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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. 

Sep 25, 2020

Gov. Kay Ivey joins us to discuss hurricane relief, prisons, the census deadline, another gas tax increase next week, and the looming expiration of her mask mandate. We’re also joined by State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris, who says he’s consulting with the governor on the possible masking extension. He contends...


Sep 18, 2020


We report on the aftermath of Hurricane Sally along the Alabama coast. We’re joined by Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon, whose city was among those hard hit. State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris is also with us to discuss both hurricane zone health and safety and the latest pandemic developments. And Alabama...


Sep 11, 2020

Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey joins us to discuss how the back to school season is faring in the midst of the pandemic.  State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris is with us to talk about how virus-related hospitalizations are down significantly, and about a possible fall spike.  Jefferson County Circuit Clerk...


Sep 4, 2020

We're joined by State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris, who warns that large Labor Day gatherings could cause our virus numbers to spike again. We report on Governor Kay Ivey announcing proposed sites for three new prisons and the developers who will negotiate to build them. House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels will be...


August 28, 2020

Aug 28, 2020

State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris joins us to discuss extending the statewide mask ordinance for another month. Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox is with us to talk about closing bars in his city for two weeks in order to slow the spread of the virus. Congressman Mike Rogers of Saks predicts lawmakers won’t be able to...