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Mayor Carmen Sabatino

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Join us weekdays @ 5PM The Back Story is an online journal of fact (original reporting) and opinion. It is specifically intended to be an alternative to the local newspaper, where certain news items are under-reported (or not reported at all), where not all points of view make it into print, and where current economic conditions have rendered investigative reporting all but extinct. The emphasis will be on the Stanislaus County area: political, economic, social, cultural that affect those of us who live here. We are not suggesting that we are going to supplant the daily newspaper, but we ARE stating that there is a considerable gap between what happens in and around our communities and what is reported, and we propose to fill that gap. There are individuals, groups and concepts that are considered untouchable, and we think that is very unhealthy and downright dangerous to the concept of representative democracy. There’s a lot going on in our city that affects you – events and issues you need to know about. The Bee has failed us as a reliable news source. You have to look further than the Modesto Bee. Fortunately, you have a choice with news and comment by Mayor Sabatino. You can get the REAL facts about important local issues on The Back Story. Streaming to your computer @ http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebackstory – at 5PM Monday to Friday You will notice the difference. Local call-in number (209) 846-1814.

On-Demand Episodes

Sheriff – the road ahead… As it now appears likely that our next Sheriff will be Jeff Dirkse, we look ahead to the task he has at hand. With the Modesto Bee reporting ?Stanislaus County Sheriff candidates strike conciliatory... more

Thursday Newsday – today the mayor will review current items in the news, as well as take a look at the spending within the City of Modesto's consent process.


A project for Love Modesto FACT: For too long, piles of garbage, dead animals, filth, discarded furniture and worse have gathered in piles across Modesto – mist notable in the County Islands that exist throughout the City of... more

Its time for the mayor to Recap Domo.... tune in for his latest thoughts on DoMo. On July 28th, 2015, the Stanislaus Board of Supervisors met (agenda B-5) on what was marked a routine matter. The ?routine matter? was nothing less than... more

Across the country, heavily armed Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams are forcing their way into people's homes in the middle of the night, often deploying explosive devices such as flashbang grenades to temporarily blind... more

Thursday roundup… current election news. With 42,000 ballots remaining – things could get very interesting in some of these close races. Tune in tonight. at 5PM

Akrasia is, in fact, a reasonable word to describe self-defeating behavior, as it approaches a central interpretation self-interest: noun [MASS NOUN] chiefly Philosophy The state of mind in which someone acts against their better... more