Television and Radio

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I’m co-host of a podcast on California’s housing problems and a frequent commentator on local and state politics for television and radio stations. 

 

Gimme Shelter: The California Housing Crisis Podcast

August 2017 — Present

With California’s housing costs continuing to rise, I co-founded a podcast in summer 2017 to dig deeply into the sources of the problem with a focus on state politics and policy. Each episode breaks down a particular aspect of the California’s housing troubles and includes an interview with a housing expert or newsmaker.

Episode II, Sept. 6, 2017: An opening in Prop 13, Margaret Atwood as NIMBY heel, and an interview with UC Berkeley professor Carol Galante

 

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.

 

San Diego Explained: Campaign Money Laundering

NBC 7 San Diego, September 9, 2015

In 2015, the San Diego towing industry was implicated in a series of campaign finance allegations related to donations to high-profile local politicians. On San Diego Explained, a three-minute segment that simplified an issue in the news, I showed how campaign money laundering works — in a laundromat.