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Anchored by seasoned pros, San Diego's First News serves up a full plate of local, national and international news. Complimented by an experienced staff of 25 editors, writers, producers and reporters. Rock steady and reliable. Authoritatively accurate.

Anchored by seasoned pros, San Diego's First News serves up a full plate of local, national and international news. Complimented by an experienced staff of 25 editors, writers, producers and reporters. Rock steady and reliable. Authoritatively accurate.
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Anchored by seasoned pros, San Diego's First News serves up a full plate of local, national and international news. Complimented by an experienced staff of 25 editors, writers, producers and reporters. Rock steady and reliable. Authoritatively accurate.

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Faulconer and SANDAG Have Big Plans For A Big Hunk of Land

1/11/2019
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Styrofoam is out. Todd Gloria is in (the mayor's race). And regional leaders eye Old Town property for big transit plans. Join our texting club: text "podcast" to 619-202-9051 Talk to Scott, Sara and Andy in our FB group: facebook.com/groups/VOSDPodcast

Duration:00:43:16

Inside the New City Council and an Old Accusation

1/4/2019
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San Diego has a new City Council and President. The 2020 mayor's race is officially on. And Voice writer Jesse Marx's latest story had him dubbed our "get a load of this shit" beat reporter. Have a question you want us to investigate? voiceofsandiego.org/peoplesreporter Join our texting club: text "podcast" to 619-202-9051 Talk to Scott, Sara and Andy in our FB group: facebook.com/groups/VOSDPodcast

Duration:00:53:24

Here's What San Diego Should Do Next Year

12/28/2018
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What would want from San Diego in 2019? Wider bike lanes? Cleaner beaches? More Beyoncé concerts? This week, Scott, Sara and Andrew hash out their resolutions for San Diego. And they enlisted the help of Julia Dixon Evans. She's Voice of San Diego's Culture Report writer, and the author of a recently published novel "How to Set Yourself on Fire." Donate to Voice at voiceofsandiego.org/donate. Vote for our next People's Reporter segment at voiceofsandiego.org/peoplesreporter. Help Scott...

Duration:00:43:51

Our 2018 Naughty and Nice List

12/21/2018
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This week, Scott Lewis, Sara Libby and Andrew Keatts reflect on 2018 with our first-annual naughty and nice list. Plus: Voices of the Year. And the latest drama at Sweetwater. Voice has a podcast texting club for listeners. Text: “podcast” to 619-202-9051. We’ll send you links to new episodes weekly and solicit questions and ideas for future podcasts. Be sure to join us in the VOSD Podcast Facebook group. If you like what we do, please consider donating at voiceofsandiego.org/donate.

Duration:00:47:56

Inside the Big GOP Reckoning Meeting

12/14/2018
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In this episode, Scott Lewis, Andy Keatts, and Sara Libby push to keep Voice of San Diego's lights on. Scott gets a pie in the face. Scott, Andy and Sara discuss the future of Republican and business relations in San Diego. Plus, we sit down with Sean Elo fresh off his election to the San Diego Community College Board of Trustees. Voice now has a podcast texting club for listeners. Text: “podcast” to 619-202-9051. We’ll send you links to new episodes weekly and solicit questions and ideas...

Duration:01:03:50

What a City-Run Power Agency Would Look Like

12/7/2018
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San Diego is close to entering the power business. Back in October, Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced the city’s plans to form its own electric utility to provide green power. The city believes it can provide cleaner and cheaper electricity than the region’s long-time energy monopoly, San Diego Gas & Electric. If the City Council approves the mayor’s proposal, San Diego would become a community choice aggregator, or CCA. In other words, the city will have its own government-run power agency....

Duration:00:39:58

The Lowdown on the Border Shutdown

11/30/2018
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In the past couple of weeks, tensions in Tijuana have mounted due to the recent influx of Central American migrants who are seeking asylum in the United States. President Donald Trump deployed troops to the border to support U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Local residents in Tijuana have rallied against the migrants. And Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum has spoken out against them. At the same time, the migrants themselves have grown desperate as the process of requesting asylum has...

Duration:00:45:41

Bonus Podcast: San Diego’s Power Couple

11/29/2018
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Two of San Diego’s most influential politicians joined us this week for a special podcast episode. Since they’re married, we thought it would be interesting if they came in together. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez is perhaps the most high-profile elected Democrat in town, and has earned a statewide reputation for passing big-ticket legislation and chairing one of the most powerful committees in Sacramento. Her husband, County Supervisor-elect Nathan Fletcher, will soon be the lone Democrat...

Duration:01:05:38

We Learned What a 'San Diego Special' Is and We're Obsessed

11/23/2018
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There are a lot of things that need to get done in San Diego. The city still needs to figure out how it will tackle the homeless epidemic, how it's going to get the money to fund a Convention Center expansion and what type of regulations it will impose on short-term vacation rentals. But there's been progress on at least one issue. After months of arguing over Airport Authority’s vision for an expanded Terminal 1, region leaders met earlier this week to talk about how that plan will bring...

Duration:00:53:54

The Election Isn't Done Surprising Us

11/16/2018
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Even when Election Day is over, it’s not really over. The San Diego County Registrar's Office can sometimes spend weeks counting all the ballots that continue to trickle in from across the region. As of Friday morning, 219,000 votes still needed to processed. More often than not, the initial results can help us identify the winners and loser of each race. Others are too close to call. Several we didn't see coming this year. On this week’s podcast, hosts Scott Lewis, Sara Libby and Andrew...

Duration:01:06:18

Well, the Election Happened

11/9/2018
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San Diego’s political landscape is changing. Up in North County, Democrats were able to flip the 49th Congressional District seat for Democrat Mike Levin, who beat Republican Diane Harkey by 7 points. The seat had been long been held by Republican Rep. Darrell Issa. But the city of San Diego received the biggest shocker of them all. Two Democrats vying for a seat on the City Council were able to knock off incumbents from their posts. As of Friday morning, Monica Montgomery led Council...

Duration:01:19:27

Special Podcast: Our First Election Night Takeaways

11/7/2018
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What a night. San Diego voters weighed in Tuesday on a number of issues, including a $3.5 billion school bond, the future of the Mission Valley stadium and number of local races. On a special podcast, hosts Scott Lewis, Sara Libby and Andrew Keatts go over their picks in last week's Voice of San Diego Election Draft and discuss some of the biggest takeaways from the midterm election. Voice now has a podcast texting club for listeners. To join, text the word “podcast” to 619-202-9051. We’ll...

Duration:00:44:14

Introducing the Voice of San Diego Election Draft

11/2/2018
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In case you didn't know, San Diego doesn't have a football team. It's fine. We've moved on. But sometimes we long for the excitement that comes with the sport, including the draft. To quench that thirst while previewing the upcoming election, this week's podcast features the inaugural Voice of San Diego Election Draft. Hosts Scott Lewis, Sara Libby and Andrew Keatts select the local races they think are the most exciting ones to watch on Tuesday night. Some of their picks include San Diego...

Duration:01:02:00

In the Race for D2, Zapf and Campbell Agree on a Lot

10/26/2018
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During election season, voters often have a hard time identifying clear distinctions between local candidates. A lack of voter knowledge and overlapping issues in small communities can create a haze, leaving folks to depend on candidate's political party affiliation as the only guide. Such is the case in the race to represent District 2 on the San Diego City Council, where incumbent Lorie Zapf, a Republican, is running against Democrat Jen Campbell. On this week's episode, hosts Scott...

Duration:00:55:43

Special Podcast: Mayors in the Middle

10/26/2018
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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg come from different political perspectives but they’re both grappling with thousands of people living on the street and the health and safety problems that creates. In Tijuana, Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum is dealing with similar problems – and some very different ones. All three of them joined us at Politifest to talk about the challenges facing each of their cities. As Voice of San Diego’s Maya Srikrishnan noted in a...

Duration:01:10:06

Special Podcast: Three State Leaders on How to Overcome California's Biggest Challenges

10/26/2018
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Despite incredible economic growth, California is dealing with widespread poverty, struggling schools, concerns about public safety and justice and an extremely high cost of living. What will the state’s leaders do to grapple with these problems? What is the future of politics and what are the short- and long-term debates we’ll see in Sacramento? At this year’s Politifest, Voice of San Diego’s Sara Libby and Ry Rivard sat down with Assemblywomen Shirley Weber, Lorena Gonzalez and Assemblyman...

Duration:01:02:24

Special Podcast: The Future of Mission Valley — SoccerCity, SDSU West or None of the Above?

10/26/2018
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Even before the Chargers left, the future of the Mission Valley stadium was up in the air. But come Election Day, San Diegans will finally have the chance to decide what do with the land. Measure E would direct the city to sell and lease the land to investors who promise to bring in a Major League Soccer team, a park, thousands of homes and an entertainment district. Measure G would direct the city to sell the land to San Diego State University, which itself has outlined a plan for a new...

Duration:01:03:31

California Outdid Itself This Week

10/19/2018
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Every once in a while, we’ll joke about local news that makes us say, “that’s so California.” Take for instance, this recent Sacramento Report that highlighted mariachi serenades in the state Capitol, an In-N-Out boycott and a bill that made surfing the official state sport. This week, many "that's so California" moments happened here in San Diego. Supporters of Prop. 6, the effort to repeal the gas tax, expressed some extreme disdain for public transportation and other non-car methods of...

Duration:00:34:35

Special Podcast: All 12 State Ballot Measures, Explained

10/10/2018
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Let's get one thing straight right off the bat: The statewide propositions appearing on this year's November ballot aren't as sexy as the ones Californians voted on in 2016 — when voters weighed in on actual sex, as well as blockbuster issues like pot and the death penalty. This time around we've got dialysis clinic profit margins (huh?), daylight savings time (yawn) and bonds — so many bonds. But the confusing and complex nature of these measures is all the more reason to study up. For this...

Duration:00:39:19

Live Show: Definitely Not a 2020 San Diego Mayoral Debate

10/8/2018
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The city of San Diego is still two years away from picking its next mayor, but the names of those who might throw their hat in the ring are already circulating. In a special live edition of the Voice of San Diego Podcast, three of the folks rumored to be running for mayor in 2020 — Rep. Scott Peters, Assemblyman Todd Gloria and Councilman Chris Cate — sat down with hosts Scott Lewis, Sara Libby and Andrew Keatts to talk about some of the biggest challenges facing the city but certainly,...

Duration:00:59:30