San Diego People is a weekly half-hour public affairs talk show on KUSI-TV highlighting people and issues that affect the community. I produced more than 20 episodes where I picked topics and booked guests.
San Diego People Special: Exploring Conservation Efforts at the San Diego Zoo In this special, we took our show outside our studio walls to bring audiences to the San Diego Zoo’s two parks. San Diego Zoo Global Ambassador Rick Schwartz took us around both to San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park to give us an inside look at how both zoos are leading the way toward conservation.
Host: Lauren Phinney
Guests: Rick Schwartz (San Diego Zoo Global Ambassador) and Dr. Allison Alberts (Chief Conservation and Research Officer, San Diego Zoo Global)
San Diego People: DUI Restorative Justice In this episode, we went in-depth on a local unique program that connects DUI offenders with their victims. Along with local officials who work on the program, we also had two crash victims, along with a DUI offender to talk about how they are healing from their crash by having a relationship with each other.
Host: Allen Denton
Guests: Matilde Casas (Supervising Probation Officer, San Diego County Sheriff’s Dept.), Mary Acosta (Restorative Justice Mediation Program), Johnathan Rasmussen (DUI offender), Donna & Carl Schneider (DUI crash victims)
San Diego People: Exploring Sharks In this episode, we went in-depth on sharks. We spoke with a local researchers and shark cage diver to talk about the mysterious creatures and why sightings of them are increasing along California’s coastline.
Host: Mark Mathis
Guests: Nick Wegner, Ph.D. (Research Fisheries Biologist, NOAA Fisheries), Martin Graf (CEO of SharkDiver)
San Diego People: Chargers Stadium Plan In this episode, we went in-depth on the Chargers Stadium Initiative. The plan, introduced by the Chargers, supported building a Downtown stadium and was a major issue on the November 2016 ballot.
Host: Ross Becker
Guests: Fred Maas (Chargers Stadium Point Man) and Jeffrey Pollack (Special Advisor to the Chargers)