82. Alan Sanchez - March 10, 2014

Susan and Matt are joined in the Outback Studios by television reporter, podcaster, sports commentator, and huge WWE fan, Alan Sanchez.

Alan Sanchez

Alan Sanchez

Alan Sanchez

Alan shares his story about growing up in the central valley, in a family with very little money and material possessions. Early in his educational career he learned about the value of working harder than anyone else, a trait that carried him into his career in broadcasting, eventually to become the youngest TV reporter in the central valley. 

Alan spent time as a reporter for a Sacramento morning news program before joining the Stockton Thunder and then the University of the Pacific sports program.

Alan Sanchez is all over the world of social media, where his fans connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, his website, and his podcast, The Alan Sanchez Show

81. Adriana Brogger - March 3, 2014

In this episode, we welcome back a familiar voice, Rod Villagomez, who brings an interview with multimedia professional, San Joaquin Delta College instructor and literacy advocate, Adriana Brogger.

Adriana Brogger

Adriana Brogger

Adriana Brogger

Adriana tells her story of how she came to the United States as a toddler with her mother, only able to speak Spanish. Having spent a lot of time in the library, Adriana loved to read and to learn and would spend hours in the library. Early in her career, she acted in commercials and eventually found herself working as an assignment editor, producer, writer, and reporter for KCRA where she helped tell many positive stories about Stockton.

Adriana currently writes for Her Life Magazine and is an adjunct instructor at San Joaquin Delta College where she also serves as the faculty advisor for Delta College News.

Adriana is also passionate about literacy and volunteers as an adult literacy tutor through the Stockton San Joaquin County Public Library.

To learn more about Adriana, visit her website at adrianabrogger.com.

You can also see what's going on at Delta College's Radio and Television Program by going to deltacollegertv.com or check them out on youtube at DCTV on Demand.

70. Derron Lee - August 26, 2013

What are you reading?

Susan and Matt discuss what they've been reading. Since the two co-hosts originally met at a literacy fundraiser, the subject of what each is reading tends to come up a lot. Susan is currently reading Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald and Matt is enjoying on Sugar, Fat, Salt as well as the Peter Criss autobiography.

Both are big fans of our wonderful Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library. Did you know you can search the library catalog online and even reserve a book and have it pulled and ready for you at your local branch? Also, did you know that you can check-out e-books and audio books from the library, too. Go to ssjcpl.org for all the information.

What are you reading?


Derron Lee

Derron Lee

Derron Lee

We interviewed local optometrist and entrepeneur, Dr. Derron Lee. Derron and his wife, Dr. Leanne Lee, were high-school sweethearts long before they went to college and became optometrists. Their practices, Midtown Optometry in Stockton and Manteca Optometry in Manteca, strive to bring the best in eye-care and customer service to their patients. 

As a Stockton native, Derron strives to be "loyal to the soil" as can be seen in his charity work. Derron started a "White Goldrush" campaign to collect donations of new socks and undergarments for St. Mary's Dining Hall. He also  started the Comeback Scholarship program to offer scholarships to local area high school students that pledge to return to the area once they've finished college. 

To help fund his charitible ventures, Derron has joined Ambit Energy, a retail electricity and natural gas provider. For more information on this venture, visit energysource.biz.

For more information on Dr. Lee's optometry practice, visit midtownoptometry.com and mantecaoptometry.com and find them on Facebook at facebook.com/midtownoptometry and facebook.com/mantecaoptometry. You can also reach Derron on his personal phone, 209-986-1880.


"Inside Man: Bankruptcy" Profiles Stockton 

Matt and Susan talk about Morgan Spurlock's "Inside Man" episode about the City of Stockton bankruptcy. 

Here are a couple of clips: inside-man-bankruptcy &  morgan-spurlock-stockton-guardian-angel

Did you watch it? Share your thoughts in the comments below, call or text us at 209-565-3229, or send an e-mail to podcaststockton@gmail.com.

Music for today's show was 209 Party by The Mundaze. Thanks to them for allowing us to use their song. Find them on Facebook at facebook.com/TheMundaze . 

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!