What Next

Why Is Everyone Mad at Gavin Newsom?

It’s a bad time to be governor.


Episode Notes

Thousands of people are signing a petition to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom. The Democrat was praised for his response to the coronavirus at the beginning of the pandemic, but he has started to lose his constituents’ trust. Now, it could take just one big endorsement to end his term.

Guest: Angela Hart, correspondent at California Healthline.

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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Davis Land, Danielle Hewitt, and Elena Schwartz


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The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.

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  • Mary Harris is the host and managing editor of What Next, Slate's new daily news podcast. She has reported throughout the public radio system, for NPR, Marketplace, and WNYC.