In the latest episode of the Sacramento Current podcast, your hosts welcome the remaining candidates running for City Council in District 2, Allen Warren and Rob Kerth, to sit down at the Sacramento Temporary Contemporary Art Gallery on Del Paso Boulevard. It’s our first “live” recording on location, and we’d like to thank the people at “The Temp” for allowing us to take up so much room in their stylish facility.
Prepare yourself for an off-the-cuff discussion between our guests and your hosts, as the candidates describe the current challenges facing North Sacramento and District 2 in particular. How does Mr. Warren feel about Charter Reform? Who did Mr. Kerth admit to wanting to “reach out and choke” during a business meeting? Find out all this and more by listening to the show right now.
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After hitting the election parties and digesting the returns, the guys from Sacramento Current are back at 3rd Bedroom Studio to talk about the June Primary results for local races.
Listen in and see what they have to say about the Mayor’s “mandate”, the turn out, campaign money influence, how ugly one council race got, the “social media candidate” vs. the “thoughtful candidate”, and so much more. And, as if that wasn’t enough, as an added bonus, you’ll hear more about the Sacramento County Board of Education (the what?) than you ever wanted to.
Folks, this show is rated “WI” for Wonkishly Informative. . . consider yourself warned.
While there are four candidates on the ballot to chose from for Mayor of Sacramento, there are actually five candidates in the race. Edgar Hibert-Garcia has qualified as a write-in candidate for Mayor, creating a fifth choice for Mayor. He recently sat down for coffee and and a conversation with one member of the Sacramento Current podcast team.
You can find out more about Hilbert-Garcia by visiting his website. The election is June 5th.
Kevin McCarty, the incumbent running for a third straight term in Sacramento’s District 6, recently sat down with two members of the Sacramento Current podcast team to share his take on local issues. You can hear the interview for yourself by clicking here.
The Band wants to start by again apologizing for the audio issues experienced during the last episode of Sacramento Current. We debated whether to take it down, but decided that the content was what really matters. We appreciate everybody who set aside the technical difficulties and enjoyed the episode. Problems fixed. . . now, on with the show!
This week found us back at 3rd Bedroom Studios with Jimmy Bell at the controls and Sacramento Renaissance Man Tim Foster in the guest chair. From Tim, we learn about life after Midtown Monthly, more about the amazing Sacramento Living Library series, and dive into the Sacramento music scene. Tim is a veteran musician and journalist from Sacramento and shares a lot of unique insights.
We also get into some City Council races, most notably District 8, where incumbent Bonnie Pannell is facing challenger and Kevin Johnson ally (at least that what the signs say), Betty Williams. Look for more in-depth City Council race coverage in an upcoming episode.
Finally, in addition to somehow managing to again talk about the dead dead dead arena, we muse about our seemingly shutter-happy Mayor, and heap praise on a well deserved, though terribly modest, Cosmo Garvin for the recent honors bestowed on him by the California Newspaper Publishers Association.
We hope you enjoy the show. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if there is a particular subject or guest you would like us to feature in the future. And your comments are always welcome.
Music this week:
“Fine Line,” by Th’ Losin Streaks
“I’m Alright,” by Agent Ribbons
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