Pixel Tracker

Wednesday, December 12 , 2018, 11:52 pm | Fog/Mist 49º


‘Real Talk’ Now Airing Primary-Election Special

Host Jerry Roberts sits down with Assembly candidates Williams and Jordan, and DA hopefuls Lynn and Dudley

The latest episode of Real Talk: A Santa Barbara Forum, covering the timely topic of the June 8 primary election, has begun airing on The Santa Barbara Channels (Channel 21) and is also available online.

In this “Election Special,” host Jerry Roberts sat down with the Democratic candidates for the 35th District Assembly seat — Das Williams and Susan Jordan — to discuss their positions on hot-button issues. Roberts then conducted separate one-on-one question-and-answer sessions with Santa Barbara County district attorney candidates Josh Lynn and Joyce Dudley.

Real Talk: A Santa Barbara Forum Ep.10 - June 8th Primary Special from The Santa Barbara Channels on Vimeo.

Jordan and Williams are energetic people and passionate Democrats, but they hold different opinions on key points. Roberts had his hands full moderating the conversation with the two candidates as they touched on topics such as California budget woes, legalization and taxation of marijuana, Proposition 13, offshore oil drilling, dysfunction in Sacramento, term limits, campaign contributions from special interest groups and illegal immigration.

Tune in to hear how these Assembly hopefuls sparred on contentious matters facing the state.

On the subject of the Tranquillon Ridge Project, Jordan said, “I have sued the federal government over offshore oil drilling and won. I knew these end dates weren’t enforceable. So that meant they would continue to drill and increase the risk of an offshore spill.”

In response, Williams said, “I am for ending offshore oil drilling. And I believe that there needs to be a comprehensive strategy to do that. We not only need to stop new drilling, but we need to end existing drilling, and that’s just as important, and we need to move hard toward alternatives.”

Switching from a debate to an interview format, Roberts spoke separately with the district attorney candidates. He asked Lynn and Dudley the same questions but with an individual approach, allowing viewers to get a deeper look into each opponent and their outlooks on law enforcement, public safety and controlling gangs in the county.

As Roberts said, “Elections are about choices.” This election special edition of Real Talk will help viewers choose when they mark their June 8 ballot.

This Real Talk is the 10th installment in the public affairs series produced by The Santa Barbara Channels, the nonprofit that runs cable channels 21 and 17.

Real Talk can be seen on cable Channel 21 at 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. Mondays, 4 p.m. Tuesdays, noon, 6 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursdays, 1 a.m. and 10 p.m. Fridays, 4 p.m. Saturdays and 6 p.m. Sundays.

Click here to view the episode online, or click here for more information, visit www.sbchannels.tv.

— Silvia Rodriguez is outreach coordinator at The Santa Barbara Channels.


Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made using a credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Select your monthly membership
Or choose an annual membership

Payment Information

Membership Subscription

You are enrolling in . Thank you for joining the Hawks Club.

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.
You may cancel your membership at any time by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >