94. Michael Klooster - June 9, 2014

In this week's episode, Matt and Greg are joined in studio by musician Michael Klooster.

Still Very Stockton

Michael Klooster

Michael Klooster

While many people will recognize him as the keyboardist with Smash Mouth, in Stockton, Michael Klooster is much more. Although he and his wife, also a  Stockton native, and their two sons recently moved to southern California, he has maintained deep ties to the Stockton music scene. Michael has worked with many local bands including Snap Jackson and the Knock On Wood Players, and The Mundaze. He is in town working as a guest producer at a University of the Pacific summer program. 

He is also in town to perform.

Next week, his solo project, Klooster, is playing at The Whisky Barrel along with The Mundaze and Letter Blue. The show is on Tuesday, June 17 at 8 PM.

This summer, he and the rest of Smash Mouth will be joining Uncle Kracker, Sugar Ray, and Blues Traveler on the Under The Sun Tour.

Michael brought his left-handed baritone ukulele and was joined by Klooster guitarist Stanley Raquel on "Give Them A Show" and "I'll Move On". 

85. Stockton Earth Day Festival - March 31, 2014

In this week's episode, Susan and Rod talk with Matt about the 26th annual Stockton Earth Day Festival, which takes place on Sunday, April 6, at Victory Park.


Christie Kelley from the Peace & Justice Network of San Joaquin County talks about the early days of the Stockton Earth Day Festival and how it grew to what it is today, while keeping true to it's original goal of being an event focused on environmental education.


Ryan Camero, a Delta College student, artist, community organizer, and Earth Day Festival volunteer committee member discusses some exciting new art activities for this year's festival. In addition to spearheading fun arts activities for kids and live art exhibits, Ryan helped bring an interactive art scroll, "It's the Same Thing" by New York based artist Rachel Schragis, to Stockton and will have demonstrations throughout the day. Ryan attended Gabfestry, a national art activists conference in Machias, Maine last year and participated in a similar activity with the scroll.

What To Expect This Year

Susan and Rod turn the tables on their podcast partner, Matt, and interview him about this year's Stockton Earth Day Festival. 

There will be lots of great information booths where kids can have fun while learning ways to protect the environment. 

Where's the beef? Just as it has been for the past 25 festivals, the Stockton Earth Day Festival is a no meat event. Food vendors will be serving vegetarian and other non-meat items as a way to encourage festival goers to eat lower on the food chain. 

JoDee Eatmon, a passionate local yoga instructor, is back this year to lead yoga at 10 a.m.

Registration for The Family Fun Bike Ride, sponsored by St. Joseph's Medical Center, starts at 10:30 a.m. Ride your bike to the festival and keep it checked in to the bike corral sponsored by the San Joaquin Bike Coalition

Live Entertainment

There will be lots of great live entertainment next Sunday on the Cal Water Main Stage.

11:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Kin No Yama Waidaiko Taiko Drums

11:25 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. DeltaNights Blues Band

12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Stockton PowWow

12:40 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. The Mundaze

1:40 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Teacher Awards

2:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. One.Charter Ensemble

2:50 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Miss Lizzie & Her Cadillac Kings

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Drummm Circle

For more information about the Stockton Earth Day Festival, visit livegreensanjoaquin.org. Also find them on Facebook.com/stocktonearthday, Twitter @stocktongreen and Instagram @stocktonearthday

Thanks to three of this year's entertainers, Miss Lizzie and Her Cadillac Kings, Delta Nights Blues Band, and The Mundaze for letting us play some of their music on today's show. We hope you'll all come out and support them at the festival. The Mundaze are wrapping up work on their new album, Love This Life, which will feature the title track heard in today's episode.

Leave us a message, or text us, at 209-565-3229 or send your e-mail to PodcastStockton@gmail.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @podcaststockton and Instagram @podcaststockton.

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72. Miranda Winters, Stockton is Magnificent! - October 4, 2013

Today we talk with Miranda Winters of the Stockton is Magnificent committee

Join thousands of proud Stockton residents in celebrating the talent, history and culture of our great city on Saturday, October 5, 2013, from Noon to 3 PM on Pacific Avenue between Alder and Castle streets. This event is FREE to the public.

The event will kick-off at 12:00pm with the Children’s Parade, featuring the Celebrate Stockton Fun Time Band (Jazz Band) and Delta Fusion.

This year’s Big Picture – a photo taken of the whole festival crowd – will take place at 1:00pm at Tuxedo Circle with photographer Steve Pereira.

The Stockton is Magnificent mission is to encourage civic pride, to inspire and educate Stockton residents of the rich and diverse past, present and future of our community.

Visit stocktonmagnificent.com for all the details. You can also learn more about this event at facebook.com/stocktonmagnificent.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Pacific Avenue, (Miracle Mile) between Alder and Castle streets

12 PM to 3 PM

Admission is FREE to the public

We hope to see you there!

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Stockton Pride 2013

This Saturday is Stockton Pride 2013. Once again, It will be held at Oak Grove Regional Park from 11 AM to 7 PM. 

The Stockton Pride Festival is the only event of it's kind here in Stockton. Last year, the turnout was greater than expected and event organizers are planning for more for this year's event. 

Nicholas Hatten, Executive Director of San Joaquin Pride Center described this year's event as "The year of more.  More entertainment, more activities, more food, more vendors and booths."

When asked about the importance of having an event like Stockton Pride in our community, Hatten said, there is "still a fear of the unknown" as it relates to the LGBT community and that events such as this give everyone a chance to see their culture and see them as individuals as well as members of the community.  

"In Stockton, we have a long way to go for equality. We're not San Francisco, we're not Sacramento", said Hatten. Not getting as much support as larger cities is one reason that this event is important. Hatten continues, "Our kids are most at risk". Stockton Pride creates an environment of tolerance and understanding that can lead to meaningful conversations about diversity and help educate the public about the importance of respect, tolerance and equality.


Stockton Pride is a family event and will feature a teen area and children's zone ran by the San Joaquin Pride Center youth group.

Join in the food, fun, entertainment. You can also help support the Stockton Pride Festival and have a chance to win some fabulous prizes by purchasing a raffle ticket for $5 .


Admission is free, and entrance to the park is only $6 per car.  

For more information on the San Joaquin Pride Center and tomorrow's Stockton Pride 2013, visit  sjpridecenter.org and stocktonpride.weebly.com. Also, be sure to Like Stockton Pride on Facebook at facebook.com/StocktonPride.

We hope to see you Saturday at Oak Grove Regional Park! 

67. Stockton-Con 2.0 is This Weekend - August 1, 2013

Today we talk with Mike Millerick, Director of Stockton-Con.

After a very successful inaugural event last year, it's time for the second annual Stockton-Con.

Come dressed up in your favorite costume and surround yourself in the worlds of comics, card games, video games, anime, science fiction, toys, television, and movies. 

With lots of guests from all sides of pop culture and lots of amazing local artists, there's something for everyone.

Tickets are on sale throughout the central valley until Saturday and available at the door. Don't forget to bring your gently-used clothing to donate to St. Mary's Dining Room and save $4 off the ticket price.

Visit stocktoncon.com for all the details. 

Sunday, August 4
10 AM to 6 PM
Stockton Arena

We hope to see you there! 

66. Cafe Coop - July 29, 2013

What is Podcast Stockton?

Podcast Stockton is a blog and podcast all about the great life in Stockton, California. Our focus is on the positive side of Stockton by bringing to our listeners local business reviews, positive commentary on local issues and interviews with local business owners, city officials and residents. 

We introduce Greg the Producer and Manny the Webmaster, the "behind the scenes" members of the Podcast Stockton team.


Café Coop Brings Innovation and Collaboration Downtown

Esperanza Vielma

Esperanza Vielma

We talk with Esperanza Vielma, founder and Executive Director of Café Coop.

With memberships starting at $25, Café Coop offers a collaborative workspace that is high on energy, enthusiasm, and creativity.  

They are located at 235 N. San Joaquin Street and can be reached at info@cafecoop.org. Visit cafecoop.org or facebook.com/cafecoop for more information and to find out about upcoming events.


Let's Talk Stockton Event

On July 17, Square and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey led a discussion at Valley Brewing Company about starting and growing business in Stockton. Short presentation followed by Q&A.

Jack Dorsey, Twitter @jack

Jack Dorsey, Twitter @jack

We also had a chance to hear from... 

Marianne McCarroll, (Marianne's Pantry, www.mariannespantry.com

Mimi Nguyen, (Miracle Mile Improvement District)

Emily Ritter, (Square.com) 

Click here to watch Square's post event video.

Learn more about Square at squareup.com


Music for this week's show is "The Pieman" by Mykal Parsons Project. You can like them on Facebook and listen to their music at facebook.com/MykalParsonsProject. You can also find Mykal Parsons Project on GoLocal Radio at golocalradio.net

63. Zenet Negron & Cari Giannecchini - May 23, 2011

Welcome to Podcast Stockton. On this week's show:

Welcome to May 23rd!! Glad to see you are all still here!

This weekend starts the Memorial Day weekend and it is a busy one in Stockton; among the many events on the schedule are:

The 3rd Annual Mayor's Hike & Bike kicks off the weekend at UOP.

Hikers and bikers can have a great time and help to raise money to benefit the nutrition programs of Catholic Charities and the Emergency Food Bank. Bikers can pick from three different routes and walkers will make their way to Banner Island Ballpark. For more information visit their website.

Banner Island Ballpark will host it's first ever Brewfest from 5pm to 9pm.

Come out and enjoy a night at the ballpark while sampling several frosty adult beverages, live music and more than likely amazing Stockton weather. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the event. Check out the official Brewfest page, or "RSVP" on their Facebook page.

Delta College Radio, Television & Film students showcase their work at Mediafest III.

Check out some of the productions from the talented young ladies and gentlemen of the Delta RTV&F department. Every media genre will be represented in this star studded affair. Festivities kick off at 5pm with a chance to meet and greet the minds behind the works as well as several industry professionals. Check here for a full schedule of events as well as more information on the entries.

An interview with Zenet Negron & Cari Giannecchini.

Zenet Negron & Cari Giannecchini

Zenet Negron & Cari Giannecchini

Zenet and Cari host a series of interviews on YouTube with some of Stockton's most interesting and influential figures, including our own Matt Beckwith. They are also the operators of Breaking Stockton News, a website that combines real time info from Twitter to keep Stockton residents in the know about the goings on in the city. On top of all that, the two own First Priority Financial, a business dedicated to assisting home buyers through the sometimes daunting real estate process.

Follow us on Twitter at @PodcastStockton and @rjvillagomez (and be sure to catch him on the air on KWIN and at the Ports home games)

Until next time, make it great Stockton!


60. Podcast Stockton for Monday, April 25, 2011

Welcome to Podcast Stockton. On this week's show:

Rod, Splash and Matt

Rod, Splash and Matt

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes. The 4th Annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes is this Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Banner Island Ballpark. Every 90 seconds a woman is raped in this country. This event asks men to come walk a mile in her shoes to protest rape, sexual assault and gender violence. And by "walk a mile in her shoes" they literally mean a mile in ladies shoes. Matt sat down with Lisa Jordan from the Women's Center of San Joaquin County to talk about this great event as well as the history of the center and what services they offer.

Last year, Matt and Rod both walked the mile, in pointy toe and spiky heal shoes. Registration starts at 8 AM and the walk starts at 9 AM. Come out and walk a mile in her shoes, or come out and watch Matt and friends try it without falling. Walkers receive a free event tee shirt and a voucher for a Stockton Ports game. For more information on the national movement, visit walkamileinhershoes.org.

The 80th Annual Strawberry Breakfast is this Sunday at UOP. The University of the Pacific Center for Community Involvement (CCI) is hosting its 80th Annual Strawberry Breakfast Sunday, May 1st, from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM at University of the Pacific's Regent's Dining Room. This annual event normally happens on Mother's Day but was moved one week early this year.

The return of Sports with Lowell Tuckerman.

The 1st Annual Steelhead Festival is this Sunday! This inagural event is this Sunday 11 AM to 4 PM at Tuxedo Avenue, right off the Miracle Mile. The Steelhead Festival is a free community event to help educate citizens on issues affecting our local water ways. There will be slow-cooking demonstrations and live music (including The Afternaps and Mom's Chili Boys). Here's a link to the schedule of events. Also, on Monday, May 2, the Friends of the Lower Calaveras River are hosting a State of Our Rivers Symposium at the San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG) Regional Building at 330 E. Channel St.

Prowlin' Pacific was last Saturday. Matt gives his review of last weekend's event. Yet another free community event, this year on the grounds of the University of the Pacific. There was a car show, lots of games and things for kids to do, and some great live local music (including Matt's favorite local band, Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players and Latin Magic). Check out the pictures here and a short video here.

Until next time, make it great Stockton!


57. Susan Mora-Loyko, Stockton Earth Day Festival - April 4, 2011

Welcome to Podcast Stockton, the show all about the great life in Stockton, and a day early this week. In this episode:

The Great Stockton Asparagus Dine Out. With the Asparagus Festival just around the corner, now is a great time to get out to some of our great local restaurants to try some amazing dishes featuring locally grown asparagus. The Great Stockton Asparagus Dine Out runs through April 10. Check out all of the great menu items here.

Susan Mora-Loyko joins us to talk about the 23rd Annual Stockton Earth Day Festival. This year's festival is on Sunday, April 10 at Victory Park. The festival kicks off with yoga at 10:00 AM and the family fun bike ride at 10:30. There's a ton of great entertainment with The Bad Goods, Baraata, Odessa and Sugar Water Purple. Jeni Swerdlow from DRUMMM will end our event again with her awesome drum circle. Admission is free and there are lots of fun (and educational) things for kids. Oh, and did we mention that Matt will be the emcee again this year. Bring the whole family for a fun day!

Terrestrial radio is still out there. Rod reminds us that radio stations still matter and they're out there in the community with free stuff!

A couple quick things:

The New Life Project Stockton CD release event is this Friday, April 8. Tickets are $10 which includes a copy of the CD.

Stockton City Councilmembers are hosting budget town hall meetings. This week, Dale Fritchen on Monday, April 4 and Paul Canepa on Thursday, April 7. The other councilmembers will be holding there meetings later in the month, be sure to check the schedule.

Until next time, make it great Stockton!


53. Jeff Gamboni - September 23, 2010

Welcome to Podcast Stockton, featuring an interview with Jeff Gamboni, President of Stockton Beautiful. In this episode:

Pacific students use their skills to make cardboard and duct tape float. The University of the Pacific's annual Engineering Cardboard Regatta is once again taking place at the Kjeldsen Pool. Students are challenged to make, and float in, boats made entirely of duct tape and cardboard. To find out more about this event, which takes place October 1st at 2:30pm visit their information page (link below). Want to see them in action? Check out the video from last year's regatta.

Sports update with Lowell Tuckerman

Stockton tweeps unite once again for STU #3. The third installment of the Stockton Tweetup will take place Wednesday, September 29 from 5:45 PM to 8:00 PM at the Lexington Hotel in Downtown Stockton. Be sure to invite your non-social media friends to the party...maybe you can convert them!

Roll out the barrels! It's time for Oktoberfest on the Mile. Get out the lederhosen and grab the stein, Oktoberfest is coming back the Miracle Mile Thursday, September 30th. Enjoy the live entertainment as well as the food, and of course, the beer.

What's new on ClosetGoodies.com

An interview with Jeff Gamboni, President of Stockton Beautiful. Next week, on September 29, Stockton Beautiful and the Downtown Stockton Alliance are hosting TREEmendous at Sass to raise funds to plants trees in downtown Stockton. Tickets are still available for $25.

Until next time, make it great Stockton!


Links Cardboard Regatta at Pacific 10/1 Video from the 2009 Cardboard Regatta Stockton Tweetup #3 info@StocktonTweetup on Twitter Oktoberfest on the Mile 9/30 ClosetGoodies.comStockton BeautifulTREEmendous at Sass 9/29