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 both in his district and across California, how the legislature can respond both to COVID and systematic racism, and how environmental justice is connected to social justice. Finally they discuss school reopening, distance learning and how to bridge the digital divide for all CA students.

September 20, 2021

SacTown Talks

SacTown Talks is a podcast about California politics, policy and culture. We feature interviews with California political leaders, and analysis by experts and insiders focusing on the Capitol. Like, share, and subscribe to learn more!

You May Also Like…

Senator Steve Glazer

Senator Steve Glazer

SacTown Talks welcomes Senator Steve Glazer, of the 7th Senate District, to discuss the resurgence of COVID in...

read more
Interview with Asm. Al Muratsuchi

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 her start as a wedding planner and event coordinator, the creation of the CEC to respond to AB5, and the Coalition’s shift in focus due to COVID. They discuss the problem of PPP loans, the lack of funding for and recognition of the event services industry, the need for additional support by both the federal and state governments, the shift toward some digital events, hopes and fears for 2021, and the “wish I was there campaign” to support the industry.

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/californiaeventscoalition/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/caeventscoal

Instagram: http://instagram.com/californiaeventscoalition

September 20, 2021

SacTown Talks

SacTown Talks is a podcast about California politics, policy and culture. We feature interviews with California political leaders, and analysis by experts and insiders focusing on the Capitol. Like, share, and subscribe to learn more!

You May Also Like…

Senator Steve Glazer

Senator Steve Glazer

SacTown Talks welcomes Senator Steve Glazer, of the 7th Senate District, to discuss the resurgence of COVID in...

read more
Interview with Asm. Al Muratsuchi

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 senator discusses the positive steps the governor took at the beginning of the crisis, and where the state went wrong last month. He argues that we need much more testing, and clearer, statewide guidelines on what businesses should be open, who should be sheltering in place, and what mask policy should be. He also discusses the need for remote voting to safely reopen the legislature, and how his limited bill package focused on critical needs, such as maintaining power generation for emergencies. Finally he emphasizes that California needs testing and tracing to safely reopen again.

You won’t want to miss the stories, and make sure to subscribe to SacTown Talks for more details.

September 20, 2021

SacTown Talks

SacTown Talks is a podcast about California politics, policy and culture. We feature interviews with California political leaders, and analysis by experts and insiders focusing on the Capitol. Like, share, and subscribe to learn more!

You May Also Like…

Senator Steve Glazer

Senator Steve Glazer

SacTown Talks welcomes Senator Steve Glazer, of the 7th Senate District, to discuss the resurgence of COVID in...

read more