Interview with Dave Min

Interview with Dave Min

Today we welcome back to the program Senator Dave Min. Min represents Senate District 37 and serves as Chair of the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee, which has jurisdiction over the state’s environmental stewardship. We discuss Min’s legislative priorities, the environment, biodiversity, homelessness and more.

This episode was recorded on 10/02/2023 

October 23. 2023

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Interview with Lola Smallwood-Cuevas

Interview with Lola Smallwood-Cuevas

Today we welcome to the program, Senator Smallwood-Cuevas. Smallwood-Cuevas represents Senate District 28 and is the co-founder of the Los Angeles Black Worker Center. We discuss the election, issues with the prison system, employment, housing and more.

This episode was recorded on 05/23/2023

(09:04) Affordable housing and cost of living in LA

(14:36) Involvement in community organizing

(23:19) Motivating running for Senate and working with the new legislative class

(34:23) Bills and legislative focuses

(44:27) Talking committees

April 22, 2024

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Interview with Angelique Ashby

Interview with Angelique Ashby

Today we welcome Senator Angelique Ashby to the program. Ashby represents Senate District 08 and previously served 12 years on the Sacramento City Council, as well as 8 years as Vice Mayor or Mayor Pro Tem. We discuss foster youth, education, improving homelessness, and more.

This episode was recorded on 4/26/2023.

April 22, 2024

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Interview with Marie Alvarado-Gil

Interview with Marie Alvarado-Gil

This week we welcome Senator Alvarado-Gil to the program. Alvarado-Gil represents Senate District 4 and serves as State Commissioner for Special Education. We discuss education, fentanyl, public safety, and more.

(04:19) Experience as a first generation Mexican-American

(09:01) From working with animals, to working with children in need

(14:41) Inspiration running for Senate and the election experience

(22:34) Alvarado-Gil’s rape bill and silent reactions 

(27:54) Alvarado-Gil’s fentanyl bill and gun rights

(30:35) Talking broadband and fire protection

May 8, 2023

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Interview with Josh Becker

Interview with Josh Becker

This week we welcome Senator Josh Becker. Becker represents Senate District 13. We discuss public safety, environmental protection, social justice and more.

April 10, 2023

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