San Diego Decides by Voice of San Diego
By Voice of San Diego | Hosts: Sara Libby and Ry Rivard
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San Diego Decides is Voice of San Diego’s elections podcast. Hosts Sara Libby and Ry Rivard break down individual races and ballot measures San Diegans will weigh in on this year, as well bigger issues like the mechanics of voting, state-level drama and more.
||CleanGrappling With Death on Your Ballot||In our final episode before Election Day, we talk about the death penalty, which California voters will have a chance to end this year or reform. Proposition 62 would end the death penalty in California. Proposition 66 would try to speed up appeals of..||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Matter of Debate||Unlike presidential debates that are watched by millions, local political debates are rarely televised, yet they offer some of the only chances for voters to hear city and county candidates who will have direct say over so much of their lives. This...||10/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll 17 State Ballot Measures, Explained||Those of you who were able to attend our Politifest presentation on the 17 state ballot measures not only got to learn about the ins and outs of the many complex measures facing California voters, you also got to witness our strong hat game. We've...||10/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Read the Polls Like a Pro||Just before we went to tape the latest episode of the San Diego Decides podcast, former Obama adviser David Axelrod had a fortuitous tweet: Polls are so numerous at this point that results vary greatly and everyone can find one they like. Yet all are..||9/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFirst Impressions on That Massive State Voter Guide||This week, Sara Libby and I start preparing for the weighty decisions we’ll all be asked to make in this fall’s election. These are weighty not only because they’re important decisions, but because there are a lot of them. When you get the...||8/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Did San Diego Decide?||Sara and Ry recap what happened on Election Day in San Diego and what races are still going into the fall.||6/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Primary Cram Session||The primary is right around the corner, so co-hosts Sara Libby and Ry Rivard tackle some of the biggest local races and issues that'll be on the ballot. VOSD staffers join the podcast this week to help break things down and...||5/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Hot and Not Legal Races||This week we explore races full of lawyers: the race for city attorney and two San Diego Superior Court judge races. The first race is full of intrigue, campaign ads, sniping among candidates and has a lot of people’s attention. Sara...||5/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPAC Men and PAC Women||There's a lot to unpack when it comes to politicalactioncommittees, or PACs.Joe Yerardi, a reporter at inewsource, joins San DiegoDecidesthis week for a quick PAC history lesson, including arundownof the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling...||5/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTwo Underdogs Make Their Case||In the political arena, underdogs are candidates who don't get many endorsements, they raise little money compared to competitors and they don't have much name recognition. People think underdogs are long-shots who won't likely win, but sometimes...||4/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalk the Vote||You might've heard that California's presidential primary, for once, could actually matter this time around. But that doesn't necessarily mean you can just stroll into a poll this June and weigh in. The latest San Diego Decides is all about...||4/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe District 9 Divide||San Diego Decides is Voice of San Diego’s elections podcast. Hosts Sara Libby and Ry Rivard break down individual races and ballot measures San Diegans will weigh in on this year, as well bigger issues like the mechanics of voting, state-level drama a||3/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Endorsements Work and Whether They Matter||What role do endorsements play in politics? Is it just a lot of back-slapping among friends and political influencers? Do they really sway voters in any meaningful way? And what is the process that goes on in the background that leads to an...||3/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Great Breakdown of the Political Scene
I’ve been looking forward to the release of San Diego Decides, and now that it’s here, I’m glad to say that I can highly recommend this podcast. Sara Libby and Ry Rivard are experts at explaining the details of the election process, and all the behind-the-scenes strategizing that goes with it, in a way that’s easy for a lay person to understand. They somehow find a way to make this subject entertaining and informative at the same time. Congratulations to Voice of San Diego for another fantastic, innovative news product.
Terrific beginning at a VERY important time
Interesting show, fun. Too bad, the two key races — Atkins/Block and Jacob/Anderson fizzled before the show could air. Darn those politicians, don’t they understand the needs of us policy wonks?
Having said that, the discussion was really good and offered insight. Thanks and bring it on!!!
Really fun podcast. Love hearing their persectives on elections.