The Maddy Report is a weekly public affairs TV program covering how State and Federal policy and politics impact California, generally, and the San Joaquin Valley, in particular. It is broadcast on KFSN ABC 30 (in the Valley), the Cal Channel (statewide), and Charter Communications (Southern California).
The goal of The Maddy Report is to encourage a deeper understanding of the issues facing our nation, state and region through a thoughtful, objective, fair and civilized exchange of ideas.
Modeled after such programs as Meet the Press, Washington Week, This Week and Face the Nation, The Maddy Report is a public affairs program that includes interviews with national, state and regional leaders and experts on the issues of the day, as well as a roundtable discussion with invited political reporters and columnists.
The program is moderated by the Maddy Institute’s Executive Director, Mark Keppler.
The Maddy Report debuted in 2006.
The following is a list with links to the most recent Maddy Report shows, which can be viewed on our YouTube page by clicking here.
Season 7 (2017-2018)
Saving for a Rainy Day: Preparing for the Next Recession
Public Employee Union Dues: “Fair Share” v. “Free Speech”
Candidate for Governor: Amanda Renteria
To Catch A Thief: Worker’s Compensation Fraud
California’s Concealed Carry Permits: The Wild West of Permitting?
Reducing Recidivism: Do Prisoner Rehabilitation Programs Actually Work?
Fighting Fire with Fire: Rethinking Forest Management
Governor’s Brown’s Last Budget: Caution Despite Surplus
Out of District Charter Schools: Does Out of Sight, Mean Out of Mind?
Is California Prepared for the Next Emergency?
2017: The Year That Was
Gov’s Twin Tunnels Project: Planning Snafus?
California’s Educational Reforms: Are They Making the Grade?
Candidate for Governor Delaine Eastin
2018: The Political Forecast
2017: A Look Back
Immigration: Dreaming in a Sanctuary State
Candidate for Governor Antonio Villaraigosa
State Auditor To UC: UCPath on the Wrong Path
Candidate for Governor John Cox
Voting in California: No Longer Coming to a Neighborhood By You
California Supreme Court: Special Taxes are Special
Little Hoover Commission: What’s So Special About Special Districts?
California’s Top Ten 2017
Candidate for Governor John Chiang
New State Transportation Tax: Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later?
Season 6 (2016-2017)
Veterans Programs and Services
Bond Measures: Are Californians Paying More for Less?
Cal Facts 2016: Everything You Wanted To Know About California
’Follow the Money!’ A Primer on the Calif Budget Process
State Auditors Nurses: What would California do with a Nurse Ratched
California’s Future Part Two
California’s Future: Part One
The San Joaquin Valley’s Water Challenges: A Comprehensive Review
Is Legalized Recreational Marijuana About to Go Up in Smoke?
Fake News & Info Illiteracy
The Governor’s 2017: Cloudy, and Rain in the Forecast
Occupational Licensing: Worth the Cost?
California’s Foster Care System
California’s Public Employee Pensions Challenge
Recent Crime Trends: Should We Feel Safe or Sorry?
Trump Presidency: Will California Become Texas 2.0?
In-Home Services & Nursing Homes: The Coming Senior Care Tsunami
California 2016 Election: Political Sea-Change or Political Mirage?
California’s Climate Change Legislation: Too Little/Too Late or Too Much/Too Soon?
California’s Prop 13: Holy Grail or Epic Fail?
California Economic Summit 2016
California’s Top 10
California 2016 Election Special
California Propositions 2016: Revenue Issues
California Propositions 2016: It’s a Crime – Or Is It?
Season 5 (2015-2016)
Democracy at Risk: Voter Registration and Turnout Really Do Matter
Corporate Tax Breaks
High Speed Rail’s New Business Plan: Necessary Detour or Off the Tracks?
2016 May Revise: The Governor’s Aesop Fable
Eureka! (?): Exposing the Secret Money in California Politics
California’s Looming Housing Crisis
California Establishes Nation’s (Maximum) Minimum Wage: Economic Boom or Bust?
Senate Legislative Leaders
El Niño and the Drought
Cap and Trade 2.0: What Changes?
The Price of Education
The Governor’s 2016 Budget: Sunny Today, Rain Tomorrow?
How Political Influence is Changing California’s Political Landscape
Mission Possible: Making Government More Customer Friendly
Bad Apples: Blowing the Whistle on Improper Government Activities
Eliminating Fraud, Waste, and Abuse: Who You Gonna Call?
Flunking College: California’s Looming Higher Ed Skills Gap
California’s End of Life Law: New Law, Old Question
The Senior Boom: Preparing for the Baby Boom Aftershock
Employment Conditions Post-Recession: Same As It Ever Was
Californian’s View of State Regulation and the Environment: Too Much, Too Little or Just Right?
Unintended Consequences: Do Open Meeting Laws Undermine Good Decision Making?
Political Influence in California Politics: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
Climate Change Legislation: Has the Political Climate Changed?
Highway Funding: Still Stuck in Political Gridlock
Year Two of Obamacare: How is The Patient Doing?
I Didn’t Vote!: Civic (Dis)Engagement and the (Dis)Interested Voter
Season 4 (2014-2015)
The California Water Equation Made Simple: Demand-Supply
Prop 63 & The State’s Mental Health Programs: Promises (Un) Fulfilled?
Local Street & Road: Filling the Financial Potholes
Livable Communities: Coming to a Neighborhood Near You?
IT Issues in State Government: Avoiding Another (Computer) Crash
Redistricting: Is the Fox About to be Let Back in the Henhouse?
Fixing California’s Highways and Bridges: Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later?
Solar Energy & Clean Air Vehicles: Are State Initiatives Worth the Cost?
Public Employee Retiree Health Plans: A Promise Made to be Broken?
2015 California Legislative SessionL Democratic & Republican Agendas
Administration of the California Courts: What’s the Verdict?
Dealing with the Higher Costs of Higher Education
CalFacts: Everything you wanted to know…
The Governor’s 2015-16 Budget: To Save or Invest, That is the Question
Realignment and Recidivism: More or Less?
Realignment: Is More Street Crime Resulting in More Street Crime?
The Current California Budget Surplus: Mirage or a Trend?
Community Development in the Valley: A Federal Response
2014 November Election: Looking at Valley Results
Adapting to Climate Change: Implications for the Valley
Ready or Not, Here We Come: High Speed Moving in the Valley
Covered California: A First Year Examination
New Ground Water Regulations: Valley Concerns
Stockton: Gound Zero for Public Employee Pensions?
California’s 2014 Propositions: Fewer Propositions Doesn’t Mean Less is at Stake
California’s 2014 Election: Plenty of Reason to Vote
Season 3 (2013-2014)
Medi-Cal Providers: Is the Doctor In?
Fresno Bridge Academy Story: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
Public Safety Realignment: Emerging Trends in Year Two
2015 California Legislative Session: Democratic and Republican Agendas
Climate Change: Adapting to a Slow Moving Emergency
The Federal Reserve Does Community Development: Who Knew?
Drilling Down on California’s New Rules on Groundwater Pumping
High Speed Rail: Are We Any Further Down the Tracks?
Public Employee Pensions: Just How Defined is the Benefit?
Congressional Election Results: What Are the Implications?
California Retrospective: A Conversation with Connie Conway
California Retrospective: A Conversation with Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg
California Retrospective: A Conversation with Bill Lockyer
2014 State Budget: ‘Joyfully Normal’?
Capitol Crimes: Personal Failings or a Culture of Corruption?
Unemployment Compensation Reimbursements: Penny Wise and Pound Foolish?
Groundwater Pumping: A Race to the Bottom?
CalFresh: Is California’s Food Stamp Program Too Much, Too Little, or Just Right?
Universal Pre-K: State and Valley Legislators Weigh In
Affordable Care Act: Diagnosing the Costs and Benefits
ACA: The Initial (Medical and Political) Prognosis Is…
California Republicans: A Minority Report
California’s Initiative Process: Time for a Makeover?
Private, For Profit Colleges: Good Deal or No Deal?
High Speed Rail: The Little Engine that Could, or Couldn’t?
The Local Control Funding Formula: The Devil is in the Details
Common Core: A Course Correction?
The Drought: Is There a Silver Lining in the Non-Existent Clouds?
Armed and Potentially Dangerous: Crime, Weapons and Mental Illness in the Valley
California’s High Risk Issues and How They’re Impacting the Valley
Master Plan for Higher Education: Time for a New Edition
The State Water Plan: A Peace Treaty in the Water Wars
California Business and Jobs Climate: What’s the Forecast?
California’s Political Climate: Just (Not) Right?
Public Employee Pensions: Too Much, Too Little, or Just Right?
Fracking: Boom or Bust?
California’s Legislative Session: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
California’s Prisoner Dilemma
High Speed Rail: Derailed in the Valley?
Covered California: California’s New Health Care Exchange Opens for Business
Building Up or Building Out: The Dollars and Cents (Sense) of Smart Growth
Fresno State President Joseph Castro: A Look Forward
California Retrospective: A Conversation with Peter Schrag
Immigration Reform: Ag/Farmworkers
Immigration Reform: Generally
High Speed Rail: All Aboard?
2013 May Revise: A Debate Over Restoring Cuts v. Holding the Line
Trade with China: Challenges and Opportunities
President Welty Retrospective
Water Woes: Dealing with the Legacy of Nitrate Contamination
The Delta: Fixing California’s Water Faucet
UC’s and CSU’s – Getting a Bigger Bang for the Buck
California’s Community Colleges: Can They Meet the State’s Education and Workforce Needs?
Crime in California: Just the Facts
Reforming State Government: First, Do No Harm…
California Retrospective: A Conversation with George Skelton
California Retrospective: A Conversation with Dan Walters
Government Regulations and Lawsuits: Balancing Jobs and Justice
School Financing Reform: Show Me the Money!
CEQA Reform: Trying Not to Throw the Baby Out with the Bathwater
The Governor’s 2013 Budget: Back in Black?
California 2025: Planning for a Better Future
Cap and Trade: What’s the Forecast for California’s Climate Change Program?
Money in Politics: The Costs of Free Speech
Tea Party: Are Reports of its Demise Premature?
Legislative Year in Review and Legislative Agenda for 2013
The Fiscal Cliff and the Political Divide: Is Compromise Possible?
2012 Election: Implications for California and the San Joaquin Valley
California’s Congressional Delegation: A View from Washington
Capital Punishment and Three Strikes – Propositions 34 and 36
Taxes to Fund Education: Propositions 30 and 38
Prop 32: Declaration of War Against the Union(s)?
Prop. 31: Government Reform or Proposition Overreach?
State Agency Shenanigans: Squirreling Away Money- Is that Just Nuts?
Public Employee Pension Reform: Was it A Touchdown, First Down or a Punt?
California State Parks: Going Extinct?
Reforming the California Legislature: Mission Impossible?
After the Fall: What is the Future of Redevelopment Agencies in California?
California’s Agricultural Value Chain: Cultivating (Economic) Growth?
The State of K-12 Education (Part 1): Gov. Brown’s Education Agenda
The State of K-12 Education (Part 2): The California Legislature’s Education Agenda
The State of K-12 Education (Part 3): The Divergent Voices of Reform
Federal Health Care Reform Comes to California (Part 1): The Devil is in the Details (of Implementation)
Federal Health Care Reform Comes to California (Part 2): The State’s Role
California’s Master Plan for Higher Education