Episodes

Interview with Damon Connolly

Interview with Damon Connolly

This week we welcome newly elected Assemblymember Damon Connolly. Connolly represents Assembly District 12. We discuss climate change, housing, bringing a fresh perspective to AD12, and more. (02:39) Talking AD12 and housing in Marin County (07:16) Connolly’s journey...

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Interview with Sharon Quirk-Silva

Interview with Sharon Quirk-Silva

This week we welcome Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva. Quirk-Silva represents Assembly District 65. We discuss how we can improve education, housing, veteran support, and more. (02:49) Getting elected in orange county, harvesting ballots (09:00) Special session on...

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Interview with Joe Patterson

Interview with Joe Patterson

This week we welcome newly elected Assemblymember Joe Patterson. Patterson represents Assembly District 05. We discuss clean energy, electric vehicles, public safety, narcan in schools and more. SacTown Talks is a podcast about California politics, policy and culture....

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Interview with Beau Kilmer

Interview with Beau Kilmer

This week we welcome Beau Kilmer, McCauley Chair in Drug Policy Innovation for RAND Corporation. We discuss the problems with fentanyl, losing your license to drink, common trends with drugs, policy issues and more. SacTown Talks is a podcast about California...

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Interview with Brian Ebbert

Interview with Brian Ebbert

This week we welcome Floor Director Brian Ebbert. Ebbert is also a registered Parliamentarian and former Asst Chief Clerk. We discuss Ebbert's role in the legislative process, the unwritten history of the legislature, what's changed in his 31 years here and...

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Interview with Melissa Hurtado

Interview with Melissa Hurtado

This week we welcome Senator Melissa Hurtado. Hurtado represents Senate District 16. We discuss water shortage, food scarcity, agriculture and other issues that pertain to the central valley.SacTown Talks is a podcast about California politics, policy and culture. We...

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Interview with Mike Gatto

Interview with Mike Gatto

This week we welcome former Assemblymember Mike Gatto, representing Los Angeles. We discuss affordable housing, development, leadership battles, and more. (02:36) State of housing in LA since Newsom took over (09:05) What is in our control and what can be done?...

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Interview with Josh Newman

Interview with Josh Newman

This week we welcome Senator Josh Newman. Newman represents Senate District 29. We discuss environmental protection, alternative fuel, elections, the democratic process, and more. (01:07) Newman’s path to becoming Senator(08:41) The bear suit story and effective...

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Interview with Chris Holden

Interview with Chris Holden

This week we welcome Assemblymember Chris Holden. Holden represents Assembly District 41. We discuss civil rights, solitary confinement, the environment, our carbon footprint, and more. (01:30) Holden’s journey into Politics (12:30) LA politics and uniting communities...

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