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Join us weekdays 11:30 - 12:00 P.m. 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 @ – from 11:30 to noon daily. Again – that is The Back Story – daily from 11:30 to noon. You will notice the difference. Local call-in number (209) 846-1814.

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The Back Story to every story about local politics in Modesto, brought to you each week day at 11:30 with Mayor Carmen Sabatino. Follow on Twitter: @mayorsabatino Visit us on the web: The Back Story LIVE Call in number: 209-846-1814
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On-Demand Episodes

Carmen Sabatino discusses the current vote to potentially cut health services to the Adult Indigient Health program. We also talk about HINI and the New Stanislaus Military Academy

Carmen Sabatino starts the week off with guest Emerson Drake. MID, Modesto City Council & local news rounds out the morning.

Carmen Sabatino has Dave Geer, who is running for City Council Seat District 2. We ask some tough questions and get honest answers. Dave is ready to stand up and make change in District 2.

Carmen Sabatino has Mike Serpa as his guest today. Mike Serpa is a director of MID, District 2, representing himself while he is on air. We discuss and clarify letters to the editor, the current vote to not increase rates and various topics... more

Carmen Sabatino talks about local issues about Modesto. A general round table discussion about MID and endorsements of local candidates.

Carmen Sabatino discusses the current issues with public access cable. We get a live call about the rate increase, that didn't happen! yeah!, at MID. Also we direct everyone to the to view the Original DeMartini Complaint... more

Carmen Sabatino, Emerson Drake, & Jenni have a round table discussion about all things Modesto. We discuss the current Grand Jury report about The Alliance & the misconduct of Patterson Food Company.

Carmen Sabatino discusses local Modesto and other California news and politics with guests and callers.

Carmen Sabatino discusses local Modesto and other California news and politics with guests and callers.

Carmen Sabatino discusses local Modesto and other California news and politics with guests and callers.