Episodes

Interview with Chris Micheli #2

Interview with Chris Micheli #2

Today we welcome back, attorney, lobbyist, and author, Chris Micheli. Micheli is back, talking about his two new handbooks on legislative drafting in California and understanding the California legislative process. Available now!  This episode was recorded on...

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Interview with Lara Korte

Interview with Lara Korte

Today we welcome political journalist Lara Korte. Korte is a co-author of POLITICO California Playbook. We discuss Korte's career in journalism, POLITICO, and all things political reporting. This episode was recorded on 09/05/2023.SacTown Talks is a podcast about...

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Interview with Phil Ting

Interview with Phil Ting

Today we welcome to the program Assembly Member Phil Ting. Ting represents Assembly District 19 and serves as Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee. We discuss Ting's career, education access, affordability, housing, and more. (02:24) Ting’s journey to...

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Interview with Rick Chavez Zbur

Interview with Rick Chavez Zbur

Today we welcome to the program Assembly Member Rick Chavez Zbur. Zbur represents Assembly District 51 and previously worked in environmental law. We discuss Zbur’s career, LGBT rights, issues with homelessness, housing, the environment, and more. (01:35) Zbur’s path...

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Interview with Tom Campbell

Interview with Tom Campbell

Today we welcome Tom Campbell, former United States Representative, law professor, and current chair of the Common Sense Party. We discuss Campbell's career, as well as a deep dive on the Common Sense Party and why California would benefit from another party. This...

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Interview with Jeff Farrah

Interview with Jeff Farrah

This week we welcome Jeff Farrah, Executive Director of the Autonomous Vehicle Industry Association. Farrah and the AVIN believe autonomous vehicles will make our world safer, more efficient, and provide life-changing mobility benefits to those who are disadvantaged....

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Interview with Chris Mackenzie #2

Interview with Chris Mackenzie #2

This week we welcome back Chris MacKenzie, Senior Director of Communications for Chamber of Progress. Mackenzie has a strong background in connecting with center-left voters and thought leaders through digital media campaigns and traditional press outreach. Today we...

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Interview with Gail Pellerin

Interview with Gail Pellerin

This week we welcome to the program, Assembly Member Gail Pellerin. Pellerin represents Assembly District 28 and previously served as the chief elections official in Santa Cruz County from 1993 until her retirement in December 2020. We discuss Pellerin’s background...

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Interview with Esmeralda Soria

Interview with Esmeralda Soria

This week we welcome to the program, Assemblymember Esmeralda Soria. Soria represents Assembly District 27 and as a first-generation American daughter of farm workers, knows firsthand about hard work and sacrifice, having worked alongside her parents in the Central...

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