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East Bay political discourse will never be the same! Political reporter Steve Tavares and Alameda County insider Shawn Wilson provide insights, dish the scoop, while also detailing the lighter side of Alameda County, state, and national political scene.

East Bay Insiders Steven Tavares

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    • 4.1 • 21 Ratings

East Bay political discourse will never be the same! Political reporter Steve Tavares and Alameda County insider Shawn Wilson provide insights, dish the scoop, while also detailing the lighter side of Alameda County, state, and national political scene.

    June Primary Autopsy

    June Primary Autopsy

    Upsets were aplenty, money was spent unwisely, progressives and labor candidates prospered, and a number of races will head to November rematches. We break down how Yesenia Sanchez defeated Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern, and other races in a thrilling June primary election season.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    East Bay Insiders Live - Ballot Cheat Sheet

    East Bay Insiders Live - Ballot Cheat Sheet

    We took the East Bay Insiders to Twitter Space so our listeners could ask us questions about the June primary ballot, then we couldn't figure out how to allow people to talk. No problem, we laid out the latest narratives in all the Alameda County races this June, and more. Don't forget to vote!

    • 51 min
    East Bay June Primary Preview, Part 2

    East Bay June Primary Preview, Part 2

    We move to the local races in the state Legislature that feature potentially expensive November rematches in the 20th Assembly District and 10th State Senate District. Shawn and I also look at Fremont's 24th Assembly District races, and Alameda County Board of Education and superintendent of schools contests, along with a report on the Alameda County Dems in disarray.

    • 47 min
    East Bay June Primary Preview, Part 1

    East Bay June Primary Preview, Part 1

    With vote-by-mail ballots in your possession, this is why you listen to the East Bay Insiders podcast. In Part 1 of our East Bay June Primary Preview, Shawn and I break down the big Alameda County District Attorney race, Alameda County Sheriff contest, and the campaign to replace Wilma Chan on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors in District 3. We also take a look at some of best and worst mailers of the primary season. Listen to Part 2 on Thursday (AD20, SD10, AD24, Education races)

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Livermore Whine Tasting

    Livermore Whine Tasting

    Just minding our own business in downtown Livermore when Alameda County Board of Education candidate Eric Dillie and possible Livermore mayoral candidate Mony Nop dropped by to talk about Livermore's parcel tax measure, Eric's campaign, the Alameda County DA "sh*tshow," as Shawn Wilson calls it, and much more!

    • 57 min
    Libby Schaaf and special guest Casey Pratt

    Libby Schaaf and special guest Casey Pratt

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Digjazzalot ,

This is great

I read Steve’s work in the east bay news outlets and like his good solid reporting. His podcast is a nice mix of humor, politics and is a lot of fun. He’s got his own take on things and I dig it. Also, he’s an opened minded person. As a fellow progressive, I like to hear my conservative friends opinions because we’re friends and that matters most! So listen to the podcast with his friend who’s the republican consultant and you’ll see what I mean.

Gadyyyyyyyyh ,

Not what I thought it would be 😕

This was my first experience and I’m not impressed. The two hosts seem to be trying to be a “morning zoo”. Maybe because Scott Haggerty is on?? The lady they had on was good at trying to get the conversation back on track. I wanted to find a podcast that would give me info on east bay politics - this is not that. I might try one more just to see if it gets better.

MileHighShow ,

Local at its best

I've been a member of local media in several markets over the past 35 years- local coverage is being ignored at most levels & independent journalists like Steve Tavares are needed now more than ever.

Podcasts like his are THE only way for me to keep track of what’s going on in my former home town- Keep it up Steve, congrats on the launch