AirTalk special: Analysis and reaction on the Newsom / Cox debate from across California

Oct 8, 2018

California gubernatorial candidates John Cox and Gavin Newsom face off in a debate Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. (Photos by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images (left) and Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)


In collaboration with the California Dream project, AirTalk hosts a live statewide call-in show featuring analysis and voter reaction to the debate.

The first hour of AirTalk will be preempted for a live broadcast of the gubernatorial debate. AirTalk will resume at 11:00am with a special one-hour statewide post-debate call in show.

Call 866-893-5722 and weigh in on the debate between gubernatorial candidates Gavin Newsom and John Cox you just heard.


Marisa Lagos, state politics reporter for KQED at the debate; she tweets @mlagos

Sean T. Walsh, Republican political analyst and partner at Wilson Walsh Consulting in San Francisco; he is a former adviser to California Governors Pete Wilson and Arnold Schwarzenegger and a former White House staffer for Presidents Reagan and H.W. Bush

Matt Rodriguez, Democratic strategist and founder and chief executive officer of Rodriguez Strategies. He is also a former senior Obama advisor in 2008; he tweets @RodStrategies

Scott Shafer, Senior Editor for the California Politics and Government Desk at KQED, the NPR affiliate in San Francisco; host of the debate between Gavin Newsom and John Cox

Matt Levin, housing reporter for CALmatters and the California Dream project; he tweets @mlevinreports

Chris Nichols, PolitiFact California reporter for Capital Public Radio who’s been fact-checking the debate

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