100 episodes

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.

Voice of San Diego Podcast Voice of San Diego

    • Politics
    • 4.8, 128 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.

    Land Use Policy Talk Makes Us 'Complete'

    Land Use Policy Talk Makes Us 'Complete'

    This week, we discuss Mayor Kevin Faulconer's Complete Communities plan and the debate over whether to ramp up coronavirus testing in schools.

    Keep up with all our stories and the latest San Diego news with the Morning Report at vosd.org/morning. 

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    • 31 min
    Troubles Inside Schools, and Will We Ever Go Back Inside Schools?

    Troubles Inside Schools, and Will We Ever Go Back Inside Schools?

    This week, we revisit a simpler time. A time in which San Diego politicians were embroiled not in dismantling racism in policing or containing a global pandemic, but regulating short-term vacation rentals.

    Plus, we've got a trio of school stories: sexual misconduct at Westview high; black suspension rates; and how schools could ever reopen.

    And on the second half of the show, city attorney candidate Cory Briggs discusses his history suing the city, police and how he would run the office.

    Keep up with all our big investigations and daily stories with The Morning Report. Subscribe at vosd.org/morning.

    • 1 hr
    A Zombie Development Project Dies Again

    A Zombie Development Project Dies Again

    This week, our hosts are triggered by the county’s triggers. Plus: We sift through new local police reforms and examine the remains of a seemingly dead development project, Lilac Hills. 

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    • 40 min
    An Un-Fare System

    An Un-Fare System

    We finally got some updates on what schools will do this fall. San Diego Unified School District officials unveiled the plan this week. But in their effort to provide answers, they raised a lot more questions. Plus: How criminal justice...

    • 39 min
    This Is as Wild as City Budgets Get

    This Is as Wild as City Budgets Get

    These are wild times for city budgets. Thus, a wild, livestreamed, simulcasted, super-sized interview seemed an appropriate response for the podcast. That's what we put together on the show this week, featuring San Diego City Council...

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Bonus Podcast: Monica Montgomery's Next Policy Push

    Bonus Podcast: Monica Montgomery's Next Policy Push

    San Diego City Councilwoman Monica Montgomery spoke with VOSD's Andrew Keatts about the recent police brutality protests, the death that sparked them and how two of her longstanding priorities may now become reality.
    This...

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
128 Ratings

128 Ratings

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!

deborosaurus ,

A must listen for San Diegans

If you’re into politics and live/work in San Diego County, you need to listen to this podcast. It shines a spotlight on our local government, and introduces listeners to key political players. This is the show I’ve been waiting for, and I’m happy to have found it.

Plenty of teaching ,

Keeps me thinking and connected

This is my go to source for local news. If you don't already read Voice of San Diego, check it out. I appreciate that Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts are comfortable dipping their toes into the weeds of local policies that impact residents. Keep up the good work!

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