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Joe Garofoli talks current events, upcoming elections and, occasionally, sports rivalries with guests from the local, state and national political arenas. Joe is the San Francisco Chronicle’s senior political writer, covering national and state politics. He has worked at the Chronicle since 2000 and in Bay Area journalism since 1992, when he left the Milwaukee Journal. He has previously written about the intersection of tech and politics and about the politics of the cannabis industry.

It's All Political San Francisco Chronicle senior political writer Joe Garofoli

    • Politics
    • 4.5, 54 Ratings

Joe Garofoli talks current events, upcoming elections and, occasionally, sports rivalries with guests from the local, state and national political arenas. Joe is the San Francisco Chronicle’s senior political writer, covering national and state politics. He has worked at the Chronicle since 2000 and in Bay Area journalism since 1992, when he left the Milwaukee Journal. He has previously written about the intersection of tech and politics and about the politics of the cannabis industry.

    The Digital Divide Is Getting Worse

    The Digital Divide Is Getting Worse

    FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel talks about how the coronavirus is widening the gap between information haves and have-nots, hurting people like high school junior Jessica Ramos, who shares her experience. | Get full Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 25 min
    Michael Franti: Positivity in Politics and Life

    Michael Franti: Positivity in Politics and Life

    The Bay Area native’s new album, “Work Hard and Be Nice,” is less concerned with social consciousness than his previous work. But it’s a reflection of his belief in staying positive through political campaigns and pandemics. | Get full Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 37 min
    Shahid Buttar Is Challenging Nancy Pelosi From Her Left

    Shahid Buttar Is Challenging Nancy Pelosi From Her Left

    While the speaker is known as the epitome of a San Francisco liberal and an antidote to President Trump, Shahid Buttar, her challenger for reelection, says she hasn't done enough for working people and thinks she has enabled Trump. | Get full Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 33 min
    Pramila Jayapal on PPP, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden

    Pramila Jayapal on PPP, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden

    The co-chair of the House Progressive Caucus talks to Joe Garofoli about her new Paycheck Guarantee Act to get money directly to the unemployed. She also explains how she thinks Bernie Sanders will help get more progressives excited about the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. | Get full Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 40 min
    Election Day Nightmare? Dirty Tricks, Suppression, No concessions

    Election Day Nightmare? Dirty Tricks, Suppression, No concessions

    UC Irvine professor Richard Hasen — one of the nation’s leading election experts and the author of "Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy" — warns about all of the threats to a free and fair election in November. And the coronavirus pandemic will only make things worse. | Get full Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 34 min
    From the Tea Party to "Open the States"

    From the Tea Party to "Open the States"

    Mark Meckler, an early leader of the Tea Party movement a decade ago, is now at the forefront of the drive to convince states to reopen for business during the coronavirus pandemic. He tells Joe Garofoli how the two movements are similar — and different. | Get full Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Cousin Cliff ,

Average show

Why in the ever loving HECK would y’all take ad money from Fox News?

JasonLLoren ,

Great podcast

Full of personality, attitude, humor and insight. A great podcast on a variety of political topics.

jjp1515 ,

Great conversations

Keep up the good work Joe!

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