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San Diego Political Podcast from BowlersDesk.com
Bowler's Desk San Diego News and Politics Podcast is all about politics in San Diego and beyond.
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Location: San Diego
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July 28, 2013 05:09 PM PDT
This time around Ric Epps and I (Matthew Bowler) talked all about the Bob Filner fiascoe. Filner a former Congressman, City Councilman, and current San Diego Mayor is embroiled in the mother of all sex scandals. At the time I wrote this seven women came forward and levied sexual harassment allegations against the powerful Democrat. These woman says Filner grabbed them, groped them, and in some cases aggressively kissed them. One accuser described Filner slobbering all over the side of her face. This scandal has gripped the nation. No the Mayor is entering a two week intensive behavior therapy, sort of a rehab. We talked to Francine Busby the Chairperson of the San Diego County Democratic Party. She gave Ric and I an inside look at the Democratic party. When they knew what they knew. What they say they did when they say they knew. It was a fascinating chat. If you would like to use part of the interview in your broadcasts please credit www.BowlersDesk.com Sorry only KSWB Fox5 is allowed to use any of this content in any form in the San Diego media market. … And please remember to post, re-post, and share.

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# # # The BowlersDesk.com Political Podcast with Ric Epps and Matthew Bowler. Chairwoman of the San Diego County Democratic Party reacts to Mayor Bob Filner and the Sexual Harassment Allegations Made Against Him.

July 15, 2013 03:33 PM PDT
Political Podcast Comic Con Special (7-15-13) This is the Bowler’s Desk Political Podcast Comic Con special This time around Ric Epps and I (Matt Bowler) spent some time chatting with Jamie Newbold at his comic book shop Southern California Comics. This place is great. If you want comics, graphic novels, collectable toys, this is the place to go. We chatted about politics in comics and the politics of Comic Con. Jamie clearly loves comics. He’s knows comics. And can talk endlessly about them. He also shed lots of light on how political Comic Con has become. What he thinks about the Con’s organizers and where he thinks it’s going. I selected a few interesting moments form the chat for youtube. But listen to the whole thing. Download it. Subscribe to our iTunes feed.

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July 08, 2013 03:26 PM PDT
Bowler’s Desk Political Podcast with Matt Bowler and Ric Epps. This week we met over in Balboa Park off of 6th ave. In-between the Bridge Club (I thought it was the Chess Club) and the 6th ave playground. It was a great day. We found a nice shady spot at a picnic table and hung out and chatted about what we love to talk about what we love to talk about …. politics. This time around we shot video of our chat too. You can still get the podcast off of iTunes and listen there but now it’s been segmented and posted to youtube.com. So you can watch it now if you want … on your phone, computer, (if you have Apple TV) on your tv. We talked about Mayor Filner and the Feds looking into a possible violation, prop 8’s continuing saga, Obama, Cairo, and much much more. If you want to share any of your idea thought … hop on the soapbox and call (619) 663-4531 Listen, watch, and share Bowler’s Desk Political Podcast … And please remember to post, re-post, and share.

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July 01, 2013 03:19 PM PDT
Political Podcast from BowlersDesk.com With Matthew Bowler and Ric Epps. This time around Ric Epps and I met up in front of San Diego’s County administration building at 1600 Pacific Coast Highway right across form the Star of India … it was a crazy week for San Diego politics … Mayor Filner was all over the news … some of his top aids quit … he brought Sunroad back … remember them they are a major developer here in town … just one thing after another for the Mayor … And we dug into Prop 8, DOMA, and the Supreme Court I criticized the main stream media for not talking enough about the voting rights act enough … we talked about what the voting rights act means and how the Supreme Court’s will affect how our votes are counted … Then we talked about Syria, Turkey And came full circle with Mayor Filner’s trip to Paris to help with the Iranian democratic movement It was a super political week … super busy! You’ve got an opinion and you should share it. If you want to hop on your soapbox you can do that by hopping on ours by calling (619) 663-4531 and leaving use a message … asking a question … and now … political podcast … BowlersDesk.com … And please remember to post, re-post, and share.

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June 25, 2013 06:28 PM PDT

This Bowler’s Desk Political Podcast is in honor of the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

Often torture is ignored and oversimplified in main stream media

It’s hard to talk about torture and sell ads

It’s hard to talk about torture without diminishing to topic

It’s hard to talk about torture

But we’re going to try and do the hard thing …

According to Cornell Law School’s web site torture is defined as

(1) “torture” means an act committed by a person acting under the color of law specifically intended to inflict severe physical or mental pain or suffering (other than pain or suffering incidental to lawful sanctions) upon another person within his custody or physical control;

(2) “severe mental pain or suffering” means the prolonged mental harm caused by or resulting from—

(3) “United States” means the several States of the United States, the District of Columbia, and the commonwealths, territories, and possessions of the United States.
I sat down with two experts in the field of torture.

First Arturo Jimenez Bicardi a PhD candidate at University of California at Irvine and he’s doing his dissertation on US torture and targeted killings programs since World War II.

Also joining me was Suzanne Bacon the Community Relations Manager for Survivors of Torture, International. They are a San Diego based group that helps people that have survived torture heal.

Did you know that there are over 11,000 survivors of politically motivated torture living in San Diego?

That’s whom Survivors of Torture, International helps. They also give twice monthly tours of their facility, showing anyone interested the good work they do.

Go to the web site www.notorture.org. Give money. Give time. Take the tour.



Thank you.

June 22, 2013 11:17 AM PDT

Bowler’s Desk Political Podcast

June 26th is the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

I’ll be putting up a special Political Podcast.

But this is a sample of what you can expect.

We talk about surviving torture and how governments (the USA included) use torture.


June 17, 2013 01:55 PM PDT

This time to record Bowler’s Desk Political Podcast Ric Epps and I met up over at Roucco Park.

It’s a nice park with some very cool modernist/minimalist flair. My only criticism is that the park doesn’t have any shade. While the park was named for a local Architect Lloyd Ruocco. The park is designed to honor Ruocco’s minimalist and modernist style.

However it is in desperate need of shade. There are benches that no one sits in unless they want to fry in San Diego’s famous sunshine. Let’s be honest so many parks around San Diego don’t have any shade. That’s bad and seems to be something that many out of town designers forget. While the sun is great we need shade.

OK now that’s off my chest.

For the podcast Ric and I talked about:

How Mayor Filner faced his third veto override in a row.

The Tourism Marketing District.

Here’s that picture for my idea for the new San Diego ad campaign.

Why being aware of local politics is super important.



The G8

And as always if you want to hope on your soapbox call us and leave a message at 619-663-4531 and we’ll include you and your ideas.

June 08, 2013 08:37 AM PDT

This time on San Diego Political Podcast I sat down and talked to Josh Board at Polite Provisions and we spend the better part of an hour talking about movie and politics.

Josh ate a massive pork sandwich and was a pleasure to hang out with.

He doesn’t think movies play an important role politically while I think they do.

Oh and about 3 minutes in we talked about the Equal Time for more info on that go HERE.





San Diego Political Podcast

Movie edition.

June 02, 2013 04:47 PM PDT

San Diego Political Podcast from BowlersDesk.com

This week Ric Epps and I (Matthew Bowler) met up at Kensington Park next to the library. We talked about Republican Carl DeMaio announcing his run for Congress against Democrat Scott Peters. Even though Peters has only been in office 5 months.

What kind of affect could an openly gay Congressman from San Diego have on the Republican Party? Nationally?

The European Union approved shipping arms to the Syrian opposition. Russia and China are arming and supporting the Assad regime. Is Syria a proxy war for the United States and Europe vs China and Russia?

What do the protest in Turkey tell us?






San Diego Political Podcast from BowlersDesk.com

May 25, 2013 08:19 AM PDT

San Diego’s Political podcast number 5 !

This time we recorded at Polite Provision … this place is very cool … it have a European vibe … I half expect James Joyce of Ernest Hemingway to come stumbling in … they make their own soda and fancy craft cocktails …

I got say I was worried they would be very expensive but no … decent prices … 5 – 9 for a cocktail type of prices … I had a fancy soda that they make themselves … 2 bucks …

Lots of light … cool tables… I this place is going to last. I hope at lest.

I met up with Dan Gilleon … he’s a San Diego lawyer … mostly he does civil litigation.. that means he sues people for stuff … we talked about the twerking debacle .. I wanted to talk about what kind of liability the San Diego Unified School District is potentially facing if the parents of the suspended students start to sue all at the same time … 32 students now have to say they were suspended for “Sexual Harassment” .. The ACLU is involved … think about how much this is going to cost to defend? Where’s that money come from?

Of course we talked about other stuff too … he had some fun stories …

Polite Provisions 30th and Adams … classy joint and cool people … lots of mustaches, vests, and cocktails

And as always if you have an opinion you want to share on the Political Podcast call me … leave a message … we may play it and respond 619-663-4531

Call leave a message … ask a question … From Polite Provision on the South-West corner of 30th and Adams

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