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Interview with Lance Christensen

This week we welcome Lance Christensen, candidate for California Superintendent of Public Instruction. We discuss Christensen’s candidacy, school choice, issues in education, and more.

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Interview with Nancy Skinner

Interview with Nancy Skinner

This week we welcome Senator Nancy Skinner. Skinner represents Senate District 9. We discuss budget goals, healthcare needs, clean energy, reproductive rights, and more.SacTown Talks is a podcast about California politics, policy and culture. We feature interviews...

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Interview with Patrick Utz and Chris Micheli

Interview with Patrick Utz and Chris Micheli

This week we welcome Patrick Utz, CEO and Co-Founder of Abstract, accompanied by Formal Advisor Chris Micheli. Abstract provides innovative bill tracking and much more. We discuss how Abstract works, the impact it will make, their expectations and more. SacTown Talks...

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Interview with Russell Lowery

Interview with Russell Lowery

Today we welcome Russell Lowery, Managing Partner with High View Strategies. Lowery is an expert in digital communication and political bridge building. We discuss effective lobbying, the benefits of podcasting, digital marketing, and more.SacTown Talks is a podcast...

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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.