Podcast: Esoteric and Significant

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That's one way to describe the process of redistricting, which is all the buzz this weekend in California political circles.

On this week's Capital Notes Podcast, we take a look at the draft maps released on Friday morning by the state's new citizens commission. Anthony York of the Los Angeles Times and I try to assess some of the winners and losers, and what impact the independently drawn maps have on the 2012 elections and the state budget process.

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About John Myers

John Myers is Senior Editor, California Politics & Government for KQED News. He has covered California politics for most of the past two decades. He previously served as Sacramento bureau chief for KQED and most recently as political editor for KXTV News10 (ABC). In 2014, he was named one of the nation's top statehouse reporters by The Washington Post. Follow him on Twitter @johnmyers.

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