Voice of San Diego Podcast show

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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 Mailing it in | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3494

On this week’s VOSD Podcast, hosts Scott Lewis, Andrew Keatts and Sara Libby break down the confusing fight that played out this week over whether candidates should be allowed to tout the Union-Tribune’s endorsement in their ballot statements, and what those endorsements actually mean. The crew also details why it’s such a reversal that Republicans are suddenly warning of the dangers of mail voting. Not only have high-profile Republicans, like San Diego GOP Chairman Tony Krvaric, consistently utilized mail voting themselves, the party as a whole has pioneered outreach efforts to those voters and relies on party members who take part in mail voting. We also hosted a town hall event this week laying out the issues involved with the new crop of private schooling options that have come up in the absence of physical schools. The conversation was great, and we’ve included a snippet of it during the second half of the show. To listen to the entire town hall event, go to vosd.org/schoolsyoutube.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

 Back to ... Schoolnastics? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2912

This week, we assess the latests city attorney news, a weird yet commonly used language law and a new wave of for-profit school programs.  Plus: An interview with a scientist hoping to open things up with open air solutions. Kim Prather is an atmospheric chemist working with schools around the country to develop plans to reopen schools safely. Keep up with our livestream series, Voice of San Diego at Home: voiceofsandiego.org/athome Subscribe to the Morning Report: voiceofsandiego.org/morning See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

 101 Ash St. Is a Fiery Mayor's Race Issue | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2286

This week, we unpack the story behind a major building purchase flub by the city of San Diego — and how it fits into the mayor's race. Our livestream show is back! Voice of San Diego at Home streams at 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Find it on social media and vosd.org/athome Subscribe to Scott, Andy and Sara's newsletters at vosd.org/newsletters See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

 Cops and Cameras, Cameras and Cops | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1996

This week, we review the 2015 shooting of Fridoon Nehad — an illuminating story as San Diegans face a November ballot measure that could give a police oversight committee more power. Plus: when body-worn cameras fail and streetlight cameras that police are watching. We have 10 regular VOSD newsletters. Follow your interests at vosd.org/newsletters Give your local business or nonprofit a boost. Learn about how we can help at vosd.org/boost See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

 Inequality Everywhere | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3649

This week, we review what COVID testing problems mean for schools and other normal-life things. Plus: Housing advocate Ricardo Flores argues for dismantling single-family home zoning, and thus, racism. Keep up with all our stories and local news with the Morning Report. Get it at vosd.org/morning If you have a local business or nonprofit that needs a boost, we have a project made to help. Find out more at vosd.org/boost See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

 Land Use Policy Talk Makes Us 'Complete' | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1860

This week, we discuss Mayor Kevin Faulconer's Complete Communities plan and the debate over whether to ramp up coronavirus testing in schools. Keep up with all our stories and the latest San Diego news with the Morning Report at vosd.org/morning.  Sign up for VOSD's Local Boost project to help your business or nonprofit at vosd.org/boost. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

 Troubles Inside Schools, and Will We Ever Go Back Inside Schools? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3656

This week, we revisit a simpler time. A time in which San Diego politicians were embroiled not in dismantling racism in policing or containing a global pandemic, but regulating short-term vacation rentals. Plus, we've got a trio of school stories: sexual misconduct at Westview high; black suspension rates; and how schools could ever reopen. And on the second half of the show, city attorney candidate Cory Briggs discusses his history suing the city, police and how he would run the office. Keep up with all our big investigations and daily stories with The Morning Report. Subscribe at vosd.org/morning. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

 A Zombie Development Project Dies Again | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2425

This week, our hosts are triggered by the county’s triggers. Plus: We sift through new local police reforms and examine the remains of a seemingly dead development project, Lilac Hills.  Get Scott, Sara and Andy’s newsletters at vosd.org/newsletters. (Scott and Andy write the Politics Report. Sara does What We Learned This Week.) Buy our most popular photo of the year and support Black journalists in San Diego. Go to vosd.org/buyprints See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

 An Un-Fare System | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2382

We finally got some updates on what schools will do this fall. San Diego Unified School District officials unveiled the plan this week. But in their effort to provide answers, they raised a lot more questions. Plus: How criminal justice...

 This Is as Wild as City Budgets Get | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4560

These are wild times for city budgets. Thus, a wild, livestreamed, simulcasted, super-sized interview seemed an appropriate response for the podcast. That's what we put together on the show this week, featuring San Diego City Council...

 Bonus Podcast: Monica Montgomery's Next Policy Push | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 900

San Diego City Councilwoman Monica Montgomery spoke with VOSD's Andrew Keatts about the recent police brutality protests, the death that sparked them and how two of her longstanding priorities may now become reality. This...

 San Diego Police Reform, Past and Future | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3150

This week, we unpack what makes a protest "unlawful," a brief history of recent police reform efforts and the future of one effort currently on the table. Our interview this week is with Andrea St. Julian of San Diegans for...

 Special Episode: Weekend of Fury | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1346

"We did not have any kind of warning." From our "Voice of San Diego At Home" series, this is an interview with La Mesa City Councilwoman Dr. Akilah Weber. Weber spoke with VOSD's Scott Lewis about the George Floyd killing,...

 Happy SDSU Deal Day | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2244

This week we previewed the deal between SDSU and the city for Mission Valley's stadium land. Note: The podcast was recorded on Thursday, the day before the City Council made its decision. Plus: An Encinitas homelessness solution is working...

 The Blurry Lines of Stage 2 Reopening | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3324

This week, the California Department of Health gave the OK for San Diego County to open restaurants for dine-in service, among other changes. So, you can go to restaurants now. But the question is: Will you?...


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