Californians live in the world’s fifth-largest economy, and decisions and actions made here reverberate throughout the nation. In collaboration with Capital Public Radio, we’re launching “California State of Mind,” a podcast to help you make sense of the biggest events happening in the Golden State.

Join hosts Elizabeth Aguilera and Nicole Nixon for a casual conversation—without the jargon—that demystifies how government and journalism work (or don’t work) on the issues that matter most to you. We’ll be there to help you examine the California Experience through the lens of policy and politics, the powerful systems that influence each aspect of our everyday lives.

You can listen to the first episode of “California State of Mind” here.

Subscribe on Apple podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to your podcasts. You can follow @yourgoldenstate, @CalMatters and @CapRadioNews on Twitter to engage with our show every week and see the biggest California stories of the day.

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