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A Year of Great Local Radio: Political Leadership

Tom Fudge looks back on some of the best interviews he has done with local politicians over the last year.

A Year of Great Local Radio: Political Leadership

Tom Fudge : Today, These Days looks back on the some of the stories and the people of the year. You'll hear from some of the notable folks who darkened the doors of KPBS studios. And we'll revisit some of the best stories produced by the KPBS Newsroom.

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In the coming hour you'll hear from the mayors of San Diego county's two biggest cities. You'll hear from a new Congressman-elect who shares the name of his predecessor. Reporter Alison St. John tells of the latest fire tax proposal to go up in smoke in San Diego. And we'll remember the visit we got from a 103-year-old woman.

This year was a big year for news, leading up to the election. In the City of San Diego, the biggest political stakes were in the mayor's race. And incumbant Mayor Jerry Sanders, who served as police chief for many years, won re-election by gaining more than 50 percent of the vote in the primary.
I interviewed Jerry Sanders this month, and I asked him to reflect on the current state of the City of San Diego.