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The Voice of San Diego Podcast is a spitfire roundup of San Diego's news in brief, followed by an exclusive interview with prominent experts and figures. Hosts Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts highlight the week's VOSD stories, round up interesting outside news and interview high-profile local figures.

The Voice of San Diego Podcast is a spitfire roundup of San Diego's news in brief, followed by an exclusive interview with prominent experts and figures. Hosts Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts highlight the week's VOSD stories, round up interesting outside news and interview high-profile local figures.

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San Diego, CA

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The Voice of San Diego Podcast is a spitfire roundup of San Diego's news in brief, followed by an exclusive interview with prominent experts and figures. Hosts Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts highlight the week's VOSD stories, round up interesting outside news and interview high-profile local figures.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Blurry Lines of Stage 2 Reopening

5/22/2020
This week, the California Department of Health gave the OK for San Diego County to open restaurants for dine-in service, among other changes. So, you can go to restaurants now. But the question is: Will you? We discuss that in this episode. Plus, an interview with UC San Diego epidemiologist Rebecca Fielding-Miller on risks and tests. Keep up with all our stories with the Morning Report newsletter. Get it at vosd.org/morning

Duration:00:55:18

Bonus Podcast: The 'COVID Slide' and What it Will Take to Reopen Schools

5/20/2020
At best, students' education is stagnant right now. At worst, they're experiencing something educators call "the summer slide," when student progress recedes a bit during summer months. Laura Kohn, a local education expert and director at the , says what's happening now is a massive "COVID slide." For this bonus episode, Scott Lewis and Laura Kohn discussed what learning could look like in San Diego going forward and how dire the situation is right now. Their conversation originally...

Duration:00:30:28

Takin' it to the Streets

5/15/2020
This week, we discuss how November's big ballot is stacking up and SDSU's land deal drama. On the second half of the show, host Andrew Keatts talks with urban planner Howard Blackson about an idea he's floated to turn streets into plazas to save local business. Follow Scott, Andy and Sara's weekly newsletters at vosd.org/newsletters FInd us on your favorite social media app. We're @voiceofsandiego

Duration:00:53:19

Will SDSU Get That Land or What?

5/8/2020
Hey, check it out, we found something completely unrelated to COVID-19 to talk about in this week’s podcast. The city of San Diego and San Diego State University are in the final stages of a historic transfer of land. We broke down what is still left to settle. Sorry, check that: Unfortunately, it’s not completely unrelated to COVID-19 because everything is related to COVID-19. And in the second half of the show we have San Diego City Councilman Chris Cate to talk about local politics...

Duration:00:58:46

It's All Very Confusing

5/1/2020
This week, we discuss the confusing directives from all levels of government , from sunset walks to homelessness. It's a lot to keep track of. Become a VOSD member to get access to our virtual events this year at vosd.org/member Follow all of our coverage on social media. We're on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @voiceofsandiego

Duration:00:25:51

Bonus Podcast: Comparing Coronavirus Notes With New Orleans

4/29/2020
Every year, New Orleans plans for disaster. Its residents are all too familiar with hurricanes, floods and random infrastructure issues that plague old cities. On this bonus episode, Scott Lewis's friend (a NOLA infrastructure expert) Ramsey Green discusses the questions every U.S. city is trying to answer during the pandemic. Get the newsletter for this podcast at voiceofsandiego.org/newsletters Follow our coronavirus coverage at voiceofsandiego.org/coronavirus

Duration:00:27:14

Faulconer Faces Reality

4/24/2020
This week, San DIego Mayor Kevin Faulconer discusses some of the biggest decisions he's made in recent weeks. Plus: "Open up" protests and San Diego's true testing capacity. "Voice of San Diego at Home" is our livestream series that drops every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Get it on your favorite social media app. We're @voiceofsandiego Get our daily newsletter, the Morning Report at vosd.org/morning

Duration:00:46:53

What to Watch for as the Budget Moves Forward

4/17/2020
This week, we talk about the coronavirus impact on San Diego's air quality, homelessness and the mayor's budget proposal — one unlike any that's preceded it. Check out our new video series, "Voice of San Diego at Home" on your favorite social media app. New livestreams happen Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We're on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @voiceofsandiego

Duration:00:34:24

World War C, Starring the Zombie Convention Center Measure

4/10/2020
This week, the San Diego City Council voted to amend the language certifying the election so it did not state that Measure C required to pass. That means the zombie measure could rise once again if the courts eventually determine citizens-led measures need just a simple majority to pass. In this show: zombie measures and so much more. If you need to follow these types of municipal goings-on, you should really subscribe to the Morning Report: vosd.org/morning This is the last podcast of our...

Duration:00:37:26

Leaders Be Leadin'

4/3/2020
This week, we assess how local leaders are responding to the coronavirus crisis. From park closures to hotel rooms converted to quarantine facilities to ... maritime happenings, San Diego has seen some real "leadering" lately. Join our Spring fundraising campaign to support this podcast. Do that at vosd.org/give Keep up with all our stories with the Morning Report. Subscribe at vosd.org/newsletters Find us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @voiceofsandiego

Duration:00:32:08

A Crucial Week

3/27/2020
This is our second week recording the podcast from "coronavirusland." And the news hasn't stopped. It is the opposite of stopped. As the economy — and work at large — slowed to stem the spread of coronavirus, a lot of confusion and mixed messages bounced across the internet and local government. Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts break down a few of the biggest stories that sprung up this week. We want to hear how your business is working through this crisis. Send your story to...

Duration:00:34:09

A New Reality

3/20/2020
This week, we had to take a moment just to try to process what has happened over the last week and how dramatically it has changed our lives and local public affairs. We talked about that and a couple of the moments that have really jarred us. This was the first podcast we have ever recorded remotely. Scott Lewis was in our studio, Andy Keatts and Sara Libby came in remotely from their homes. Please let us know what you want to hear in coming episodes as we adjust to a new regimen. You...

Duration:00:27:27

Our Not-So-Live Election Roundtable

3/13/2020
This week, we hold a post-election roundtable with two guests. San Diego City Councilman Mark Kersey and Democratic consultant Eva Posner join the show to talk about the biggest races from the primary, and how San Diego's political landscape could change even now as ballots are still being counted. This was going to be recorded live at UC San Diego. But then, y'know, everything happened. Our Guide to the Official Guidance on Coronavirus in San Diego is at vosd.org/corona

Duration:01:01:53

Our Quick and Dirty Election Night Takes

3/4/2020
Well, the election happened. We recorded this episode the night of Super Tuesday as the results came in. We’ve got the latest updates and analysis on the biggest races for the region and a good idea of how things are shaping up for the General Election. Let’s get into it. Keep up with everything by getting the Morning Report. Subscribe at vosd.org/morning Find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @voiceofsandiego

Duration:00:38:47

The Voice of San Diego Election Draft Returns

2/28/2020
You've been waiting for it. We've been fielding calls and emails for months begging for its return. And luckily, even though it's just late February, the primary is upon us. Election Day is next week. So here for you this week is: THE Voice of San Diego Election Draft. Three editors. Three rounds. Let's go. Ready to vote? We've got you covered. Get the VOSD voter guide at vosd.org/readytovote Hear all about the ballot measures on San Diego Decides. Find it wherever you're listening to this...

Duration:00:45:33

Bonus Podcast: The Return of City Attorney Mara Elliott

2/25/2020
It's been four years since City Attorney Mara Elliott joined the podcast. VOSD's Scott Lewis has been waiting eagerly. Now, as Elliott faces reelection for her job as top lawyer for the city, she joins Lewis to talk about the race, the job and some other high-profile items, including her endorsement of Todd Gloria for mayor. Local environmental attorney Cory Briggs is running to unseat Elliott; he denied our request for an interview. We've got you covered on ballot measures, too. Listen...

Duration:00:43:43

Bonus Podcast: Kenya Taylor on the D2 Supervisors' Race

2/25/2020
The District 2 Board of Supervisors’ race is wide open as incumbent Dianne Jacob is terming out. Kenya Taylor is a Democrat from Rancho San Diego who's never run for elected office before. She's a marriage and family therapist. This is Taylor's interview with VOSD's Andrew Keatts. We've explained all your ballot measures, too. Listen to "San Diego Decides" wherever you're hearing this show. Or go to vosd.org/sddecides Find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @voiceofsandiego

Duration:00:34:38

Bonus Podcast: Joel Anderson on the D2 Supervisors' Race

2/25/2020
The District 2 Board of Supervisors’ race is wide open as incumbent Dianne Jacob is terming out. Joel Anderson, the former Republican state senator from Alpine, is running for that seat. He previously ran for the Board of Supervisors in 2015, too. Poway Mayor Steve Vaus is another Republican running in D2; he denied our request for an interview. This is Anderson's discussion with VOSD's Scott Lewis. We've explained all your ballot measures, too. Listen to "San Diego Decides" wherever...

Duration:00:50:13

High Drama Over a High Rise

2/21/2020
This week, we go over the debacle of the city of San Diego’s purchase of the former Sempra headquarters at 101 Ash St. In the second half of the show, Councilwoman Monica Montgomery talks about what she has accomplished and learned in her first year on the San Diego City Council. Check out our new episode of San Diego Decides — dedicated to the 2020 ballot measures at vosd.org/sddecides.Or find “San Diego Decides” wherever you listen to podcasts. Follow all of our election coverage with...

Duration:00:52:50

Bonus Podcast: Terra Lawson-Remer on the D3 Supervisors' Race

2/17/2020
The District 3 Board of Supervisors’ race is arguably the most important local race in 2020 because it’ll determine which political party controls the county government. Terra Lawson-Remer is an activist-turned-academic with ties to the Obama Treasury Department. She's running for the District 3 seat. This is her wide-ranging discussion VOSD's Scott Lewis on her family, philosophy and approach to local government. Follow all of our election coverage with our newsletters at...

Duration:01:13:01