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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.

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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.

    Fifth & Mission: Now What for Gavin Newsom?

    Fifth & Mission: Now What for Gavin Newsom?

    "We said yes to pluralism," the governor said after Californians voted overwhelmingly to let him finish his term. With the recall attempt behind him, does Newsom have the wind at his back? Joe Garofoli, Dustin Gardiner and Alexei Koseff join Demian Bulwa on this joint episode of Fifth & Mission and It's All Political. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
    Listen to Kosseff's interview with Newsom on It's All Political: pod.fo/e/e708c
    Chronicle election coverage: sfchronicle.com/recall
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    • 24 min
    Gavin Newsom on French Laundry and Other Errors

    Gavin Newsom on French Laundry and Other Errors

    Alexei Koseff, the reporter who broke the story of that ill-advised dinner during lockdown, talks to the governor about it on the eve of the recall election. Newsom also discusses his achievements and what he’ll do differently if he’s allowed to finish his term, which polls say he's favored to do. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 17 min
    CNN’s Dana Bash on California’s Two Recalls

    CNN’s Dana Bash on California’s Two Recalls

    The longtime political correspondent talks to Joe Garofoli about Total Recall: California’s Political Circus, her new podcast series on the 2003 recall that made Arnold Schwarzenegger governor, and compares it to the current recall campaign against Gov. Gavin Newsom. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 29 min
    Crime in California: Is Proposition 47 a Success?

    Crime in California: Is Proposition 47 a Success?

    Joe Garofoli talks criminal justice reform with Lenore Anderson, co-author of the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act and co-founder of Californians for Safety and Justice, one of the leading criminal justice reform groups in California. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 41 min
    Good News for Newsom while Elder Dominates GOP Rivals

    Good News for Newsom while Elder Dominates GOP Rivals

    In this Total Recall edition of the podcast, Sacramento reporters Alexei Koseff and Dustin Gardiner join host Joe Garofoli to break down a new poll and explore what Republican Larry Elder would do if he became governor.
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    • 28 min
    Total Recall Podcast: Can Larry Elder Really Be Governor?

    Total Recall Podcast: Can Larry Elder Really Be Governor?

    State Capitol reporters Alexei Koseff and Dustin Gardiner break down the Republican front-runner's chances, preview The Chronicle’s candidate debate Wednesday, and endure host Joe Garofoli's hacky Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonation. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

JasonLLoren ,

Great podcast

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

Cousin Cliff ,

Average show

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

jjp1515 ,

Great conversations

Keep up the good work Joe!

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