TehachaPod

TehachaPod

The official award winning podcast for the City of Tehachapi, California. Our municipal government podcast covers the issues, topics, history, lifestyle and happenings in Tehachapi. Hosted by Community Engagement Specialist Key Budge, Economic Development Coordinator Corey Costelloe, & City Manager Greg Garrett. This show features interviews and highlights of community events, meetings and other interactions that impact Tehachapi. TehachaPod was recognized for Distinction by the AIVA for Government Special Episode and Individual Episodes by a Government Agency in 2020-21.

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June 24, 2022 51 min

4th of July in Tehachapi is going to be busy starting at 6 AM until the conclussion of the fireworks show at 9:30 PM. We talk about the activites on the 4th of July and the role Alta One Federal Credit Union has in the event. Stephanie Sievers the CEO of Alta One Federal Credit Union comes into the TehachaPod studio to announce some services and location for Alta One FCU. Alta One FCU is one of the key sponsors for our 4th of July ...

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Clare Scotti from @DiscoverTehachapi shares an update on all of the Tehachapi entertainment coming up in the next few days at our wineries, tasting rooms and breweries. Clare comes in to give us a weekly update on all of the happenings around our community. Send your questions, thoughts and list of events to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

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Warden Brian Cates and Lt. Eric Barthelmes join us on TehachaPod to talk about some rehabilitative programs for inmates they brought to CCI (California Correctional Institution) in Tehachapi that have not been done elsewhere in the prison system. They also talk to us about way the inmates are able to use their own money to buy things from local businesses and donate to local Tehachapi charities. Its an interesting conversation, we ...

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On July 21 1952, Tehachapi endured a 7.3 & 7.5 earthquake leveling much of the downtown area killing twelve people and many more were injured. Jon Hammond local reporter and writer has interviewed numerous people who lived through the 52 quake. He tells some of the stories including memories from family members. Jon has an incredible style and way he tells a story. If you have read his stories in the Tehachapi News, and The Loo...

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Discover Tehachapi's Clare Scotti stops in for a weekly update on all entertainment and happenings at our local breweries and wineries. Clare talks about who is performing on each day at each of the Tehachapi venues. If you have an event you would like us to talk about send it to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

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Time for the weekly update on what entertainment and events we can find around Tehachapi at our Breweries and Wineries. Clare Scotti from Discover Tehachapi provides the details. Send your questions to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com
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We talk with City of Tehachapi Finance Director Hamed Jones about the recently approved balanced 2022/23 fiscal budget for the city. We talk about the 33 million dollar budget, where does the money come from and how is it spent throughout the various departments and funds. We talk about the future and how we have identified future challenges with increases in County of Kern charging for the KCFD to the city. We cover a lot of groun...

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Clare Scotti from Discover Tehachapi stops by to give us the weekly update on entertainment options in the Tehachapi area, she includes our breweries and wineries along with some other special events. The Tehachapi farmers Market is every Thursday 4 - 7 PM through August on Green street in downtown. Send your events, questions, comments to media@TehachapiCityHall.com

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June 1, 2022 13 min

Gary Mazzola from the Tehachapi Community Theatre stops by TehachaPod to talk about the upcoming play On Golden Pond. Gary who has been a member of the TCT since 1996 has been directing over the past few years and now jumps back on stage. Gary who suffers from parkinson disease is excited to be back on stage and hopes his journey can be an inspiration for others. On Golden Pond opens June 10 and runs through the month of June at th...

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Jeanette Pauer from the Greater Tehachapi chamber of Commerce stops by to talk about the activities and events taking place in the business community. We also talk about events happening with other organizations and things to look forward to in this TehachaPod Mini episode. Send your show thoughts, questions, and events to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

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Clare Scotti from Discover Tehachapi joins us again for a weekly update on our winery, micro brewery, entertainment and events for the Memorial Day weekend in Tehachapi. There are a lot of tie-in type of events, check out the pilot competition and then check out the breweries in downtown, check out the local museums and then the wineries. Make time to watch the Memorial Day parade and Ceremony on Monday starting at 10 AM. Send your...
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Clare Scotti from Discover Tehachapi stops by the TehachaPod studio to talk about all of the new entertainment and activities at the various Tehachapi vineyards, wineries, and breweries. Clare is now giving us weekly updates on the entertainment and activities because they are changing every week. You can also book tours for both wineries and the Tehachapi breweries through Discover Tehachapi. Send your show comments and questions ...

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Clare Scotti from Discover Tehachapi stops in the TehachaPod studio to talk about what is happening at Tehachapi wineries and breweries. She covers the entertainment, food options, and activities planned at each location in Tehachapi. Clare also owns and operates Discover Tehachapi, a wine and brew tour company for our region. Send your thoughts and questions or show ideas to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com.

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We talk to two U.S. Military Veterans, Kevin Davey and Dean Peterson from the Tehachapi American Legion Post 221 about the upcoming Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. Kevin and Dean tell us why Memorial Day is so important to all Americans and not just veterans and their families. They also talk about the activities taking place at their building at 125 E. F Street in Downtown Tehachapi. They share some programs available to veteran...

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May 5, 2022 10 min

Clare Scotti from Discover Tehachapi Wine Tours provides a quick update on what is happening at our Tehachapi wine destinations and Tehachapi breweries. It's a TehachaPod Mini Update on things to do this weekend.  If you have an event you would like us to talk about contact us via email at Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

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We talk to Darrell Bolton known as "WaterBoy" on the P.C.T. as he raises money for Team World Vision following a trip to Africa and identifying a need. Darrell shares a little time with us after spending 6 weeks on the P.C.T. and he hits the trails again when we finish recording. Darrell hopes to get to Canada in early October. Its an interesting conversation and we appreciate him stopping by to share his story and experien...

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April 26, 2022 12 min
Ashley Whitmore & Key Budge share a few more updates on things to look forward to in May and early summer in Tehachapi. If you have an event coming to Tehachapi send the details to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com
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We get an update on road maintenance, capital projects, new businesses development going on in the City of Tehachapi from Public Works Director Don Marsh and development Services Director Jay Schlosser. How are our roads analyzed for rehabilitation, repair and replacement are discussed, along with what roads will see work this summer. We also get updates on the Chipotle, Starbucks, storage and RV Park coming soon. Send your show th...

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April 22, 2022 13 min
It's TehachaPod-Mini time for an update on what is coming up in the greater Tehachapi area in the next few weeks. Jeanette Pauer joins me to talk about business happenings in the community and Key Budge shares some other commnuity events you may want to put on your calendar including Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. 
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April 19, 2022 23 min
Donald Towns and Dwight Dryer representing Art 2022 stop by to tell us about what to expect at this years event. Both Donald and Dwight have extensive experience as artist and in 2021 they helped bring Art 2021 to Tehachapi. More than $100,000 was raised at auction from this Tehachapi inspired Art Collection that was created by artist from around the country. We share more of the story in our conversation with them on TehachaPod. Y...
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