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.
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.
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.
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.