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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 • 150 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.

    Big Questions for the Reopened World

    Big Questions for the Reopened World

    Now that the state has officially reopened, it’s time to look forward.

    On this week’s VOSD Podcast, hosts Scott Lewis and Sara Libby go through several questions looming for the second half of the year.

    Schools will be open in the fall, but how many students will choose to stay home, and why? Every elected government agency is redrawing the lines for voters, which will have big impacts for upcoming local races. Speaking of upcoming races, how will the effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom ultimately shake out? Finally, the mayor says homelessness may get more visible soon. How long are we talking?

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    • 38 min
    About That Housing Plan

    About That Housing Plan

    We need more housing. A lot, lot more.

    This week, the San Diego City Council approved changes to a housing plan it submitted to comply with a state housing law. San Diego was the first city to go through the process this cycle, which attracted interest across the state. 

    On the show, we review what happened the last time the city went through this process, how those numbers actually shook out (spoiler: not great) and some glaring issues with the plan.

    Plus: The latest at Lincoln High, what's up with redistricting and three reasons to party on June 15.

    Watch our video that breaks down redistricting here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoZ5xFkdW8g&ab_channel=VoiceofSanDiego

    And here's our panel about what it could mean for communities: https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/politifest-2020/redistricting-for-our-community/

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    • 36 min
    Lincoln Fight Escalates While the Campbell Recall Fizzles

    Lincoln Fight Escalates While the Campbell Recall Fizzles

    On Thursday afternoon, as we sat down to record this podcast, a proverbial grenade was lobbed into our virtual podcast studio in the form of this letter.

    School Board Trustee Sharon Whitehurst-Payne released the letter in response to San Diego City Councilwoman Monica Montgomery Steppe’s own letter from a few weeks ago requesting answers about Lincoln High.

    This week, we read the letter with fresh eyes and unpack its implications. Plus: A whole heap of housing politics.

    Read Scott's take on the letter here: voiceofsandiego.org/nonfeature/school-board-member-escalates-war-of-words-over-lincoln-high

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    • 41 min
    Three Investigations in One Podcast

    Three Investigations in One Podcast

    This week, we discuss the response to a San Diego city councilwoman's open letter about the troubles at Lincoln High. And we’ve got three major investigations to unspool about about potential fraud at Volunteers of America, conflicts of interest with the San Diego Housing Commission and harassment at a local university.

    Keep up with all our investigations with The Morning Report: vosd.org/morning

    Catch our explainer series, San Diego 101: vosd.org/sd101

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    • 43 min
    On Records and Retweets

    On Records and Retweets

    This week, we discuss a public records failure by San Diego Unified, a high-profile callout of Lincoln High and some spicy public agency Twitter drama.

    School up on the region with San Diego 101: vosd.org/sd101

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    • 39 min
    City Could Dash Outdoor Dining

    City Could Dash Outdoor Dining

    A lot of parking spots were taken away last year when the city of San Diego let restaurants move their business outside temporarily to keep customers around safely.

    Now that we're moving to an increasingly maskless and virus-less region, what's the deal with those patio structures? This week, we discuss the mixed messaging that's coming from the city on the structures' future.

    Plus: The latest on 101 Ash St., Cindy Marten's new job is official and other local news.

    Watch San Diego 101 – A user's guide to the region: vosd.org/sd101

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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
150 Ratings

150 Ratings

sdbob14 ,

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.

Ev’ryWeak ,

Great way to catch up

Great pod for a weekly catch-up on political stuff and local news. Not sure you can get this anywhere else. Decent hosts, too.

jlev ,

My favorite local podcast

Another reviewer called this a great news source without the usual slant. I couldn’t agree more. This is a great way to get an inside look at San Diego politics and news from sources you can trust. Bonus: Scott, Sara and Andy have a great repertoire that makes listening a pleasure!

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