Episodes

Interview with Melodie Chrislock

Interview with Melodie Chrislock

Today we welcome Managing Director of Public Water Now, Melodie Chrislock. Chrislock is a water expert with a focus on recycled water. We discuss the issues with desalination, why recycled water is a beneficial alternative, what needs to happen next, and more.SacTown...

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Interview with Andrew Nickens

Interview with Andrew Nickens

This week we welcome Incoming Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellow, Andrew Nickens. Nickens is a recent UC Davis graduate and has already gained exposure fighting hard legislative battles. We discuss the process of getting started as a Fellow, details about the program, saving student debt, and more.

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Interview with Tim Cromartie

Interview with Tim Cromartie

This week we welcome Tim Cromartie, Executive Director of the Environmental Justice League. Cromartie also co-hosts the This Week in Environmental Justice podcast. We discuss his experience in the legislature, as well as the primary focuses and goals of EJL.

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Interview with Laurie Davies

Interview with Laurie Davies

This week we welcome Assemblymember Laurie Davies. Davies represents AD73, and will represent AD74 beginning in 2023. We discuss the opioid crisis, desalination, housing affordability, the gas tax and more.

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Interview with Jim Cooper

Interview with Jim Cooper

Today we welcome Sacramento County Sheriff-Elect, Assemblymember Jim Cooper. Cooper represents AD-09 and will take over as Sheriff on January 1st, 2023. We discuss Cooper’s path to becoming Sheriff, public safety, crime accountability, the Kate Tibbitts Act, and more.

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Interview with Robert Rivas

Interview with Robert Rivas

Today we look back at our interview with Assemblymember Robert Rivas. Rivas represents the 30th assembly district and is a candidate for CA Assembly Speaker. Today, we discuss Rivas growing up on a farm working household and community, the effects of COVID on his...

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Interview with Nicole Rice

Interview with Nicole Rice

Today we welcome Nicole Rice, President of the California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (CNGVC). We discuss her time in Sacramento, CNGVC as an organization, the transition to renewable natural gas, and more.SacTown Talks is a podcast about California politics, policy...

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Interview with Tom Umberg

Interview with Tom Umberg

Today we welcome State Senator Tom Umberg. Umberg represents the 34th district. We discuss his work throughout the last year, combating crime as it pertains to catalytic converter theft, MICRA, CARE courts, and more.SacTown Talks is a podcast about California...

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Interview with Cristina Garcia

Interview with Cristina Garcia

Today we welcome Assemblymember Cristina Garcia. Garcia represents the 58th district and is the chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus. We discuss her run for Congress, overcoming the challenges within her community, the bills that she has introduced in the CA State...

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