Voice of San Diego Podcast

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If you want to know about the nuts and bolts, the nitty and the gritty, the wonk when it comes to the city’s long-running pension saga, you have come to the right place. Scott Lewis sat down with Michael Zucchet for an interview this week. Zucchet …
This week, hosts Scott Lewis, Sara Libby and Andrew Keatts sat down with Loxie Gant. Gant is a former La Jolla High student who told school officials in 2003 that her physics teacher had touched her inappropriately. That teacher, Martin Teachworth,…
The day we recorded this week’s podcast, the Airport Authority agreed to start negotiating a union-friendly labor deal for its $3 billion plan to rebuild Terminal 1. Hosts Scott Lewis, Andrew Keatts and Sara Libby got right in to that. Also, this w…
In this week's show, Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts try to convince Sara Libby that baseball is worth her time and the Padres her attention. (We recorded the day before Opening Day.) Their opening arguments start at 35:30 in the episode. Don't worry…
This week, we took over Whistle Stop Bar for a live recording of the show. Hosts Scott Lewis, Sara Libby and Andy Keatts sat down with Hasan Ikhrata of SANDAG and Nicole Capretz of the Climate Action Campaign. They played some games with the audien…
State Sen. Ben Hueso and San Diego City attorney Mara Elliott dropped their proposed changes to the California Public Records Act. Before that happened, the City Council and the mayor both announced they opposed the measure. City Councilman Chris C…
Scott Lewis, Andy Keatts and Sara Libby tore in to Senate Bill 615 this week. SB 615, which is being pushed by Sen. Ben Hueso and City Attorney Mara Elliott, and would make it harder for the public to hold government officials accountable for viol…
This week, hosts Scott Lewis, Andrew Keatts and Sara Libby hashed out some confusing environmental news, and highlighted a troubling bill that could make public records even harder to get. And in the second half of the show, local investigative rep…
This week, Scott, Andy and Sara reviewed the week’s biggest news and played a game you have to hear to believe. And maybe even after that you won’t believe it. Alex Presha, host of NBC's "Politically Speaking," joined us to talk a bit about his sho…
This week, we dig in to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first State of the State address — what San Diego was mentioned for, and whether the high-speed rail will actually be a thing. Newsom’s remarks on the rail confused more than a few reporters across the st…
Rep. Lorena Gonzalez announced she’s running for Secretary of State in 2022 (yes, 2022). So we had to talk about that, especially since we asked Gonzalez about it in a live podcast last year.    County Supervisor Dianne Jacob announced in her State…
This week, the San Diego County Democratic Party elected its new chairman, Will Rodriguez-Kennedy. He joined the pod to talk about what his election means for the party and where he thinks county Democrats are headed. This interview starts a bit af…
Assemblyman Brian Maienschein announced this week he is leaving the GOP. VOSD's Will Huntsberry joins us to talk about a disturbing accusation from an Escondido middle school. (Starts at minute 23. Warning: frank language and disturbing scenes.) An…
It’s a mayor-ful show today. This week’s State of the City address was full of yeses and YIMBYs. Mayor Kevin Faulconer joins the podcast to dig in to some details. And Rep. Scott Peters is officially not running for mayor in 2020. Plus: the latest …
Styrofoam is out. Todd Gloria is in (the mayor's race). And regional leaders eye Old Town property for big transit plans. Join our texting club: text "podcast" to 619-202-9051 Talk to Scott, Sara and Andy in our FB group: facebook.com/groups/VOSDP…
San Diego has a new City Council and President. The 2020 mayor's race is officially on. And Voice writer Jesse Marx's latest story had him dubbed our "get a load of this shit" beat reporter.  Have a question you want us to investigate? voiceofsandi…
What would want from San Diego in 2019? Wider bike lanes? Cleaner beaches? More Beyoncé concerts? This week, Scott, Sara and Andrew hash out their resolutions for San Diego. And they enlisted the help of Julia Dixon Evans. She's Voice of San Diego'…
This week, Scott Lewis, Sara Libby and Andrew Keatts reflect on 2018 with our first-annual naughty and nice list. Plus: Voices of the Year. And the latest drama at Sweetwater. Voice has a podcast texting club for listeners. Text: “podcast” to 619-2…
In this episode, Scott Lewis, Andy Keatts, and Sara Libby push to keep Voice of San Diego's lights on. Scott gets a pie in the face. Scott, Andy and Sara discuss the future of Republican and business relations in San Diego. Plus, we sit down with S…
San Diego is close to entering the power business. Back in October, Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced the city’s plans to form its own electric utility to provide green power. The city believes it can provide cleaner and cheaper electricity than the…
In the past couple of weeks, tensions in Tijuana have mounted due to the recent influx of Central American migrants who are seeking asylum in the United States. President Donald Trump deployed troops to the border to support U.S. Customs and Border…
Two of San Diego’s most influential politicians joined us this week for a special podcast episode. Since they’re married, we thought it would be interesting if they came in together. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez is perhaps the most high-profile el…
There are a lot of things that need to get done in San Diego. The city still needs to figure out how it will tackle the homeless epidemic, how it's going to get the money to fund a Convention Center expansion and what type of regulations it will i…
Even when Election Day is over, it’s not really over. The San Diego County Registrar's Office can sometimes spend weeks counting all the ballots that continue to trickle in from across the region. As of Friday morning, 219,000 votes still needed t…
San Diego’s political landscape is changing. Up in North County, Democrats were able to flip the 49th Congressional District seat for Democrat Mike Levin, who beat Republican Diane Harkey by 7 points. The seat had been long been held by Republican…
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Podcast Details
Started
Sep 18th, 2015
Latest Episode
Apr 19th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
228
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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