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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.

    A Cannabis Tax Revolt is Coming in California

    A Cannabis Tax Revolt is Coming in California

    Mikey Steinmetz, co-founder of the Flow Kana cannabis brand, tells host Joe Garofoli he's so frustrated with the industry’s high taxes and regulations that he says he’s not going to pay cultivation taxes next year if Gov. Newsom and the Legislature don't help out California’s legal growers and sellers.
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    • 30 min
    How Michael Tubbs Plans to End Poverty in California

    How Michael Tubbs Plans to End Poverty in California

    As mayor of Stockton, Michael Tubbs started a national trend when he launched a universal basic income (UBI) pilot program in which 130 families received $500 a month, no strings attached. Now he's about to launch a new anti-poverty program in California — and he's talking about his new memoir.
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    • 34 min
    San Francisco's Archbishop on Abortion and Not Being Vaccinated

    San Francisco's Archbishop on Abortion and Not Being Vaccinated

    Conservative Catholic bishop Salvatore Cordileone talks about the Supreme Court hearing a Mississippi case that could overturn Roe vs. Wade. And he breaks some news on his vaccination status.
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    • 32 min
    Jackie Speier on Her Retirement Announcement

    Jackie Speier on Her Retirement Announcement

    The Democrat, who first ran for office after she was wounded in the Jonestown massacre in 1978, has represented San Mateo County and part of San Francisco for decades and has been in Congress since 2008. She announced Tuesday that she won't seek reelection in 2022. She talks with host Joe Garofoli and reporters Tal Kopan and Kevin Fagan of The Chronicle about her decision. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 24 min
    San Francisco Housing Politics Go Statewide

    San Francisco Housing Politics Go Statewide

    In this episode of the Fifth & Mission podcast, It's All Political host Joe Garofoli joins Heather Knight and Cecilia Lei to talk about the Board of Supervisors' rejection of a housing project, and what it means politically. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 21 min
    Youngkin's Virginia Win: Could It Happen in California?

    Youngkin's Virginia Win: Could It Happen in California?

    The Republican's upset victory over Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the governor's race shocked many. Could something like it happen in super-blue California? Tal Kopan and Joe Garofoli talk about Youngkin's strategy: Less Trump, more parents. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
91 Ratings

91 Ratings

joanlet ,

Great podcast!

This is a great podcast. Joe is a very knowledgeable and experienced political journalist who has such a low key way of interviewing that every episode makes me informed and upbeat.

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?

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