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The Voice of San Diego Podcast

VOSD’s Friday roundup of the past week’s news in brief, featuring interviews with special guests and more.

Aug 29, 2014

With the City Council’s decision this week to abandon the hotel-room tax funding plan, the Convention Center expansion blew up in boosters’ faces.

Now the idea of a combined Convention Center and Chargers stadium has gained some renewed momentum.

Erik Bruvold, president of the National University System Institute...


Aug 22, 2014

Demonstrations and bursts of violence in Ferguson, Mo., have forced communities nationwide to consider the role of police in maintaining order, and rethink notions of a post-racial society.

Chula Vista Police Chief David Bejarano has seen firsthand how quickly tensions between officers and citizens can escalate.

What...


Aug 15, 2014

Mel Katz knows a lot about jobs in San Diego. As executive officer and co-owner of staffing firm Manpower San Diego, he’s spent the last 37 years recruiting workers for local businesses.

So he brings a certain degree of authority in his endorsement of the minimum wage compromise approved by City Council last month,...


Aug 10, 2014

Politifest is a rare opportunity to get regular folks some facetime with civic leaders and the people pushing San Diego's big social movements forward.

We took advantage of that during our special edition podcast in front of an audience at this weekend's extravaganza.

Andy Keatts and I pulled four people outstanding...


Aug 9, 2014

One of the first and loudest voices to speak up for Iraqi citizens besieged by extremist group ISIS came from San Diego.

Mark Arabo isn't just president and CEO of the Neighborhood Market Association, a trade group of liquor stores and small markets. He's also a national representative for the Chaldean, or Christian...