Life Is Like A Rollercoaster - A Conversation with Student Activist Maggie Delaney

In this episode, Jessica sits down with student activist, Maggie Delaney, a freshman at Granite Bay High School. In the aftermath of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, students like Maggie have stepped up in their communities to become the voices of change in the fight to prevent gun violence.

Maggie and her mom, Tara, were deeply impacted by the story of Alex Schachter, a student who lost his life in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. This set them on a journey to fight for real change towards gun safety measures and to honor the memories and legacies of the students of Parkland. 


Everybody's Been A Dreamer - A Conversation with Tomas Evangelista

Jessica sits down with Tomas Evangelista - a Dreamer and founder of California Dreamers, an incredible advocacy group for DACA recipients and the 800,000 Dreamers across the country. Tomas was brought to the United States when he was 2 years old to escape poverty and violence in Mexico. It wasn't until he was a teenager that Tomas discovered he was undocumented. 

Tomas is a proud resident of our community in California's 4th district. He now works in Placer County with a non-profit organization that assists the homeless and those struggling with mental health issues. In this episode, Tomas and Jessica talk about his story and what we must do to protect our Dreamers.

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Bark Beetles, Flat Hats & Community Leadership - A Conversation with Rosemarie Smallcombe

In this episode, Jessica sits down with Rosemarie Smallcombe, Mariposa District 1 Supervisor. They discuss the innovative ways that our communities are dealing with the bark beetle infestation and how they are transforming biomass into energy and jobs for the Mariposa community. Rosemarie also shares her favorite aspects of being one of the supervisors with the honor of having some of Yosemite National Park in her district. She talks about the challenges facing the park and the surrounding communities, as well as her favorite aspects of living in Mariposa County.


Our Yosemite - A Conversation with Ken Boche

Jessica talks with Ken Boche - one of Yosemite National Park's legendary climbers and tour guides - in the latest episode of The New Morse Code. Ken is the owner of Yosemite Close Up Tours, an award-winning tour company that guides tourists through a one-of-a-kind experience in Yosemite. They discuss the looming threats of park fee increases and a potential government shutdown, and how these threats will impact small businesses like Ken's and local communities throughout the Yosemite Gateway Valley.


The Mountains Are Calling - A Conversation with Cody Townsend

In this episode of The New Morse Code, Jessica sits down to chat with Cody Townsend - professional skier, entrepreneur, climate change warrior, and resident of our beautiful 4th district. They discuss their shared love of the mountains, Cody's incredible career, and why it is so important that we take action against the effects of climate change that directly impact our communities.