TehachaPod

TehachaPod

The official podcast of the City of Tehachapi, California. This municipal government podcast covers the issues, topics, history, lifestyle and happenings in Tehachapi, California. Hosted by Community Engagement Specialist Key Budge and Economic Development Coordinator Corey Costelloe, this show features interviews and highlights of community events, meetings and other interactions that impact Tehachapi.... Show More

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February 24, 2021 34 min

Cal OES (California Office of Emergency Services) Amanda Moyer joins TehachaPod to talk about the new "My Shake" app that will give you an early warning of an earthquake. Science and technology come together to provide us with an early warning of an earthquake. It may only save you a few seconds to tens of seconds but that may be all the time you need to seek cover before the shaking begins. The My Shake app is available fo...

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Corey Costelloe and Key Budge talk about several things that were approved at the recent February council meeting. The new Small Business Loyalty Program was approved and will launch in March to help the small business owners. We have all the details on how all greater Tehachapi residents can benefit from the program and earn gift cards for local eateries. We talk about the Tehachapi Loop Overlook Project, the new Beautification Aw...

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TUSD Superintendent Stacey Larson-Everson talks to TehachaPod about where we are with virtual learning and the ever changing rules to return students to classrooms. She shares some of the challenges and successes seen through virtual learning over the past year. www.TehachapiUSD.com to stay informed with the Tehachapi Unified School District. Send comments, questions, show ideas to media@TehachapiCityHall.com and tell your fami...

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February 10, 2021 33 min

We got a chance to catch up with filmmaker Paul Winston who is producing and starring in Nawalt, an independent film project. Paul shares a little into what it takes to get a pilot off the ground during COVID-19 and how Tehachapi has played a role in helping him near the end of the journey for Nawalt (sci-fi love story). They have two final scenes to shoot and he turns his attention back to the film friendly Tehachapi area and seek...

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The Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley team assigned to contact the hundreds of people calling each day explain how the call back operation is working. Lexi Garrett, Amanda Danlovich, and Christy Foster from AHTV join TehachaPod to talk about the vaccination rollout from the call center. An overwhelming number of people are calling each day to try and get themselves on a list for a COVID-19 vaccination. The call center crew explain ...

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TehachaPod talks to Saida Woolf and gets an update on her comic book Soulstream and how the release went. We share information regarding the Tehachapi Farmer's Market changing hands, where more than $180,000 in funding came from and how it will help Tehachapi skaters. Also we answer a couple of frequently asked questions are city hall staff receive from the public. 

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Jason Swanson is the co-race director for the Calgonquin 50K and 25K Ultra Trail Race to be held in Tehachapi. The Ultra Trail Running event will be on Saturday April 17, 2021 on the TMTA (Tehachapi Mountain Trail Association) course at Lehigh.  Jason shares an update as to what to expect, the course, where people are traveling from to participate and why you should consider participating or being a spectator. Sign up for the event...

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Christine Knadler, Chief Public Information Officer for Caltrans District 9 joins TehachaPod to talk about how they get information out to the public and the best ways to get "real time" information. Caltrans has many districts and Tehachapi is in Christine's area. She explains how weather events can create chaos but you can still get real time information and how you can get it. @Caltrans9 is their social media han...

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Joining TehachaPod today is Dana Berchman, Chief Digital Officer for Gilbert Arizona. Gilbert Arizona is nationally recognized as a leader in digital communications and how they talk to their community. Over the past ten years Gilbert Arizona has developed a strong connection with the people who live there and have developed trust and transparency with the public. TehachaPod initiated the conversation with Dana to explore how we at...

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January 22, 2021 32 min

Michelle Corson from Kern County Public Health Department joins the TehachaPod crew to talk about COVID-19 vaccinations in Kern County. We talk about the vaccination rollout in Kern County, some of their partners, the protocol for receiving the vaccination, and the ever changing and evolving cycle of information. And most importantly, how to sign up for a vaccination.

All of the latest information in Kern County can be found on the...

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January 21, 2021 41 min

Josh Pierce from Adventist Health Tehachapi valley joins Corey Costelloe & Key Budge on TehachaPod to talk about the COVID-19 Vaccination rollout at the hospital. We find out the who is eligible, how to sign up, and where to go to get a COVID-19 Vaccination in our area. You can get more information from the www.KernPublicHealth.com and look for vaccination locations or you can call (661) 771-8400 to make an appointment.

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January 13, 2021 35 min

We get together for the first time in 2021 to do a quick review of 2020, talk about the newly seated Tehachapi City Council, economic growth in the region, and what we are working on in 2021. 

Greg Garrett, Tehachapi City Manager, Corey Costelloe, Economic Development Coordinator & Key Budge, Community Engagement are your hosts as we launch season 2 of TehachaPod. TehachaPod was designed to bring information to our community in...

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December 11, 2020 28 min

The TehachaPod crew gets together and has a discussion about some things going on in Tehachapi as we close out 2020.  New covid-19 restrictions coming down from the state has made businesses evolve in order to stay open. We organized a Christmas Decorating Contest and viewing parade which has grown to one of the largest in Tehachapi recent history.  Several groups have partnered together to make it even better.

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We got a chance to talk with a few former Cerro Coso students who have received help from the Cerro Coso Foundation and they share their experiences. Joining us on the show are Eric Warda from Tehachapi, Alexia and Nadia Svejda from Cal City, Genesis Johnson from Ridgecrest and Lauren Falk who is the Foundation Director. Students share their stories of success thanks to the foundation, and foundation members explain why they want t...

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Chris Naftel and Rhonda Brady from the Tehachapi Rotary Club join us to talk about their 12 Days of Christmas Project for Senior Citizens in Tehachapi. The program came about after having to cancel a Christmas luncheon that has fed more than 300 senior citizens in past years. The project is open to the everyone in the community to donate certain food items that will be given to needy seniors and families who receive meals on wheels...

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Saida Woolf joins Key Budge and Corey Costelloe on TehachaPod to talk about the creation of a new adventure based comic book series called SoulStream which is about to launch on Scout Comics. Saida is a Tehachapi teenager who wrote the story and the illustrations for her new series SoulStream. She tells us how the journey was to go from idea to being published. She also has had experiences at local comic-cons that helped her along ...

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November 4, 2020 32 min

We talk to several Tehachapi Veterans and ask them their thoughts about Veterans Day. U.S. Army Veteran and State Senator Shannon Grove join the crew and she shares her experiences overseas during historical events. Congressman Kevin McCarthy, Assemblyman Vince Fong and Mayor Susan Wiggins have special messages for our veterans as well. TehachaPod says Thank You For Your Service and Sacrifices!

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Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District Manager Corey Torres stopped by the TehachaPod studios to talk about the grant application they are working on to create a new park in Tehachapi. TVRPD is holding several on site presentation of the proposed park and wants the community to participate in the process. The money would be coming from a grant through a statewide bond that passed in California in 2018. Sacramento has nearly...

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Brandon Griffiths from the TMTA and Jason Swanson from the Calgonquin Ultra join Corey Costelloe and Key Budge for a conversation about the event to be held in April 2021. For more information on Tehachapi Mountain Trail Association go to www.TehachapiTrails.com and for more information on the Calgonquin 50K or 25K Ultra Trail Race go to www.ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=77563

  

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October 19, 2020 20 min

With the Fall season upon us in Tehachapi, we talk to Veronica Wilson from the Tehachapi Branch Library about a Trick or Treat Alternative for parents of young children. She also talks a little about continuing programs for our youth through virtual events.

We also recap a recent regional award Greg Garrett received from the SBDC as a Champion for Local Business. We talk to Kelly Bearden and Jay Thompson from the SBDC about the awa...

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