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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.

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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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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.