It’s All Political

It’s All Political

Joe Garofoli talks current events, upcoming elections and, occasionally, sports rivalries with guests from the local, state and national political arenas. Joe is the San Francisco Chronicle’s senior political writer, covering national and state politics. He has worked at the Chronicle since 2000 and in Bay Area journalism since 1992, when he left the Milwaukee Journal. He has previously written about the intersection of tech and politics and about the politics of the cannabis industry.

Episodes

May 5, 2021 35 min
Many Americans first learned about Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono during her tough questioning of Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court hearings. She shares her long journey from growing up poor in Hawaii to how she is leading the fight against attacks against the AAPI community. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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SF Chronicle podcast Chronicled: Who Is Kamala Harris? was nominated for a Webby award for best documentary podcast. And we need your help: Vote for our project before May 6 here: bit.ly/joevote. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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April 30, 2021 29 min
Susan Page, author of the new biography, “Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power” talks about what shaped Pelosi, her relationship with AOC and when she might retire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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The progressive caucus leader supported Sen. Bernie Sanders in 2020. But the Washington congresswoman says that — so far — he’s not just listening to progressives, he’s incorporating their ideas. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Vote for Joe in the Webby Awards! bit.ly/JoeVote Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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April 26, 2021 29 min
California state Sen. Sydney Kamlager wants to change how police respond to nonviolent emergency calls. Her legislation is based, in part, on her experience when she called 911 after an ex-boyfriend showed up at her house. She's had emergencies since that experience, but she's never again called 911. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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April 20, 2021 36 min
Swati Mylavarapu, who went from Silicon Valley VC to top Pete Buttigieg fundraiser, talks about her journey as the child of immigrants in Florida — and her efforts to get "non-political" people to be more active in civic life. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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April 13, 2021 36 min
Journalist Michael Mechanic talks about his new book, "Jackpot: How the Super-rich Really Live — and How Their Wealth Harms Us All." Wealthy Americans have rigged the system. What can be done to change it? | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Joe Garofoli joins Demian Bulwa on the Chronicle’s flagship podast discussing a new poll that shows that opponents of California Gov Gavin Newsom have a lot of work to do. A strong 56% of likely voters oppose the recall, compared to 40% backing it. Meanwhile, Newsom’s job approval rating among likely voters is 53%, virtually unchanged from the before the pandemic that ignited anger against him. Joe explains the numbers, how the pan...
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Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, who was on a ventilator last year, talks with Joe Garofoli and Tal Kopan about where Washington may land on a $15 minimum wage, his friendship with AOC and his former life as a Republican. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Top Bernie Sanders advisor Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, author of the new book “Medicare for All: A Citizen’s Guide,” talks to Joe Garofoli about how the drive for a single-payer health plan is growing — but it’s going to take a while to succeed. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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March 19, 2021 42 min
John Diaz is retiring after 25 years as The Chronicle’s editorial page editor. He talks about the national leaders he’s watched from the beginning -- like Kamala Harris and Gavin Newsom -- and what editorials he’d want a do-over on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Joshua Spivak of The Recall Elections Blog explains the challenges faced by those who want to oust the governor, as well as how long the process could take — and how the whole thing might end up benefiting Newsom. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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March 16, 2021 12 min
It's All Political producer King Kaufman joins Joe Garofoli to talk about The Chronicle's new podcast miniseries, The Doodler, about a serial killer who preyed on San Francisco's gay community just as it was starting to gain political power — but was still marginalized enough that a string of murders could escape mainstream notice. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
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Gov. Gavin Newsom delivered his State of the State speech as California battles the coronavirus pandemic and he likely faces a recall. Sacramento reporters Alexei Koseff and Dustin Gardiner join host Joe Garofoli to break down key points. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Filmmaker David Smick and Black Lives Matter leader Hawk Newsome join Joe Garofoli to talk about a new documentary that says America’s "epidemic of hate" is preventing leaders from finding compromise and solving problems. First published Sept. 17, 2020. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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From daughter of an Arkansas sharecropper to top election official in California, Shirley Weber traces her path and and talks about the challenges the state could face in running a recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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February 5, 2021 45 min
A Bay Area media institution, Matier covered Gavin Newsom, Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi before they were in politics. As he leaves his Chronicle column, he sits down in Joe Garofoli's back yard to talk about all he's seen. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Have you listened? Chronicled: Who Is Kamala Harris? podfollow.com/chronicled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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The former mayor of San Diego is pro-choice, pro-same sex marriage and pro-immigrant rights, and he believes in the science behind climate change. But can even a moderate Republican get elected statewide in California? | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Related: The California GOP’s Great Hope pod.fo/e/17ab4     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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January 25, 2021 25 min
California's newly minted senator, Alex Padilla, the first Latino to represent California and the child of Mexican immigrants, talks to Joe Garofoli about how his background will shape his Senate career. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Have you listened? Chronicled: Who Is Kamala Harris?: podfollow.com/chronicled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Joseph R. Biden, Jr., was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, speaking to a bitterly divided country and calling for Americans to come together. George Mason University political scientist Jennifer Victor, who attended the inauguration, joins Joe Garofoli to break down key points of President Biden's speech. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit m...
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