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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

September 30, 2022

9/30/2022
A major broadband expansion announcement from Governor Ivey in Prattville. Karen Goldsmith takes us there. Discussion is ongoing about the state’s death penalty after recent trouble with executions. Randy Scott goes deeper on the issue. Department of Human Resources Commissioner Nancy Buckner explains the high turnover rate among child services social workers and what can be done to fix the problem. Barry Matson of the District Attorneys Association discusses increasing penalties for...

Duration:00:56:39

September 23, 2022

9/23/2022
In light of suicide prevention month, we’ll talk with Commissioner Kent Davis of the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs about efforts to combat veteran suicide. Commissioner Chris Blankenship of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources discusses the various outdoor recreation offerings in Alabama and the $80 million worth of upgrades coming to state parks. And with the Ken Burns Holocaust documentary debuting this week on PBS, Dr. Dan Puckett, a Professor of History...

Duration:00:56:38

September 16, 20222

9/16/2022
A special focus on the opioid epidemic in Alabama - how to prevent addictions and what treatment is available. Guests: Katherine Robertson with Sallye Longshore; Dr. Stephen Taylor; Carie Wimberly; Dr. Luke Engeriser

Duration:00:56:39

September 9, 2022

9/9/2022
More budget hearings at the State House reveal how state agencies are faring financially. Joining Todd at the desk are: Finance Director Bill Poole Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield, Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield.

Duration:00:56:38

September 2, 2022

9/2/2022
Talking tourism, a transition for the 187th Fighter Wing, and medical marijuana licenses. Guests include Sen. Will Barfoot, Rep. Chris Pringle, Jane Adams of Cover Alabama, and Brandon Burroughs of Boeing Space.

Duration:00:56:38

August 26, 2022

8/26/2022
STATE AND SCHOOL LEADERS ARE LOOKING AT THE SUCCESS OF STEM PROGRAMS HELPING STUDENTS IN ALABAMA FIND MORE SUCCESS IN THE CLASSROOM. ALSO,GOVERNOR KAY IVEY ADDRESSES RUMORS OF HER LACK OF APPEARANCES AND HEALTH STATUS. ONE MAJOR ALABAMA CITY IS LOOKING AT BRINGING NEW ECONOMIC AND RESIDENTIAL PROGRESS TO IT'S AREA BY REVITALIZING PORTIONS OF IT'S REGION. WE'LL BE JOINED IN STUDIO BY CHANCELLOR JIMMY BAKER OF THE ALABAMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM, ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR SECRETARY...

Duration:00:56:39

August 19, 2022

8/19/2022
We're covering the latest economic news -- from the latest unemployment report to the budget surplus and possible revisions to the state's incentives law. Guests are Rep. Danny Garrett, Kirk Fulford, Michael Staley and Chad Pilcher.

Duration:00:56:38

August 12, 2022

8/12/2022
A busy week at the State House as lawmakers gather for budget updates. We’ll take you inside the meetings. The state’s cannabis commission adopts final rules for medical marijuana. Director John McMillan explains. Cam Ward of the Bureau of Pardons and Paroles explains electronic monitoring and preventing opioid deaths. State Senator Greg Albritton discusses the challenging situation in Alabama’s prisons; House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels discusses the state’s use of ARPA money as his...

Duration:00:56:38

August 5, 2022

8/5/2022
A new statue unveiled at Tuskegee University marking the Polio Eradication Project. We’ll take you there and speak to Graham Champion who helped organize the event. Randy Scott reports on how COVID and monkeypox continue to strain the state’s medical community. State Treasurer Young Boozer discusses the state’s financial situation and explains how historic inflation came about. And political columnist Steve Flowers offers analysis on this election cycle and walks us down memory lane with...

Duration:00:56:38

July 22, 2022

7/22/2022
Alabama’s new unemployment numbers are out. We’ll break them down. Summer learning is happening all over the state. Karen Goldsmith highlights a local program and Randy Scott catches up with Superintendent Eric Mackey about how schools are catching students up to speed. And a focus on cities tonight with mayors of some of Alabama’s largest. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson and Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed will each join us.

July 8, 2022

7/8/2022
Budget hearings at the State House reveal how inflation is impacting state agencies. We’ll take you inside. The World Games are underway in Birmingham. Capitol Journal’s Randy Scott was at the opening ceremonies. State Senator Bobby Singleton is in studio discussing legislative issues; Alabama Republican Party Chairman John Wahl talks about the dramatic last few weeks of election controversies. And Tiffany Davis, the PBS Newshour Gwen Ifill fellow joins us to discuss her program and ask a...

Duration:00:56:39

July 1, 2022

7/1/2022
There’s finally a resolution in the contested Senate District 27 race between incumbent Tom Whatley and Challenger Jay Hovey. The state is moving forward with its prison construction project despite a bond sale coming up short. We’ll hear from State Finance Director Bill Poole. Jimmy Parnell of the Alabama Farmers Federation will join us to discuss how high fuel prices and inflation are impacting the state’s farmers. And effects of the Supreme Court’s overturning Roe versus Wade continue....

Duration:00:56:39

June 24, 2022

6/24/2022
The primary runoffs are over and the ballot is set for November. We’ll recap the election. State Senator Greg Albritton joins us to discuss the state’s financial situation amid rising inflation. Dr. Julia Booth of the Medical Association of Alabama discusses the prospects of Medicaid expansion. And Brian Lyman of the Montgomery Advertiser offers his take on this week’s elections and their implications. Randy Scott reports on still rising gas prices and how we can hope to save. Karen...

Duration:00:56:39

June 17, 2022

6/17/2022
We're covering the legislative budget hearings from this week. Secretary of State candidates Rep. Wes Allen and Jim Zeigler are in studio to make their final pitches, plus Rep. Chris Pringle discusses the redistricting case.

Duration:00:56:38

June 10, 2022

6/10/2022
Attorney General Steve Marshall talks the recent opioid settlement & potential abortion ruling implications. Rep. Merika Coleman explains her "red flag" gun bill. And Twinkle Cavanaugh discusses various PSC issues as two seats are on the ballot.

Duration:00:56:38

June 3, 2022

6/3/2022
We're talking election challenges and possible recounts with Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, primary and runoff analysis with David Mowery, and baby formula/COVID/Monkey Pox with Alabama Department of Public Health's Dr. Karen Landers.

Duration:00:56:38

May 27, 2022

5/27/2022
We'll review the election and look forward to the runoffs. Jim Purcell, Executive Director of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education discusses a number of education topics, including the teacher shortage. And Sen. Clay Scofield discusses legislative issues like ARPA II.

Duration:00:56:38

May 20, 2022

5/20/2022
Sen. Greg Reed talks next round of The America Rescue Plan Act (ARPA); Secretary of State John Merrill offers important voting information; Dr. Scott Harris of Alabama Public Health talks COVID and baby formula; and David Mowery previews Tuesday's election.

Duration:00:56:39

May 13, 2022

5/13/2022
Dr. Barbara Cooper of the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education discusses the growth of First Class Pre-K; Mark Colson, president and CEO of the Alabama Trucking Association, talks the trucking industry; and Michael Allen goes in-depth on national security and foreign policy.

Duration:00:56:38

May 6, 2022

5/6/2022
State Finance Director Bill Poole talks prisons, ARPA & Budgets. Alabama Department of Mental Health Commissioner Kim Boswell discusses the state's new crisis centers. And Bruce Ely of Bradley Arant reviews tax legislation.

Duration:00:56:38