Kinsee Morlan

Kinsee Morlan is the Engagement Editor at Voice of San Diego and author of the Culture Report. Contact her directly at Follow her on Facebook or Twitter. Subscribe to her podcast.

Many environmentalists think Styrofoam containers should suffer the same fate as plastic bags – they want it banned. While several cities around the state are instituting restrictions on foam products, other cities recycle it instead. The city of San Diego wanted to look into the feasibility of starting its own recycling program for foam plastics, so it paid […]

In May, Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas was murdered – shot 12 times in broad daylight. Everard Meade, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego, is a friend and colleague of Valdez. He’s been thinking a lot about some of the lessons we can draw from the writer’s work, which often chronicled the ways in which […]

A major power struggle is playing out in communities across the San Diego region. Local cities like San Diego, Solana Beach and Carlsbad want to be in charge of buying power for residents. The cities suspect they can provide greener energy at a lower cost than San Diego Gas & Electric, which has held on to its […]

SANDAG bet against big, experienced banks like Goldman Sachs and are, so far, losing the bet leaving taxpayers are on the hook for millions. Voice of San Diego’s Andrew Keatts and Ashly McGlone explain how the regional transportation agency bought into an investment called interest-rate swaps. The agency essentially bet that interest rates would rise. Interest rates did not […]