Updated at 10:02 a.m.
Gov. Gavin Newsom breaks his silence on the recall push as organizers hit the signature deadline. So, now what? We explain what the coming weeks and months will look like and what the makeup of the electorate could be for if there is a recall election.
We’ll also hear from both supporters of the governor — and supporters of the recall.
Plus, CapRadio’s Hey, Listen! introduces us to new music for weekend listening.
- CapRadio political reporter and California State of Mind podcast co-host Nicole Nixon updates us on the latest news in the Gov. Newsom recall effort, as well as what the next weeks and months will look like.
- Reform California Chairman Carl DeMaio explains why he is backing the recall.
- Gov. Newsom consultant and strategist Dan Newman defends the governor’s record, arguing that the recall is a political push instead of a grassroots movement.
- Sacramento County Supervisor Sue Frost is an honorary co-chair of Rescue California. The organization is one of the main leaders behind the recall.
- USC Sol Price School of Public Policy Center for Inclusive Democracy Director Dr. Mindy Romero explains what the makeup of the electorate could be if there is a recall election.
- Nick Brunner with CapRadio’s Hey, Listen! introduces us to songs for weekend listening.
After the interview with Sacramento County Supervisor Sue Frost, the supervisor’s office provided a study by “Let them Play California,” a movement created during the pandemic for a return of youth sports. The study surveyed a specific group: high school football coaches who voluntarily submitted responses. We don’t know how that compares with the broader student body or how that compares to prior years.
After the interview, we asked Sacramento County Supervisor Sue Frost's office to provide data supporting her claim that teen pregnancies have increased during the pandemic. Her office provided a survey conducted by Let Them Play California.Courtesy: Sacramento County Supervisor Sue Frost
We also fact checked one more of Frost’s claims. The supervisor said California’s vaccination rate is behind Mississippi, West Virginia and Alabama. CDC data updated by the New York Times Wednesday shows only West Virginia is true. However, when it comes to the percentage of people given at least one dose California ranks in the bottom half — 34th of the 59 states and U.S. territories being recorded.