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Brand & Martinez for August 28, 2012




Gov. Jerry Brown will hold a news conference later this morning to announce a pension reform deal.
Gov. Jerry Brown will hold a news conference later this morning to announce a pension reform deal.
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The California State Legislature is winding up its session with a flurry of activity on immigration and pensions. We'll find out what's in store for the state. And Andrea Seabrook is a familiar voice to NPR listeners. She covered Congress for more than a decade. But earlier this summer she left NPR to start a new venture. She calls it Decode DC, and she hopes her new blog and podcast will let her step away from the daily political theater that makes up most of what's covered as news, so she can focus on what Congress actually does, or doesn't do. And we'll talk with music critic Brad Wette, for our New Music Tuesday segment.