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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

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

Tune in tonight on FM93.3 at 5:00pm to hear the Mayor's review of the Dec 4th Council Meeting. Complete with audio clips of some of the proceedings, this is a "don't-miss" show,

Back by popular demand - the December 3rd show!

Tune in tonight at 93.3FM at 5:00pm to review yet another dysfunction and secret back room discussions by some members of the City Council.

Some mambers of the City Council have virtually abdicated their authority to the City Manager and City Attorney, allowing for millions of dollars to be spent without council knowledge and approval. The Back Story names names.

Due to popilar demand, we are repeating yesterday's show

False Claims Act is needed at the City of Modesto By Mayor Carmen Sabatino November 19th, 2018 Consider the following headlines that appeared in the Modesto Bee… Modesto council poised to hire its first auditor in eight years... more

The Modesto City Council on Friday voted to approve an agreement that will pay Monica Houston $225,000 and end her employment as in-house auditor, a job she was hired to do less than eight months ago. Houston came to Modesto... more

Tune in at 5:00PM on FM93.3 for the latest discussion surounding the City Attorney and the City Auditor

Tune in at 5:00om on FM93.3 for the Mayors review of the City Auditor mess. Monica Houston on Wednesday afternoon remained employed as Modesto's in-house auditor, however, there's some indication that could change soon. Less... more