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Interview with Chris Holden

This week we welcome Assemblymember Chris Holden. Holden represents Assembly District 41. We discuss civil rights, solitary confinement, the environment, our carbon footprint, and more.

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Interview with Lance Hastings

Interview with Lance Hastings

This week we welcome Lance Hastings, President and CEO of the California Manufacturers & Technology Association. We discuss energy, legislative impact, solutions in manufacturing, and more. (06:06) Shortage of necessities (09:54) Affordable and reliable energy...

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Interview with Kristina Bas Hamilton

Interview with Kristina Bas Hamilton

Today we welcome Kristina Bas Hamilton, Principal at KBH Advocacy. Bas Hamilton also hosts her own podcast, Blueprint for California Advocates. We discuss lobbying for the budget, staff unionization issues, podcasting benefits, and more. (12:30) Lobbying for the...

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Interview with Lance Christensen

Interview with Lance Christensen

This week we welcome Lance Christensen, candidate for California Superintendent of Public Instruction. We discuss Christensen's candidacy, school choice, issues in education, and more. (06:50) Student Choice Initiative (16:01) Pure pupil spending (27:59) School choice...

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Jarhett Blonien

Jarhett Blonien

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Jarhett Blonien is a seasoned California attorney with years of experience working in various levels of state government. The breadth and depth of his experience – both in the capitol and in the courtroom – give him a unique perspective to the inner-workings of California government.

Blonien has spent his career mastering the legislative process, forming relationships with key players and learning how to creatively implement successful strategies amidst a constantly evolving political landscape.