2020 Episodes

Interview with Lance Hastings

Interview with Lance Hastings

Today our interview is with Lance Hasting of the California Manufacturers and Technology Association. The conversation begins with his background in the legislature and trade associations, and the history of the CMTA. Then the conversation turned to manufacturing in...

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Interview With Jim Wunderman

Interview With Jim Wunderman

Today we welcome Jim Wunderman the President and CEO of the Bay Area Council. The Bay Area Council is a business association in San Francisco, founded in 1945, and dedicated to economic development in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jim takes up through his personal...

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Interview with Asm. Joaquin Arambula

Interview with Asm. Joaquin Arambula

In this episode we welcome Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula of AD31. Dr. Joaquin Arambula represents Fresno and west Fresno County. He is an emergency room doctor and son of former Assemblymember Juan Arambula. We discuss his recent legislative victory and what he has...

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Interview with Carmela Coyle

Interview with Carmela Coyle

Today we welcome Carmela Coyle, the CEO of the California Hospital Association. She discusses her background in health policy, then segues to an in depth discussion of health policy in California. We discuss how CA is a microcosm of the United States, how covid has...

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Interview with Senator Tom Umberg

Interview with Senator Tom Umberg

Another special Wednesday episode: this one dedicated to voting in CA. Today we hear from Senator Tom Umberg, chair of the Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee. He’s an expert on voting in CA, he has been elected in two different decades to both...

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Interview with April Verrett

Interview with April Verrett

Today’s guest is April Verrett, the President of SEIU Local 2015. SEIU Local 2015 represents 400,000 long term care workers across CA, the largest local union in CA, the largest long term care union in the US, and 2nd largest union in the SEIU. We start by discussing...

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Interview with Mary Creasman

Interview with Mary Creasman

We welcome Mary Creasman of the League of Conservation Voters to the show. The League is the oldest grassroots environmental organization in the United State with the goal of building political power for the people and the planet. We start by discussing the history of...

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Interview with Dan Dunmoyer

Interview with Dan Dunmoyer

On this episode we welcome Dan Dunmoyer, President and CEO of the California Building Industry Association (CBIA). After a short discussion of his background as a native Californian, assembly staffer and work before the CBIA, the conversation turns almost completely...

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Interview with Lisa Calderon

Interview with Lisa Calderon

Today’s interview is with Lisa Calderon, candidate for the 57th Assembly district. They discuss campaigning during covid, and the necessary changes to retail politics, her unique background, and how working for Willie Brown gives her a different perspective from most...

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Interview with Tom Sheehy

Interview with Tom Sheehy

We welcome back Tom Sheehy of the Sheehy Strategy Group for an in-depth discussion of AB 5 and this year’s legislative changes to the law. The discussion starts with background: the 2018 CA Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision and Assemblymember Gonzalez’s introduction of...

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