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Sunday, Mar 26, 2017

Politically Speaking: Legislative Update

Politically Speaking: Legislative Update

We often hear the terms "openness" and "transparency" in government circles, but not always practiced in legislative wheeling and dealing. Looking to our state Capitol, it's good to know what's brewing  pike. Sara Libby, managing editor of our media partner Voice of San Diego, joins NBC 7's Gene Cubbison to discuss some of the proposed laws and happenings in the state Senate and Assembly.

Sunday, Mar 26, 2017

Politically Speaking: Political Civility?

Politically Speaking: Political Civility?

 After nine full weeks in office, the new Administration in Washington has had a lot of precincts in an uproar. What impact has this had on political stability and civility, here and abroad? T.J. O'Hara, a  political analyst and commentator who was the leading independent candidate for President in 2012, joins NBC 7's Gene Cubbison to discuss on Politically Speaking. O'Hara is host of "A Civil Assessment" on the Independent Voter Network.  

Sunday, Mar 26, 2017

Politically Speaking: Environmental Protection

Politically Speaking: Environmental Protection

How will Uncle Sam serve the cause of protecting this nation's environment -- land, sea and air -- when the Environmental Protection Agency's budget is being targeted with a 31 percent budget cut? It's the largest spendng reduction aimed at all Cabinet agencies. More than 3,200 people facing the loss of their jobs, while 50 different programs are recommended for the chopping block. Mark O'Malley,  Executive director of "San Diego Coastkeeper", speaks with NBC 7's Gene Cubbison on Politically Speaking. 

Sunday, Mar 19, 2017

Politically Speaking: A Destination Nation

Politically Speaking: A Destination Nation

Raoul Lowery Contreras, a political consultant, author, blogger and columnist for a number of leading publications and online outlets, talks with NBC 7's Gene Cubbision about the Presidential electon cycle and the new administration in Washington. 

Sunday, Mar 19, 2017

Politically Speaking: New County Supervisor

Politically Speaking: New County Supervisor

The first new member of the San Diego County's Board of Supervisors in two decades, Kristin Gaspar, stops by NBC 7's Politically Speaking. She represents the county's 3rd supervisorial district, and two of her four colleagues will be termed out by the end of 2018. She served as mayor and councilmember in Encinitas. 

Sunday, Mar 19, 2017

Politically Speaking: Affordable Housing

Politically Speaking: Affordable Housing

State Senator Toni Atkins, who represents the 39th District in San Diego County, discusses her bill to treat affordable housing as a bedrock concern for our society on NBC 7's Politically Speaking. 

Sunday, Mar 12, 2017

Politically Speaking: 'Soccery City' Sales Pitch

Politically Speaking: 'Soccery City' Sales Pitch

So the San Diego Chargers are history here in this town. What's the future of the Qualcomm Stadium site? Developers are dreaming of a "Soccer City", or something even grander. Can San Diego State benefit? To break it all down, NBC 7's Gene Cubbison speaks with Scott Lewis, editor of NBC 7's Media Partner Voice of San Diego. 

Sunday, Mar 12, 2017

Politically Speaking: U.S.-China Relations

Politically Speaking: U.S.-China Relations

The U.S.' relationship with China has taken a turn since last November's election. There is "distrust" in the new Administration: trade, geopolitics, commercial relations, cyber warfare and spying. NBC 7's Gene Cubbison speaks with attorney Matt Strabone, a member of the Truman National Security Project. He recently wrote a column for U.S. News magazine, warning of "dangerous and unnecessary" ambiguity in the relationship.    

Sunday, Mar 12, 2017

Politically Speaking: New City Council Member Barbara Bry

Politically Speaking: New City Council Member Barbara Bry

 NBC 7's Gene Cubbison speaks with one of three newcomers to the San Diego City Council, Barbara Bry. Bry represents the First District, stretching from La Jolla north to Del Mar Heights. She replaced Sherrie Lightner, who termed out after eight years in office.  

Sunday, Mar 5, 2017

Politically Speaking: Prop 58 and Finding Qualified Bilingual Teachers

Politically Speaking: Prop 58 and Finding Qualified Bilingual Teachers

Now that voters approved Prop 58 --which brings back bilingual education in schools, there's a challenge that schools aren't prepared for.  Where will all the qualified bilingual teachers come from to get these programs started.  Here are Professor Cristina Alfaro, who is director of the Dual language and English learner education dept at SDSU and Mario Koran, reporter for Voice of San diego who did a story about Sherman Elementary  Now that voters approved Prop 58 - which brings back bilingual education in schools - there's a challenge that schools aren't prepared for.  Where will all the qualified bilingual teachers come from to get these programs started? Professor Cristina Alfaro, director of the Dual language and English learner education department at SDSU, and Mario Koran, reporter for Voice of San diego, who reported a story about Sherman Elementary, discuss with NBC 7's Marianne Kushi. 

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