Food Stamps and Food Banks in America’s Breadbasket

Guests Ryan Woolsey, fiscal and policy analyst with the Legislative Analyst’s Office, and Todd Blank, deputy director of the Welfare to Work Division of the California Department of Social Services, discuss the CalFresh program with Maddy Institute Executive Director Mark Keppler. Radio commentary provided by John Palm, program manager with CalFresh, and Andy Souza, CEO […]


ACA: Prognosis for Patients and Politicians

Guests David Panush, Director of External Affairs at Covered California; & Dan Weintraub, Editor of the CA Health Report discuss the Affordable Care Act with Executive Director Mark Keppler. Radio commentary provided by Sarah Reyes, Regional Program Manager of Central Valley at The California Endowment and Bill McEwen of the Fresno Bee.  


Universal Pre-K: State and Valley Leaders Weigh In

Guests Lillian Mongeau, reporter from EdSource Today; & Molly Tafoya, Early Edge California speak about the idea of universal pre-kindergarten education with Maddy Institute Director Dr. Mark Keppler.   Radio Commentary provided by Kendra Rogers, Executive Director First Five Fresno; & Michael Hanson, Superintendent Fresno Unified School District.  


Corruption at the State Capitol: Implications for the Valley

Guests John Myers, Political Reporter at KQED; Dan Morain, Editorial Page Editor for the Sacramento Bee; and Laurel Rosenhall, Reporter from the Sacramento Bee, discuss corruption at the California State Capitol with Mark Keppler, Executive Director of the Maddy Institute. Radio commentary provided by Paul Hurley of the Visalia Times Delta, and Bill McEwen of the […]