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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.  


Jul 28, 2017

This week our show starts off at Jesse G. Sanchez Elementary school where the Alisal Union School Board met to discuss school resource officers (SROs) being on Alisal campuses.  We spoke to Israel Villa of MILPA, Salinas Police Chief Adele Fresè, and community members about their thoughts on having SROs on Alisal campuses.  The issues of SROs has been in the news a lot recently as it was turned down at the Salinas Union High School District and the Police Department has until the end of August to use this grant for SROs or it will expire.  

Our episode shifts over to the XL Publichouse where Rafael and Dom continue the discussion on SROs.  The conversation moves to cover other topics such as a recent workshop Rafael attended on non-profits working with immigrants, we touched on the sad news of those who were found dead in a trailer in San Antonio when they tried to enter the country.  Dom explains why he still hasn't seen 13th on Netflix even though he knows he should have, hear talk on the recent Trump rant and ban of transgender soldiers, and we end on a positive note as we talk about the film "Dolores" a documentary on the life of Dolores Huerta coming to Salinas in September.