Politics is not only the art of the possible, but figuring out what people want, and why. Which brings us to this year's state budget debate.
This week, our California Politics Podcast examines how the week is ending with no deal between legislative Democrats and Gov. Jerry Brown on a new state budget. The legislative version gets a vote on Monday ... but what happens then?
We also bid farewell to polling legend Mervin Field with a look at the importance of modern polling in all things California politics.
I'm joined by KQED News' Marisa Lagos and Anthony York of the Grizzly Bear Project.