December 20, 2021

Michael Tubbs, Former Stockton Mayor, on his new book “The Deeper The Roots”

Our guest this week is Michael Tubbs. Michael served as the mayor of Stockton, CA. He was the city’s first Black mayor and the youngest ever mayor of a major American city. He is the founder of Mayors for a Guaranteed Income and Ending Poverty in California, a Special Advisor to California Governor Newsom on Economic Mobility, and a commentator for MSNBC. His new book “The Deeper the Roots” is now available.


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Sources for audio clips

The political power of being a good neighbor | Michael Tubbs - TED
How Mayor Michael Tubbs Transformed Stockton, California | DL Uncut | LOL Network
Michael Tubbs Becomes Stockton's Youngest Mayor After Topping Anthony Silva - CBS Sacramento
Michael Tubbs - Youngest US Mayor & "Stockton on My Mind" Subject | The Daily Social Distancing Show
Cycle of Poverty
Malcolm X on the Very Vicious Cycle of Poverty
Childhood Poverty
Child Poverty: In their own Words - Childrens Defense Fund
Importance of Self Care
The Importance of Self Care Presented by Dr. Elisabeth Dykens - Foundation For Prader-Willi Research
Faith and Activism
John Pavlovitz – What it means to be a Christian
Racial Bias in School Discipline
How US schools punish Black kids | 2020 Election - Vox
Palo Alto Racial Profiling
March on Palo Alto: A Rally to End Racial Profiling - Not In Our Town
Police Unions
Police Unions And The Fight To Reform Law Enforcement - CNBC
Social Media Misinformation
Coronavirus misinformation spreads rapidly on social media - CBS News
Children in Persistent Poverty - Urban Institute

Show Credits

Host: Alyssa Milano
Executive Producer: Alyssa Milano
Associate Producer: Ben Jackson
Editing and Sound Production: Maciej Lewandowski
Music by: Josh Cooke & Eleisha Eagle and Milo Bugliari