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The CAPITOL JOURNAL PODCAST provides extensive coverage of the Alabama Legislature from a studio inside the Alabama Statehouse. Don Dailey hosts the program, examining key issues and interviewing newsmakers. 

Apr 21, 2018

We have a complete report on today’s selection of Dr. Eric Mackey as Alabama’s new superintendent of education. We’re joined in the studio by Alabama Board of Education Vice President Stephanie Bell, who will discuss Mackey’s hiring and the priorities he will face in taking over state schools. We will also...


Apr 16, 2018

We report on Gov. Kay Ivey marking one year in office; we also report on the first gubernatorial debates and Ivey not taking part; and report on the finalists for state school superintendent being narrowed down to four. We're joined by House Speaker Mac McCutcheon, who will look back on the legislative session. We're also...


Apr 6, 2018

We report on the investigation into former governor Robert Bentley and others being closed with no additional charges filed. We also report on corruption indictments against Rep. Jack Williams of Vestavia Hills and former Alabama GOP chairman and lobbyist Marty Connors of Alabaster. We’re joined by Senate President...


Mar 31, 2018

We have a complete recap of the final week of the legislative session, including what passed and what didn’t. We’re joined by Sen. Arthur Orr of Decatur, the chair of the education budget committee. He’ll discuss its final passage on Thursday. We’re also joined by Rep. Ed Henry of Hartselle, who isn’t...


Mar 29, 2018

We report on the legislature wrapping up its work today, after extending the session by a day. The Senate concurred with the education budget, sending it to the governor. An amended bill that would exempt some economic professionals from state lobbying rules received final passage, but racial profiling legislation that...