Voice of San Diego Podcast
Summary: This is Voice of San Diego’s weekly spitfire roundup of news. We cover local and regional politics, the environment, education, the border and more. This show features our investigative reporting and interviews with lawmakers and other special guests.
As the insurrection at the Capitol dominated the news this week, we surveyed what San Diego's congressional delegation was up to. On the state side, Gov. Gavin Newsom started a political domino effect by appointing Assemblywoman Shirley Weber to Secretary of State. Plus: some troubling local news about domestic violence prosecutions and support. Sign up for the Politics Report at vosd.org/politics Get our daily newsletter at vosd.org/morning Thank you to all our donors! You helped make our year-end campaign a success. We're grateful for such a dedicated audience. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week, Scott Lewis interviews the two local reporters who got their hands on the COVID-19 outbreak data that the county fought to keep under wraps. KPBS's Katy Stegall and Claire Trageser join the show and share what they found, how to read the data and important points to keep in mind when absorbing it all. Support this show at vosd.org/podcast2020 See the KPBS investigation at kpbs.org See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week's show is dedicated to the way things could be. We're examining some of the biggest issues and institutions in San Diego — from our Rethinking San Diego series — and discussing what major changes could really mean for the region. Talking points: Defund the police. A school year redo. San Diego power. The U.S.-Mexico border. Read the series at voiceofsandiego.org/rethink Join VOSD and support your favorite podcast hosts by giving here: vosd.org/podcast2020 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Late Thursday night, after hours of public calls and several tech hiccups, the decision was finally made: Dr. Jen Campbell is San Diego's new City Council president. On the podcast this week, which was recorded as the Council meeting was still playing out, we took stock of all the moving political parts that are setting our new San Diego public stage. Plus: an interview with Joel Day, senior adviser for COVID-19 response and recovery for the city of San Diego under former Mayor Kevin Faulconer. Support the podcast today at vosd.org/podcast2020 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This is our last podcast of the Faulconer era. After this week, Mayor Kevin Faulconer will step down and Todd Gloria will take the job. On the show, we reflect on the last seven years of Faulconer's mayorship. Plus: With the most powerful Republican in the region out of office, what's next for the local GOP? Love the show? Support us now! We're in our year-end fundraising campaign, and you can show your love for the show directly by giving here: vosd.org/podcast2020 Get the newsletter for this show at vosd.org/newsletters See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week, we assess Mayor Kevin Faulconer's possible path to governor. And City Councilmember Monica Montgomery Steppe joins the show to talk about why she should be City Council president. Keep up with all our political takes with the weekly Politics Report: vosd.org/politics See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The election tidal wave is about to crash down. There's a bunch of change coming to San Diego city and county governments. This week, we preview what's coming for the city of San Diego and the County Board of Supervisors as newly elected officials get ready to take their seats. Keep up with it all by subscribing to The Morning Report: vosd.org/morning If you're a political junkie, then The Politics Report is for you: vosd.org/politics See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This is our election night results show. We reviewed the biggest races we were tracking throughout 2020. Hear the big takeaways and results as they stood late Tuesday evening. Some contests and candidates were surprisingly decisive while others still need to sweat it out. Keep up with all our election coverage with The Morning Report: vosd.org/morning See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Three editors. Three rounds. No mercy. Well, some mercy. Scott Lewis kinda cheated toward the end of the draft. The Voice of San Diego Podcast Election Draft is back! And coming at you this week as our final episode before the election. (The draft starts at minute 31 in the show.) The first half of the show is dedicated to The Voice Poll and what we found from a scientific survey of San Diegans. See more from The Voice Poll: vosd.org/voicepoll Subscribe to The Morning Report: vosd.org/morning See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week, we assess the current state of school inequities as San Diego Unified makes plans to open further. Plus, how the Board of Supervisors may change after November. The Voice of San Diego election draft returns next week! Get your picks for local races and measures ready. Subscribe to Scott, Andy and Sara's newsletters at vosd.org/newsletters See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
You asked for it, so here it is. This week, we review the five local ballot measures for the city of San Diego — A through E. Ballot talk starts at minute 12 in the podcast. What precedes is discussion about the Pete Wilson statue and Scott's recent story about plexiglass and how to safely reopen schools and other things. Get the newsletter for this podcast at vosd.org/newsletters See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Here's another highlight from Politifest 2020. After the election, Democrats could control the County Board of Supervisors for the first time in a generation. VOSD host Scott Lewis leads a discussion with Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and candidate Nora Vargas — both Democrats. They're going to talk about what could change if they were in control. Watch more Politifest panels at politifest.org Get Scott's weekly politics newsletter, The Politics Report: voiceofsandiego.org/politics See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
More highlights from Politifest 2020 coming at you. In this episode: San Diego mayoral candidates Barbara Bry and Todd Gloria join VOSD host Scott Lewis for a debate about the future of San Diego. They cover a lot of ground here. Watch more Politifest panels at politifest.org Get Scott's weekly politics newsletter, The Politics Report: voiceofsandiego.org/politics See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The San Diego mayor's race is responsible for a lot of bulging mailboxes and dead trees right now. This week, we sift through political mailers and how each camp is using it to their benefit. Plus: The latest chapter in the 101 Ash St. epic and Politifest memories. Gorge yourself on politics with your Politifest Youtube playlist. Get it at politifest.org Subscribe to our daily newsletter at vosd.org/morning See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Starting this week, we're dropping bonus episodes featuring some of the best conversations from Politifest 2020. In this episode: An overview of each measure on the statewide ballot, from rideshare drivers to affirmative action. VOSD editors Sara Libby and Jesse Marx will help you understand what each measure would do and who’s lining up for and against them. Watch more Politifest panels at politifest.org Get Sara's weekly newsletter, The Sacramento Report: voiceofsandiego.org/newsletters We'll be back on Friday afternoon, as usual, with your weekly debrief from Scott and Sara. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.