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Dec. 25, 2020

"Claremont's DSCC Representatives - insights at a granular level" In…

The Claremont representatives of the ADEM/DSCC - the California Democratic Party's 41st Assembly District - discuss and explain the positives and the opportunities for adding value and effecting change for the better. In th...

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Dec. 4, 2020

Project Rebound and the Prison Education Project (PEP); an interview …

This engaging episode features an in-depth and informative conversation with three Claremont residents and prominent leaders of Project Rebound and the Prison Education Project; Romarilyn Ralston, Dr. Vanessa Ovalle Perez and...

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Nov. 24, 2020

"A Dodger fan, since Koufax's first season..." Murray Gilkeson recoun…

Murray Gilkeson, Claremont resident and loyal Dodger fan since about the time they moved to LA, was converted from the depths of Yankee-dom to becoming one of the most enduring Dodger fans since watching none other than Sandy...

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Nov. 24, 2020

"A Life In 20 Dodger Games" and more - Steve Haskins goes deep on the…

Steve Haskins, Claremont resident, lawyer, lifelong Dodger fan discusses his introduction to the Dodgers, his favorite players and games, how several came to mean so much to him in his life, and shows just a preview of a leve...

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Nov. 24, 2020

"Born a Dodger Fan..." Patricia Havens talks to Jed and Russ about b…

Patti Havens, born near Dodger Stadium as it was being built, reveals how she became a serious Dodger fan in her youth, her favorite Dodger experiences and games, and a surprisingly thorough and deep knowledge of the teams, t...

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Nov. 24, 2020

"Hey! We're talkin' DODGERS here...!!" - Jed Leano and Russ discuss…

To take a "fun break" from politics and other serious issues, Claremont Speaks tried to find and talk to the most serious Dodger fans in the city. Jed Leano, City Council member, lawyer, and full time seriously addicted base...

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Nov. 21, 2020

"Let's Talk Turkey (Trot)" - An Interview with Claremont Sunrise Rota…

Andy Dale and Paul Henry, long-time Claremont residents, local business owners, community activists and leaders of the Claremont Sunrise Rotary Club, highlight the unique, charitable and important programs the CSR supports, b...

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Oct. 29, 2020

Interview with Corey Calaycay - Incumbent Candidate for Claremont Cit…

In an in-depth interview, current Council member and three-time mayor Corey Calaycay, the only incumbent in the current election, discusses his journey to first being elected over a decade and a half ago and the challenges, h...

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Oct. 28, 2020

Interview with Claremont Tutor's President Mark Ralph, with Five-Star…

Of the many upsides of living in Claremont, few rival the quality and value of the education students receive in our schools. This episode's featured guests, Claremont Tutors, are dedicated to, and passionate about helping s...

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Oct. 26, 2020

Interview with Christine Margiotta - Candidate for City Council, Dist…

Christine Margiotta, a tenacious, driven activist and successful organizer/advocate for social and environmental change through non-profit programs such as the United Way, Sustainable Claremont, and CHERP, is the Executive ...

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Oct. 20, 2020

Interview with Joseph Salas - Candidate for Citrus College (Claremont…

Joe Salas, a Claremont resident for over 35 years, a continuously active contributor to the community, a tireless homeless advocate, and Special Education teacher has accepted the challenge to fill the vacancy in the Citrus C...

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Oct. 11, 2020

Interview with Sam Pedroza - Former long-time City Council Member and…

In Claremont, Sam Pedroza can be associated with many, many contributions to, and leadership positions within the City of Claremont; he has served/chaired on the Claremont Community Services Committee and the Youth Sports Fac...

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Oct. 2, 2020

Interview with Laura Bollinger - Candidate for Citrus College (Clarem…

Throughout an informative and engaging interview, Citrus College Area 2 Board of Trustees candidate Laura Bollinger - a quarter-century Claremont resident and one of several Citrus College graduates in her family - brings li...

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Oct. 1, 2020

Interview with Randy Lopez, Executive Director of the Claremont Chamb…

Randy Lopez, a long-time Claremont resident, business owner and Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce discusses his early years working locally and launching iconic businesses in Claremont, his professional successes ...

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Sept. 20, 2020

Interview with Sal Medina - Candidate for Claremont City Council, Dis…

Sal Medina, a Claremont resident and successful business-owner for over a dozen years and former Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce, gives a very personal, yet direct and honest interview discussing his family's move to Amer...

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Sept. 20, 2020

Interview with Eric Kaljumagi - Candidate for Citrus College (Claremo…

In an informative and articulate interview, twenty-one-year Claremont resident and Community College Association President Eric Kaljumagi reveals his background, unique and substantial experience, accomplishments, and many st...

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Sept. 14, 2020

Interview with Ethan Reznik - Candidate for City Council, District 1

In an extraordinary, engaging, and in-depth interview, Ethan Reznik, Candidate for City Council, District One, illustrates the unique value of his upbringing, his experience assisting in his family's bed & board care facility...

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Sept. 8, 2020

Interview with Claremont San Antonio High School Teachers Jessica Ly …

In an interview about the new programs, the accomplishments and culture of Claremont's Alternative San Antonio High School, Teachers Jessica Ly and Melissa Gaw discuss and highlight their path to becoming teachers at SAHS, th...

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Aug. 30, 2020

Interview with Chris Naticchia - Candidate for the Claremont Unified …

Chris Naticchia is a twenty-five year Claremont resident, California State University professor, has served on the Claremont Unified School District's parent advisory committee for the Local Control Accountability Plan and is...

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Aug. 29, 2020

Interview with Kathy Archer - Candidate for the Claremont Unified Sch…

Kathy Archer is a longtime Claremont resident, an accomplished local school teacher with over two decades of experience in the classroom and has served as Leadership Chair, Department Chair, District Technology Committee Memb...

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Aug. 21, 2020

Interview with Bob Fass - Candidate for the Board of Education in the…

In a candid and timely interview, Bob Fass discusses his background as a Claremont native and graduate of the Claremont School System, his path post-graduation, and the primary reasons he returned to Claremont with his family...

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Aug. 16, 2020

Interview with Anne K. Turner - Director of Human Services, City of C…

Anne K. Turner, Director of Human Services for the City of Claremont engages in a genuine, serious yet entertaining discussion about her unique early exposure to the leaders of the civil rights movement when growing up helped...

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Aug. 15, 2020

Interview with Michael Ceraso - Candidate for City Council, District 5

A personal, open and revealing interview with Michael Ceraso, Candidate for Claremont City Council, District 5, in which he brings to light his struggles growing up, the help he received, how those experiences shaped the pers...

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Aug. 9, 2020

Interview with Rolondo Talbott - Claremont Police Commissioner

An honest, open conversation with Rolondo Talbott, an outspoken and outstanding member of Claremont's Police Commission, about his life-path, accomplishments, the incident that sparked his joining the Police Commission, his p...

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Aug. 9, 2020

Interview with Bennett Rea - Candidate for City Council, District 5

Bennett Rea, Grassroots "Man of the People" Candidate for Claremont's District Five discusses his background, his views on racial Justice and profiling, dismantling systemic racism, solving environmental and economic racism,...

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Aug. 7, 2020

Introducing Claremont Speaks

An introduction to "Claremont Speaks..." and the host, explaining how the podcast came to be and establishing its target achievements.

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