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Interview with Cecilia Aguiar-Curry

This week we welcome Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry. Aguiar-Curry represents the 4th California Assembly District. We discuss the importance of telehealth, early education, water, alternative energy, and more.

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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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Jarhett Blonien

Jarhett Blonien

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Jarhett Blonien is a seasoned California attorney with years of experience working in various levels of state government. The breadth and depth of his experience – both in the capitol and in the courtroom – give him a unique perspective to the inner-workings of California government.

Blonien has spent his career mastering the legislative process, forming relationships with key players and learning how to creatively implement successful strategies amidst a constantly evolving political landscape.