National Perspective on California's Governorship Monday, January 7, 2019 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. California Gov. Jerry Brown shakes hands with Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom after endorsing Newsom to succeed him at a California Democratic Party unity event on June 13, 2018.Ben Adler/Capital Public Radio As Gavin Newsom prepares to take the oath of office as California's next governor, Political Junkie Ken Rudin offer his analysis and perspective on the national influence of the position. We'll hear how Gov. Jerry Brown's second shot at job was different than his first and what Newsom might do that's different from his predecessor. We'll also hear from Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler live from the West Steps of the State Capitol as preparations for today's Gubernatorial Inauguration.