Episode 25 When It Comes to Immigration Reform and Clean Energy, ‘It’s Personal’ for Sen. Alex Padilla Friday, May 21, 2021 Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. In this March 16, 2021, file photo, Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Calif., speaks during a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington.AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File Alex Padilla made history by becoming California’s first Latino senator. He was appointed to fill the seat vacated by now Vice President Kamala Harris. He’s been in the Senate for only four months now, but has already found himself at the center of debates over immigration, clean energy and infrastructure. Hear his take on everything from electric-powered manufacturing plants to what his pandemic year was like.