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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.

Oct 4, 2014

Fresh off of unveiling his first progressive initiative since taking office – that'd be the enforceable mandates in his Climate Action Plan draft released Tuesday – Mayor Kevin Faulconer might be in a position to surprise San Diego for the duration of his administration.

Faulconer joined Scott Lewis on stage at VOSD Live, our podcast recording before an audience at Luce Loft in downtown San Diego Tuesday night, for a one-on-one interview about the state of the city. Lewis asked the mayor what went into his decision to give the Climate Action Plan some teeth, and what the alternative is to raising the city's minimum wage.

In the second half of the show, Troy Johnson of San Diego Magazine and Rebecca Smith of the city's arts commission sat down with Lewis, Andrew Keatts and Caty Green to riff on the latest in restaurateurs' battle against raising the minimum wage, and whether "normal" people actually care about media news. Don't miss our "What's the Deal" bit toward the end – especially if you're confounded by the plethora of hookah lounges in this town, or your neighbor's habit of washing his sidewalk during the drought.

Jump to 9:43 for Lewis' interview with Faulconer, 33:02 for our roundtable chat and about 1:04:40 for What's the Deal.