Television and Radio

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I’m a frequent commentator on local and state politics for television and radio stations. I also have written scripts and appeared on San Diego Explained, a three-minute segment for the San Diego NBC affiliate that simplifies an issue in the news.

 

Politically Speaking: Carson Stadium Scheming

NBC 7 San Diego, August 1, 2015

The saga of the San Diego Chargers potential move to Los Angeles dominated San Diego politics in 2015. I analyzed the Chargers and the NFL’s history of dalliances with Los Angeles and the dysfunctional history of the team’s possible new hometown on NBC’s local weekly political talk show.

 

Can State Money Solve California’s Housing Crisis?

KCRW Radio, June 10, 2016

I discussed the limits and potential uses of state low-income housing money, as well as the significance of local zoning restrictions on housing affordability, in a radio segment on an NPR affiliate in Los Angeles.

 

The Battle Between a Mexican Businessman and Sempra Energy

KPBS Radio, February 11, 2015

I explained the details of my major investigation into a wealthy Mexican businessman’s seven-year war with a local Fortune 500 company in a radio segment on the San Diego NPR affiliate.

 

San Diego Explained: Campaign Money Laundering

NBC 7 San Diego, September 9, 2015

Like the Mexican businessman, the San Diego towing industry was implicated in a series of campaign finance allegations related to towing company donations to high-profile local politicians. On San Diego Explained, I showed how campaign money laundering works — in a laundromat.