Nation State of Play

Nation State of Play

On each episode of Nation State of Play, we explore these stories with candidates, 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.

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September 7, 2022 40 sec

Bryan reviews the high profile strike of Kaiser Permanente with Sarah Soroken, Kaiser triage therapist, and Sal Rosselli, president of the National Union of Healthcare Workers. They explain the resources of nuhw.org, their goals, and ongoing efforts to demand change in the clinical environments throughout California.

 

(Originally aired September 6 22)

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Bryan reviews the high profile strike of Kaiser Permanente with Sarah Soroken, Kaiser triage therapist, and Sal Rosselli, president of the National Union of Healthcare Workers. They explain the resources of nuhw.org, their goals, and ongoing efforts to demand change in the clinical environments throughout California.

 

(Originally aired September 6 22)

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Kami Peer, California Policy Associate with Common Sense Media, shares with Bryan how proposed legislation this past session was drafted to combat tactics used to addict minors to social media. Kami goes behind the scenes discussing the platforms and political leaders they are taking on in this fight.

(Originally aired 30Aug22)

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Bryan has a moving conversation with Katelyn Brewer of Darkness to Light - the nations leading advocate for child sexual abuse prevention. As President & CEO, she lends invaluable insight to the larger conversation of child protection as a collective adult responsibility. She outlines the National Blueprint for reform and its impact on legislation.

(Originally aired 24Aug22)

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In light of the recent SCOTUS ruling, Shannon Olivieri Hovis, Director, California at NARAL Pro-Choice America, joins Bryan to discuss its impact to the Pro-Choice movement in California.

(Originally aired 19August22)

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Edward Ring returns to the program to discuss his new book, The Abundance Choice. Ed is one of the leading voices in California to address our rapidly accelerating water shortage. (Originally aired 25July22)

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Bryan is joined by Antonio Villaraigosa who brings his unique experience and perspective as the former Mayor of Los Angeles to examine this year's race for mayoral. He shares where the race is headed into November and the issues facing the city.

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Greg Totten, of the Golden State Communities Project, reviews primary results with Bryan. They focus on several great primary races in California that have a national impact.

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Chuck Rocha returns to talk with Bryan and the June 7 results in California and the potential ramifications for the November elections.

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Bryan talks with Carol McGruder, Co-founder of the African-American Tobacco Control Leadership Council. They discuss the fight against tobacco in California including upcoming referendums to ban menthol cigarettes.

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May 3, 2022 52 min

Bryan is joined by one of the most knowledgeable people on Latino turnout and national trends of the electorate, Mike Madrid. Longtime Republican political consultant and a co-founder of The Lincoln Project he shares about The Latino Vote podcast and how 'history is made on the margins'.

(Originally aired 3May22) 

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Bryan examines voter outreach with Reid McCollum, Director of the Postcard Program for the Progressive Turnout Project. The program’s volunteers wrote 21 million postcards to voters in 2020.

(Originally aired 26April22)

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April 5, 2022 41 min

Chuck Rocha, of the Nuestro podcast, joins Bryan to talk about Latino turnout in the mid-terms.

(Originally aired 5April22)

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The Director of Organizing for the California Native Vote Project, Joey Williams, shares with Bryan the legislative issues related to the indigenous vote and the impact of representation. 

(Originally aired 15March22)

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Ned Wigglesworth shares his thoughts with Bryan about the state of healthcare legislation in California.

(Originally aired 11March22)

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Bryan talks with Lourin Hubbard. Hubbard is running for California's 22nd Congressional District, comprising portions of Fresno and Tulare counties. Topics include January 6th, the unique series of upcoming elections, and Devin Nunes.

(Originally aired 25Feb22)

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Braden Murphy joins Bryan to talk about his campaign and the issues central to it.

(Originally aired 15Feb22)

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Bryan gets to know more about Thien Ho, candidate for Sacramento County DA. He shares his childhood story from Vietnam, recounts notable cases from his career and how its shaped his approach to protecting the community.

(Originally aired 11Feb22)

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February 8, 2022 39 min

Mark Barden, co-Founder and CEO of the Sandy Hook Promise talks with Bryan about the student education and awareness programs that are serving as preventive tools against gun violence. These initiatives hope to have a positive, lasting impact on legislative policy surrounding firearms.

(Originally aired 8Feb22)

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Cris Steller, Executive Director of The California Artisanal Distillers Guild, shares with Bryan the current legislation that he is advocating for on behalf of the distilling industry. They also discuss the adjustments made during COVID that saved many distillers in the state.

(Originally aired 1Feb22)

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