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Capitol Journal provides extensive coverage of the Alabama Legislature and Alabama politics from a studio inside the Alabama Statehouse. Don Dailey hosts the program, examining key issues and interviewing newsmakers.

Capitol Journal provides extensive coverage of the Alabama Legislature and Alabama politics from a studio inside the Alabama Statehouse. Don Dailey hosts the program, examining key issues and interviewing newsmakers.

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Capitol Journal provides extensive coverage of the Alabama Legislature and Alabama politics from a studio inside the Alabama Statehouse. Don Dailey hosts the program, examining key issues and interviewing newsmakers.

Language:

English


Episodes

November 20, 2020

11/20/2020
State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris joins us to urge residents to stay home for Thanksgiving as the coronavirus surges. Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey is with us to talk about how the rising virus is forcing more schools to go back to remote learning. Attorney General Steve Marshall joins us to discuss the election controversy. And Sen. Cam Ward talks with us about being named the new Director of the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles.

Duration:00:56:43

November 13, 2020

11/13/2020
State Democratic Party Chair Chris England joins us to talk about Joe Biden winning the White House and about his party’s disappointing showing here at home. District 1 Cong.-elect Jerry Carl of Mobile is with us to talk about his victory and about the presidential election controversy. State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris joins us to discuss worsening Alabama coronavirus numbers. And state Mental Health Commissioner Lynn Beshear talks with us about the recently announced mental health...

Duration:00:56:43

November 6, 2020

11/6/2020
U.S. Sen.-elect Tommy Tuberville joins us to discuss his decisive win over Doug Jones this week and his thoughts on the presidential race. Cong. Mo Brooks is with us to talk about what he thought was at stake in the election and about his census lawsuit. Alabama Republican Party Chair Terry Lathan will join us to discuss big GOP strides in the election. And State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris talks with us about this week’s decision to extend the statewide masking ordinance.

Duration:00:56:43

October 30, 2020

10/30/2020
Sen. Doug Jones joins us to discuss the final days of his heated re-election campaign. GOP political consultant Angi Horn Stalnaker and Democratic pollster Zac McCrary is with us to offer pre-election analysis. Secretary of State John Merrill joins us to talk about predicted record voter turnout in Alabama next week. Sen. Arthur Orr talks with us about a constitutional amendment he sponsored that would make some changes to the state court system. And State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris...

Duration:00:56:43

October 23, 2020

10/23/2020
Cong. Gary Palmer joins us to discuss negotiations over a possible new federal coronavirus relief bill. State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris is with us to talk about a continued uptick in virus cases and hospitalizations. And Rep. Merika Coleman of Pleasant Grove joins us to discuss the amendment she sponsored on next month’s ballot that would remove racist language from Alabama's constitution.

Duration:00:56:43

October 20, 2020

10/16/2020
Former Chief Justice Roy Moore joins us to discuss a masking lawsuit, the U.S. Senate race and the new same-sex marriage debate. We’re also joined by Rep. Neil Rafferty of Birmingham, who talks with us about same-sex marriage and about his opposition to a new bill to ban transgender surgeries for minors. And State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris joins us to discuss a slight uptick in our coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.

Duration:00:56:39

October 9, 2020

10/9/2020
State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris joins us to discuss what he calls the "cautionary tale" for everyone in the wake of the White House coronavirus outbreak; Sen. Chris Elliott of Fairhope will be with us to talk about continued hurricane clean-up along our Gulf coast, even as a new hurricane hits Louisiana this weekend; And Dr. David Hughes with AUM joins us to discuss the school’s new independent poll on the closely-watched Alabama U.S. Senate race.

Duration:00:56:43

October 2, 2020

10/2/2020
We’re joined by former governor Robert Bentley, who talks with us about his contention that Governor Kay Ivey’s setting a special U.S. Senate election in 2017 could have consequences in the upcoming Supreme Court confirmation process. We’re also joined by Alabama Public Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris, who discusses this week’s extension of the statewide masking mandate. And Rep Wes Allen of Troy is with us to talk about his bringing back a bill that would ban puberty blocking drugs and...

Duration:00:56:43

September 25, 2020

9/25/2020
Gov. Kay Ivey joins us to discuss hurricane relief, prisons, the census deadline, another gas tax increase next week, and the looming expiration of her mask mandate. We’re also joined by State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris, who says he’s consulting with the governor on the possible masking extension. He contends the mandate probably prevented a virus spike on Labor Day. And Sen. Jim McClendon is with us to talk about legislative preparations to tackle reapportionment next year.

Duration:00:56:44

September 18, 2020

9/18/2020
We report on the aftermath of Hurricane Sally along the Alabama coast. We’re joined by Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon, whose city was among those hard hit. State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris is also with us to discuss both hurricane zone health and safety and the latest pandemic developments. And Alabama Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn joins us to analyze proposed new prison construction details.

Duration:00:56:44

September 11, 2020

9/11/2020
Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey joins us to discuss how the back to school season is faring in the midst of the pandemic. State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris is with us to talk about how virus-related hospitalizations are down significantly, and about a possible fall spike. Jefferson County Circuit Clerk Jackie Smith joins us for a ground-level view of this week's start of absentee voting in the state. And Linden Mayor-elect Gwendolyn Rogers joins us to discuss being among a...

Duration:00:56:43

September 4, 2020

9/4/2020
We're joined by State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris, who warns that large Labor Day gatherings could cause our virus numbers to spike again. We report on Governor Kay Ivey announcing proposed sites for three new prisons and the developers who will negotiate to build them. House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels will be with us to say that he doesn’t think the state can "build it’s way out of our prison problems." And Alabama League of Municipalities Executive Director Greg Cochran will join...

Duration:00:56:43

August 21, 2020

8/21/2020
Alabama Democratic Party Chair Chris England joins us to analyze this week’s Democratic National Convention and to discuss his belief that Alabama will support Joe Biden for President. We’ll also be joined by GOP 2nd district congressional nominee Barry Moore, who will talk about the dysfunction in congress and how he believes he is ready for that challenge. State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris will be with us to discuss how coronavirus cases in Alabama are continuing to trend down, and...

Duration:00:56:43

August 14, 2020

8/14/2020
Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon of Monrovia joins us to discuss the state possibly chipping in to help fund President Trump’s extended federal unemployment benefits; Alabama Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington will be with us to talk about jobless rate declines and a shrinking state unemployment fund; Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed of Jasper will join us to discuss the college football debate; And State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris will be with us to talk about a continued...

Duration:00:56:43

August 7, 2020

8/7/2020
We will report on the arrest of Rep. Will Dismukes of Prattville on a felony theft charge. We will be joined by U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, who will discuss his hopes for a new federal virus aid package. State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris will also be with us to discuss an overall downward trend in Alabama virus numbers. And ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell and Business Council of Alabama President and CEO Katie Britt will join us to talk about an upcoming event to encourage state residents to...

Duration:00:56:43

July 31, 2020

7/31/2020
State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris joins us to discuss Gov. Kay Ivey extending for another month the statewide masking ordinance and the coronavirus health orders. We’re also be joined by Clint Reid, the chair of the College Republican Federation of Alabama. He will talk about his group being among those calling for the resignation of Rep. Will Dismukes of Prattville over his Confederate associations. And Rep. Juandalynn Givan of Birmingham is with us to discuss her pre-filed bills...

Duration:00:56:43

July 24, 2020

7/24/2020
We report on plans for the late congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis to lie in state at the Alabama capitol this weekend. We’re joined by Atty. Gen. Steve Marshall, who will discuss new state prison concerns raised by the Department of Justice. We’re also joined by new GOP U.S. Senate nominee Tommy Tuberville, who talks about the campaign ahead against incumbent Democrat Doug Jones. And State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris is with us to discuss continued virus spikes and...

Duration:00:56:43

July 17, 2020

7/17/2020
AL Supt. of Ed. Dr. Eric Mackey joins us to discuss a revised school reopening plan he submitted to the governor today. St. Health Ofcr. Dr. Scott Harris is with us to talk about a new statewide mask ordinance and about a continued rise in virus cases and deaths. And Jerry Carl, the new Republican nominee for Alabama’s 1st dist. cong. seat, joins us to discuss his win this week and the campaign moving forward.

Duration:00:56:43

July 10, 2020

7/10/2020
State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris joins us to discuss another Alabama record for daily coronavirus cases. Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn will be with us to talk about the virus behind bars and the governor’s new prison construction plan. Secretary of State John Merrill will join us to discuss health and safety at the polls next week. And U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Session will be with us to talk about Tuesday’s Republican runoff election with Tommy Tuberville.

Duration:00:56:43

June 26, 2020

6/26/2020
We report on plans announced today for reopening state schools this fall. We’re joined by State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris, who discusses another record daily high for coronavirus cases this week. We’re also joined by Archives and History Director Steve Murray, who talks with us about his agency acknowledging its role in distorting the state’s racial history. And Rep. Will Dismukes of Prattville is with us to discuss calls for him to resign because of his support of certain Confederate...

Duration:00:56:44