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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.

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 Summertime Blues, Summertime News | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2592

The doldrums of summer are upon us. To combat the summertime blues, we’re hitting you with summertime news! This week, our hosts share a few stories they're watching in the summer months. Talking points: how to colonize Mars, the great resignation of the San Diego Police Department, who's going to fill those new downtown office buildings. Get the newsletter for this show at vosd.org/pod See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

 What if We Paid Teachers With Money? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2354

San Diego Unified leaders announced they would offer $10,000 dollar signing bonuses for new special education teachers and nurses. This is a new effort by the district to combat a massive labor shortage happening right now. It may seem totally logical: The district has a lot of COVID relief money and needs more staff. But the move also signals a significant shift in policy from unions and union-backed leaders. Pay incentives of any kind, for years, have been totally taboo. This week, we discuss teacher pay and how it could impact schools. Plus: Andy's got the emails that led up to a big housing development decision. And the 101 Ash St. settlement that never was. See all our school stories at vosd.org/education Get the newsletter for this podcast at vosd.org/pod See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

 One Family's Story Says it all about Homelessness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3016

Four months ago, Voice of San Diego reporter Lisa Halverstadt got an email. A local woman, Natalie Raschke, asked Halverstadt to tell her family's story. “My kids matter, they have faces, they deserve to be heard and seen. I’m hoping you can help me achieve that,” she wrote. This week, we share that story. Plus: San Diego's next strategy for 101 Ash St. New street vendor rules. And OMG  the Assembly Select Committee on Gasoline Supply and Pricing is here. Keep up with all of Lisa's stories at vosd.org/lisa See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

 How SANDAG's Transit Tax Died | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2389

Over the next eight years, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) needed to pass three different tax increases. These increases would fund the grandest of their plans to improve transportation for the whole region and update the ways we get around, large and small. But this week, the first of those three initiatives failed. And it failed fast. We review what happened and why. Plus: Graduations. Big hopes for big buildings on the coast. And the latest election results. Join our fundraising campaign and support the show: vosd.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

 Live! From Chula Vista | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3702

We're coming at you live from Novo Brazil Brewing in Chula Vista with special guests and an awesome audience. Talking points: primary election results, "South County" vs. "South Bay," Chula Vista politics, special interests, miniature schnauzers. Guests: Chula Vista City Councilmember Andrea Cardenas Steve Garcia, host of the Emo Brown podcast Support the show and our summer fundraising campaign: vosd.org/give See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

 The Races We're Watching | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2616

The Primary is nigh! Though it’s not the blockbuster 2020 election that melted our faces and dominated every inch of social media, our next major democratic exercise is nearly here. (Get those ballots in by June 7 with the help of our Election Guide: vosd.org/ballot.) This week, we check in on the main races we've been watching in the region and the stories behind them. County Sheriff, Chula Vista Mayor, Assembly District 80 and San Diego City Council District 2 are the four horsemen of this non-apocalypse. But rest assured, there's plenty of intrigue to unfurl. Let's get to it. Check out all our election coverage at vosd.org/2022 Follow our homelessness reporting at vosd.org/homeless See you at the live show! Tickets at vosd.org/events See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

 This Land is Your Land | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1813

The redevelopment project of 50-ish acres of land in the Midway area — which comprises Sports Arena, derelict streets and serves as a major junction in San Diego — is only getting more complex. Recently dubbed ‘the new San Diego Special’ by podcast host Scott Lewis, the San Diego City Council this week made a move to get the Midway redevelopment rolling again. This week, we review that meeting. Plus: New COVID quandaries at San Diego Unified schools. Join us on June 9 for our live podcast: vosd.org/events See Andrea's full story about Luis Alberto Antonio Armenta: vosd.org/luis See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

 Awaken Church and the New Homelessness Numbers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3269

We’re coming at you with two interviews this week. First up: Voice's Jakob McWhinney published an authoritative piece on Awaken Church. On the show, McWhinney reviewed some of the historical highlights of the Evangelical Christian movement and its political proclivities. Throughout the pandemic, this church has become highly activated as an anti-vaccine, anti-lockdown, right-wing political engine. And second: The head of the Regional Task Force on Homelessness, Tamera Kohler, called us up to unpack the latest homelessness point-in-time count. We discussed the numbers, the caveats, and a few different ways we can understand the crisis right now. Join us for the next Live Podcast at vosd.org/events See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

 Mailer Season is Here | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2281

June Primary ballots went out this week. And you know what that means: It’s mailer season! This week, we talk about some of the mailers hitting voters for the Chula Vista mayoral race and what the voters really want. Plus: The race for County Sheriff and confusion at the San Diego Housing Commission. See all our election coverage at vosd.org/2022 Get tickets for our live podcast at vosd.org/events See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

 Previewing a 'Bananas Ballot' | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2167

This week, we break down an effort by SANDAG to get a transit tax on the November 2022 ballot and a few other measures that are starting to take shape. Plus: A 101 Ash St. thing we can't let go. And new numbers — and a new idea — on homelessness. Get the newsletter for this podcast at vosd.org/newsletters See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

 Bonus: Emo Brown Podcast with Scott Lewis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2545

This week, we're bringing you an episode of the Emo Brown podcast — a Chula Vista-based show recorded at 3 Punk Ales brewery, hosted by Steve Garcia. Garcia recently called up VOSD host and CEO Scott Lewis to join the show. We liked it so much we wanted to share it with you. Lewis and Garcia talked about Lewis' personal history, journalism, VOSD's purpose in San Diego and some of the biggest issues facing the region, such as education inequality, housing and homelessness. Plus, how to keep up with — and support — local news. Note: This podcast contains expletives. Check out The Emo Brown Podcast wherever you like to listen. emobrown.com Support Voice of San Diego and our mission at vosd.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

 Sports Arena is the New San Diego Special | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2963

Scott Lewis has called it: The Sports Arena and its surrounding land is officially a San Diego Special. (That is an intractable, San Diego-specific problem brought on by maladministration and/or crummy leadership.) This week, we discussed the state of the current bidding process to remake the area and prioritize a new arena — while the housing crisis looms over us all. Plus: Palm trees are a menace. The "political genius" of 101 Ash St. Charity leaders flip a house. Join us on May 4 for our next in-person event. See details at vosd.org/events See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

 Carnival News | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2429

For weeks now, we’ve been waiting to see if the San Diego County fair will actually happen. Headlines and rumors suggested San Diego's most prized carnival spectacle was in jeopardy because of a lawsuit that seized the state district that oversees the fair. Voice North County reporter Tigist Layne has been following the fair-y tale and joins us week to explain how this unique slice of San Diego land is governed, the details of the suit and where the Fairgrounds and its CEO stand now. Plus: The Chula Vista mayor's race. And the San Diego City Council decides on potential ballot measures. RSVP to our next live event at vosd.org/events Keep up with our coverages at vosd.org/morning See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

 The Tents Changed Everything | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3289

Nowadays, more resources are being thrown at the homelessness crisis than ever and there are still more unhoused San Diegans than ever — many of whom use camping-style tents as a lifeline, refusing shelter beds. So, what now?  This week, we discuss how personal tents changed the homelessness crisis and what it means for leaders fighting for solutions to our region's biggest problem. Plus: Big transit hub news. Midway and Sports Arena updates. And did you hear Gold Coast Drive?! Check out Scott's story on tents and homelessness at vosd.org/tents Subscribe to our newsletters at vosd.org/newsletters See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

 A Truckload of Troubles | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2762

When one discusses the future of San Diego, there’s typically a shared, unspoken assumption: We’ll keep growing. Everything we need to power a prospering region hinges on that assumption, too. Infrastructure, housing, the airport, drive-thru Starbucks. But we’re not growing. We're shrinking (dying if you wanna get dramatic about it). This week, we discuss the data that tells the story of our population change — and the questions we must answer about the troubling future of our region. Plus: The Assembly District 80 special election. That big truck problem in Barrio Logan. Andy's mustache. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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