19. Patrick Giblin - December 11, 2009

Welcome to Podcast Stockton, episode number 19. A longer show than normal, clocking in at 1 hour, 14 minutes, but trust us, it's jam packed! In this episode:

A couple of items from the news: Orson Wells's comes to Delta College, a new program is using technology to help struggling students, snow in Stockton and comments are back on Recordnet blogs.

University of the Pacific versus Cal in the Showcase in Stockton. On Wednesday, the Pacific Tigers mens basketball team squared off against the Cal Bears.

Snow in Stockton! On Monday, Stockton was treated to a little bit of snow. It didn't stick to the ground... but it was definitely snow.

Who you can help in Stockton. If you're able to help out this year, the Gospel Center Rescue Mission and the Stockton Shelter for the Homeless is there to accept donations. If you want to learn more about organizations in Stockton check out the VISTAS website.

Downtown Christmas tree lighting and lighted boat parade. Matt and his family attended the downtown Stockton tree lighting and lighted boat parade. Check out some of the pictures here and a video here.

UStream Broadcaster comes to the iPhones. UStream released it's iPhone app, Broadcaster, which will allow iPhone owners (like Matt, and soon, Rod) to stream a live video from their iPhone. We've set up an account on UStream and will surely be broadcasting live from an iPhone near you (or, near us). Also, check out the Behind the Scenes video we filmed while recording episode 18.

An interview with Patrick Giblin from University of the Pacific. UOP's Manager of Media Relations and I sat down to discuss his role at the university, how UOP uses Twitter and Facebook, and what his thoughts are on photography and Stockton. Visit pacific.edu for more information on UOP and be sure to check out their events calendar and their official Flickr group. To follow all of the university's Twitter accounts, including @UOPacific, visit here. Also, check out Patrick's Flickr stream and follow @inkyhack on Twitter and his band, Knight Sounds. My interview with Patrick ran longer than my usual interviews but I didn't want to edit out any of the conversation.

Wes's Stockton activities guide. Go to VisitStockton.org to sign up for the weekly events e-mail.

Until next time, make it great Stockton!