2020 Episodes

Interview with Senator Bob Archuleta

Interview with Senator Bob Archuleta

SacTown Talks welcomes Senator Bob Archuleta of the 32nd Senate District, or as he calls it “the fightin’ 32nd.” They discuss his path to the senate, from the 82nd Airborne to county commissioner and his belief in the rewards one gets from serving the community. They...

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Interview with Senator Lena Gonzalez

Interview with Senator Lena Gonzalez

SacTown Talks is pleased to welcome Senator Lena Gonzalez of the 33rd Senate District. Please note that due to technical difficulties this podcast is audio only. She discusses a very interesting first year in the Senate and her background on the Long Beach City...

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Interview with Mark Guillen

Interview with Mark Guillen

SacTown Talks welcomes Mark Guillen of Crown Castle to the program. Crown Castle is a nation large infrastructure provider in the telecommunications space - fiber, small cells and towers. They discuss the geographic and digital divide both across the nation and...

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Interview with Asm. Al Muratsuchi

Interview with Asm. Al Muratsuchi

This week SacTown Talks welcome Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi of the 66th Assembly District. The discussion includes how he got into politics, his coming back to win his seat after a loss, and what drives him in politics. Then he and Jarhett discuss anti-Asian racism...

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Interview with Kate Whelan

Interview with Kate Whelan

SacTown talks is happy to interview Kate Whelan of the California Events Coalition (CEC). The California Events Coalition represents 3 million Californian career event professionals who work in live events, such as caterers, event planners and musicians. She discusses...

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Senator Steve Glazer

Senator Steve Glazer

SacTown Talks welcomes Senator Steve Glazer, of the 7th Senate District, to discuss the resurgence of COVID in California, the role and responsibility of the Governor, the Legislature and the citizens of the state, and his recent op-ed in the Sacramento Bee. The...

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Interview with David Quintana

Interview with David Quintana

SacTown Talks is pleased to introduce the host of our new upcoming podcast Politcal-ish, David Quintana. In this episode we discuss his backstory, how he got into lobbying, his passion for interior design, his view that lobbying is akin to sales, his work creating the...

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Assemblymembers Todd Gloria & Jacqui Irwin

Assemblymembers Todd Gloria & Jacqui Irwin

Assemblymember Todd Gloria joins us to discuss constituent service and campaigning during a pandemic, and the changing nature of San Diego politics. Then they talk about housing and homelessness, how his bill package went on a diet, and how funding for mental health...

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Interview with  Dr. Colin Mangham

Interview with Dr. Colin Mangham

Dr. Colin Mangham, Director of Research, Drug Prevention Network of Canada joins the show to discuss Vancouver’s Safe Injection Site and his study of drug prevention policy. He explains the flaws with safe injections sites, passive treatment of drug dependency and...

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Assemblymembers Jim Cooper & Heath Flora

Assemblymembers Jim Cooper & Heath Flora

Today we have a special live in studio conversation edition of SacTown Talks with Assemblymembers Heath Flora and Jim Cooper. The discussion points include changing law enforcement, overcriminalization, next tier solutions such as after school programs and early...

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