Category Archives: San Diego Political Podcast

These pod cast’s are about political news in San Diego … in the country … and beyond!

San Diego Political Podcast BowlersDesk.com 4-15-14: Tijuana Tuesday | Political Podcast with Vicente Calderon from TijuanaPress.com

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Tijuana is the elephant in the room for San Diego news. Tijuana is an ignored city in San Diego news circles. Only stories that are sensational make even the back pages here in the states. And they almost always seem to be about violence.

I don’t think it because of a systemic racism. No it’s just about the dollars. The rating companies don’t give San Diego media the viewer numbers for their news product in Tijuana. So there is no way to monetize covering news just across the boarder. If the Nielsen rating company would give Tijuana number with San Diego numbers I’m sure we’d cover the city and people of Tijuana a lot more in San Diego.

However what that has done is opened the door to smaller news producers like the one i talked to for this BowlersDesk.com Political Podcast.

Journalist Vicente Calderon and I have known each other for years. He was an anchor in Los Angeles and left that to start a Tijuana based news website TijuanaPress.com.

He and his team follow all the top stories in Tijuana. He is also the go-to-guy for Tijuana news. He often field produces for American and other international media when they need someone.

He’s covered all of what we think about as stereotypical Tijuana stories … prison riots, drug murders and cartel battles. However he and his team cover the stories that don’t get coverage in American media like political debates and even the odd art opening.

We talk about media freedom and making a living as a journalist in Tijuana.

In the middle of the interview small drone started flying over our heads, file that under weird. But it shows how similar our two countries approaches to gathering news are. I know the TV station I work is defiantly looking at using a drone to gather news, not using it yet but I’m sure its coming.

I think this is a fascinating podcast and I hope you enjoy it.

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BowlersDesk.com Political Podcast with Matt Bowler and Ric Epps: Crybaby Commission and the Ukraine vs Crimea

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For this BowlersDesk.com Political Ric Epps and I chatted about some interesting local politics. There is a San Diego commission that is behaving like a child and trying to take there ball and go home.

Then we talked about the Ukraine and Crimea.

Ric had made some prediction that came true and we look into his crystal ball for some more.

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BowlersDesk.com Political Podcast – with special guest Dan Carlin

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For this BowlersDesk.com Political Podcast We have the special guest Dan Carlin, podcaster, journalist, and provocateur. Hopefully you already listen to Dan’s podcast’s Hard Core History and Common Sense. They are some of the best out there.

We talked about media, news, and how that is impacting our political possess.

Dan had some great insights.

I have to admit I got us of to a rocky start. My normal partner in crime Ric Epps was sick and completely lost his voice. But Dan cut me some slack and we moved or forged on.

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BowlersDesk.com Political Podcast – Pope’tastic with Brad Kierkegaard

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BowlersDesk.com Political Podcast with Brad Kierkegaard, religious studies professor from San Diego State University.

And no he’s not a relation of the famous 19th century philosopher.

We talked about the Pope.

The Pope is making waves inside and outside the church.

His views on what the Catholic Church should be focused on.

The poor over birth control.

His criticisms of global capitalism.

He’s even come out in favor of breastfeeding, though we don’t talk about that.

I waited as long as I did after Pope Francis came into power because I wanted him to have to time to do stuff before I started to judge him. Brad has some great points about this new Pope. I particularly like his comparison to Pope Emeritus Benedict.

We sat in the little chapel behind the alter at Saint Joseph’s, San Diego’s Cathedral.

Brad has this great way of couching his criticisms in positivity. It’s a fascinating and interesting chat.

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Political Podcast with Matt Awbrey

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For this Bowler’s Desk political podcast I met up with Matt Awbrey. Matt is mayoral candidate Kevin Faulconer’s Communications Director. He’s a nice guy. Everyone likes Matt. We talked a bit about where this young gun came from. Matt just turned 30 and he’s already running mayoral campaigns.

We talked about:

Who this Matt Awbrey guy is and where he’s from.

How he knows Faulconer.

San Diego republicanism and how he (Matt) fits into that.

And a lot more.

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BowlersDesk.com Political Podcast with Greenpeace on board the Rainbow Warrior

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BowlersDesk.com Political Podcast with me Matthew Bowler and San Diego’s Political Professor Ric Epps

This time we are on board the official Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior II.

The original was blown up by the French equivalent to the CIA. So Greenpeace just built another one. This one has a very interesting and avant garde design. The ship has a traditional engine, an electric engine, and two sails. However the sails don’t fly from a traditional mast. Greenpeace is hopping the new design they’re using will work as a proof of concept showing cargo ship builders that using sails are viable for cargo vessels. It’s a very cool and interesting design defiantly worth a serious look.

We talked to her Captain Capitan Joel Stewart

And Green Pease Oceans Campaigner Casson Trenor.

It was a fascinating hour.

We talked about the Greenpeace ship that was seized by the Russian military and the 30 activists that were arrested. We talked about one ironic aspect to global warming and Arctic oil drilling. We talked about Bumble Bee Tuna and read parts of a letter from the San Diego Bumble Bee CEO.

Of course I know you’ve got an opinion and your dyeing to share it.

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BowlersDesk.com Political Podcast with Rory Pendergast

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For this Bowler’s Desk political podcast I met up with Rory Pendergast.

Rory is campaigning hard for the underdog in San Diego’s mayoral special election.

We sat in the back of David Alvarez’s tiny Encanto campaign office … Lots of kids, community members, and part activist excited to hit the streets and campaign for the dark horse candidate. No one thought his campaign would gain the momentum it has.

Last UT San Diego poll has him neck and neck with Nathan Fletcher.

Who is going to show up at the polls?

Who can rally their people?

Will the traditional San Diego Democrat get votes in San Diego?

Who is going to show up?

How did Alvarez gain so much ground in such a short time?

It’s interesting to me because Alvarez was such an underdog and now he’s a contender.

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