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Joe Garofoli talks current events, upcoming elections and, occasionally, sports rivalries with guests from the local, state and national political arenas. Joe is the San Francisco Chronicle’s senior political writer, covering national and state politics. He has worked at the Chronicle since 2000 and in Bay Area journalism since 1992, when he left the Milwaukee Journal. He has previously written about the intersection of tech and politics and about the politics of the cannabis industry.

Joe Garofoli talks current events, upcoming elections and, occasionally, sports rivalries with guests from the local, state and national political arenas. Joe is the San Francisco Chronicle’s senior political writer, covering national and state politics. He has worked at the Chronicle since 2000 and in Bay Area journalism since 1992, when he left the Milwaukee Journal. He has previously written about the intersection of tech and politics and about the politics of the cannabis industry.

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United States

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Joe Garofoli talks current events, upcoming elections and, occasionally, sports rivalries with guests from the local, state and national political arenas. Joe is the San Francisco Chronicle’s senior political writer, covering national and state politics. He has worked at the Chronicle since 2000 and in Bay Area journalism since 1992, when he left the Milwaukee Journal. He has previously written about the intersection of tech and politics and about the politics of the cannabis industry.

Language:

English


Episodes

How Rich People Hurt the Rest of Us

4/13/2021
Journalist Michael Mechanic talks about his new book, "Jackpot: How the Super-rich Really Live — and How Their Wealth Harms Us All." Wealthy Americans have rigged the system. What can be done to change it? | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:50

Fifth & Mission: Polling on Recall is Good News for Newsom

3/31/2021
Joe Garofoli joins Demian Bulwa on the Chronicle’s flagship podast discussing a new poll that shows that opponents of California Gov Gavin Newsom have a lot of work to do. A strong 56% of likely voters oppose the recall, compared to 40% backing it. Meanwhile, Newsom’s job approval rating among likely voters is 53%, virtually unchanged from the before the pandemic that ignited anger against him. Joe explains the numbers, how the pandemic is at the center of recall momentum, and how leading...

Duration:00:17:29

A Bay Area Congressman's Near-death Experience

3/25/2021
Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, who was on a ventilator last year, talks with Joe Garofoli and Tal Kopan about where Washington may land on a $15 minimum wage, his friendship with AOC and his former life as a Republican. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:20:48

Medicare for All: The Politics Are Changing

3/24/2021
Top Bernie Sanders advisor Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, author of the new book “Medicare for All: A Citizen’s Guide,” talks to Joe Garofoli about how the drive for a single-payer health plan is growing — but it’s going to take a while to succeed. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:59

Exit Interview: John Diaz

3/19/2021
John Diaz is retiring after 25 years as The Chronicle’s editorial page editor. He talks about the national leaders he’s watched from the beginning -- like Kamala Harris and Gavin Newsom -- and what editorials he’d want a do-over on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:08

Gavin Newsom Recall: Everything You Need to Know

3/17/2021
Joshua Spivak of The Recall Elections Blog explains the challenges faced by those who want to oust the governor, as well as how long the process could take — and how the whole thing might end up benefiting Newsom. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:43

Introducing The Doodler Podcast

3/16/2021
It's All Political producer King Kaufman joins Joe Garofoli to talk about The Chronicle's new podcast miniseries, The Doodler, about a serial killer who preyed on San Francisco's gay community just as it was starting to gain political power — but was still marginalized enough that a string of murders could escape mainstream notice. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:46

California Dreaming: Gavin Newsom’s Overly Sunny State of the State Speech

3/10/2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom delivered his State of the State speech as California battles the coronavirus pandemic and he likely faces a recall. Sacramento reporters Alexei Koseff and Dustin Gardiner join host Joe Garofoli to break down key points. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:34

Best of IAP: "Stars and Strife": Can America Overcome Hate?

2/25/2021
Filmmaker David Smick and Black Lives Matter leader Hawk Newsome join Joe Garofoli to talk about a new documentary that says America’s "epidemic of hate" is preventing leaders from finding compromise and solving problems. First published Sept. 17, 2020. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:01

Shirley Weber, California's First Black Secretary of State

2/22/2021
From daughter of an Arkansas sharecropper to top election official in California, Shirley Weber traces her path and and talks about the challenges the state could face in running a recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:31

Phil Matier's Exit Interview

2/5/2021
A Bay Area media institution, Matier covered Gavin Newsom, Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi before they were in politics. As he leaves his Chronicle column, he sits down in Joe Garofoli's back yard to talk about all he's seen. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Have you listened? Chronicled: Who Is Kamala Harris? podfollow.com/chronicled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:31

Kevin Faulconer: Moderate Enough to Challenge Newsom?

2/2/2021
The former mayor of San Diego is pro-choice, pro-same sex marriage and pro-immigrant rights, and he believes in the science behind climate change. But can even a moderate Republican get elected statewide in California? | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Related: The California GOP’s Great Hope pod.fo/e/17ab4 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:04

Senator Alex Padilla Gets Emotional

1/25/2021
California's newly minted senator, Alex Padilla, the first Latino to represent California and the child of Mexican immigrants, talks to Joe Garofoli about how his background will shape his Senate career. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Have you listened? Chronicled: Who Is Kamala Harris?: podfollow.com/chronicled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:34

The Most Powerful Part of Joe Biden's Speech was the Silence

1/20/2021
Joseph R. Biden, Jr., was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, speaking to a bitterly divided country and calling for Americans to come together. George Mason University political scientist Jennifer Victor, who attended the inauguration, joins Joe Garofoli to break down key points of President Biden's speech. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:21:40

Can Joe Biden Make "Normal" Work Again?

1/20/2021
After four years of Trump chaos, the new president promises to bring normalcy back to the White House. Presidential scholar and author Elaine Kamarck talks about what "normal" means and what it should look like. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Have you listened? Chronicled: Who Is Kamala Harris?: podfollow.com/chronicled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:56

House Impeaches Trump Again

1/14/2021
What’s next after the House makes the president the first ever to be impeached twice? In this joint episode of It's All Political and Fifth & Mission, Heather Knight and Joe Garofoli talk about what it will mean for California Republicans who backed him. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Have you listened? Chronicled: Who Is Kamala Harris?: podfollow.com/chronicled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:58

Pelosi and the House Move to Impeach

1/12/2021
Democrats are moving swiftly to try to remove President Trump from office, or at least make him ineligible to run again in 2024. Introducing an article of impeachment, they accuse Trump of “inciting violence against the government” for his role in the Capitol attack. The clock is ticking, and the pressure is on Republicans, say Washington correspondent Tal Kopan and Joe Garofoli in this joint episode of It's All Political and Fifth & Mission. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod...

Duration:00:18:05

Should the President be Removed?

1/8/2021
On a joint episode of Fifth & Mission and It’s all Political, Joe Garofoli and Demian Bulwa talk about attempts to remove President Trump after he incited Wednesday’s violence. Plus: Reporter Chase DiFeliciantonio talks about why Facebook, Twitter and others are finally cracking down on Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:57

Why Georgia's Senate Races Matter to California

1/5/2021
The results in Tuesday's runoffs — Perdue vs. Ossoff and Loeffler vs. Warnock — will have major ramifications for the power of Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and new Sen. Alex Padilla. It's All Political host Joe Garofoli joins Fifth & Mission host Heather Knight in this joint episode. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Have you listened? Chronicled: Who Is Kamala Harris?: podfollow.com/chronicled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:19:31

Best of IAP: The Real Nancy Pelosi

12/30/2020
Journalist Molly Ball, author of the biography "Pelosi," explains what shaped the first female Speaker of the House, how she's dealt with sexism throughout her career and how she's been able to keep Democrats in line. This episode was first published June 9, 2020. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Have you listened? Chronicled: Who Is Kamala Harris?: podfollow.com/chronicled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:37