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Call It What You Will Salinas

Welcome to Call It What You Will.  This is a show that focuses on politics and social issues here in Salinas and our neighboring communities.  We aim to provide interviews that give listeners a more in-depth perspective on local leaders in government and the community.  We are not limited by the word count of a newspaper article or the time constraints of a tv news report.  We are simply some people sitting at a table having a conversation that we hope you find interesting and most of all, informative.  

Our show usually has two formats.  When we have a guest, our show focuses on having those conversations that we hope bring you a better understanding of the politics and social issues of our community.  When we don't have a guest, we tend to just sit around the table and have those random conversations about politics that happen when one sits at a bar sharing a few drinks with friends.  


Jan 19, 2017

We are finally back in 2017 with a new episode!  We talk to Jyl Lutes, schoolteacher and longtime City Council member here in Salinas.  Jyl is a wealth of information on how our local City Council and School Boards operate because of her time there and we try to fit as much as we can into just one hour.  We talk a bit about the hard work that goes into being a member of the School Board and why traffic is so rough around many of our schools.  We touch on the unique situation Salinas has where we have many school districts and a City Council that has to find ways to work together, not always efficiently.  Jyl gives us insight into what goes on in an average week for a City Council member.  Because of her time on the Council, hear about the good times and bad that Salinas has gone through due to the tough economic times Salinas has faced at times.  We briefly had a technical difficulty at about the 39 minute mark and we lost about a minute so hang in there with us because we talk about the difficulty of building and finding affordable housing here in Salinas.   There is a lot we cover in this episode and our thanks to Jyl for being great enough to come in after a long field trip to San Francisco on a rainy day.