The Unfinished Podcast

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You're probably thinking that headline is just part of the normal snarky nature of our weekly Capital Notes Podcast, that there must be some double entendre or hidden joke in its meaning. Right?

Well, no.

In one of those great moments in podcast history, it turns out this podcast is only about 2/3 of what we thought it was. The culprit: a maxxed out digital flash card, onto which our audio records. You can imagine the surprise when the audio quits just as Capitol Weekly's Anthony York is making one of his insightful comments. Alas, lost to the ages.

This week's conversation focused on the end of the 2009 regular legislative session, from last minute wheeling and dealing to what happened on the big three policy issues: water, renewable energy, and prisons. Trouble is, the audio recording never made it to prisons, and actually stops abruptly in our chat on energy.

For those who smell some kind of coverup, rest assured: it wasn't an 18 1/2-minute gap forever linked to a dutiful secretary that did us in. Nope, just a snafu of modern digital audio... and one apologetic radio journalist.

As is proper to say on these occasions: "We regret the error."

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About John Myers

John Myers is senior editor of KQED's new multimedia California Politics & Government Desk.  He has covered California politics for most of the past two decades -- serving previously as Sacramento bureau chief for KQED News and, most recently, as political editor for KXTV News10 (ABC) in Sacramento. He moderated the only gubernatorial debate of 2014, and was named one of the nation's top statehouse reporters by The Washington Post. Follow him on Twitter @johnmyers.

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