Last week on the podcast, hosts Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts referred to Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s leadership as either cowardice or genius.

This week, they follow up on and talk about the different forms leadership often takes, especially in politics. Lewis backtracks a bit on the labels of cowardice or genius and puts Faulconer firmly in the category of the “peacemaker” type of leader, one who watches situations from the outside and waits for the right opportunity to jump in and pacify all parties.

Also on the podcast, Lewis and Keatts bring up Jess Durfee, chair emeritus of the local Democratic Party, who sent out a memo to other members of the Central Committee, alarmed at the “right wing money” being paid to District 3 City Council candidate Anthony Bernal. The memo mentions Mitt Romney’s presence in the city as possible evidence of a growing right-wing force in San Diego.

The show ends with an eclectic sampling of San Diego podcasts, including VOSD’s new podcasts: San Diego Decides, Good Schools for All and San Diego CultureCast, which will launch soon.

Subscribe to the VOSD Podcast on iTunes or get the RSS feed here. Stream it here.

This Week in the VOSD Podcast Network

There’s a lot to unpack when it comes to the topic of education. Good Schools for All, our new education podcast, will approach the topic with the hope of helping listeners navigate current trends, big-picture problems, questions of equity and quality in education and more.

VOSD’s Scott Lewis and Laura Kohn, executive director of the Education Synergy Alliance, are co-hosting the podcast. Here’s Lewis on what to expect: “We hope to have some fun, do some interviews that will make us all think and highlight not only what we need to work on in San Diego, but programs and educators that are excelling.”

Check out the first episode. If you dig it, be sure to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes.

Subscribe to Good Schools for All on iTunes or get the RSS feed here. Stream it here.

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