Election Results With Greg Scanlon - Episode 10Show In Progress with Matt Strabone add
In the tenth episode of Show In Progress with Matt Strabone, Matt is joined by prominent political consultant Greg Scanlon (1:03) to make sense of the midterm election results and look into the crystal ball for 2020. Greg opines about some of 2018’s takeaways nationally (5:57) and the pair discuss San Diego’s city council election results and the new Democratic supermajority on the council (10:30). Nathan Fletcher’s impressive victory at the county level gets a mention (14:00) before an in-depth post mortem of what went wrong for SoccerCity’s ballot measure (15:35). Greg talks about the lessons local Republicans might need to learn (20:22) before the conversation turns to 2020. Greg offers his 2020 presidential election prediction and the duo discuss how a big, messy presidential primary might actually be good for Democrats (22:20). Matt ends the episode with a pun about population (27:26).
Election Predictions With Andy Keatts - Episode 9Show In Progress with Matt Strabone add
In the ninth episode of Show In Progress with Matt Strabone, Matt welcomes Voice of San Diego reporter Andy Keatts to the podcast (0:58) to talk about the upcoming elections and make predictions about some of the most-profile races in the San Diego region. With careful detail, Andy forecasts the winners in San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 4 (2:01), the 49th (4:38) and 50th (6:54) Congressional Districts, the 77th (9:14) and 76th (12:52) California Assembly Districts, and San Diego City Council Districts 2 (15:40), 4 (19:13), 6 (21:29), and 8 (23:15). Andy also speculates on the outcomes for City of San Diego Measures E (27:53) and G (29:06), and makes rapid-fire guesses about control of the U.S. House (29:48) and Senate (29:51), who the post-2020 President of the United States (30:02) and mayor of San Diego (30:07) are, and the 2018-2019 NBA Champion (30:18). The episode ends with Matt opining about life in Switzerland (30:58).
Barbara Bry Speaks Out - Episode 8Show In Progress with Matt Strabone add
In episode eight of Show In Progress with Matt Strabone, Matt points to municipal broadband as a response to the end of net neutrality (1:02) and interviews San Diego city councilwoman and possible 2020 mayoral candidate Barbara Bry. Councilwoman Bry begins by talking about her career prior to politics (3:32), how her business background impacts her work on the city council (4:26), and the new regulations on short-term vacation rentals she recently shepherded through the city council (6:50). Bry then shares her vision for San Diego’s future by stressing the importance of the innovation economy (12:15), and gives her thoughts on homelessness (14:39), her electoral priorities for 2018 (16:41), dockless electric scooters (17:39), and her commitment to workplace equity (20:59). Matt ends the episode with some news about the Energizer Bunny (23:28).
Local Reporters Dish On Big Races - Episode 7Show In Progress with Matt Strabone add
In episode seven of Show In Progress with Matt Strabone, Matt explains why you should vote yes on San Diego County Measure D (1:20) and then interviews a pair of local reporters about San Diego-area congressional races that have garnered national attention. Jill Castellano of inewsource provides an overview of the race for the 49th Congressional District between Democrat Mike Levin and Republican Diane Harkey (3:16). Jill talks about the role the president and outside groups have played (5:51) and handicaps the outcome (10:47). Jade Hindmon of KPBS discusses the hotly contested 50th Congressional District featuring incumbent Republican Duncan Hunter and Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar (13:07). Jade analyzes how the federal indictment against Hunter has impacted the campaign (14:31), the racist and inaccurate attacks Hunter has launched against Campa-Najjar (15:46), and how the district’s demographics have influenced the race (20:04). Matt ends the episode with a sandwich joke (26:07).
Talking Transit With Colin Parent - Episode 6Show In Progress with Matt Strabone add
In episode six of Show In Progress with Matt Strabone, Matt talks about why buses are great (1:17) and then interviews Colin Parent, a city councilman in La Mesa, California, and a leading transit advocate in the San Diego region (3:28). Colin begins by talking about the need to invest in access to high-quality transit and the Vision Zero movement to eliminate pedestrian deaths (5:40). Colin then shares his thoughts on the dockless electric scooter craze that is sweeping cities across the nation, the benefits and challenges those vehicles bring, and how cities should address them (9:12). The councilman also provides an analysis of traffic jams (13:33) and gives his opinion on California’s infamous bullet train project (18:11). Matt ends the episode with a joke that gets tense (22:01).
Student Loan Debt & Sean Elo Interview - Episode 5Show In Progress with Matt Strabone add
In the fifth episode of Show In Progress with Matt Strabone, Matt discusses the underappreciated crisis of student loan debt in our country (0:55) and then interviews Sean Elo, a candidate for San Diego Community College Board. Sean shares his origin story (5:30) and talks about why community colleges should matter to everyone (10:18). Sean also shares his own experience with student loan debt (13:30), explains why it’s important to support community college professors and meet the essential needs to students (14:50), and divulges how he’s able to connect with voters who might otherwise not think the community college is their business (17:47). Matt closes the episode with his thoughts on Columbus Day (25:19) and a nutty joke (26:07).
Housing, Homelessness, & Michael McConnell Interview - Episode 4Show In Progress with Matt Strabone add
In the fourth episode of Show In Progress with Matt Strabone, Matt offers his thoughts on fixing the housing crisis (1:00) — spoiler: we should build public housing and also encourage dense private home development where it makes sense and won’t worsen gentrification — and then interviews homeless advocate and businessman Michael McConnell about homelessness. Michael discusses the scope of the crisis and measures it against the public’s limited understanding of the complexity of the issue (5:26), and then explains where local and regional political leaders have fallen short in resolving the crisis (12:57) and how much of the blame should be placed with San Diego’s mayor (14:43). Michael’s attention then turns to describing how the public can help (21:03), and finishes the interview by sharing what he believes is, and isn’t, the solution to homelessness (23:59). Matt ends the episode with a joke that will stick with you (29:44).
But Her Emails! Amy Dacey Interview & The Problem With Ballot Initiatives - Episode 3Show In Progress with Matt Strabone add
In the third episode of Show In Progress with Matt Strabone, Matt begins with a harsh analysis of the ballot initiative system in California (1:02) and then interviews Amy Dacey, the former CEO of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Amy talks about her start in politics and her career arc through being asked by President Obama to serve as the DNC’s CEO (4:57), and then discusses the hacking of the DNC’s email servers by the Russian government during her tenure, the hack’s role in her departure from the DNC, and how difficult the episode was for her professionally and personally (8:13). Amy also discusses the midterm elections and the Democrats’ chances of re-taking the House, and shares her thoughts on how the Democratic Party should share its message with voters both in 2018 and 2020 (15:09). Matt ends the episode with a joke about a Spaniard (23:12).
Teaser - Bonus Episode - Interview With Colin DwyerShow In Progress with Matt Strabone add
This is a teaser for a bonus episode of Show In Progress with Matt Strabone. Matt talks about America's role in the world and interviews NPR reporter Colin Dwyer. To hear the full episode, go to www.patreon.com/showinprogress
Local Elections & Monica Montgomery Interview - Episode 2Show In Progress with Matt Strabone add
Matt Strabone discusses the importance of local elections (2:20) and breaks down each of the four San Diego city council races on the ballot in November (3:10). Matt then interviews San Diego city council candidate Monica Montgomery, who is coming off a historic finish in the June primary election, about her campaign’s priorities and how she differs from her incumbent opponent (7:53). Monica also discusses how the local Democratic establishment was surprised by her primary result, how she can win in November, and how the people in her district view her opponent (18:00). Matt goes on to blast a specific instance of subtle racism in San Diego’s local politics (27:46) and finishes the episode with a joke about a little boy who enjoys toy horses (29:41).
Money In Politics & Ben LaBolt Interview - Episode 1Show In Progress with Matt Strabone add
In the first episode of Show In Progress with Matt Strabone, Matt talks about money in politics, why it’s bad, why it isn’t the same as speech, how we can get rid of it, and what society could look like without it (2:28). Matt then interviews former Obama press secretary Ben LaBolt, who talks about his consequential career in politics, how the work of communications under Obama differed from what we’ve seen with Trump, how the press can adjust its coverage of the Trump presidency, and what Obama really thinks of Trump (6:40). Ben also shares his thoughts about the 2018 electoral landscape (nationally and in California) and what the 2020 election might look like (25:44). Matt closes the inaugural episode with a joke about Winnie the Pooh (32:50).