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This is Voice of San Diego’s weekly spitfire roundup of news. We cover local and regional politics, the environment, education, the border and more. This show features our investigative reporting and interviews with lawmakers and other special guests.

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    • 4.8 • 157 Ratings

This is Voice of San Diego’s weekly spitfire roundup of news. We cover local and regional politics, the environment, education, the border and more. This show features our investigative reporting and interviews with lawmakers and other special guests.

    One Family's Story Says it all about Homelessness

    One Family's Story Says it all about Homelessness

    Four months ago, Voice of San Diego reporter Lisa Halverstadt got an email.

    A local woman, Natalie Raschke, asked Halverstadt to tell her family's story. “My kids matter, they have faces, they deserve to be heard and seen. I’m hoping you can help me achieve that,” she wrote.

    This week, we share that story.

    Plus: San Diego's next strategy for 101 Ash St. New street vendor rules. And OMG  the Assembly Select Committee on Gasoline Supply and Pricing is here.

    Keep up with all of Lisa's stories at vosd.org/lisa

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    • 50 min
    How SANDAG's Transit Tax Died

    How SANDAG's Transit Tax Died

    Over the next eight years, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) needed to pass three different tax increases. These increases would fund the grandest of their plans to improve transportation for the whole region and update the ways we get around, large and small.

    But this week, the first of those three initiatives failed. And it failed fast. We review what happened and why.

    Plus: Graduations. Big hopes for big buildings on the coast. And the latest election results.

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    • 39 min
    Live! From Chula Vista

    Live! From Chula Vista

    We're coming at you live from Novo Brazil Brewing in Chula Vista with special guests and an awesome audience.

    Talking points: primary election results, "South County" vs. "South Bay," Chula Vista politics, special interests, miniature schnauzers.

    Guests:

    Chula Vista City Councilmember Andrea Cardenas
    Steve Garcia, host of the Emo Brown podcast

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Races We're Watching

    The Races We're Watching

    The Primary is nigh!

    Though it’s not the blockbuster 2020 election that melted our faces and dominated every inch of social media, our next major democratic exercise is nearly here. (Get those ballots in by June 7 with the help of our Election Guide: vosd.org/ballot.)

    This week, we check in on the main races we've been watching in the region and the stories behind them.

    County Sheriff, Chula Vista Mayor, Assembly District 80 and San Diego City Council District 2 are the four horsemen of this non-apocalypse. But rest assured, there's plenty of intrigue to unfurl. Let's get to it.

    Check out all our election coverage at vosd.org/2022

    Follow our homelessness reporting at vosd.org/homeless

    See you at the live show! Tickets at vosd.org/events

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    • 43 min
    This Land is Your Land

    This Land is Your Land

    The redevelopment project of 50-ish acres of land in the Midway area — which comprises Sports Arena, derelict streets and serves as a major junction in San Diego — is only getting more complex.

    Recently dubbed ‘the new San Diego Special’ by podcast host Scott Lewis, the San Diego City Council this week made a move to get the Midway redevelopment rolling again.

    This week, we review that meeting. Plus: New COVID quandaries at San Diego Unified schools.

    Join us on June 9 for our live podcast: vosd.org/events

    See Andrea's full story about Luis Alberto Antonio Armenta: vosd.org/luis

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    • 30 min
    Awaken Church and the New Homelessness Numbers

    Awaken Church and the New Homelessness Numbers

    We’re coming at you with two interviews this week.

    First up: Voice's Jakob McWhinney published an authoritative piece on Awaken Church. On the show, McWhinney reviewed some of the historical highlights of the Evangelical Christian movement and its political proclivities. Throughout the pandemic, this church has become highly activated as an anti-vaccine, anti-lockdown, right-wing political engine.

    And second: The head of the Regional Task Force on Homelessness, Tamera Kohler, called us up to unpack the latest homelessness point-in-time count. We discussed the numbers, the caveats, and a few different ways we can understand the crisis right now.

    Join us for the next Live Podcast at vosd.org/events

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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

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157 Ratings

157 Ratings

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Very great pod

So great to hear insights! The Qanon episode helped so much to try to get at least a small understanding of what this group is about.

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Overall great but poor October 1

I’ve learned so much listening to this podcast over the past 2 years but I was frustrated listening to the October 1st podcast because, after 15 minutes spent poking fun at the “return of the Mack” parody issued by Mayor Gloria, I learned nothing about why it’s done, who pays, is there any benefit to the city or a charity or is it just a silly tradition? Please remember to explain all of the details next time! Thank you!

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