It’s All Political

It’s All Political

It’s All Political is now a part of the Fifth & Mission podcast. You can hear It's All Political on Fifth & Mission by subscribing to Fifth & Mission, the San Francisco Chronicle's flagship daily newscast. Joe Garofoli is the 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

December 13, 2021 30 mins
Mikey Steinmetz, co-founder of the Flow Kana cannabis brand, tells host Joe Garofoli he's so frustrated with the industry’s high taxes and regulations that he says he’s not going to pay cultivation taxes next year if Gov. Newsom and the Legislature don't help out California’s legal growers and sellers. Get unlimited Chronicle access for 26 weeks for 99 cents: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/...
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As mayor of Stockton, Michael Tubbs started a national trend when he launched a universal basic income (UBI) pilot program in which 130 families received $500 a month, no strings attached. Now he's about to launch a new anti-poverty program in California — and he's talking about his new memoir. Get unlimited Chronicle access for 26 weeks for 99 cents: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoic...
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Conservative Catholic bishop Salvatore Cordileone talks about the Supreme Court hearing a Mississippi case that could overturn Roe vs. Wade. And he breaks some news on his vaccination status. Get unlimited Chronicle access for 26 weeks for 99 cents: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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The Democrat, who first ran for office after she was wounded in the Jonestown massacre in 1978, has represented San Mateo County and part of San Francisco for decades and has been in Congress since 2008. She announced Tuesday that she won't seek reelection in 2022. She talks with host Joe Garofoli and reporters Tal Kopan and Kevin Fagan of The Chronicle about her decision. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn mor...
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November 11, 2021 21 mins
In this episode of the Fifth & Mission podcast, It's All Political host Joe Garofoli joins Heather Knight and Cecilia Lei to talk about the Board of Supervisors' rejection of a housing project, and what it means politically. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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The Republican's upset victory over Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the governor's race shocked many. Could something like it happen in super-blue California? Tal Kopan and Joe Garofoli talk about Youngkin's strategy: Less Trump, more parents. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Joseph Rocha and Tamika Hamilton have overcome long odds their whole lives. Now Rocha, a Democrat from the San Diego area, is challenging one of the richest members of the House, Darrell Issa. Hamilton, a Republican from Dixon, is making a second run at longtime incumbent John Garamendi. They talk to Joe Garofoli about the challenges they face in trying to break into one of the nation’s most exclusive clubs: Congress. | Unlimited C...
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October 21, 2021 36 mins
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Burbank, returns to talk to Joe Garofoli about his new book, “Midnight in Washington,” and share insider stories on Donald Trump, Robert Mueller, Reps. Kevin McCarthy and Devin Nunes and Speaker Nancy Pelosi. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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September 30, 2021 35 mins
NextGen America, the nation’s largest youth voter organization, is launching a major campaign across eight states. Executive director Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez joins Joe Garofoli to explain why the progressive organization is investing so heavily in Texas, one of the nation’s most conservative states. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Jessica Millan Patterson, chairwoman of the California Republican Party, joins Joe Garofoli to talk about the future of the state Republican Party after its failed attempt to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom. Is Larry Elder part of that future? | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Rising Democratic Party star Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York chats with Joe Garofoli about possible new taxes in the infrastructure bill, what he's learned from Speaker Nancy Pelosi and more. Famously a fan of fellow Brooklynite Notorious B.I.G. — he quoted him during the first impeachment — Jeffries reveals his favorite Tupac Shakur lyric. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit m...
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September 15, 2021 24 mins
"We said yes to pluralism," the governor said after Californians voted overwhelmingly to let him finish his term. With the recall attempt behind him, does Newsom have the wind at his back? Joe Garofoli, Dustin Gardiner and Alexei Koseff join Demian Bulwa on this joint episode of Fifth & Mission and It's All Political. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Listen to Kosseff's interview with Newsom on It's All Political: ...
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Alexei Koseff, the reporter who broke the story of that ill-advised dinner during lockdown, talks to the governor about it on the eve of the recall election. Newsom also discusses his achievements and what he’ll do differently if he’s allowed to finish his term, which polls say he's favored to do. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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The longtime political correspondent talks to Joe Garofoli about Total Recall: California’s Political Circus, her new podcast series on the 2003 recall that made Arnold Schwarzenegger governor, and compares it to the current recall campaign against Gov. Gavin Newsom. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Joe Garofoli talks criminal justice reform with Lenore Anderson, co-author of the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act and co-founder of Californians for Safety and Justice, one of the leading criminal justice reform groups in California. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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In this Total Recall edition of the podcast, Sacramento reporters Alexei Koseff and Dustin Gardiner join host Joe Garofoli to break down a new poll and explore what Republican Larry Elder would do if he became governor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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State Capitol reporters Alexei Koseff and Dustin Gardiner break down the Republican front-runner's chances, preview The Chronicle’s candidate debate Wednesday, and endure host Joe Garofoli's hacky Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonation. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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East Bay director Abby Ginzberg talks to Joe Garofoli about “Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power,” her new film about the longtime Oakland progressive icon, and about how she convinced a reluctant Lee to participate. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod More It's All Political: Rep. Barbara Lee Gets Personal to Explain Her Politics pod.fo/e/e0443 Barbara Lee Wants a Racial Healing and Truth Commission pod.fo/e/1dd52 L...
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The Oakland Democrat and progressive icon rarely discusses her private life, especially its most painful chapters. But she does so here as she chats with Joe Garofoli about a new documentary about her, “Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power.” | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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July 29, 2021 23 mins
California Gov. Gavin Newsom seemed to be on a gilded path to surviving a recall attempt against him. But new polling shows that likely voters are now split on whether to boot Newsom out of office on Sept. 14. Chronicle reporters Alexei Koseff and Dustin Gardiner explain what’s going on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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