20. Broadcasting Sunshine - December 17, 2009

Merry Christmas and welcome to Podcast Stockton, episode number 20. In this episode:

A couple of items from the news: County Jail prisioners head home for Christmas, California Cougars to take part in an Indoor Soccer Triple header in Sacramento, major steel company setting up a new location in Stockton, recall election in the future for a Stockton Unified Trustee, and Stockton fire trucks sporting company logos (originally reported 3/21/09 in the Record).

Will Pirates be invading the Matinee? Andy is at it again, this time, his mission is to bring Pirate of Silicon Valley to Stockton for a night of drinks and geekery. The Record's Ian Hill uses Google Wave to share Stockton News.

Can you help balance the Stockton budget? Rod came across this site put up on Recordnet.com. Do you think you have the skills, and the courage, to balance the city's $159.9 million budget? Try it out! David Siders and Ian Hill did an awesome job with this.

Greg Bahr and other members from the Neighborhood Renaissance Program present at the City Council. Check out the video we posted on YouTube.

All we want for Christmas... is for you to help spread the word. We love bringing you Podcast Stockton and have such a great time sharing the stories of Stockton to our listeners. You can help us bring Podcast Stockton to more people. Tell your friends and neighbors about Podcast Stockton. We all know people that are tired of the negative image our city has. They might enjoy our show. Send them to our site. Suggest our Facebook page to friends. Remember, you don't need an iPod to listen to the show. You can listen directly from the site, or our Facebook page. You can even listen directly from your iPhone or Blackberry; just click the "Podcast" button below.

We want to hear about your favorite memories of 2009. What great memories will you have of the year that was 2009. Do you have a favorite news story? A favorite Podcast Stockton interview? Did you have some great personal news this year? Next week we'll re-cap 2009 in 209. Send an e-mail to mail@podcaststockton.com or leave a message at 209-565-3229.

On Sunday, December 27, Rod and I will be on The Guerra Show. We are taking next week off from Podcast Stockton but will be back with episode 21 on December 31.

Voicemail feedback from @Modesto6.

An interview with the production crew from the upcoming film, Broadcasting Sunshine. Mr. William Story and the crew from the Delta College Radio TV department are filming a full length film. Rod sits down with Manny, Fia and Soloman from the production crew. Follow Fia on Twitter @crlyqmagee and check out BroadcastingSunshine.com.

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!