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In just three weeks, the biggest state in the Union will weigh in on the Democratic and Republican candidates. But voting by mail has already begun, and it could exceed the turnout out on election day. Also tonight, the Directors Guild has a three-year contract. What will that mean for the writers?

Photo Credit: Win McNamee, Getty Images News

Producers:
Dan Konecky
Gary Scott

Main Topic The Rise of California’s Independent Voters 18 MIN, 51 SEC

The presidential primaries are about to reach California, where Democrats and Republicans are more divided than ever. But the fastest growing group is the Independents. The Democrats allow Independents to take part in choosing their nominee, but the Republicans don’t. 

Guests:
Mark Baldassare, Public Policy Institute of California (@ppicnotes)
Barbara O'Connor, Cal State Sacramento's Institute for the Study of Politics and Media
Tony Quinn, Republican political consultant
Bill Carrick, Democratic strategist

Making News Directors reach contract deal with studios 4 MIN, 52 SEC

The Directors’ Guild has reached agreement on a three-year contract with TV and movie producers. Will that help bring an end to the writers’ strike?  

Guests:
Michael Speier, Executive Editor, Variety

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