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East Bay Insiders

East Bay political discourse will never be the same! Political reporter Steve Tavares and Alameda County insider Shawn Wilson provide insights, dish the scoop, while also detailing the lighter side of Alameda County, state, and national political scene.
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Now displaying: December, 2019
Dec 31, 2019

As we head toward 2020, Steve Tavares and Shawn Wilson look back at the past decade, from changes in attitudes in Alameda County toward cannabis to the growing housing crisis. Plus, some predictions for the next year. Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2019

Ding Dong nuts is the Christmas stocking stuffer that keeps giving. The holiday season is almost over and Steve Tavares and Shawn Wilson break down the annual end of the year weirdness that often happens in East Bay politics. Plus, what if Libby Schaaf faced off against Rob Bonta for congress? Who would win? **Note** A decade-ending special podcast is coming New Year's Eve.

Dec 20, 2019

The heavens opened up, resulting in podcast history's first rain delay. Shawn Wilson handles the hosting duties and we talk about Developer Phil Tagami and Oakland's cancel culture, and nightmare dates. Also, why in the world would somebody want to run for office in Alameda?

Dec 11, 2019

And we're back! Rep. Eric Swalwell's #fartgate (#shartgate) still lingers. We break it all down, along with a post-mortem on why Sen. Kamala Harris' presidential campaign faltered. Also, a first look on the candidate's performance in the big Alameda County Supervisors race, and a Thanksgiving update.

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