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Season I

Welcome to the first episode of the Central Valley Politics Podcast. This Podcast is brought to you by the Student Media Center at California State University, Stanislaus. Your host is Dr. Shannon Stevens and in this episode students from her Political Communication Studies class will introduce the races for Turlock City Council and City Treasurer, the local congressional contest, and the State senate election. For more info about the podcast and to see where the students and Dr. Stevens got their information go www.kcss.net


In this episode you’ll get to hear first hand from Turlock City Council District 4 candidate Steven Nascimento. Steven has served on the City Council since 2012, setting himself apart for his stance on the Turlock Farmer’s Market and campaign finance rules. He talks about those issues—and more—in this half-hour conversation with host Dr. Shannon Stevens, Political Communication student Clara Zapien, and The Signal student newspaper editor Alondra De La Cruz.


Amy Bublak has served on the City Council since 2008, setting herself apart for her small business revitalization efforts and her law enforcement experience. She talks about those issues—and more—in this half-hour conversation with host Dr. Shannon Stevens, Political Communication student Clara Zapien, and The Signal student newspaper editor Alondra De La Cruz.


In this special edition episode of Central Valley Politics three more communication professors join Dr. Stevens to discuss gender in relation to the Presidential election. Special thanks to the Stan State Communication studies professors, Dr. Daniel Horvath and Dr. Keith Nainby. Also to Dr. Amy Kilgard from the San Francisco Communication Studies department. So settle in, grab some dinner, and join them.


In this episode you’ll get to hear first hand from Turlock City Council District 2 candidate Gil Esquer. Gil is new to politics, but has been active in the Jaycees and the Knights of Columbus, organizations that serve their communities. He looks forward to continuing to serve his community as a City Council member. Gil talks about those issues—and more—in this half-hour conversation with host Dr. Shannon Stevens, Clara Zapien, a Political Communication student and reporter for The Signal, and Hilda Flores, reporter for The Signal and music director at KCSS.

 


In this episode you’ll get to hear first hand from Turlock City Council District 2 candidate Jaime Franco. Franco is new to politics, but has a passion for helping people. He looks forward to the possible opportunity to serve his community as a City Council member. Franco talks about the issues facing Turlock, his personal history—and more—in this half-hour conversation with host Dr. Shannon Stevens, Clara Zapien, a Political Communication student and reporter for The Signal, and Alondra De La Cruz, editor for The Signal and program director at KCSS. For information on Franco look up his coverage in the Modesto BeeThe Turlock Journal or his Facebook page. Franco also sat down with Alondra Del AL Cruz, Clara Zapien and Oscar Copland for an interview in Spanish. Make sure to give it a listen.  


En este episodio tendrán la oportunidad de escuchar al candidato Jaime Franco del distrito 2 de la ciudad de Turlock. Franco es nuevo a la vida política, pero en verdad tiene una pasión por ayudar a la gente. Él espera tener la oportunidad de poder ayudar a la gente a través de ser un miembro del consejo de la ciudad. Franco enfatiza los problemas que la ciudad de Turlock ve día a día, su historia personal y más durante esta media hora de conversación con el productor Oscar Copland, Clara Zapien, una estudiante de comunicaciones políticas y un estudiante y reportero del periódico universitario “The Signal,” y Alondra de la Cruz, una estudiante y editora también para “The Signal” y directora del programa KCSS. Para más información sobre Franco, búsquenlo en publicaciones como en “Modesto Bee,” “The Turlock Journal” o en su página de Facebook


Welcome to the seventh episode of the Central Valley Politics Podcast. Your host is Dr. Shannon Stevens is joined by students from her Political Communication Studies class and will be talking about the races for Turlock City Council and City Treasurer, the local congressional contest, and the State senate election. 

To look at the articles covering the Stockton Mayoral race go to The Stockton Record. For more specific information on each candidate and their background and viewpoints visit: Incumbent Anthony Silva’s  official website, and Faceboook. or City Councilman Michael Tubbs official website and social media accounts: Facebook and Twitter To Watch the debate between Loretta Sanchez and Kamala Harris go  here . For Fact Checking Sources check out these links: Politifact Sanchez passes one Bill, Politifact- Sanchez misleads prop 57 claim, The LA Times: Article 1  and Article 2  or The Sacramento bee. For additional Debate fact checking not mentioned in podcast go to Trump University Fact check or The LA times.


In this episode of Central valley Politics the team gets together for a round table discussion about the aftermath of the election, Thanksgiving politics and the importance of staying woke. Enjoy!

The New York times article mentioned is "How Could You? 19 Questions to Ask Loved Ones Who Voted the Other Way" by Michael Barbaro. Also check out the podcast The Run-Up.


This episode includes another round table discussion. This time the team give you an election update on the candidates who ran and who won. Enjoy.


Season II


In our first episode of the season, the team talks to Gil Esquer about his win in the Turlock City Council Elections.


In part 2 of the first episode of the Central Valley Politics Podcast, the team talks to Amy Bublak about her win in the Turlock City Council election.


In today's episode of Central Valley Politics podcast, we talk to representatives from the Stan State Democratic Club, Jason Serang and Ana Powers, about Kimberly Ellis, who is running to be the chair of the California Democratic Party.


In today's episode, we talk to Jason Serang about how he was invited to a meeting with Congressman Jeff Denham.


Season III


Central Valley Politics kicks off a new season with a four-part series in which we hear from seven Democrats and one Independent, all of whom hope to run against incumbent District 10 Congressional Representative Jeff Denham in the 2018 election.

All eight candidates were here on campus October 26 for the “Students Decide: Candidate Forum” organized by the Democratic Party Club, a student organization here at California State University Stanislaus. Your Central Valley Politics host, Dr. Shannon Stevens, moderated the event.


In this first segment, the candidates each answer two questions—one written by the Democratic Party Club and read by the moderator; the other written and asked by a representative from MeCHA.


In this second segment, the candidates each answer two questions—one written by the Democratic Party Club and read by the moderator; the other written and asked by a representative from Stan State’s Black Student Union.


In this third segment, the candidates each answer two questions—one written by the Democratic Party Club and read by the moderator; the other written and asked by a representative from the Stan State branch of Students for a Quality Education (SQE).


In this fourth and final segment, the candidates each answer two questions posed by students in the audience, as well as two final questions written by the Democratic Party Club and read by the moderator. That final question is worth sticking around for, as the candidates were able to make a pitch for themselves as the best person to run next year.