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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.

May 26, 2017

Past attempts to expand the San Diego Convention Center have failed over the years – so what's stopping the mayor's newest expansion endeavor from flopping?

Bob Nelson, a longtime public relations maven and former Port of San Diego commissioner, joined hosts Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts on the podcast this week...


May 19, 2017

Meetings of government agencies can be intimidating and unwelcoming, especially for a place like San Diego where people wear flip-flops without shame.

So says Serge Dedina, the laid-back mayor of Imperial Beach. Dedina joined the podcast this week to talk to hosts Scott Lewis and Sara Libby about the importance...


May 12, 2017

There's dissension among the ranks of local labor groups.

This week, national AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka announced he placing the San Diego Imperial-Counties Labor Council in a receivership, ousting its leader Mickey Kasparian. In turn, Kasparian announced that several local unions, including two of the largest,...


May 5, 2017

There's a big debate over who should buy electricity for San Diego.

No other political decision on the city's horizon, in fact, will more dramatically alter public affairs than this one.

San Diego Gas & Electric currently buys and supplies power for huge swaths of Southern California. But the power company's monopoly...


May 5, 2017

An interview with Summer Stephan, the leading candidate to replace District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis.