Look West: How California is Leading the Nation
Look West provides a personal view of the California leaders representing you in the State Assembly. Tune in while these elected officials, influential leaders, and the general public provide a unique perspective on different issues affecting California, and learn more about the actions we’re taking to help lead the nation into a brighter future.
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DISCLAIMER: The views expressed on Look West are solely those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the views of the Democratic Office of Communication and Outreach or the Assembly Democratic Caucus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Meet the Millennial Caucus
June 7, 2018
On this episode of Look West, Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon (D-Whittier), Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) and Assemblymember Marc Berman (Silicon Valley) get together to talk about Millennial Leadership. They get candid about some of the victories and the challenges they face as some of the youngest legislators at the State Capitol, parenting, advocating for the LGBT community and debate whether avocado toast is really all that it’s cracked up to be! Listen now, and be sure to subscribe wherever you find your favorite podcasts!