29. Susan Spracher - February 24, 2010

Welcome to Podcast Stockton, episode 29, featuring an interview with Susan Spracher, Executive Director of the Library & Literacy Foundation for San Joaquin County. The foundation is gearing up for their 19th annual Trivia Bee on March 12. In this episode:

A quick look at the news: Congressman McNerney to Hold Small Business and Economic Development Workshop at Pacific; Congressman McNerney attended Delta College’s Veteran Resource Center “Grand Opening” on Monday, Feb. 22; Port of Stockton, city leaders celebrate news of stimulus money.

Podcast Stockton makes our TV news debut. KCRA invited us live in studio last weekend to talk about the show and our thoughts on being named the second most miserable city. In case you missed it live, you can watch it here.

Restaurant review of Yen Du at 702 Porter Avenue. Read their Yelp reviews here.

Stockton sports update from Lowell Tuckerman.

The Stockton Stingrays are looking for volunteers to help out on the field. If you'd like to help the Stingrays by being a catcher, field spotter or second pitcher. Also, if you'd like to experience the NBBA world series in a unique way, consider volunteering to be an umpire or scorekeeper. This year's NBBA World Series is 8/1-8/8 in Rochester, Minnesota. For more information on either volunteer opportunity, call Jennifer at the Community Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired at (209) 466-3836 or visit their website.

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 Susan Spracher

Susan Spracher

Rod's interview with Susan Spracher, Executive Director of the Library & Literacy Foundation for San Joaquin County. The foundation is gearing up for their 19th annual Trivia Bee on March 12 at the Alex G. Spanos center at University of the Pacific. Tickets for the show, and an awesome dinner, are still available. Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased by calling 209-937-7196, visiting sjcliteracy.org or going to the Friends of the Stockton Public Library at 1724 West Hammer Lane. We'd love to have our listeners come cheer us on as we compete in the event.

Do you watch TV on your computer? We hear from many Facebook friends and received voicemails from Gabriel and Andy.

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Rod wants to start a roller hockey league.

Listener Fred will be joining our team at the Trivia Bee.

Wes's Stockton activities guide. Go to VisitStockton.org to sign up for the weekly events e-mail and follow @Stockton_CA on Twitter and on Facebook. Don't forget to complete the Best of San Joaquin survey.

Next week, we're talking about online shopping! Do you shop online? Does Amazon and eBay frighten you? Do the malls frighten you?

Until next time, make it great Stockton!

MattRod