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Making sense of civic, social, and political issues, interviewing interesting people, and telling bad jokes.

Making sense of civic, social, and political issues, interviewing interesting people, and telling bad jokes.
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Making sense of civic, social, and political issues, interviewing interesting people, and telling bad jokes.

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English


Episodes

Election Results With Greg Scanlon - Episode 10

11/8/2018
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In the tenth episode of Show In Progress with Matt Strabone, Matt is joined by prominent political consultant Greg Scanlon (1:03) to make sense of the midterm election results and look into the crystal ball for 2020. Greg opines about some of 2018’s takeaways nationally (5:57) and the pair discuss San Diego’s city council election results and the new Democratic supermajority on the council (10:30). Nathan Fletcher’s impressive victory at the county level gets a mention (14:00) before an...

Duration:00:28:20

Election Predictions With Andy Keatts - Episode 9

10/30/2018
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In the ninth episode of Show In Progress with Matt Strabone, Matt welcomes Voice of San Diego reporter Andy Keatts to the podcast (0:58) to talk about the upcoming elections and make predictions about some of the most-profile races in the San Diego region. With careful detail, Andy forecasts the winners in San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 4 (2:01), the 49th (4:38) and 50th (6:54) Congressional Districts, the 77th (9:14) and 76th (12:52) California Assembly Districts, and San...

Duration:00:31:48

Barbara Bry Speaks Out - Episode 8

10/22/2018
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In episode eight of Show In Progress with Matt Strabone, Matt points to municipal broadband as a response to the end of net neutrality (1:02) and interviews San Diego city councilwoman and possible 2020 mayoral candidate Barbara Bry. Councilwoman Bry begins by talking about her career prior to politics (3:32), how her business background impacts her work on the city council (4:26), and the new regulations on short-term vacation rentals she recently shepherded through the city council (6:50)....

Duration:00:24:25

Local Reporters Dish On Big Races - Episode 7

10/15/2018
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In episode seven of Show In Progress with Matt Strabone, Matt explains why you should vote yes on San Diego County Measure D (1:20) and then interviews a pair of local reporters about San Diego-area congressional races that have garnered national attention. Jill Castellano of inewsource provides an overview of the race for the 49th Congressional District between Democrat Mike Levin and Republican Diane Harkey (3:16). Jill talks about the role the president and outside groups have played...

Duration:00:27:13

Talking Transit With Colin Parent - Episode 6

10/8/2018
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In episode six of Show In Progress with Matt Strabone, Matt talks about why buses are great (1:17) and then interviews Colin Parent, a city councilman in La Mesa, California, and a leading transit advocate in the San Diego region (3:28). Colin begins by talking about the need to invest in access to high-quality transit and the Vision Zero movement to eliminate pedestrian deaths (5:40). Colin then shares his thoughts on the dockless electric scooter craze that is sweeping cities across the...

Duration:00:23:03

Student Loan Debt & Sean Elo Interview - Episode 5

10/1/2018
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In the fifth episode of Show In Progress with Matt Strabone, Matt discusses the underappreciated crisis of student loan debt in our country (0:55) and then interviews Sean Elo, a candidate for San Diego Community College Board. Sean shares his origin story (5:30) and talks about why community colleges should matter to everyone (10:18). Sean also shares his own experience with student loan debt (13:30), explains why it’s important to support community college professors and meet the essential...

Duration:00:27:03

Housing, Homelessness, & Michael McConnell Interview - Episode 4

9/23/2018
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In the fourth episode of Show In Progress with Matt Strabone, Matt offers his thoughts on fixing the housing crisis (1:00) — spoiler: we should build public housing and also encourage dense private home development where it makes sense and won’t worsen gentrification — and then interviews homeless advocate and businessman Michael McConnell about homelessness. Michael discusses the scope of the crisis and measures it against the public’s limited understanding of the complexity of the issue...

Duration:00:30:24

But Her Emails! Amy Dacey Interview & The Problem With Ballot Initiatives - Episode 3

9/17/2018
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In the third episode of Show In Progress with Matt Strabone, Matt begins with a harsh analysis of the ballot initiative system in California (1:02) and then interviews Amy Dacey, the former CEO of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Amy talks about her start in politics and her career arc through being asked by President Obama to serve as the DNC’s CEO (4:57), and then discusses the hacking of the DNC’s email servers by the Russian government during her tenure, the hack’s role in her...

Duration:00:23:52

Teaser - Bonus Episode - Interview With Colin Dwyer

9/14/2018
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This is a teaser for a bonus episode of Show In Progress with Matt Strabone. Matt talks about America's role in the world and interviews NPR reporter Colin Dwyer. To hear the full episode, go to www.patreon.com/showinprogress

Duration:00:00:56

Local Elections & Monica Montgomery Interview - Episode 2

9/9/2018
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Matt Strabone discusses the importance of local elections (2:20) and breaks down each of the four San Diego city council races on the ballot in November (3:10). Matt then interviews San Diego city council candidate Monica Montgomery, who is coming off a historic finish in the June primary election, about her campaign’s priorities and how she differs from her incumbent opponent (7:53). Monica also discusses how the local Democratic establishment was surprised by her primary result, how she...

Duration:00:30:22

Money In Politics & Ben LaBolt Interview - Episode 1

9/4/2018
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In the first episode of Show In Progress with Matt Strabone, Matt talks about money in politics, why it’s bad, why it isn’t the same as speech, how we can get rid of it, and what society could look like without it (2:28). Matt then interviews former Obama press secretary Ben LaBolt, who talks about his consequential career in politics, how the work of communications under Obama differed from what we’ve seen with Trump, how the press can adjust its coverage of the Trump presidency, and what...

Duration:00:33:43