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 of KQED's new 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. 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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