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Sage from south Central Welcome candidate for governor. I like to call him Governor. Sage Larry Elder is here. Elder sat for a congenial interview tailor made to stir last minute supporters to vote. It was broadcast live by his home station in Southern California. Your question was, What would I do? Um, uh, when I become governor Was this a campaign event or radio appearance been hard to tell governor gathering. Newsom is requiring all state workers who have not been vaccinated to be tested once a week and to wear a face mask at work. So one of the first things I will do to the extent that those mandates are still in effect, I will repeal them. The polls suggest the recall of the governor is likely to fail. If successful, though Elder would be the state's first African American governor. He offers brashly conservative takes that are well received among Trump supporters. Though he received a covid vaccine. Elder gives a lot of air time to arguments against it, and it takes on gender and race have provoked much outcry on the left. Don't be dismissive. I worked hard for that title. Yes, you did, You know hard how difficult it is to be the black face that white supremacy. Elder worked for ABC radio for years. Let go in 2015 elder joint Salem Media. And Nelson is the author of Shadow Network Book on the political influence of conservative media, religious and business groups, she says Salem Media seeks to appeal to a voter base of fundamentalist Christians who are urged to the polls based on their conservative and sometimes socially regressive beliefs. Anti abortion, anti LGBT etcetera. Neither the elder campaign North Salem Media responded to NPR's request for comment. The company owns more than 100 stations, and says its broadcasts are heard on more than 3000 stations nationally. Salem Media's founders were two men Brothers in law, who established the outfit in 1986 as a religious broadcaster. Their mission has now expanded to incorporate conservative fundamentalist Christianity and a drive to promote victories by like minded Republicans. And so elder has kind of gravitated towards endorsing these positions and tapping into that voter base with this massive radio network support that's built under him. Salem just hired former Trump campaign attorney Jenna Ellis, who joins other hosts in pushing former President Trump's lies about the 2020 race. Salem Media also owns conservative opinion websites, including red State, PJ Media, Hot air and twitchy. It claims more than 200 million unique users a month. That's tough to verify. Each of its sights traffic in their own sharply edged opinion. Listen to the podcast triggered from town Hall, another Salem media site. It really is true that Congress Is a failure of an institution hasn't it's a disgrace anything. It's a disgrace. And then they wonder why things like January six happened. These are hosts Matt Vespa and Storm Paglia from earlier this year. They call the insurrection at the US Capitol justified then, seconds later questioned whether it was even real. So you know what I've come around to the FBI. Doing that It was a setup agree in July on his Salem talk show, Elder took a call from a voter urging him to run. And suggesting that the vote might be sabotaged against him. Elder laughed at the prediction of electoral fraud and said he wouldn't be surprised. David Folkenflik NPR news Many Parker and Alan Spark Hawk of the band low have been making music together for nearly 30 years, and they've been buried to each other for even longer, honestly. If it hadn't been for the marriage for the family. I don't think we ever would have. Yeah. I never would have survived this long as a band. Yeah, Low recently released their 13th album..