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Monday, Feb 20, 2017

Politically Speaking: Rise of Peter Navarro

Politically Speaking: Rise of Peter Navarro

Longtime San Diego Political consultant Tom Shepard and Tony Perry, former LA Times reporter, who covered Peter Navarro discuss the former San Diego politico's movement in the Trump Administration with NBC 7's Mari Payton.

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017

Politically Speaking: Drone Laws in San Diego County

Politically Speaking: Drone Laws in San Diego County

This week, a Chula Vista 3-year-old had a minor run-in with a drone. The child suffered a few nicks and cuts on her face, but her family says it could have been much worse. To discuss the details of drone laws in San Diego, Michael Curran, an attorney who specialized in aviation cases and drones, and Treggon Owens, a pioneer in this field and worked to get them approved in the U.S., stop by NBC 7's Politically Speaking.  

Monday, Feb 20, 2017

Politically Speaking: Hate Groups in San Diego

Politically Speaking: Hate Groups in San Diego

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, at least 8 different hate groups are active or headquartered in San Diego County. They include an anti-LGBT group, an anti-Semitic group and black separatist groups. Experts say the number of hate incidents are increasing locally, but these latest statistics show the number of hate groups in the County is the lowest it's been in five years. Tammy Gillies, Regional Director with the Anti-Defamation League, stops by NBC 7's Politically Speaking to discuss.

Sunday, Feb 12, 2017

Politically Speaking: San Diego to Tijuana

Politically Speaking: San Diego to Tijuana

This week, leaders from the U.S. and Mexico met face-to-face to promote the Cali-Baja region. San Diego Mayor Faulconer talked about a deal he made with Tijuana's former Mayor to strengthen infrastructure on both sides of the border. He said he plans to make a similar agreement with Tijuana's new mayor. Neither Mayor even mentioned President Trump, nor talk specifically about NAFTA or free trade, but you hear the undertones that the national conversation is on their minds right now. NBC 7's Greg Bledsoe speaks with Doctor Ev Meade from the University of San Diego's Trans Border Institute about the future of cross-border relations.

Sunday, Feb 5, 2017

Politically Speaking: Lack of Affordable Housing

Politically Speaking: Lack of Affordable Housing

Sunday, Jan 29, 2017

Politically Speaking: MTS Access Senior Buses

Politically Speaking: MTS Access Senior Buses

Aging is a fact of life, and at any age, there are needs. Paul Downey, president and CEO of Serving Seniors, and Maya Srikrishnan of Voice of San Diego, stop by Politically Speaking to discuss senior transportation needs.

Sunday, Jan 29, 2017

Politically Speaking: President Trump and the Road Ahead

Politically Speaking: President Trump and the Road Ahead

President Donald Trump and his next 100 days. How will he govern? Thad Kousser, chairman of the political science department at UC SanDiego, joins Lynn Walsh, National president of the Society of Professional Journalists, and political consultant Ryan Clumpner to talk about the road ahead with NBC 7's Marianne Kushi.

Sunday, Jan 29, 2017

Politically Speaking: President Trump and the Press

Politically Speaking: President Trump and the Press

A fractured press. Fake news. Reporters under scrutiny. Have journalists lost their credibility? On Politically Speaking, Lynn Walsh, National president of the Society of Professional Journalists, and political consultant Ryan Clumpner join NBC 7's Marianne Kushi to discuss the challenges for reporters of getting it right as the President says "they are the most dishonest human beings on earth."

Sunday, Jan 22, 2017

Politically Speaking: Is California's Drought Over?

Politically Speaking: Is California's Drought Over?

Three years ago, Governor Jerry Brown declared California in a state of emergency as we faced water shortfalls in what was the driest year on record. But things have been slowly improving. We've seen a lot of storms this season, but is California's drought over? NBC 7 Meteorologist, Jodi Kodesh and Mike Lee with the San Diego County Water Authority stop by Politically Speaking to discuss.

Sunday, Jan 22, 2017

Politically Speaking: Convention Center Expansion

Politically Speaking: Convention Center Expansion

The plan to expand the convention center has been in the works for years...decades even. NBC 7's Mari Payton speaks with Rip Rippetoe, President of the San Diego Convention Center Corporation, and Joe Terzi, President of the San Diego Tourism Authority, about the difficulties involved in a possible expansion.

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