

In the second of two conversations about the impact of the SCOTUS ruling on Roe v Wade, State Senator Anna Caballero shares her concerns about the ruling and says that California's focus now needs to be on how our state can be a sanctuary for other women coming from other states for reproductive health care, and to...