Interview with Pilar Schiavo

Interview with Pilar Schiavo

Today we welcome to the program Assembly Member Pilar Schiavo. Schiavo represents Assembly District 40 and previously was a small business owner and nurse advocate who worked in the labor movement for more than 20 years. We discuss Schiavo’s legislative priorities, housing, homelessness, healthcare, and more.

(03:58) The issue with healthcare and insurance

(09:23) Schiavo’s background, making it to Sacramento

(21:04) Schiavo’s bill package and focuses

(24:12) Electric roads bill

(31:26) Affordable housing

This episode was recorded on 09/21/2023.

May 17, 2024

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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 politics
(08:10) College affordability and access
(13:13) Eliminating APPI hate
(19:16) The Housing Accountability Act
(25:09) End of session suspense

This episode was recorded on 08/31/2023.

May 17, 2024

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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 from law to politics
(09:47) Being gay before strides in the LGBTQ movement
(17:07) Talking environmental law
(23:51) Zbur’s motivation for running for Assembly
(28:26) LGBTQ rights and states with anti-LGBTQ views
(37:41) AD51 priorities

This episode was recorded on 08/16/2023

May 17, 2024

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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 career, issues with homelessness, marriage rights, the election system and more.

(06:04) Pellerin’s work with historical members and transitioning to Santa Cruz
(10:15) Voting technology and the future of voting
(15:13) Marrying couples as County Clerk during COVID
(20:49) ACA5 and the right to marry
(23:04) Talking mental health care and addressing homelessness
(28:06) Pellerin’s bill package

This episode was recorded on 07/12/2023

May 17, 2024

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Interview with Gregg Hart

Interview with Gregg Hart

Today we welcome Assembly Member Gregg Hart. Hart represents Assembly District 37 and previously served as Planning Commissioner, City Council Member, California Coastal Commissioner, and Santa Barbara County Supervisor. We discuss Hart’s career, issues with housing, the environment, budget goals and more.

This episode was recorded on 06/20/2023

May 17, 2024

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