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Sunday Morning Matters covers politics in California's Central Valley, and the TV version airs weekly on KSEE24 after Meet the Press.

Sunday Morning Matters covers politics in California's Central Valley, and the TV version airs weekly on KSEE24 after Meet the Press.
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Sunday Morning Matters covers politics in California's Central Valley, and the TV version airs weekly on KSEE24 after Meet the Press.




010: Fresno County Sheriff Mims talks Trump's sanctuary cities plan

Fresno Sheriff Margaret Mims reacts to President Donald Trump's plan to release undocumented immigrants into cities that declare themselves as sanctuary cities. A three-person panel reacts on the sanctuary cities plan, No-Match Letters about worker's social security not matching records, the 448-page Mueller Report and California Gov. Gavin Newsom's first 100 days in office. Guests: Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims; Alex Tavlian, executive editor of the San Joaquin Valley Sun; Mario...


009: Congressman Nunes is suing McClatchy for how much? Fresno Bee editor weighs in

Valley Congressman Devin Nunes explains his $150 million lawsuit against McClatchy, and Congressman TJ Cox talks about the Granite Park audit. The three-person panel discusses the above controversial topics, and Fresno City Councilmember Miguel Arias joins us after he voted against the panhandling ordinance proposal that he cosponsored. Guests: Congressman Devin Nunes (R), Fresno City Councilmember Miguel Arias, KSEE 24 Political Analyst Jim Verros, reporter for Valley Public Radio Laura...


008: Fresno City Council feuds over mayor's gas tax plan

On this week's edition of Sunday Morning Matters: Fresno City Council members feud over Mayor Lee Brand's gas tax plan. The panel weighs in on the gas tax battle and Sex-Ed controversy in our schools. Two council members joins us in a round table to talk about what the heck is going on. Guests: Fresno Mayor Lee Brand, Fresno City Councilman Garry Bredefeld, Fresno City Councilwoman Esmeralda Soria, KMJ Host Philip Teresi, KSEE24 Political Analyst Larry Powell, and Former Councilman Oliver...


007: Is Andrew Janz running for Fresno Mayor? He weighs in

Your Sunday Morning Matters host, Alexan Balekian, touches on a range of topics, including whether or not former congressional candidate and Fresno County prosecutor Andrew Janz will be running for Mayor of Fresno. Rep. Jim Costa discusses the Mueller Report and the three-person panel weighs in on a range of topics, including if bars should stay open through the early morning hours. Guests: Jim Verros, KSEE24 Political Analyst and host of Unfiltered W/ Jim Verros; Diane Pearce, With Fresno...


006: Suing Twitter? Congressman Devin Nunes says 'it's about defamation'

Central Valley Congressman Devin Nunes sits down to talks about his Twitter lawsuit, the Mueller investigation, Gov. Gavin Newsom's tax proposal on California water and his take on the straw ban. And, a four-person panel focuses in on the panhandling ordinance failing and Gavin's Law. Central Valley Congressman TJ Cox talks about immigration reform and how he spends his days in the valley when he's not in Washington D.C. Guests: Congressman Devin Nunes, Fresno City Councilmember Steve...


005: Arambula says the criminal charges against him are politically motivated. Is he right?

We're talking about Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula's child cruelty case. He says the case is politically motivated, Fresno's police chief and district attorney say it isn't. A new voting system is coming to Fresno County. What could it mean for the Fresno City Council if Steve Brandau wins the Supervisor race, leaving 6 members. Gov. Gavin Newsom put a moratorium on the death penalty in California, and why could Clovis lose funding from the gas tax because of lack of affordable housing....


004: Do colleges support free speech? President Trump says no.

Do colleges support free speech? President Trump doesn't seem to think so. We sit down with Steve Brandau who is expected to win the race for Fresno County Supervisor. Guests: Fresno City Councilman Steve Brandau, GV Wire's Bill McEwen, Fresno State Professor Lisa Bryant, former Fresno Unified Trustee Brooke Ashjian, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer, and Assemblyman Evan Low.


003: What is the future of the California Republican Party?

What is the future of the California Republican Party? The party has a new leader. Fresno Mayor Lee Brand talks about his plan to transform the more challenging areas of Fresno. What's going on with the Fresno County Supervisor special election? And what's this about Evan leaving Fresno?? Guests: Fresno Mayor Lee Brand, KSEE24 political analyst Jim Verros, conservative talk radio host Ray Appleton, Fresno Unified Trustee Veva Islas, Congressman Jim Costa, and KSEE24's Alexan Balekian.


002: Will President Trump get money back from California because of High Speed Rail?

There's a fight over money with California's bullet train project. Is this really about High Speed Rail? Or is it about President Trump sticking it to California for suing over the emergency disaster? We're also talking about a girl at a Clovis school who was told she couldn't wear her "Make America Great Again" hat. Does that violate her rights? Or is it par for the course with Clovis Unified's dress code? Guests: U.S. Rep. Jim Costa, CA Sen. Andreas Borgeas, former Fresno County Supervisor...


001: What the heck is going on with High Speed Rail?

In the inaugural episode of Sunday Morning Matters: The Podcast, host Evan Onsot discusses California Gov. Gavin Newsom's vision for High Speed Rail, and after a newborn baby was abandoned on a street in Madera, we talk about the Safe Surrender program. Guests: KSEE24's Ashley Zavala and Megan Rupe, Political Analyst Jim Verros, former Fresno City Councilman Craig Scharton, reporter Tim Sheehan from The Fresno Bee, CHP Officer Justin Foraker, and Merced Mayor Mike Murphy. Sunday Morning...