2020 Episodes

Interview with Assemblymember Ash Kalra

Interview with Assemblymember Ash Kalra

We interview Assemblymember Ash Kalra of the 27th Assembly District. The conversation begins by discussing the South Bay fires, then the conversation backtracks to March to discuss coronavirus and his bill package focusing on his Racial Justice Act. Then they discuss...

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Interview with Scott Graves

Interview with Scott Graves

Today we welcome Scott Graves of the California Budget and Policy Center. The CBPC provides independent fiscal and policy analysis of the California budget with the goal of improving the lives of low and middle income Callfornians. Scott begins by discussing how the...

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Interview with Senator Lena Gonzalez

Interview with Senator Lena Gonzalez

SacTown Talks returns from the end of session break with a strong episode. Senate Lena Gonzalez returns to discuss broadband access and how California needs to close the digital divide, the way the state can save money by using technology, and why she felt safe...

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Interview with Assemblymember  Kevin McCarty

Interview with Assemblymember Kevin McCarty

SacTown is pleased to welcome Assemblymember Kevin McCarty to the show. The show starts with a bang with the real time reaction to Kamala Harris being chosen as the Democratic vice presidential candidate. Kevin gives his reaction both as a California politician and a...

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Interview with Assemblymember Kevin Mullen

Interview with Assemblymember Kevin Mullen

SacTown Talks welcomes Speaker Pro Tempore Assemblymember Kevin Mullin to the podcast. They discuss this sober time in government and what it was like representing one of the first areas in the US to shut down due to COVID. The conversation moves to his unique...

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Interview with Assemblymember Shirley Weber

Interview with Assemblymember Shirley Weber

Today we welcome Assemblymember Shirley Weber to the program. We waste no time and start directly on her bill package, which was paired down to 3 major issues all of which focus on social justice in California. The first was ACA 5, which will be on the November ballot...

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Interview with Ann Ravel

Interview with Ann Ravel

Today we welcome Ann Ravel, candidate for State Senate District 15. She and Jarhett start by discussing her background. She has been at every level of government from the Santa Clara city government, to being appointed by Jerry Brown to the California Fair Political...

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Interview with Assemblymember Jose Medina

Interview with Assemblymember Jose Medina

,,We welcome today Assemblymember Jose Medina, of the 66th Assembly District, which covers Riverside California. They started by discussing what it's like being back in the legislature, how everyone’s bill package went on a “covid diet,” but as chair of the higher...

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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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