Radio Free Los Angeles – Archives

Episode 19 – June 3, 2018
• Mark Meuser candidate for California Secretary of State. This is an enormously important office that directly affects our entire election process. It’s time to elect a conservative to this position and purge the voter rolls of the dead and/or illegal • Craig Huey with is judicial picks for Los Angeles County • Ken Fuller candidate for LA County Superior Court Seat Number 126 •  Marshall Tuck candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction. This is a teacher and union dominated position. It is time to put a conservative into that office.

Episode 18 – May 27, 2018
Jack Guerrero:  Jack is an old friend of ours who is running for California Treasurer.  Hear his story about how they have been dealing with municipal finance issues in the City of Cudahy and how that experience has prepared him for higher office. Tom Palzer candidate for US Senate to replace Dianne Feinstein. Bruce Whitaker: Candidate for State Senate to replace Josh Newman(CA 29 Fullerton) who is up for recall. Steve Frank:  From 9:00 to 9:30 the redoubtable Steve Frank, editor of California Political News and Views will review the whole ballot with his recommendations for all offices except judicial. Craig Huey will join us next Sunday night to discuss the judicial candidates
Updates on the upcoming election statewide initiatives.

Episode 17 – May 20, 2018
Cole Harris, Republican candidate for California Lt. Governor  discusses the recent Republican Convention in San Diego, his strategy to improve the business climate in California and the public employee pension crisis.
Update on the campaign to Repeal the Gas Tax.  Carl DeMaio of Reform California hosts exciting kickoff rally in Burbank. Mike Alexander endorses Calimesa Mayor Jeff Hewitt  for Riverside County Supervisor. What will it take to Make California Golden Again?
Government Grifter Awards with nominees from the City of Glendale.


Episode 16 – May 13, 2018
Calimesa Mayor Jeff Hewitt, candidate for Riverside County Supervisor, explains how his city dealt with its pension problem by getting rid of CAL FIRE and starting their own fire department. Steve Frank, editor of California Political News and Views, reports on last week’s California Republican Party’s convention in San Diego, the effect of “jungle primaries” and the radicalization of the California Democrat Party.Takeaways from the California Policy Center’s “CLEO” (California Local Elected Officials) conference at Pepperdine this past Saturday. Strategies for dealing with citizen apathy and energizing public engagement. Government Grifter of the Week from Los Angeles Unified School District.


Episode 15 – April 29, 2018
Special guest Carl DeMaio shares great news about his initiative to repeal the Gas Tax and discusses his strategy for pension reform in California. Scam in San Marino involving non-residents, including foreign residents, who finagle their way into the school district, costing residents hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. California Taxpayers Union: The public employee unions have done their best to destroy this state. We’re not going to be able to beat their union without one of our own. Government Grifter of the Week with nominees from the San Marino Unified School District.

Episode 14 – April 22, 2018
The menace of government controlled education. Basics of the upcoming School Choice initiative and Educational Savings Accounts.California Taxpayers Union: the anti-union.South Pasadena in financial free fall. Government Grifter of the Week: South Pasadena’s Director of Library, Arts & Culture (whatever that is) rakes in over $150,000 a year. Perhaps in his spare time he can figure out how his pension will be paid?
Episode 13 – April 15, 2018
Tax Day: Debts & deficits as far as the eye can see. Sierra Madre election results: CTLC sets the agenda. Effect of rising interest rates on pension debt. Claremont Institute honors Senator Tom Cotton. Principles of American statesmanship. Newport Beach Lifeguard wins “Grifter of the Week”.
Episode 12 – April 8, 2018
Election day in Sierra Madre: Voters have the opportunity to repeal the $2.6 million Utility Users Tax, but will they be threatened into submission by the City Council & unions? Sierra Madre engages in naked electioneering. See the not-so-subtle threat right on the ballot under the guise of “Advisory Measure A”. Heated reaction to the first edition of The Taxpayer Gazette.City Council corruption & the inevitability of Pension Reform. San Bernardino: a cautionary tale. Importance of supporting the California Tax Limitation Committee.
Episode 11 – April 1, 2018
Former City Council members from El Segundo & Hemet call in to explain the unholy alliance of public employee unions & city council. Riverside Mayor sues his own city over City Manager’s exorbitant contract which includes pay & benefits of $471K / year. Taxpayer Gazette landing on Sierra Madre doorsteps later this week. City of San Gabriel wins Government Grifter of the Week.
Episode 10 – March 25, 2018
Sierra Madre threatens legal action against residents for alleged misuse of the Sacred City Seal. Saturday’s town hall in Sierra Madre designed to lull citizens into believing that “everything’s going to be okay”. Mike Mohill of the Glendale Community Newsletter calls in with an update on Glendale’s worsening debt crisis. The Left’s shameful manipulation of students & the unrelenting assault on the 2nd Amendment.
Episode 9 – March 18, 2018
Dr. Roderick Kiewiet, Professor of Political Science at the California Institute of Technology, discusses the pension crisis in Sierra Madre and the State of California. Update on the election to repeal the Utility Users Tax in Sierra Madre and the city’s stunning discussion about “disincorporating,” which is code for going out of business if they have to cut spending in the city.
Episode 8 – March 11, 2018
Sierra Madre City Council considers shutting the city down if citizens vote to repeal the $2.6 million annual Utility Users Tax. What’s really behind the Sanctuary State and the Jerry Brown’s Bullet Train to Nowhere? Origins of the modern public school system and how it’s shaped American society. San Francisco wins big in “Government Grifter Awards”!
  Episode 7 – March 4, 2018
Update on the upcoming election in Sierra Madre to repeal its $2.6 million annual Utility Users Tax. Details on a statewide School Choice initiative that will circulate soon for the 2020 ballot.  $10k per year per K-12 child; Educational Savings Acct at any accredited public or private school including parochial schools. Modern Public School system vs. Private Schools. Special Oscar edition of the Government Grifter Awards!
  Episode 6 – February 25, 2018
Special guest Richard Michael of California School Bonds Clearinghouse talks about how bonds work and how unions and bureaucrats use them to grow government.  How the Florida school shooting is a classic example of the failure of Big Government.  Election update on Sierra Madre,  South Pasadena and further follow-up on The San Marino Debt Bomb.Government Grifter of the Week.
  Episode 5 – February 18, 2018
Newly elected San Marino City Councilman Ken Ude calls in to discuss his city’s perilous debt crisis. Mike elaborates on the proposed School Choice initiative and how it will radically change the game in California.  City of LA sweeps this week’s Grifter Awards.  Nominees: “Fireboat Mate”, “Traffic Officer” & “Golf Manager”
  Episode 4 – February 11, 2018
San Gabriel’s “Sanctuary City” debate. Mike discusses the issue at length with San Gabriel’s Vice Mayor, John Harrington; San Marino’s hotly contested School Bond Measure.  San Marino resident, Andrew Ko, sheds light on what’s really going on; The City of Santa Monica sweeps this week’s “Government Grifter Awards”. Find out who wins the big award.

   Episode 3 – February 4, 2018
The FISA Memo and how it reflects the “we know better” attitude permeating all levels of government especially public schools; Greg Salcido, the Pico Rivera high school teacher busted for trash talking the military.; Public School System is all about cash flow to the bureaucracy; School Choice: the Civil Rights movement of the 21st century; The failed Public Employee Pension System and how it can be fixed; Government Grifter of the Week
Episode 2 – January 28, 2018
Mike continues his discussion on the importance of reforming local government and describes how citizens can be effective in restoring fiscal sanity to California.  Mike also introduced what he calls Principia Politica which sets forth the self-serving goals of government and its primary purpose of growing itself. Blaming much of California’s problems on the failed pension system, Mike stressed the gravity of immediate reform.  Using the City of Glendale as an example, he simplifies the problem by defining “pension debt”, how it’s calculated and, most importantly, how it’s concealed from the public.
Episode 1 – January 21, 2018