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 to offer his insights on the […]
Serge Dedina, the laid-back mayor of Imperial Beach, joined the podcast this week and said government agencies could make themselves more welcoming to the public by taking a cue from the casual community conversations that happen among surfers and other folks at the beach.
Brigette Browning, president of the local chapter of Unite Here, a labor union that represents 6,000 workers in San Diego’s hotel and hospitality industries, joined podcast hosts Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts this week to shed light on some of the issues behind the turmoil plaguing local labor.
The decision over who should buy power for the city’s residents could dramatically alter public affairs, and another candidate for interim DA throws his hat in the ring.
Summer Stephan wants to be district attorney. But that doesn’t mean she likes the process, she said in an in-depth interview about the race and the tensions that have emerged over the appointment of an interim DA.
Author and education expert Ruby Takanishi joins the show to talk about a recent report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine that examined the most effective ways to educate English-learners.
When students’ stellar test scores are called into question in the 1988 movie “Stand and Deliver,” actor Edward James Olmos, playing a real-life high school math teacher whose success story the movie is based on, calls out the racial motivations behind the investigation. “Those scores would have never been questioned if my kids did not have Spanish surnames […]
KPBS border reporter Jean Guerrero joined podcast hosts Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts this week to talk about the harrowing details of activist Hugo Castro’s saga.
On the podcast this week, we break down San Diego Unified’s big grad rate announcement, and how the district chose to obliquely respond to our reporting. Plus, the lead proponents for and against San Diego’s major pension reform initiative joined the show to talk about this week’s big court ruling.
Ready or not, a special election is on its way in November. On the ballot will be Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s proposed hotel tax hike to fund a Convention Center expansion, and help pay for road repairs and projects or services to alleviate San Diego’s homelessness crisis. The bulk of the money raised through the tax hike […]