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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.