Look West: How California is Leading the Nation

A unique view of the people representing you in the State Assembly who are leading California to a better future for all. A series of conversations with California State Assembly members and the people they represent, the Look West podcast brings you a unique view of the people leading California to a better future for everyone.

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Offshore Drilling and Environmental Justice

April 25, 2019

On this episode of Look West, Assemblymember Monique Limón sits down with EDC’s Linda Krop and CAUSE’s Lucas Zucker at the site of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill - the largest spill in California’s history. They discuss the different roles of the coastal environment and why it continues to be so important to fight for environmental justice, especially here in California.
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Equity in Film: Latino Representation

April 18, 2019

On this episode of Look West, Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon sits down with the creators and cast of the film, “El Chicano” to discuss the challenges Latino productions face in the film industry and how the California Film Commission’s Tax Credit Program empowers filmmakers to prioritize diversity.
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Prevention & Justice

March 5, 2019

On this episode of Look West, Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer links up with the folks of Ear Hustle Podcast and hears from the inmates at San Quentin State Prison on the subject of trauma-informed care, a revolutionary concept in youth justice, and how it could play a role in preventing at-risk youth from offending again.
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TRAILER: State of the State 2019

February 20, 2019

On this episode of Look West, Governor Gavin Newsom outlines his plans for California, and some Assemblymembers offer insight on issues like education, water high speed rail and more.
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New Laws for California in 2019

December 18, 2018

On this episode of Look West, kid reporter Elena hits the streets of Sacramento to find out what people know about the New Laws coming in 2019.  Elena shares some of the changes surrounding Homemade Food Sales, the Straw Ban, Election Transparency and more.
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Look West Goes Back To School!

August 30, 2018

On this episode of Look West, Assemblymembers Sharon Quirk-Silva, Patrick O’Donnell, Jose Medina and Blanca Rubio remember their times as teachers, and what it was like to go Back To School!  They share stories about what led them to teaching, the mentors that inspired them and talk about some of the challenges they faced from the classroom to the Capitol.
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Fire & Wine with Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry

August 9, 2018

As wildfires continue to rage across California, Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) looks back on the devastation that ravaged Napa and Sonoma counties last October.  A winemaker, the Mayor of Calistoga and a local Battalion Chief all share their stories of loss and resilience, and discuss how wildfires are creating a “new normal” in the Golden State.
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Sheryl Sandberg, Assemblymember Evan Low and The Power of Social Media

July 12, 2018

On this episode of Look West, Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) meets with world-renowned author and Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg.  They talk about the power of social media, diversity in technology, and how STEM is changing the way young women enter the workforce.
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LGBTQ Pride with Sarah McBride Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego)

June 20, 2018

On this episode of the Look West, Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) celebrates Pride Month at the CA State Capitol with LGBT Award winner, Sarah McBride.  Sarah is an internationally-recognized transgender advocate, a successful author and currently serves as the National Press Secretary at the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, D.C..  Together, they talk about LGBTQ rights, nerding out on CSPAN, the struggle comes to terms with their authentic selves, and what California is doing to inspire equality all around the world.
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Father's Day Special

June 14, 2018

On this special episode of Look West, the State Capitol celebrates Father’s Day 2018!   Five father’s; Assemblymembers Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), Jim Cooper (D-Sacramento), Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) and Majority Leader Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) share some unique, personal experiences about their journey into Fatherhood.  They each talk about when they first found out they’re going to be a Dad, who were some of their influences growing up, family-oriented legislation, and even some funny stories about their kids.  Listen now!