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Join us weekdays 11:30 a.m. - 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.

On-Demand Episodes

Carmen Sabatino, Jennifer and Emerson Drake talk about Kristen Olsen, City council races & Northwest corridor.

Carmen Sabatino along with Anthony Edwards tackle the challenge of The Morning Mayor.

Carmen Sabatino & Jenni finish off the week with local news. We cover the City Council, MID Board, & Riverbank. We discuss the death of the local 10yr old boy. We push the hot topic button of students leaving High School without parents... more

Carmen Sabatino with a live interview with Civil Rights Attorney, John L. Burris. Mr. Burris is representing Valine Sarmas, who is suing the County, Sheriff Adam Christianson, & Sgt. Beltran. We talk about the current case, how to protect your... more

Carmen Sabatino & Martha Magana talk politics over a cup of coffee. Local issues such as the Mistlen Gallery, Sheriff lawsuits, Aaron Gallager and National Night Out 2009 among the variety of topics discussed today.

Carmen Sabatino talks more aobut the lawsuits against the Sheriff. Emerson Drake joins us in a very lively discussion about the School Boards upcoming decision to whether or not allow students to leave campus without parents... more

Carmen Sabatino talks about the (sub)headline on the local section, "Former deputy sues Stanislaus County, sheriff for $1M" fromthe local Modesto Bee. We touch briefly on if we have an "arson" bug in Modesto.

Carmen Sabatino talks with Jeffrey Hubins, the attorney representing the women who have lawsuits against Sheriff Adam Christianson, Chief Bill Heyne & Stanislaus County. Also we talk with Dave Geer, who is running for City Council... more

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

Carmen Sabatino & Martha Magana speak about an upcoming case agaisnt a 78 year old man being prosecuted by the city attorney for urinating in public. The man has a bladder problem & couldn't afford his medicine. We also talk... more