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VOSD Podcast Newsletter
Story links, insights and show notes for the podcast by producer Nate John.
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VOSD Podcast: When Laws Meet Reality

This week on the VOSD Podcast: A new law rocks campaign finance. An old(er) law curbs street vending. And a would-be law could tackle our biggest crisis.

VOSD Podcast: Major League Soccer Is Coming to San Diego

It was a momentous week in San Diego sports. Thursday morning, VOSD Podcast host Scott Lewis attended a press conference at Snapdragon Stadium where it was made official: Major League Soccer is coming to San Diego. We got into this during last week’s live show with the president of another local soccer club. On the…

VOSD Podcast: Oh Boy! Another Election

This week on the VOSD Podcast, a special election is coming our way, a possible influx of migrants could test the region’s resources and big shake ups at San Diego Unified.

VOSD Podcast: New Police Data Shows Less Stops, More Racial Disparity

San Diego police are stopping people almost 50 percent less than they were a couple years ago — and nobody can say exactly why. A new analysis by Voice of San Diego revealed the decline of stops. Reporter Will Huntsberry crunched those numbers and joins the podcast this week to break it down in his…

VOSD Podcast: Whitburn Loses Ground at MTS

More uncertainty looms over the Metropolitan Transit Agency. On the VOSD Podcast, hosts Scott Lewis, Andrew Keatts and Andrea Lopez-Villafaña discussed this week’s votes at MTS to try to install a permanent board chair after the Nathan Fletcher scandal. San Diego City Councilman Stephen Whitburn, in Fletcher’s absence, is acting chair. But no one got…

VOSD Podcast: Gorgeous and Troubling

Here’s a video of this week’s first segment. If you want more videos like this, let us know! Subscribe on YouTube here. The ongoing fallout from the Nathan Fletcher scandal is unlike anything our podcast hosts have seen. It’s a potentially unprecedented meltdown in its far-reaching public policy implications from one local leader. This week…

VOSD Podcast: This Could be Whitburn’s Moment

Last week we explained Nathan Fletcher’s plummet following accusations that he sexually harassed and assaulted Metropolitan Transit System employee Grecia Figueroa — and the allegation against Fletcher and MTS that Figueroa was then fired for retribution. Fletcher resigned as MTS chair and plans to resign as County Supervisor. But the scandal continues to bleed across…


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