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202: Victor Glover, Marty Walsh, Mark Takano, Gavin Newsom

The Issue Is

Elex spoke with astronaut Victor Glover on his time on the International Space Station. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and Rep. Mark Takano also stopped by to discuss child tax credit and the state's infrastructure. Elex also spoke with Gov. Gavin Newsom on his efforts to clean up California.


10 Jul 2021

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S2E20: Leading with Authenticity : Congressman Mark Takano

Lead With Your Brand!™

Jayzen is excited to welcome a very special guest to the show for AAPI Heritage Month, Congressman Mark Takano, who proudly represents California's 41st district and serves as Chairman on the House Veterans Affairs Committee. Starting his career as a teacher, Mark has always been a huge advocate for education and has worked to improve his community for over twenty years. In 2012, Mark became the first openly gay person of color to be elected to Congress. His family roots in Riverside, CA go back to his grandparents who, along with his parents, were removed from their respective homes and sent to Japanese American Internment camps during World War II. After the war, these two families settled in Riverside County to rebuild their lives. It’s week 3 of AAPI Heritage Month! Each week in May, tune in to hear the stories of amazing leaders who have and continue to shape culture and community, all who happen to be of AAPI descent. In addition, you can check out some incredible shows from Season 1 at www.LeadWithYourBrand.com/AAPI with a number of our favorite APPI voices from the podcast. Let’s amplify AAPI voices and work to #StopAAPIHate! Guest Bio Mark Takano Congressman for the 41st District of California For more than twenty years, Mark Takano has worked to improve the lives of Riverside County residents, both as an elected official and as a teacher at Rialto High School. Born and raised in Riverside, Mark's commitment to public service began at an early age. His family roots in Riverside go back to his grandparents who, along with his parents, were removed from their respective homes and sent to Japanese American Internment camps during World War II. After the war, these two families settled in Riverside County to rebuild their lives. Mark attended La Sierra High School in the Alvord Unified School District, and in 1979 he graduated as the school's valedictorian. Mark attended Harvard College and received his bachelor's degree in Government in 1983. As a student, he bussed tables to help make ends meet. During his senior year, he organized a transcontinental bicycle ride to benefit the international development agency Oxfam America. Upon graduation, Mark returned home to Riverside and began teaching in the Rialto Unified School District in 1988. As a classroom teacher, Mark confronted the challenges in our public education system daily. In 1990, Mark was elected to the Riverside Community College District's Board of Trustees. At RCC, Mark worked with Republicans and Democrats to improve higher education for young people and job training opportunities for adults seeking to learn a new skill or start a new career. He was elected Board President in 1991 and helped the Board and the District gain stability and direction amid serious fiscal challenges. In 2012, Mark became the first openly gay person of color to be elected to Congress. Mark Takano represents the people of Riverside, Moreno Valley, Jurupa Valley and Perris in the United States House of Representatives. He serves as Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and as a member of the Education and Labor Committee. Links To learn more about Lead With Your Brand and the Career Breakthrough Mentoring program, please visit: https://www.leadwithyourbrand.com To book Jayzen for a speaking engagement or workshop at your company, visit: https://www.jayzenpatria.com Please connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayzenpatria Learn more about CAPAW at: https://apawomen.org And follow their channels at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/apawomen/ https://twitter.com/CtrAPAWomen https://www.facebook.com/CtrAPAWomen Get the latest from Congressman Takano at https://takano.house.gov 


18 May 2021

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Race in America: Combating Anti-Asian Racism with Rep. Judy Chu & Rep. Mark Takano

Washington Post Live

Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) and Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) join The Post to discuss the alarming rise in verbal and physical attacks against Asian Americans and calls for action.


30 Mar 2021

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#452 How History Warned Us Ft. Kimmy Yam And Rep. Mark Takano

The Betches Sup Podcast

On this bonus episode, Amanda is joined by two leaders in the Asian American community. First, NBC reporter Kimmy Yam explains how a direct line can be made from the historical marginalization of Asian women in America to Tuesday’s mass shooting in Georgia, and describes her own fears as an Asian woman in an urban area. Then, Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA) shares his family’s experience in Japanese internment camps, the legal origins of anti-Asian discrimination, and the intersection of racism and homophobia.


19 Mar 2021

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Mark Takano on His Family's Internment History and His Agenda for Military Veterans

Political Breakdown

On the eve of the 79th anniversary of the executive order that authorized the internment of Japanese-Americans, Congressman Mark Takano shares the story of his family's internment with Marisa and Scott. They also discuss how Takano was outed as gay during an early run for Congress, his legislative agenda to assist U.S. military veterans as chair of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs and his thoughts on the recent attacks on Asian-Americans in California.


19 Feb 2021

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Mark Takano

Asian Enough

A conversation with Rep. Mark Takano (D-Riverside) about the massive protests around the country demanding racial justice, the homophobia he faced running for office as a gay Asian man in the 1990s, and the conversations he had with his parents before entering the political arena.


30 Jun 2020

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Congressmember Mark Takano in Riverside, California

Queerantine + Chill

Protecting benefits for workers and national guard members on the frontlines, young LGBT people quarantined at home in unsafe environments, being the first openly gay person of color in Congress, inspirational LGBT elected officials like Barbara Jordan, Barney Frank, Harvey Milk, and so much more are discussed in today’s special episode of Queerantine + Chill with Congressmember Mark Takano (@repmarktakano) in honor of Harvey Milk Day. This conversation with Congressmember Takano (He/Him/His) was recorded on May 19, 2020.


22 May 2020

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Giving A Damn with California Rep. Mark Takano (What Is The Govt. Doing For Us Now?)

Bad With Money With Gaby Dunn

Call your Congressperson. Seriously. Gaby wants to learn more about what the U.S. government is doing for us during the COVID-19 pandemic, so she calls up California Congressman Rep. Mark Takano on Zoom. They discuss how the community comes together to fill in the gaps in social safety nets, potential upcoming legislation for those suffering financially and how to show you give a damn during a worldwide economic crisis. (Content Warning: Suicide Mention) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


13 May 2020

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Don't Call it the China Virus (w/ Rep. Mark Takano)

Yo, Is This Racist?

Welcome to this week's very special episode! Andrew and Tawny speak with the first-ever "Gaysian" elected to congress, Rep. Mark Takano of California's 41st district. We talk about the Coronavirus, racism, what it's like to work for Nancy Pelosi, and much more! Plus, we bid farewell to Producer Alex. The racism tip line is still open for business: 323-389-RACE.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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25 Mar 2020

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Interview with Congressman Mark Takano (CA-41) - Overtime Pay

Let's Get Civical

To celebrate the holidays, Lizzie and Arden are re-airing another one of their favorite episodes from this past year! In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden interview Congressman Mark Takano from California’s 41st district. Join them as they talk about the Fair Labor Standards Act, holding out hope for Texas, and the Congressman's proposed Restoring Overtime Pay Act!Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @letsgetcivical, @lizzie_the_rock_stewart, and @ardenjulianna. Or visit us at letsgetcivical.com for all the exciting updates! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


1 Jan 2020