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Roundtable: Billionaire Targets San Diego County District Attorney Race

Roundtable: Billionaire Targets San Diego County District Attorney Race


Scott Horsley, White House correspondent, National Public Radio

Amita Sharma, investigative reporter, KPBS

Michael Smolens, columnist, The San Diego Union-Tribune


Local Race, Outside Money

Interim District Attorney Summer Stephan has the edge in direct campaign donations according to the latest public filings. Her opponent, Genevieve Jones-Wright, got a boost this week when a California political action committee received a $1.5 million contribution from billionaire investor George Soros. The PAC is planning to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on ads in support of Jones-Wright.

RELATED: San Diego District Attorney’s Race Pits Public Defender Against County’s Interim Prosecutor

Riverside’s Solution for Homeless Veterans

With a mix of face-to-face outreach, government programs and private support, the city of Riverside says it has effectively ended homelessness among its military veterans. The special report is part of the California Dream, a statewide public media collaboration that examines economic opportunity and quality of life.

RELATED: Only City In California To Solve Veteran Homelessness Is On A Mission To Go Bigger

Covering the Trump White House

NPR White House Correspondent Scott Horsley talks about covering President Donald Trump and how it compares to the previous administration. This week, President Trump suggested the possibility of revoking press credentials for outlets that publish negative stories. It’s the latest controversy in what’s been a tumultuous period for the White House Press Corps.

RELATED: White House Defends Trump Suggestion of Taking Away Media Credentials

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