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The WTF California Podcast

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Mike Burkholder and Kenny Turnage provide news commentary from around the San Francisco Bay Area to across the State of California in this daily program Monday through Friday. We raise awareness on issues from crime to politics where the State truly makes you go WTF California.

Mike Burkholder and Kenny Turnage provide news commentary from around the San Francisco Bay Area to across the State of California in this daily program Monday through Friday. We raise awareness on issues from crime to politics where the State truly makes you go WTF California.

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Mike Burkholder and Kenny Turnage provide news commentary from around the San Francisco Bay Area to across the State of California in this daily program Monday through Friday. We raise awareness on issues from crime to politics where the State truly makes you go WTF California.

Language:

English


Episodes

Criminals Take Over Antioch Streets, California Budget Gone Crazy and Other Stuff

5/16/2022
On this episode of WTF California Podcast, we discuss how City of Antioch leadership has created an environment that is inviting to criminals and side show enthusiasts. While Antioch may claim zero tolerance, we have been down that path before and little has changed. Oakley Police announce cell phone cover of Alexis Gabe has been recovered. 1 dead and 5 injured in California Church Shooting. We talk Governor Gavin Newsom's budget plan which includes record surplus. We highlight his inflation...

Duration:00:53:13

A Conversation with Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney Chad Mahalich

5/13/2022
On this episode of WTF California Podcast, we are joined by Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney Chad Mahalich. He joins us to speak about what is currently going on within the District Attorney’s Office under the leadership of District Attorney Diana Becton. He speaks about moral being down and the office has lost 50 attorneys since Becton was elected. We talk about how in this campaign, Mary Knox is the DA candidate who is for the victims, not the criminal. We talk about integrity,...

Duration:01:17:34

Antioch Community Robbed in Recall Effort, Contra Costa County Tidbits and Gun Rights

5/12/2022
On this episode of WTF California Podcast, we provide insights of the fraud that occurred at the end of the recall attempt for Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe and it appears they did have enough signatures to place the recall on the ballot. We get into some Contra Costa County Board of Supervisor actions and three cities could lose its Sheriffs contract under proposal by Supervisor John Gioia. San Francisco now looking at low level police stops. Gun rights advocates get win with court ruling...

Duration:00:53:37

Fire Bugs Caught in Contra Costa, Water Police Force Coming Soon and Han Solo

5/11/2022
On this episode of WTF California Podcast, we give kudos to Contra Costa County Fire Protection District investigators for multiple arson arrests over the weekend. We talk Elon Musk and how Twitter could be leaving not only the Bay Area, but California. The water cops could soon be in place while EBMUD ads 8% surcharge for just turning on water. Plus a bunch of other random stuff from across the state. Articles From the Show: Antioch Arson Suspect Escapes, Fire Investigators Nab 4 Arson...

Duration:00:45:28

Oakley Police Chief Dips Pen in Company Ink, Traffic Stops Matter and Soft on Crime Must Stop

5/10/2022
On this episode of WTF California Podcast, we discuss how documents reveal why the City of Oakley parted ways with Chief Dean Capelletti who had allegations of sexual harassment and accused of lying to investigators. 7 year-old injured in freeway shooting, San Francisco continues to be soft on crime, San Jose seeks military equipment and we talk college being expensive. With drought and low water levels, we even bring up Jimmy Hoffa while Black Lives Matters Patrisse Cullors denies wrong...

Duration:00:53:37

Gas Tax Rebate Fumble, Antioch Mayor Under FFPC Investigation and John Gioia’s Online Nuisance

5/9/2022
On this episode of WTF California, we highlight how the state is screwing over California drivers by delaying its gas rebate checks until October. Berkeley should unimagine its public safety and begin putting funds back into the police department. Antioch Herald reports FPPC investigating three complaints against City of Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe. Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia’s opponent is a little off with keyboard commando threats—public should support Gioia in this election....

Duration:01:01:25

An Interview With Antioch Resident Mark Jordan

5/6/2022
On this episode of WTF California, we talk with Antioch resident Mark Jordan who has successfully sued the city of Antioch multiple times and has won. We get into how he got involved in watching the city, the hiring of the city manager, the unqualified interim city manager. We talk real estate and Section 8 in real life scenarios including impacts of rent control--Mark also points how Councilmembers Monica Wilson and Tamisha Torres-Walker have provided no plan, just a couple press...

Duration:01:06:51

Newsom’s Culture Wars While Antioch Mayor’s Vendetta Enters Juneteenth Event Planning

5/5/2022
On this episode of WTF California Podcast, Governor Gavin Newsom urges manufactured outrage in culture wars while City of Antioch continues down the petty brick trail. We highlight how under the new city manager, the mayor and recreation an event was taken away from an event organizer all in the name of "bigger and better". In response, the Juneteenth event has been moved to City of Brentwood. We highlight multiple court decisions regarding police officers in Alameda as well as Richmond...

Duration:00:53:47

Roe vs Wade Creates Manufactured Outrage for Mid-Term Elections

5/4/2022
On this episode of WTF California Podcast, we highlight regardless of where you stand on Roe vs. Wade, lets be clear that this leak was aimed as a giant distraction from how poorly things are going in this county. From the economy, inflation, gas, crime and more, this was leaked to build a voter base ahead of mid-term elections. Murder charges filed in Sacramento shooting. San Jose police could get random drug and alcohol testing, Killings up in Los Angeles and we give an update on Gas...

Duration:00:40:51

Transparency Starts With Contra Costa DA, Roe vs. Wade and California Population Drops

5/3/2022
On this episode of WTF California Podcast, we ask where is the Contra Costa County District attorney's report on the Angelo Quinto Case since everyone is asking for transparency about the Antioch Police Department. DA's office is intentionally withholding the document. We wonder how in the world a document is leaked out of the US Supreme Court and could overturn Roe vs. Wade. California Population drops. City of Pittsburg approves sideshow ordinance. BLM leader removed from mayoral debate in...

Duration:00:48:15

Cherry Season Returns, Antioch Orchestrated Outrage and Freeway Shootings

5/2/2022
On this episode of WTF California Podcast, we highlight cherry season has began in Brentwood and use caution on the roadways We talk freeway shootings and CHP closure rate. Meanwhile, the Antioch Police Department is back in the news after a orchestrated press conference and protest while KPIX did sloppy reporting merging multiple unrelated items as if they were one. Chico may have figured out a model for dealing with homeless. Don't order LSD on the internet. Meanwhile, Bill redefining...

Duration:00:46:19

An Interview With Brentwood Police Chief Tom Hansen

4/29/2022
On this episode of the WTF California Podcast, we have a chat with Brentwood Police Chief Tom Hansen. We touch on everything from staffing levels, state of being a police officer to dealing with rhetoric out there. Hansen gets very direct on homeless issues and state laws that are impacting communities--Sacramento politics are in the way of actual solutions. We touch on school resource officers and their importance for school safety. Hansen explains the militarization of police and his...

Duration:01:12:09

Antioch Gets New Interim Police Chief, Contra Costa DA Could Get State Probe and Native Americans College Tuition

4/28/2022
On this episode of WTF California Podcast, Antioch Police officially have a new interim police chief for the City of Antioch. The State should probe Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton given new lawsuit involving her husband. Brentwood approves military equipment policy. Update in San Jose kidnapping. Catalytic converter bill moves forward, Native Americans set to get tuition covered by California UC System and more. Steven Ford pledges reform after being sworn in as Antioch...

Duration:00:57:33

Antioch Punts on Homeless Again, Gas Tax to Increase and Water Shortage Coming

4/27/2022
On this episode of WTF California Podcast, we discuss how the Antioch City Council punted its homeless hotel vote while also failing to properly introduce interim police chief Dr. Steve Ford. We get into how state lawmakers are not only failing to suspend gas tax, but failing to stop an increase. School fight at Park Middle School in Antioch makes KRON4 news. Baby Brandon reunited with parents in San Jose. EBMUD aiming for drought surcharge along with much more. California lawmakers likely...

Duration:00:48:16

Kenny’s Antioch Recall Update, San Jose Baby Theft and Chico Pallet Shelter Cost Breakdown

4/26/2022
On this episode of WTF California Podcast, Kenny shares a recall update and advocates to ignore the insane rumors going around the City of Antioch. Instead, put your head down and work on getting signatures and fundraiser to place Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpes recall on the November Ballot. We talk how City of Antioch should have done what San Diego did on its flavored tobacco ban which is phase it out to allow merchants to sell remaining inventory. San Jose Police and CHP search for kidnapped...

Duration:00:46:03

Antioch Aiming to Go Broke, How Does Dark Web Still Exist, Plus Prop 13 Fight

4/25/2022
On this episode of WTF California Podcast, we get into how City of Antioch has still not released information on two major incidents that occurred last week. Agenda item would deplete cite of Antioch budget stabilization fund by 2027. Nearly 100 pounds of illicit fentanyl seized in the Bay Area. We talk Contra Costa County Assessor race between Gus Kramer and Floy Andrews. We talk Great Resignation, Bay Area home prices and national parks. Antioch Apartment Complex Shot Up, Pastor Releases...

Duration:00:45:34

A Interview With Antioch Mayor Pro Tem Mike Barbanica

4/22/2022
On this episode of WTF California Podcast, we interview Antioch Mayor Pro Tem Mike Barbanica. A lot is going on within the City of Antioch and he shares some of his biggest concerns which includes what is happening with the Antioch Police Department. He explains why officers are actually leaving, not the rhetoric as claimed by Mayor Lamar Thorpe. We discuss the lack of information flowing from City Hall to councilmembers and the public. We go over the ridiculous policy of limiting...

Duration:01:33:14

Government Should Stop Playing Baby Daddy and Creating Universal Income Programs

4/21/2022
On this episode of WTF California Podcast, we jump into this idea of self responsibility and not being a burden on others as state lawmakers want to continue to give away money and create universal basic income programs. Firearm Bill moves forward while taxpayer proposal would result in 31% of Californians being hit with a federal tax increase. Plus other stuff. Articles From the Show: Advocates say California should send $2,000 per child to poorest familiesAustin City Council set to vote...

Duration:00:48:30

Antioch Votes Down Transparency, PAGA Saga Out of Control, Fake Tough on Crime

4/20/2022
On this episode of WTF California Podcast, we kick off the episode recapping the Antioch City Council meeting showcasing exactly why the Mayor of Antioch must go and residents should sign the recall. Antioch City Council votes down transparency by failing to allow Antioch Police to provide update or statistics from 2020 and 2021. Also, Antioch Herald reports Thorpe may be violating state campaign finance law. San Jose Home Depot arson arrest made and announced. We talk PAGA penalties. We get...

Duration:00:56:47

Mike Was Wrong, Barbanica Validates Antioch Concerns and School Safety

4/19/2022
On this episode of WTF California Podcast, we talk school safety after an intruder entered a City of Stockton School and stabbed a teen to death. City of Antioch Mayor Pro Tem Mike Barbanica validates what we said regarding the city withholding information from the media and the public after he posts a video. Could it become hard to begin recalls under new proposed law? Man freed from prison after 32 years for serving a sentence for a crime he did not commit. We discuss mandatory...

Duration:00:52:04