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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

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 the end of Modesto as we knew it. This was the formation of a square... more

Cecil Russell makes I'm not a crook speech in front of Council

Today the Mayor reviews his appearance at the Modesto City Council Meeting.

Flashback to then candidate Josh Harder interview with the Mayor. Now that he is elected, it will be interesting to hear what his priorties are.

When will people standd up, or should they? When will people stand up or should they?

Politicians seek endorsements and contributions to get elected so they can engage in corruption. How can you fight corruption if you live in fear?

?A Christmas Carol? is one of the most hopeful and inspiring books in the English language. Charles Dickens wrote it in 1850s England, a time of great wealth and greater poverty. There's a scene in which Ebenezer Scrooge is transported to a... more

We no longer hire employees, we hire consultants or organize non-profits to do tasks that are not always open for bid. Government loses track and spends $16 million of your taxes withour Councils athorization or knowledge.

Tune into tonight at 5:00pm on FM93.3. The Mayor will be discussing both the proposed contract with Modesto Bee and the City of Modesto as well as its history. Go to Channel 7 at 5:30 on your TV to see the Mayors commentary... more

The government model has changed. A new era of political patronage, nepotism and subcontracting is changing the face of our local government. Tune in tonight at 5:00pm FM93.3 as the mayor discusses these disturbing trends. You can... more