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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. 

Jul 23, 2021

We’re joined by State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris, who will discuss a doubling of our virus case counts and a tripling of our hospitalization rate. House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter is also with us to discuss special session prospects and his running for House Speaker in 2023. And Rep. Mary Moore joins us...


Jul 16, 2021

Our state's brand new representative, Rep. Kenneth Paschal of Pelham, joins us to discuss being the first African American elected as a Republican to the legislature in more than 140 years. We will also be joined by new senator, Sen. April Weaver of Brierfield, who will discuss being the only female Republican currently...


Jul 9, 2021

Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon joins us to discuss a potential special session on prisons and his decision not to seek re-election next year. Sen. Linda Coleman-Madison of Birmingham will talk with us about how she believes more criminal justice reform needs to be part of the solution to the state’s prison...


Jun 25, 2021

Secretary of State John Merrill joins us to discuss his recent affair controversy and the voting rights debate this week in Washington. Sen. Garlan Gudger will be with us to talk about our prison problems and about his bill to ban transgender girls from taking part in female school sports. Rep. Jeremy Gray joins us...


Jun 18, 2021

Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton of Greensboro joins us to discuss our prison problems and his dismay that Alabama’s federal COVID unemployment benefits were ending this weekend. Rep. Terri Collins of Decatur, chair of the House Education Policy Committee, is with us to talk about the debate over whether to...