Robin Epley is a full-time reporter and part-time editor based in Chico, and an alumna of Chico State University. She previously worked as Comstock’s associate editor and is a native of Sacramento. 

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Comstock’s Talks: Rise and Shine

PODCAST: 2020 will go down in history as a time when women made remarkable advances on the political scene. 

Mar 21, 2021 Laurie Lauletta-Boshart

Comstock’s Talks: Still Swinging Away (The Next Chapter)

PODCAST: After 15 years as a Major League Baseball player for five teams, Greg Vaughn now focuses on Vaughn’s Valley Foundation. This profile is part of The Next Chapter, in which we check in with Capital Region professionals who moved into new pursuits or retirement after successful careers.

Tom Couzens

Comstock’s Talks: A New Mission (The Next Chapter)

PODCAST: Roger Valine helped transform VSP from a small local company to an international operation by 2006 when he decided to retire. This profile is part of The Next Chapter, in which we check in with Capital Region professionals who moved into new pursuits or retirement after successful careers.

Graham Womack

Comstock’s Talks: Game of Skill (The Next Chapter)

PODCAST: In December 2019, a few months before the fastest drop in global stock markets in financial history, Mark Otero launched Alice Capital, a hedge fund designed to bypass emotion. This profile is part of The Next Chapter, in which we check in with Capital Region professionals who moved into new pursuits or retirement after successful careers.

Jennifer Fergesen

Comstock’s Talks: Camera Ready (The Next Chapter)

PODCAST: Michele McCormick sold her public relations company and became a model, actor and photographer who specializes in travel and nature photography. This profile is part of The Next Chapter, in which we check in with Capital Region professionals who moved into new pursuits or retirement after successful careers.

Shoka

Comstock’s Talks: Agriculture and Beyond (The Next Chapter)

PODCAST: Pam Marrone, who retired as CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations in 2020, didn’t take a break; she still works 10-12 hour days. This profile is part of The Next Chapter, in which we check in with Capital Region professionals who moved into new pursuits or retirement after successful careers.

Jennifer Junghans

Comstock’s Talks: ‘Somebody’ Again (The Next Chapter)

PODCAST: Carl Landau had spent 37 years in publishing and event organizing when he decided to launch Pickleball Media last year. This profile is part of The Next Chapter, in which we check in with Capital Region professionals who moved into new pursuits or retirement after successful careers.

Sena Christian

Comstock’s Talks: Neighborly by Design

PODCAST: Cohousing communities are neighborhoods where physical spaces, outdoors and indoors, give residents a place to interact outside of their private homes. These communities are growing in popularity across the Capital Region. 

Rachel Leibrock

Comstock’s Talks: Promise for New Proteins

PODCAST: In September, UC Davis was awarded the first federal funding given to a university to research cultivated meat, positioning the Capital Region to serve as a hub of the advancing technology. Efforts to advance the emerging food market using science and technology have ignited worldwide to address the global challenge of food access and proper nutrition for a growing population and the unsustainable environmental and ethical practices of industrial animal agriculture as it barrels toward the planet’s capacity on land and at sea.

Jennifer Junghans

Comstock’s Talks: Protecting Open Land

PODCAST: West Sacramento’s Washington District has transformed in the past decade, due to efforts by the City of West Sacramento, developers and food entrepreneurs.

Jennifer Junghans

Comstock’s Talks: Lineage of Success

PODCAST: Family businesses are the heart and soul of Little Saigon in south Sacramento. These businesses and their customers are banding together to keep everyone afloat during the pandemic. 

Lien Hoang

Comstock’s Talks: Back to Business — Not as Usual

PODCAST: Companies can expect to see COVID-19-related employment lawsuits from nearly any corner, including wage and hour issues and disability discrimination. These four strategies can help mitigate risk.

Aug 21, 2020 Robin Epley

Comstock’s Talks: Influencing Our Habits

PODCAST: There are more than 3,000 influencers in Sacramento, who make their living by building an audience, establishing a brand and creating compelling content online. We asked a few of the most prominent how they learned to turn their lives into art – and commodify it.

Vanessa Labi

Comstock’s Talks Trailer

Did you know that Comstock’s makes podcasts? Check out our Comstock’s Talks trailer to see what we’re about.

Jun 24, 2020 Shoka

Comstock’s Talks: Out of the Spotlight

PODCAST: Last year had been a strong year for the performing arts in the Capital Region, and 2020 was building on that success, which has led to hope from some local arts leaders that this progress will continue despite the unprecedented shutdown.

Marcus Crowder

Comstock’s Talks: Mending the Gap

PODCAST: Fifty-seven years after the Equal Pay Act was signed into law by President John F. Kennedy, women still earn substantially less than men. Legislation in California is attempting to level the playing field.

Laurie Lauletta-Boshart

Comstock’s Talks: Loving the Lager

PODCAST: While the general American drinking public prefers lagers over ales, craft breweries often give these cold-fermented brews the cold shoulder. Yet some area brewers believe the balance is starting to shift.

Daniel Barnes

Comstock’s Talks: The Transportation Revolution

PODCAST: How we get around is rapidly evolving, and more change is coming. Several public and private sector partnerships are helping to position the Capital Region as a leader in the new mobility revolution. 

Eric Johnson