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Get the story behind the story every weekday. Host Kristy Totten interviews Union-Tribune reporters about what matters in San Diego.

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Get the story behind the story every weekday. Host Kristy Totten interviews Union-Tribune reporters about what matters in San Diego.

    The Backstory: Santee residents debate transgender policy

    The Backstory: Santee residents debate transgender policy

    Protests have taken place in Santee over the last couple of weeks after a 17-year-old girl complained about seeing a transgender woman in the women’s locker room at the Cameron Family YMCA. The incident and the protests have garnered national attention.
    Union-Tribune managing editor Lora Cicalo, and publisher and editor Jeff Light discuss the U-T’s coverage of the protests and some of the decisions the newsroom has had to make while covering this ongoing story.

    • 22 min
    Farewell from the San Diego News Fix

    Farewell from the San Diego News Fix

    Hi everyone, Kristy from the News Fix here. Yesterday was our last official episode, but today I just wanted to come on and say thank you for listening. I've been honored to host this podcast, bringing you the news directly from the Union-Tribune writers who report it. It's also been incredible to learn more about our region from the people who make it so great.

    The Backstory will continue to publish on our website at sandiegouniontribune.com, and if you're wondering what I'm up to, you can find me on Twitter at @kristy_tea. Thanks again for listening, everyone. It's been a blast.

    • 1 min
    The Backstory: The real cost of child care in California

    The Backstory: The real cost of child care in California

    California has several subsidized child care programs that help families pay for child care and fund many of the state’s tens of thousands of child care providers. But that aid reaches only a small fraction of families who need it – and many providers say they aren’t paid enough to cover their costs. Union-Tribune education reporter Kristen Taketa, government and watchdog editor Sam Schulz, managing editor Lora Cicalo, and publisher and editor Jeff Light discuss how the system is falling short, and who is paying the price.

    • 18 min
    Meet Captain Liz Clark — surfer, sailor and environmentalist

    Meet Captain Liz Clark — surfer, sailor and environmentalist

    Captain Liz Clark is from Point Loma, and learned to surf and sail here before going to college at UC Santa Barbara and setting out on a 12-year sea voyage, sailing around the world mostly by herself.

    She chronicled her adventures in "Swell," a memoir published by Patagonia in 2018. The book captures the beauty of her travels, but also hardship and difficulties she faced both within herself and in the outside world.

    Captain Liz lives in Tahiti now where she runs her own environmental non-profit. She joined me from beneath a thatched roof on her new property, where the sun was shining and birds were singing. You can hear some of that in the interview. Here's our conversation.

    • 30 min
    San Diego may fare better than other cities in coming recession

    San Diego may fare better than other cities in coming recession

    San Diego economists say a recession is definitely coming, but they also say our region may weather it better than most.

    Business reporter Phillip Molnar attended the San Diego County Economic Roundtable this week.

    • 11 min
    The history of Lunar New Year and where to celebrate around San Diego

    The history of Lunar New Year and where to celebrate around San Diego

    Lunar New Year is Sunday, Jan. 22. Each year is represented by an animal on the Chinese zodiac calendar, and this year, it's the rabbit or the cat, depending on who you ask. Carlos Rico is a community guides reporter and is here to share more.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

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54 Ratings

54 Ratings

ScottJN92078 ,

Pretty good

Pretty good but not without some left bias. Pandering to their perceived audience?

JeffersonStatePatriot ,

Asks Brian Dahle loaded questions

Continually asks Dahle Loaded questions. Tries to get him to disagree with his constituents constantly, all while agreeing with everything Newsom says, and asking him weak questions.

PamintheNW ,

Tasha Williamson

Nothing like throwing an entire metropolitan area under the bus because of the racist comments of one person towards an elected official. I’ll repeat, an elected official. If this was “the Mississippi of the south” she would not be our mayor. Racism should never be tolerated, but neither should we categorize an entire population based on the behavior of one or a few or even several people. He’s an outlier which is evidenced by our mayors election.

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