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Eleni Kounalakis

13 Podcast Episodes

Latest 1 May 2022 | Updated Daily

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What to do about No. 2 on the recall ballot? Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis weighs in on how to vote.

SoCal in 17

For those opposed to the recall election, that pesky second question has proven vexing! This week, Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis makes the case why keeping it blank is the best option, even though her sons want to write her in as their pick. California's first female lieutenant governor also opens up about her thoughts on that infamous French Laundry dinner. Plus, a special guest cameo from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti who says you don't have to love Gov. Gavin Newsom to "just say no" to the recall. Missed our conversation with Larry Elder? Catch it here. GET IN TOUCH Want to ask Alex a question? Visit the SoCal in 17 page On Twitter using hashtag #SOCALIN17 or her handle @alexcoheninla IN THIS EPISODE Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis on Twitter: @EleniForCA LA Mayor Eric Garcetti on Twitter: @MayorofLA


10 Sep 2021

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Lt. Governor of California Eleni Kounalakis | 09-05-21

The Cats Roundtable

Lt. Governor California Eleni Kounalakis on Governor Newsom recall, forest fires, and Covid challenges facing the state and the nation.


5 Sep 2021

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Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis - Governor Newsom recall, forest fires, and Covid.

CATS Roundtable

Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis - Governor Newsom recall, forest fires, and Covid. by John Catsimatidis


4 Sep 2021

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Lt Governor of California Eleni Kounalakis California, Governor recall, pandemic response.

CATS Roundtable

Lt Governor of California Eleni Kounalakis California, Governor recall, pandemic response. by John Catsimatidis


10 Apr 2021

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California Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis: A Career in Public Service

Policy Chats

In this episode, Lieutenant Governor of California Eleni Kounalakis talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about her accomplished career in public service. About Lieutenant Governor Kounalakis: Eleni Kounalakis is the first woman elected Lt. Governor of California. A native Californian, Kounalakis is California’s Representative for International Affairs and Trade, appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom by executive order. From 2010 to 2013, Kounalakis served as President Barack Obama’s Ambassador to the Republic of Hungary. Kounalakis was the first Greek-American woman – and at age 43 one of America’s youngest – to serve as U.S. Ambassador. Her highly acclaimed memoir, “Madam Ambassador, Three Years of Diplomacy, Dinner Parties and Democracy in Budapest” chronicles the onset of Hungary’s democratic backsliding. Learn more about Lieutenant Governor Kounalakis via https://ltg.ca.gov/about/ Podcast Highlights: “Honoring and respecting the fact that this beautiful country welcomed our family in and allows us to be part of our own governance was really the initial reason why I've had a lifetime of involvement.” -       Lieutenant Governor Kounalakis on the topic of what inspired her to enter a career in public service. “What was relayed to me was that more than 90% of U.S. foreign policy, in fact, does not change depending who the president is, even if it is a president from a different party.” -       Lieutenant Governor Kounalakis on the topic of America's relationships with foreign countries drawing from her time as a U.S. Ambassador. “About 1 out of 5 of all California jobs are associated with international trade, foreign direct investment, and tourism. So, when you think of the trade regime, it's determined by federal policy but it disproportionately affects us.” -       Lieutenant Governor Kounalakis on the topic of California's role on the world stage regarding trade and the economy. Guest: Eleni Kounalakis (Lieutenant Governor of California) Interviewers: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Alfredo Barcenas (UCR MPP Candidate, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase Commercial Links: https://spp.ucr.edu/mpp This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.


12 Mar 2021

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Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis on California's International Engagement

Podcasts for the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations

A conversation with Eleni Kounalakis, Lt. Governor of California


2 Oct 2020

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CA Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis 9-27-20

CATS Roundtable

CA Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis 9-27-20 by John Catsimatidis


26 Sep 2020

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Leadership and Hope: A view from California with Lt Gov Eleni Kounalakis

Vital Interests Podcast

California's Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis discusses immigration, trade policy, women in politics and her hopes for the future with host Karen Greenberg. 


14 Jul 2020

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Skin Depth Ep09- May 22 – Interview with California Lt. Governor, Eleni Kounalakis

Lira Clinical Podcast - A SkinDepth Convo

As we look ahead at a potential return to a work environment that resembles a world we left a few months ago, we sought the council of California’s Lt. Governor, Eleni Kounalakis, to learn where we are now and where we may be heading as an industry. In a most critical SkinDepth Convo, hear directly from Lt. Governor Kounalakis as she chats about the state of skincare clinics in California with Lira Clinical owners Francine Kagarakis and Metaxia Dalikas. A timely must-hear for all small business owners in California. Resource links mentioned in this episode: covid19.ca.gov home.treasury.gov edd.ca.gov


22 May 2020

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Eleni Kounalakis on the Lieutenant Governor’s Role During the Coronavirus Outbreak and Lessons from Diplomacy in Hungary

Political Breakdown

Scott and Marisa discuss California's response to the coronavirus outbreak -- analyzing Governor Gavin Newsom's latest executive orders and private sector partnerships. Then, Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis joins to discuss her work repatriating Californians abroad during the coronavirus outbreak, her father's journey from Greece, and her time as U.S. Ambassador to Hungary during the leadership of conservative prime minister Viktor Orbán.


26 Mar 2020