Mike Burkholder and Kenny Turnage provide news commentary from around the San Francisco Bay Area to across the State of California in this daily program Monday through Friday. We raise awareness on issues from crime to politics where the State truly makes you go WTF California.
Bonafide Sisterhood Gets Raw Deal From City of Antioch
On this episode of WTF California, I chat with Nina Carter of Bonafide Sisterhood and the raw deal she received from the City of Antioch. I am joined by Attorney Amy Hilton as we go through what transpired and documentation showcased Antioch did not operate in good faith. Once Carter pulled her grant application, at the request of Antioch to come work with them, after getting $1.7 million in CalVIP program to help prevent community violence, Antioch led Carter and her organization down a hamster wheel of conversation never leading anywhere and eventually shut her out of the $693k she would have received in their portion of the grant.
Meanwhile, with lack of funding now coming in, Bonafide Sisterhood has had to give up their office space and is now working remote. Carter says Antioch is not serious about violence prevention and says they are a reactionary city, not proactive when it comes to violence.
An Interview With Hugh Henderson, District 2 Oakley City Council Candidate
On this episode of WTF California, a conversation with Hugh Henderson who is running for Oakley City Council in District 2. We talk about his top priority which is public safety and what that means to him. We get into development and where he is at with this whole moratorium commentary by Councilmember George Fuller. We talk E Cypress Road expansion, economic development and more.
For more on Hugh Henderson, visit him on Facebook.
An Interview with Sandra White, District 4 Antioch Council Candidate
On this episode of WTF California, I chat with Sandra White who is a candidate for Antioch City Council in District 4. We recap the recent Antioch City Council meeting and how women should be speaking up against sexual harassment and sexual assault. She also pushes back against statements made by Councilwoman Tamisha Torres-Walker regarding her involvement over the past two years in the city. She calls on Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe to resign, calls for an open process on hiring the next city manager and urges the release of the police body camera footage involving councilwoman Torres-Walker. We talk Antioch Police and how to improve public safety, improve traffic safety while going over the embarrassing staffing levels at city hall which include economic development and public works. We get into how to actually solve homelessness versus throwing money at it, rent control policy, cannabis and more as she aims to build a better Antioch.
For more on Sandra White, visit her at www.sandrawhiteforcitycouncil.com or on Facebook
An Interview with Lori Ogorchock, District 4 Antioch Council Candidate
On this episode of WTF California, I chat with Antioch City Councilwoman Lori Ogorchock, who basically got gerrymandered out of District 3. She is now running for District 4. We get into why she is seeking another term on the city council, public safety, economic development. She reiterates that she believes Mayor Lamar Thorpe should resign after sexual harassment claims. Believes they should move to an open and transparent process in hiring the city manager. We get into road safety, youth services, veterans, senior services and many other items.
For more information on Ogorchock, visit her on Facebook.
An Interview with Shawn Pickett, District 4 Antioch Council Candidate
On this episode of WTF California, a chat with Shawn Pickett who is running for District 4 Antioch City Council. As retired Richmond Police Lieutenant, we talk why he is running for city council from crime, lack of a code of conduct, city beautification, a need for safer streets and more.
This interview goes 90-minutes where Pickett says Mayor Lamar Thorpe should resign, the Antioch Police body camera footage in Tamisha Torres-Walker should be released and we talk comments made by Monica Wilson in a recent East Bay Times Article. He also calls for an open process in hiring the next city manager. He also talks about the need to work with Antioch Unified School District—is it a test score problem or a community problem. We close on what “building a better Antioch” actually means to him.
For more on Pickett, visit him at www,pickett4council.squarespace.com or on Facebook.
An Interview with Diane Gibson-Gray, District 1 Antioch Council Candidate
On this episode of WTF California, a chat with Diane Gibson-Gray who is running for District 1 Antioch City Council. She said she is tired and fed up of how the city is being run and the divisiveness occurring--she says "enough is enough". We talk homeless hotel, city manager hiring, police department and public safety to school resource officers. She also says the city should be focused on mentoring with a hand-up approach versus a hand-out approach to programs and offerings. She also discusses the need for the city and Antioch Unified School District to work together while highlighting it will be hard to attract business and growth if the city doesn't clean up its image. For more on Diane Gibson-Gray, visit her at www.dianegibsongray.com or on Facebook
Good show about East CoCo County
Great show. Mike and Kenny are a great team and play off each other.
Where are you guys!
Miss your episodes.
Where are you guys? Miss the episodes!