This week in the VOICES: River City podcast, Anthony talks with journalist Blake Gillespie about the Wide Open Walls mural festival and controversy surrounding the near-immediate painting-over of one of the pieces. Also, Sac Snark stops by to talk beer and rich people. Plus, Anthony goes down to On the Y bar to cover a protest concert decrying the venue’s decision to host self-proclaimed ‘rape rock’ group The Mentors. Want to help keep this podcast moving? Consider donating to ourÂ Patreon account.
The man who introduced former Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson’s face to a coconut cream pie is free. Activist Sean Thompson pleaded no contest Thursday to a charge of disturbing the peace in relation to the September 2016 incident in which he pied Johnson at a farm-to-fork fundraiser. Thompson faces no probation or jail time beyond the two days he served following his original arrest the day of the altercation.
We hope you enjoy the first installment of the VOICES: River City podcast, hosted by Sacramento journalist Anthony Siino. In this episode, Siino and editor Dave Kempa discuss the concept and principles behind the VOICES: website and podcast. Then reporter Juli Boggs talks with Anthony about the raucous Sacramento City Council meeting where officials sought to impose provisions against picketing in residential areas.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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