I squeezed the ever-humble Cosmo Garvin into an uncomfortable spot for the latest episode of the Sacramento Current Podcast, forcing him to reflect on his 13-year run at the Sacramento News & Review now that it’s come to a close. Not that you won’t be seeing his name in the weekly rag anymore; he’ll be freelancing and the Bites column ain’t going away any time soon. But just before our boy heads back to school to get his master’s degree, I thought it would be fun to take a look back and share some of the tales surrounding the stories he’s worked on during his time at SN&R. I think you’ll like it, too.
Not that there isn’t other things going on to talk about as well. The uber-sexy Charter Commission is the talk of the town, and now that the cutoff for wannabe candidates to file has come and gone, we’re sizing up some of the familiar names you’ll see on the ballot come November. That brings me to my own uncomfortable admission; my name is among those you’re going to see. How do I navigate the waters of fair
reporting podcasting and remain unbiased while I embark on my first political campaign? And how about those in the running who also think the whole ideal of charter commission is a fool’s errand? So many questions!
We also hit on the newest Disneygate rumors, and what happened to the Mayor’s opposition argument against the city’s proposed sales tax? They don’t have computers in Hawaii? All that and more in this week’s pod.
The opening and closing track this week is appropriately called “Forward” as performed by the group “Northbound”. You can download the song for free by clicking here.