The Talk of Santa Clarita

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This is episode 172 with Democratic candidate of the 25th Congressional District, Quaye Quartey John Quaye Quartey lives in Valencia. He is a husband and father and the son of an immigrant. I find Quaye to be incredibly interesting. His res
Welcome to episode 171 with Democratic candidate for the 38th district in the California Assembly, Jonathan Ahmadi, Jonathan Ahmadi is a first generation Californian who has done many things in life. He has worked as an aeronautical engineer
This is episode 170 with guest Democratic candidate for the 25th Congressional District, Rhoda Nazanin Rhoda Nazanin is an immigrant, a citizen, a Christian, a former Pastor, and now, she is a Democratic candidate for the 25th Congressional Di
This is episode 169 with our guest local business owner and gay advocate, John Musella John musella is president of the Musella Group and a member of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce. He is also an openly gay man who describes hi
This is episode 167 with guest Cenk Uygur from "the Young Turks" I want to apologize up front about the sound issues with this particular podcast. Covid have made it necessary to try and do these podcasts outdoors, and with the Santa Clari
This is episode 167 with our guest Joshua Wentz, the Director of the artistic director for Mission Opera and an Associate Professor of Music at Los Angeles Mission College Joshua Wentz serves as the Director of Music at Santa Clarita United Me
This is episode 166 with guest Democratic candidate for the 25th Congressional district in 2022, Ruth Luevanos. Ruth Luevanos has many labels.  She is a mother, a wife, a teacher, a union leader, a graduate from law school, and an activist.  A
Welcome to  Episode 165 with guest Andrew Taban, the Chair for the new organization, The Santa Clarita Valley Democrats.  Andrew Taban has lived in Santa Clarita for most of his life. He's young but has already done quite a bit to contribute
Aside from a few years in Las Vegas, Austin Dave is more or less a lifelong resident of Santa Clarita. Growing up, Austin was an aspiring filmmaker until the day he literally stumbled into a classroom at College of the Canyons on journal
Joe Jacobson is a political strategist who has been working in politics for more than seven years.  This includes electoral work, lobbying and government experience.  He has been involved with the AFL-CIO, President Obama's Council of Economic
When I sat down to interview Christy last week, I had no plans for the interview to go so long but I was enjoying talking to her so much and felt that there was so much ground to cover it warranted an extended interview which has now been broke
This is Episode 161 featuring a special conversation with Christy Smith. Three hundred and thirty three votes. That's it. That's all that separated Christy Smith and Mike Garcia in the 25th Congressional race and the deciding number which sen
Welcome to Episode 159 with guest Santa Clarita Valley Water Board Member, Maria Gutzeit. Maria Gutzeit has been on Water boards since 2003. First serving on the Newhall County Water District Board. Later she served as Board president and as
This is Episode 160 with guest Candidate for the Hart School Board James Webb James Webb is a resident of Santa Clarita who has worked in public education for most of his life. He was a teacher in the Hart School District for several years an
This is episode 158 with guests Anna Kumar. Beth Braunstein, Stacy Fortner, Kathye Armitage, Valerie Bradford and Christine Okamoto, all candidates for the Santa Clarita Valley Water Board who have dubbed themselves the Water 6. There's someth
Welcome to Episode 157 with guest Santa Clarita City Council Candidate, Kelvin Driscoll. This is episode 4 of a four part series highlighting the candidates for City Council. Kelvin Driscoll has been living in the city of Santa Clarita for
As I’ve already said, Santa Clarita is at a crossroads. I think it’s somewhere around wanting to stay a small town and being forced, (kicking and screaming) into becoming a big city. This is something which is probably inevitable. But how this
Santa Clarita is at a crossroads. I think it’s somewhere around wanting to stay a small town and being forced, (kicking and screaming) into becoming a big city. This is something which is probably inevitable. But how this city moves into the fu
Santa Clarita is at a crossroads. I think it’s somewhere around wanting to stay a small town and being forced, (kicking and screaming) into becoming a big city. This is something which is probably inevitable. But how this city moves into the f
Welcome to Episode 153 with guest Democratic candidate for the 25th Congressional District, Christy Smith. At this point, what more is there to say about Christy Smith? She has literally appeared on this show so many times I’ve lost count.
Welcome to Episode 152 with guest Sebastian Cazares Sebastian Cazares is a lifelong Saugus resident. He graduated from Saugus High School and went on to pursue his college education at College of the Canyons. He is currently attending UCLA.
And we are back after a long and much-needed hiatus! Did you miss the show? How are the wife and kids? I have to be honest with you, after doing these podcasts for almost five years now, it has become harder and harder to do them on a regula
This is Episode 150 a Special Corona Virus edition with the Democratic candidate for the 25th Congressional District Special Election and General Election race, California Assemblymember Christy Smith. As an Assemblymember Christy Smith represe
The Talk of Santa Clarita has been on hiatus (and technically still is) however, the recent “shelter in place” orders and the general situation with the Corona Virus made me realize that perhaps a few special edition episodes may be of help to
At this point do I really need to tell you who Joe Messina is? For the left of the Santa Clarita Valley, he is the boogeyman and I'm sure as I do everytime I have him on, I'll get flack for doing this show with him. But you know, there was a
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