Talon Talk

Talon Talk

By CB Talon
Welcome to Talon Talk, hosted by Jack Milliken ('19), Hannah Gruber ('19), and Isabella Walsh ('19). Talon Talk is a podcast that is by the students, for the students. Our hosts focus on bringing outstanding people, stories, and events taking place in the CB community to the spotlight every week. From athletes to musicians, Talon Talk wants to ensure that every Falcon has a chance to share their unique and special story with the world.
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Talon Talk Episode 13: Flourishing Freshmen
On this episode of Talon Talk, Isabella and Hannah talk to freshmen Cooper Davey (‘22) and Kennedy Cunha (‘22),  who reminisce on their first year at CB, including Homecoming, friends, and finals.
19:50
April 8, 2019
Talon Talk Episode 12: Laughing With Lep
Isabella and Hannah talk to social studies teacher Mr. Vince Leporini about his imaginative childhood, life as a teacher and “life coach,” and more. Then, Talon Staff Writer Caty Cordano ‘19 talks about her article “Will You Accept This Rose” about CB's obsession with "The Bachelor". All this and more on the latest episode of Talon Talk.
29:29
March 18, 2019
Talon Talk Episode 11: Kickin' It With Kenney
Isabella and Hannah talk to Talon Staff writer Elise Ledesma (‘19) about her article “Senior Year Bucket List.” Then, they explore CB English teacher Ms. Loretta Kenney‘s fun,  exciting, and dramatic life, All this and more on this episode of Talon Talk.
42:30
March 6, 2019
Talon Talk Episode 10: Celebrating Black History Month
Isabella and Hannah celebrate Black History Month and discuss CB’s Black Student Union with CB's Education Technology Specialist and BSU moderator Ms. Brittany Williams.
19:03
February 18, 2019
Talon Talk Season 2.5 -- Coming Soon!
Jack, Isabella, and new co-host Hannah Gruber '19 dish about what to expect on this upcoming season of Talon Talk. 
02:19
January 28, 2019
Talon Talk Episode 9: Gearin' Up For Finals
Jack and Isabella travel with Hannah Gruber ‘19 to different Sacramento coffee shops to discuss what’s on every students’ mind: Finals. They talk about tips for specific classes, what music to listen to, and many more topics on this week of the Talon Talk.
16:49
December 12, 2018
Talon Talk Episode 8: Politics Party
In this episode of Talon Talk, featured hosts Kennedy Earley and Grace Rapaski talk to some of CBs most passionate young politicians: Cece Sidley, Sam Sieler, Sam Copley, and Haley Strack. These four are presented with some relevant issues and express their personal beliefs and voices. All of this and more on this episode.
24:59
November 29, 2018
Talon Talk Episode 7: A Very Talon Thanksgiving
This week we have a mini episode of the podcast where our hosts talk about Thanksgiving! We also hear from the rest of the Talon Staff and some special guests about what they are thankful for.
10:29
November 21, 2018
Talon Talk Episode 6: Talon Tea
In this week’s episode of Talon Talk, the girls take over and spill some Talon Tea! Isabella and Izzy catch up with Talon writers and CB seniors Sara Littlejohn, Kennedy Earley, Hannah Gruber, and Grace Rapaski. They discuss relationship and dating scenarios and get that tea kettle brewing! All this and more on this edition of Talon Talk.
19:46
November 7, 2018
Talon Talk Episode 5: Music To Our Ears
In this week’s episode of Talon Talk, Jack is flying solo. He talks with Talon Moderator Mr. Anderson ‘07 and Religious Studies Instructor Mr. Elorduy ‘03 about music consumption when they were in high school and the digital download vs. streaming eras. Jack also talks with Talon Staff Writer Sarah Louie about her Talon article on live music. All this and more on this edition of Talon Talk.
41:22
October 19, 2018
Talon Talk Episode 4: The Priest From The East
In this episode of Talon Talk, our hosts talk to CB Religious Studies Instructor Fr. Frantisek Murin about his life and wild adventures. We dive into his humble roots in Slovakia, his former soccer career, and what it's like living with eight daughters. All this and more on Talon Talk.
27:43
October 4, 2018
Talon Talk Episode 3: Streets, Greece, & Beats
In this episode of Talon Talk, Izzy, Jack, and Isabella go in depth Kaleo Mark's ‘19 latest Talon article. “Is Gentrification Taking Over Oak Park?” Izzy talks to Senior Class President Evi Tsiopos ‘19 about her life in Greece before she moved to America. They also dive into their favorite Talon Tunes and why they have been jammin’ out to it. Check out the Talon Talk Team's picks below: https://open.spotify.com/track/1GC1MIaRMW3kfVK9VyD5Ii?si=V8Gj_oyfQ96xIbSc5s18Xg https://open.spotify.com/track/3sZ2cVVdsNYUjjNmfrhdBT?si=C6z4b3N8TKGWR9nUBiK0mA https://open.spotify.com/track/40ApuXg4nI5Hn0njtNW6Fp?si=rq3jWg1VQv68H3lYs6J0UA
33:46
September 24, 2018
Talon Talk Episode 2: Theatre Arts & Bicycle Parts
In this episode of Talon Talk, our hosts talk to George Cunningham '40 Performing Arts Center Manager, Tech Factor coordinator, and Theatre Arts teacher Ms. Heather Christianson ‘01 about her journey from being a CB student to CB staff member. This week’s featured Talon writer is Joaquin Romero (‘19), who talks about his article “Two-Wheeled Testimony”, which dives into the Uber-sponsored Jump bikes that have been sprung up around the Sacramento area.
32:17
September 13, 2018
Talon Talk Episode 1: Getting To Know the Girls
Welcome to season 2 of Talon Talk! In this episode of Talon Talk, we meet the new co hosts: Izzy de Mattos and Isabella Walsh. Join us as they talk about their expectations when they were entering high school and how those have evolved since then.
20:37
September 7, 2018
Talon Talk Episode 9: Jammin’ With Cap
In this episode of Talon Talk, our hosts Jack and Jon talk to Spanish teacher Mr. Tomás Capogreco ‘86 about his experience being an integral of the CB music scene. Check out the links below for info on the artists mentioned on this week’s show. Ross Hammond ‘95: http://www.rosshammond.com/ Justin Farren ‘00: http://justinfarren.com/ Emily Kollars ‘03: https://www.emilykollars.com/ Chris Cotta ‘02: https://www.chriscotta.com/ Xochitl Hermosillo ‘10: https://www.xochitlofficial.net/ Vinnie Guidera ‘07: https://vgdb.bandcamp.com/ Julian Elorduy ‘03:
17:42
April 23, 2018
Talon Talk Episode 8, Part II: STN Special — Recapping The Convention
After kicking back at the illustrious Gaylord Opryland Resort in beautiful Nashville, TN for the STN Convention, Jack and Jon catch up with two of CB’s award winning video makers Colin McCarley (‘18) and Christian Groen (‘18). With an inside scoop on the stress of the production, good times within the group, and the excitement of the award ceremony, this episode is a must listen.
15:46
April 12, 2018
Talon Talk Episode 8, Part I: STN Special — Live From Nashville!
In this special edition of Talon Talk, Jack and Jon are live from Nashville at the Student Television Network Convention, talking to competitors in the two different Crazy 8 competitions: Haley Strack (‘19) for the Broadcast team and Madeleine Molitor (‘18) for the award winning Short Film team. We also had a conversation with Talon adviser Mr. Dave Anderson ‘07 about the importance of this yearly video competition.
23:08
April 12, 2018
Talon Talk Episode 7, Part II: Broadcasting & The Birds
In Part II of the latest edition of CB’s #1 podcast, our hosts Jack Milliken (‘19) and Jon Berkley (‘18) talk to junior Anthony Sweha (‘19) and Mr. Brendan Hogan ‘95 about one of Christian Brothers most illustrious programs: KBFT. This week’s featured Talon writer is the talented Delaney Bird (‘18), who talks about her article “Birds Of A Feather Support CB Together”, which touches on her experience in a household heavily connected with the CB community. All of this and more on this episode of Talon Talk.
18:06
February 7, 2018
Talon Talk Episode 7, Part I: Broadcasting & The Birds
In Part I of the latest edition of CB’s #1 podcast, our hosts Jack Milliken (‘19) and Jon Berkley (‘18) talk to junior Anthony Sweha (‘19) and Mr. Brendan Hogan ‘95 about one of Christian Brothers most illustrious programs: KBFT. This week’s featured Talon writer is the talented Delaney Bird (‘18), who talks about her article “Birds Of A Feather Support CB Together”, which touches on her experience in a household heavily connected with the CB community. All of this and more on this episode of Talon Talk.
17:49
February 7, 2018
Talon Talk Episode 6: A Fresh Year For The Freshmen
In the first episode of the second semester, our hosts Jack Milliken (‘19) and Jon Berkley (‘18) return to talk to CB freshmen Daniel Phelps (‘21) and Demi Dupavillon (‘21) about their first semester as a Falcon. The boys also talk to Talon writer Saya Chhabra (‘18) about her article explaining the stereotypes and how we can treat the frosh a bit better. Jack also kicks off Talon Tunes with a new record from the appropriately named artist Rainbow Kitten Surprise called “Fever Pitch”. All of this and more on this edition of Talon Talk.
22:09
January 31, 2018
Talon Talk Episode 5, Part II: Living Out The Core Principles
In the second part of this special Talon Talk episode, Jack and Jon talk to Religion teacher and Director of Christian Service Mrs. Jennifer lystrup about her extensive work in helping the disenfranchised in not only the Sacramento community, but around the world, exemplifying the core principle Concern for the Poor and Social Justice. The eccentric Mrs. Wanket reminisces on her Lasallian upbringing and how the CB community shines brightly in making everyone feel that they are part of an Inclusive Community. And finally, CB principal Mr. Orr speaks on the importance of the principle Respect for all Persons.
29:53
January 15, 2018
Talon Talk Episode 5, Part I: Living Out The Core Principles
In this special extended episode of Talon Talk, Jack and Jon speak to five members of the CB community about the roots of the Lasallian lifestyle: the five core principles. First, Mr. Havey ‘80 speaks on his spiritual experience and the impact the core principle Faith in the Presence of God has on his life. Then, student body president Zachary Lau (‘18) talks to our hosts on how CB has nurtured him by Christian Brothers’ perseverance to maintain the core principle Quality Education.
20:24
January 15, 2018
Talon Talk Episode 4: Fixing Knees & Naming CRVs
In this episode of Talon Talk, Jack and Jon speak to two members of the CB Sports Medicine team, Caeley Kelly (’18) and Nina Vitorelo (’18), about the dedication to and experiences they’ve had in the program. Also, our featured Talon writer Mark Powers (’18) talks about his article “Should You Name Your Car?” exploring the timeless phenomenon of naming one’s automobile. In a new segment, the boys also talk about the Sacramento based movie Ladybird and its immense impact this movie has exposing the life of a Sacramento teenager to the mainstream world. And last but definitely not least, our hosts recommend a song from french DJ Petit Biscuit off his debut studio album Presence.
19:26
November 21, 2017
Talon Talk Episode 3: Did Hamlet Have Clout?
In this episode of Talon Talk, Jack and Jon talk with Jacob Cherry (’18), the star of Christian Brothers High School’s fall production of Hamlet, and first time stage manager Jennifer Roberts (’18), about the months of hardwork they have put in to deliver another stellar play to the CB community. This week’s featured Talon writer, Mary Enos (’18), gives our hosts the briefing on CB’s new favorite word: clout. And on the newest edition of Talon Tunes, the boys recommend a new single from Vance Joy, the same artists who brought you jams such as “Riptide” and “Mess is Mine”.
28:48
November 14, 2017
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