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.

Episodes

August 2, 2021 31 min

Ron Strand City Manager for the City of Ridgecrest came in to the TehachaPod studios to talk about how his city made it through the 6.4 and 7.1 magnitude earthquakes of July 4 & 5 2019. Ron explains the importance of being ready and preparing for natural disasters. We ask about what were the things they learned as a government agency and how did they get resources to help the community. 

In 1952 Tehachapi had a devastating 7.7 ...

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Tehachapi Public Works Director Don Marsh and Deputy Public Works Director Tyler Napier join the TehachaPod crew to talk about the Wastewater Plant and how our Public Works Department treats our wastewater. Where does that water go after it is treated in our area. Our Public Works Department also offers many other services for our home owners including sewer lateral inspections. We cover all of those topics and more on TehachaPod. ...

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TehachaPod gets a chance to sit down with Development Services Director Jay Schlosser and talk about the many new commercial and residential projects in the City of Tehachapi. Jay talks about new eateries coming to town, new construction, remodeling of existing businesses, new housing developments and industrial projects. If you have any questions for the City of Tehachapi, or TehachaPod please send an email to Media@TehachapiC...

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Assemblyman Vince Fong representing Tehachapi and surrounding communities joins Key and Corey in studio to talk about California's budget, lack of a wildfire mitigation plan, water storage issues, the new DMV law restricting the selling of our personal data, and legislation regarding illegal street racing. We cover a lot of ground in a short period of time with Assemblyman Fong. Please send in your questions and thoughts to Med...

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July 19, 2021 27 min

Tehachapi Farmer's Market Manager Marianna Gutierrez joins the TehachaPod crew to talk about some of the new things coming for the 2nd half of the market season. We talk to vendors and people attending the Tehachapi Farmer's Market. The energy? at the Farmer's Market has been overwhelmingly positive from everyone. The Tehachapi Farmer's Market is every Thursday 4-7 PM on Green St in Downtown Tehachapi through Sept. ...

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We talk to Southern California Edison's Terry Ohanian the Director of Expedited Grid Hardening and to Cal Rossi the Government Relations Manger for the Tehachapi area. They explain what is being done to harden the grid in preparation for the upcoming PSPS season. We ask questions received from the community and get the answers from SCE about the impacts all have felt throughout Tehachapi. We talk about resources for people with...

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July 6, 2021 41 min

The TehachaPod team, Corey Greg and Key get together and recap the 4th of July All American Festival, and talk about the things that are coming up this summer in Tehachapi. 

TehachaPod is looking for new show ideas and want your participation in who we talk to. Please send your thoughts, show ideas and comments to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com.

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We got a chance to talk to Jana Slagle from the Kern County Department of Human Services about a few of the services they provide to the community. We talk about Adoption, foster parenting, human trafficking, purple ribbon month - Keeping kids safe in and around vehicles, the Safe Surrendered Baby Awareness program and more. It was an amazing conversation with Jana to hear what KCDHS does for the community. To see how many services...

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June 24, 2021 9 min

The Tehachapi Society of Pilots based at the Tehachapi Municipal Airport sponsor a Build-A-Plane program for local teens in their hangar. The program is approaching its third year of retired aviators mechanics and engineers mentoring local kids interested in the aviation field. They get hands on experience. I visited the Tehachapi Build A Plane Summer Program and watched the students working hands on with the tools building the pla...

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June 22, 2021 23 min

TehachaPod provides a recap of the 2021-22 Budget meeting that took place. A balanced budget was approved by the Tehachapi City Council. We breakdown the budget, revenue sources, expenditures and where the money gets allocated to meet the needs of the city. 

TehachaPod would love to hear from you regarding future show ideas, topics, guests you would like to hear from. Send us an email to media@TehachapiCityHall.com

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June 16, 2021 39 min

On Tuesday June 15, 2021 California's pandemic restrictions were lifted to open the local economies. Tehachapi celebrated with a large gathering of 55 small businesses in the downtown area to have a Grand Reopening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. All 55 businesses and nonprofits cut ribbons at the same time in a huge ceremony attended by more than 150 people. TehachaPod breaks down some of the barriers that were faced during the pande...

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Ashley Krempien joins TehachaPod to talk about the All American 5 K Race in Tehachapi on July 4th. She says this year will be a rolling start, so you can start your run anytime between 7AM and 9 AM to make it as enjoyable for you as possible. We also talk about the Ed Grimes Memorial Pancake Breakfast also hosted by TVRPD at Central Park. We tell you where to enter, find breakfast tickets and also cover a few more things leading up...

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June 7, 2021 37 min

TehachaPod talks with Dal Bunn from TMRA and he tells us all about the Benz Bad Bulls Bull Riding Event at the Tehachapi Event Center on July 4th.

We have a fun conversation with Dal and he talks about the 58 year history of the association. We also get a behind the scenes look at what the bull riders do in preparation for their 8 second ride.

For more information on the Bad Bulls Event on July 4, go to their website www.TehachapiP...

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June 2, 2021 34 min

The TehachaPod crew talk about how the City of Tehachapi will be hosting a Grand Reopening of Small Businesses in the greater Tehachapi area with a symbolic ribbon cutting event on Tuesday June 15 at 8:30 AM on Green Street in downtown. This is the day California lifts the restrictions put in place during the pandemic. All Tehachapi based businesses are invited to attend and cut a symbolic ribbon of being able to open without restr...

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Tehachapi Municipal Airport Manager Ashley Whitmore joins the TehachaPod team to talk about our airport in Downtown Tehachapi. In the conversation we talk about some of the upcoming capital projects, special events that the airport hosts and other youth programs hosted by pilots. We even talk about the Event Center where the rodeos are held. For more information on the Airport you can find it at www.LiveUpTehachapi.com. Send your c...

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May 25, 2021 50 min

Andrew Norton and Don Marsh join the TehachaPod crew to talk about capital projects under way, in the planning process and that have just wrapped up in the City of Tehachapi. We talk about all of the planning that is involved, and why its critical that the different departments within the city communicate with each other to make the best project possible. We also talk about some future road improvement projects and why we look at r...

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May 13, 2021 28 min

Dean Peterson from Tehachapi American Legion Post 221 joins TehachaPod to talk about the upcoming Memorial Day Parade and Flag Ceremony on Monday May 31 beginning at 10 AM. The American Legion organizes the annual Memorial Day Parade to honor our military members and their family members who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. If you are interested in participating in the parade contact American Legion Post 221 at www.post2...

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The Tehachapi Farmer's Market is getting ready to open under the management of the City of Tehachapi. TehachaPod invited new market manager Marianna Gutierrez in to share all the details on what to expect on Green St this summer. The Farmer's Market will start on June 3 and run through Sept 30 every Thursday 4 PM - 7 PM. If you are interested in being a vendor you can contact Marianna at (661) 822-2200 x 102 text Farmers Ma...

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Doug Jockinsen from the Tehachapi Community Theatre joins the award winning TehachaPod crew to talk about live productions coming back soon. We talk about what it takes to put it all together, the costs involved for local community plays, and how the community can volunteer and or donate to TCT. We talk about the history of the historic BeeKay Theatre and share a few memories. For all the details on TCT check out their website, www...

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Kern County Public Works members Denise Saucedo & Chuck Magee join TehachaPod to talk about what we can take to the landfill and to the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Events in Tehachapi. For a complete details go to www.KernPublicWorks.com. Corey and Key also talk about the upcoming Tehachapi Farmer's Market, Adopt-A-Flag Program, and recent awards TehachaPod received. Send your comments and thoughts to Media@Tehac...

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