Just after breakfast this morning in Sacramento, Jerry Brown delivered his annual State of the State speech as required by the Constitution. We hear what he said about various issues, what he didn't say, and what his dog, Sutter, had to do with it. We talk with a speechwriter for a former Republican governor about Brown's chances of serving a record fourth term if he runs again this year. Also, House Speaker John Boehner comes to Bakersfield, with a different message about the drought in California.
Later on To the Point, in Switzerland today, preliminary Syrian peace talks produced a chorus of dissonant voices, a fitting start to a process likely to fall well short of ending the civil war. We hear what's at stake for the US, Russia and the Middle East region, and whether there's any relief in sight for the victims of brutal violence on a massive scale.