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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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 Live (Sorta) From Chula Vista | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1582

This week, Scott Lewis, Andrew Keatts and Sara Libby had a live podcast. Sort of. The audio didn't quite make it out in the most pristine state. So this week, a highlight from that event.   Plus: A Grand Central press...

 Fourth of July Special: The Race for Hunter’s Seat Gets Interesting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1374

This week, host Sara Libby and Voice environment reporter Ry Rivard have taken the podcast helm.   The race for the 50th Congressional District is shaping up. The latest on the Pure Water case. And San Diego’s great...

 How Insurance Companies Are Tackling the 'New Normal' of Wildfire Risks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2489

This week on the podcast, Scott Lewis, Andrew Keatts and Sara Libby tackle a fire insurance conundrum, Rep. Duncan Hunter's text message history and a new hot button in the San Diego mayor's race. VOSD reporter Ry Rivard...

 Soccer Legend Landon Donovan Talks Up His New Team | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2756

This week on the podcast, host Scott Lewis sat down with soccer star Landon Donovan and Warren Smith, who founded the United Soccer League team Sacramento Republic, to talk about the plan to bring a USL team to San Diego....

 What's Driving Hondurans to the Border | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2606

This week on the podcast, Andrew Keatts and Sara Libby sat down with Voice of San Diego immigration reporter Maya Srikrishnan, who just returned from Honduras, where she spent time speaking with deportees and reporting on what's driving...

 This Week In Mayoral Messaging | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3647

The candidates for San Diego mayor had some interesting messages on schools and "managerial experience." And the current mayor of Encinitas explains her take on SANDAG's transit plan. The interview with Encinitas mayor...

 Bonus Podcast: Zooming Out on Police Reform | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1373

The Washington Post's Wesley Lowery sat down with VOSD editor Sara Libby to talk about how Assemblywoman Shirley Weber's police shooting bill fits into a national context. Subscribe to Sara Libby’s newsletter at

 What the Police Shooting Bill Would Change | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1956

A bit of history is in the making. Police groups dropped their opposition to Assemblywoman Shirley Weber's bill that would change standards on police use of deadly force. The current standards were written in 1872. That...

 San Diego YIMBYs Prefer an Imperfect Housing Bill to a Dead One | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2855

SB 50 is in a medically induced coma, but will it be any easier to pass the controversial measure in the 2020 election year? Maya Rosas, president of the YIMBY Democrats of San Diego County, joined the podcast this week to...

 The Problem With the Plan for Porter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2536

VOSD education reporter Will Huntsberry joins the podcast to talk about his recent series on the problems at Porter Elementary School, and the plan to fix it. And the problems with the plan. The interview with Huntsberry...

 Bonus Episode: Monica Montgomery on Police, Education and Housing Reform | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1630

Bonus Episode: Councilwoman Monica Montgomery wants to see more from San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit. Following comments Nisleit made about a viral video of a physical altercation between SDPD officers and a...

 One Big 2020 Race Is Set, Another Is Still a Question | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3049

A little-known company is quietly buying up massive amounts of land in the Imperial Valley. VOSD’s Ry Rivard reported this week that Los Angeles-based Renewable Resources Group has already helped sell 33,000 acres to...

 Bonus Episode: Gaspar on Why She's Sticking With the Supes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2359

Bonus Episode: San Diego County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar announced she will be seeking re-election 2020. Gaspar sat down with Voice of San Diego's Sara Libby and Andrew Keatts to discuss border issues, the future of...

 'What Kind of City Do We Have Right Now?' | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3110

The city’s was big news in San Diego this week. The point-in-time count released Monday on its face suggests there’s been a modest improvement in the city’s effort to shrink its homeless population, but because the...

 Jim Desmond on SANDAG, Transit and Climate Change | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3439

This week, hosts Scott Lewis, Andrew Keatts and Sara Libby take on Balboa Park developments (or, lack of developments), the return of Kevin Beiser and SANDAG's big Avengers-style meeting. And in the second half of the show,...

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