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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.

Apr 28, 2017

When students' stellar test scores are called into question in the 1988 movie "Stand and Deliver," actor Edward James Olmos, playing a real-life high school math teacher whose success story the move is based on, calls out the racial motivations behind the investigation.

"Those scores would have never been questioned if...


Apr 21, 2017

Activist Hugo Castro was propelled into the spotlight after he posted an unsettling Facebook Live video from the side of a freeway near Mexico City. In it, he said his life was in danger. After he shot the video, Castro disappeared for nearly five days before he was finally found, wounded on a street in Tlalnepantla de...


Apr 14, 2017

When the San Diego Unified School District announced its official graduation rate this week, it did something unusual.

It also released a page of "important facts" about what goes into graduation rates, organized into a series of questions a concerned citizen might ask about the numbers.

It was intended as a response to...


Apr 7, 2017

Ready or not, a special election is on its way in November. On the ballot will be Mayor Kevin Faulconer's proposed hotel tax hike to fund a Convention Center expansion, and help pay for road repairs and projects or services to alleviate San Diego's homelessness crisis.

The bulk of the money raised through the tax hike...