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The latest podcasts by the partners of the award-winning City Times Media platform. Content produced by the students of San Diego City College learning digital news; TV news and multimedia production; radio and podcasting; magazine production; and independent film.
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The Listening Machine: A City College philosophy professor discusses the ethics of vaccination
The Listening Machine is a call-in show that asks San Diegans questions about the big issues they face every day. In this episode, part of a series covering San Diegans’ experiences living through the COVID-19 pandemic, host Jakob McWhinney receives voicemails from a man hurt by his twin’s refusal to get a vaccine, and a grandmother frustrated that her granddaughter hasn’t been allowed to get vaccinated. McWhinney also speaks to San Diego City College philosophy professor Soon-Ah Fadness about the ethics of vaccination and navigating the holidays with family. The next season of The Listening Machine will focus on another pandemic wreaking havoc on San Diego … homelessness. Do you live in San Diego and want to talk about your thoughts or experiences? Leave us a message at (619) 736-8976 or visit TheListeningMachine.com. We look forward to hearing from you! Footage used in the episode: Great People of Bible: Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, & Joseph Good Morning America - Unruly passenger duct-taped to seat after allegedly assaulting flight attendants l GMA Mike Wallace interview Ayn Rand NBC 10 Philadelphia - Experts Fear Politicization of COVID Vaccine Could Spread The Listening Machine is produced by Jakob McWhinney, City Times Media multimedia journalist. For past episodes of The Listening Machine, visit TheListeningMachine.com. The Listening Machine and CT Sound are part of City Times Media, award-winning, student-produced digital news, TV news, magazine, radio/podcast and indie film, all on one platform at San Diego City College. CTM offers hands-on experience for students using new and emerging technologies in state-of-the-art facilities. To read more, visit https://sdcitytimes.com.
28:54
December 21, 2021
Still Processing: Lyrics, Part 1
Still Processing is an autobiographical, narrative nonfiction show about using songwriting to process a traumatic experience. In the debut episode covering lyrics, host William Tran begins his songwriting journey by learning how to write lyrics from journalist and musician Jakob McWhinney. We also hear William process his own traumatic experience through recorded voice memos. Still Processing is produced by William Tran, a City Times Media multimedia journalist. Still Processing and CT Sound are part of City Times Media, award-winning, student-produced digital news, TV news, magazine, radio/podcast and indie film, all on one platform at San Diego City College. CTM offers hands-on experience for students using new and emerging technologies in state-of-the-art facilities. To read more, visit https://sdcitytimes.com.
15:15
December 21, 2021
The Listening Machine: A San Diego infectious disease expert makes the case for COVID-19 vaccinations, Pt. 1
The Listening Machine is a call-in show that asks San Diegans questions about the big issues they face every day. In the third episode covering San Diegans’ experiences living through the COVID-19 pandemic, we hear from a man who just doesn’t buy this whole pandemic thing -- specifically why everyone needs to get a vaccine. Host Jakob McWhinney calls up a public health consultant for the county of San Diego to give his insight on some of this caller’s concerns. The conversation with Dr. Sayone Thialolipavan will be continued next episode. The next season of The Listening Machine will focus on another pandemic wreaking havoc on San Diego … homelessness. Do you live in San Diego and want to talk about your thoughts or experiences? Leave us a message at (619) 736-8976 or visit TheListeningMachine.com. We look forward to hearing from you! The Listening Machine is produced by Jakob McWhinney, City Times Media multimedia journalist. The Listening Machine and CT Sound are part of City Times Media, award-winning, student-produced digital news, TV news, magazine, radio/podcast and indie film, all on one platform at San Diego City College. CTM offers hands-on experience for students using new and emerging technologies in state-of-the-art facilities. To read more, visit https://sdcitytimes.com.
09:32
December 14, 2021
The Listening Machine: A San Diego infectious disease expert makes the case for COVID-19 vaccinations, Pt. 2
The Listening Machine is a call-in show that asks San Diegans questions about the big issues they face every day. In this episode, part of a series covering San Diegans’ experiences living through the COVID-19 pandemic, host Jakob McWhinney continues his conversation with an infectious disease expert. The pair speak about the negative effects of vaccine information, and what it takes to break through to someone who is hesitant. The next season of The Listening Machine will focus on another pandemic wreaking havoc on San Diego … homelessness. Do you live in San Diego and want to talk about your thoughts or experiences? Leave us a message at (619) 736-8976 or visit TheListeningMachine.com. We look forward to hearing from you! Interview footage of Katie Lane excerpted from a CNN interview. The Listening Machine is produced by Jakob McWhinney, City Times Media multimedia journalist. For past episodes of The Listening Machine, visit TheListeningMachine.com. The Listening Machine and CT Sound are part of City Times Media, award-winning, student-produced digital news, TV news, magazine, radio/podcast and indie film, all on one platform at San Diego City College. CTM offers hands-on experience for students using new and emerging technologies in state-of-the-art facilities. To read more, visit https://sdcitytimes.com.
12:13
December 14, 2021
The Listening Machine: Isolation of pandemic life and the struggles of being an essential worker
The Listening Machine is a call-in show that asks San Diegans questions about the big issues they face every day. In the second episode covering San Diegans’ experiences living through the COVID-19 pandemic, we hear from a woman struggling to recover her social life after over a year and a half of isolation and an essential worker who didn’t have the luxury of isolation. We also hear from a caller who misses spending time with her grandchildren and talks about another surging, yet less flashy epidemic -- scam and spam phone calls. Our third and final episode about the COVID-19 pandemic will focus on vaccines. Do you live in San Diego and want to talk about your thoughts or experiences? Leave us a message at (619) 736-8976 or visit TheListeningMachine.com. We look forward to hearing from you! The Listening Machine is produced by Jakob McWhinney, City Times Media multimedia journalist. Check out the first episode here. The Listening Machine and CT Sound are part of City Times Media, award-winning, student-produced digital news, TV news, magazine, radio/podcast and indie film, all on one platform at San Diego City College. CTM offers hands-on experience for students using new and emerging technologies in state-of-the-art facilities. To read more, visit https://sdcitytimes.com.
12:25
November 03, 2021
The Listening Machine: Living through the COVID-19 pandemic
The Listening Machine is a call-in show of sorts asking San Diegans questions about the big issues they face every day. In our debut episode, we look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of San Diegans. We hear from a man who thinks he caught the virus early on at a music trade show, as well as a woman struggling with feelings of judgment and with being judged. We also talk to a caller and his brother about the effects of COVID-19 on his sense of smell and taste. And we ask, what's booze got to do with it? Do you live in San Diego and want to talk about your experience with the pandemic? Leave us a message at (619) 736-8976 or visit TheListeningMachine.com. Look forward to hearing from you! The Listening Machine and CT Sound are parts of City Times Media, award-winning, student-produced digital news, TV news, magazine, radio/podcast and indie film, all on one platform at San Diego City College. CTM offers hands-on experience for students using new and emerging technologies in state-of-the-art facilities. To read more, visit https://sdcitytimes.com.
17:40
October 04, 2021
Disconnect exists between small business owners, National City officials during the COVID-19 pandemic
In this episode, Gabriel Schneider looks into the gap between small business owners and San Diego County’s second-oldest city’s administration. National City has been hit disproportionately hard by both high COVID-19 infection rates and unemployment throughout the pandemic. City officials had to build trust within the community, tackle language barriers and advertise financial assistance. But some business owners still never received any help and many Highland Avenue business owners struggled to keep their doors open. This podcast is a part of The Highland Avenue project the Democracy and the Informed Citizen Emerging Journalist Fellowship program. The fellows selected were Katia Pechenkina, Vicky Pineda, Gabriel Schneider and Susana Serrano. To find out more about the project click here.
05:06
June 24, 2021
City Speaks: City Times Sound team reflects on remote production
With San Diego City College still closed for in-person classes, the first news radio class since the start of the pandemic recently wrapped up remote production at the end of the spring 2020 semester. Assad Khalilzadeh, Program Director of City Times Sound, spoke with Operations Manager Vicky Pineda, Podcast Director Devon Doane and Executive Producer of CTTV Susana Serrano to discuss the return of radio to City College. News Radio Midday was a twice-weekly radio newscast produced remotely by and featuring the students from the Radio, Television & Film program at San Diego City College. The group discussed the challenges that come with producing a radio show remotely, how the program compares to its pre-pandemic counterpart and what changes they hope to see the program take in the future.
10:00
June 08, 2021
City Speaks: Looking back at the best of Sex and Sexuality podcast
Marlena Harvey, Managing Editor of the City Times, spoke with counseling interns at San Diego City College, Tristan Hartley, and Laurel Marks about sex and sexuality, which are often considered taboo topics to many students and teachers. Marks and Hartley facilitated a twice-monthly event called “Taboo Topics”, creating a safe space for students to talk about sex and sexuality.  Among the topics covered in the podcast, Harvey and Hartley discussed power play in the bedroom, authenticity, reclaiming your body after trauma, polyamory and masturbation. In this episode, Harvey reflects on the episode about polyamory and power play in the bedroom. She shared her opinion on shame and communication. Harvey also explained the differences between polyamory and polygamy in relationships. To listen to Harvey’s past episodes of Sex and Sexuality, click here.
09:46
June 03, 2021
City Speaks: City College theatre student discusses how courses were impacted by pandemic
San Diego City College student Gary Tallaksen discusses the changes in the classes and the production of theatre classes. Instructors at City College took charge of Zoom to overcome the challenges of the pandemic. As students continued to take classes online, some courses became continuously difficult. In spring 2020, the production of "Urinetown" was postponed. As the class continued online, changes were made to adapt to the circumstances. “When everything changed it seemed to happen overnight,” Tallaksen said. “You know, we were in full rehearsals for Urinetown and everybody was getting excited.” It was the virtual production in the fall of last year called “Mere Mortals'' where Tallaksen played a New York City construction worker where he decided if he wanted to continue taking courses throughout the pandemic.
04:53
June 01, 2021
City Speaks: Dean speaks about the return of City College student radio
Due to the San Diego City College being closed, the campus' student radio program has been broadcasting in an automated format without on-air talent. The only regular program on the station this spring semester was News Radio Midday, which had to be produced off-campus. Dean Jeanie Tyler, who is in charge of City College’s School of Arts, Humanities, Communications, & Telecommunications, talked about the newscast on today’s podcast, acknowledging the hard work that it takes to produce the show. “I think given the challenges of all of us being remote right now while the campus remains closed,” Tyler said, “that I am actually very proud of the work that is still able to be done live while we’re working under these conditions.” When it comes to the future of SDS Radio, Tyler expects it to be back on the air for the fall semester in a limited form. “In the fall, if we are able to offer the radio class, I do see some instances in which students will be able to get into the booth again, but probably not on a regular basis,” she said. Tyler also brought up an idea from City College President Ricky Shabazz of collaborating with the college’s Jazz radio station, KSDS. “We used to have radio students who did live weather and traffic and sports updates on KSDS," Tyler said. "We want to get back to that model.” Listen to Tyler discuss the future of student radio, as well as City College’s radio classes, in this episode.
10:00
May 28, 2021
City Speaks Sex and Sexuality: The Final Episode
For the final episode of City Speaks Sex & Sexuality host Marlena Harvey talks with Tristan Hartley and Laurel Marks in of San Diego City College’s Mental Health Counseling about final thoughts of the semester, and share resources for students to utilize. This is the final episode of City Speaks Sex & Sexuality, a student-produced serial podcast presented by City Times Media. Follow us on social media @sdcitytimes or online at sdcitytimes.com.
10:50
May 27, 2021
City Speaks Sex and Sexuality: Masturbation
City Speaks Sex & Sexuality host Marlena Harvey talks with Tristan Hartley and Laurel Marks of San Diego City College’s Mental Health Counseling about the many definitions of masturbation, how exploring yourself can lead to a better sex life and why masturbation is so taboo. This is the latest episode of City Speaks Sex & Sexuality, a student-produced serial podcast presented by City Times Media. Follow us on social media @sdcitytimes or online at sdcitytimes.com.
10:15
May 20, 2021
City Speaks Sex and Sexuality: Polyamory
This week on City Speaks Sex & Sexuality host Marlena Harvey talks with Tristan Hartley of San Diego City College’s Mental Health Counseling about what polyamory is, how to explore polyamory in a healthy and safe way and how it’s different from polygamy. This is the latest episode of City Speaks Sex & Sexuality, a student-produced serial podcast presented by City Times Media. Follow us on social media @sdcitytimes or online at sdcitytimes.com.
11:13
May 13, 2021
City Speaks: City's nurses aid in the vaccination effort by the state
City Times Editor-in-Chief Gabriel Schneider talks to President Em Carpenter and Vice President Larissa Johnson of the San Diego College Nursing Students’ Association about their partnership in the vaccination effort by the state. They had to adapt and learn online while also conducting their clinical rotation in a pandemic. Both reflect on their journey in the program and express how proud they are to be a City College student. “I couldn’t have asked for a better cohort, a better group of friends (and) better faculty,” Johnson said. “They all have been so supportive in making sure we get through this.” This is the latest episode of City Speaks, a student-produced podcast presented by City Times Media. Follow us on social media @sdcitytimes or online at sdcitytimes.com.
09:59
May 11, 2021
City Speaks Sex and Sexuality: Reclaiming Your Sex Life After Trauma
This week on City Speaks Sex & Sexuality, host Marlena Harvey talks with Tristan Hartley and Laurel Marks of San Diego City College’s Mental Health Counseling about reclaiming a healthy sex life after enduring sexual trauma. Whether you need to talk to a professional or just do small daily mental exercises, this episode highlights that everyone has the power to reclaim their bodies after bad experiences.  This is the latest episode of City Speaks Sex & Sexuality, a student-produced serial podcast presented by City Times Media. Follow us on social media @sdcitytimes or online at sdcitytimes.com.
09:52
May 06, 2021
City Speaks Sex and Sexuality: Authenticity
This week on City Speaks Sex & Sexuality, host Marlena Harvey talks with Tristan Hartley of San Diego City College’s Mental Health Counseling about authenticity in the bedroom, healthy communication with your partner, and setting boundaries. This is the latest episode of City Speaks Sex & Sexuality, a student-produced serial podcast presented by City Times Media. Follow us on social media @sdcitytimes or online at sdcitytimes.com.
10:17
April 29, 2021
PODCAST: Music paves road for City College's D’Marcus Andrus
City Times Media's Will Mauriz talks with D'Marcus Andrus about his journey as a veteran and a San Diego City College student while making music. He has announced his debut Xodus album released March 15. The City College music club meets every Friday, for more information reach out to Professor Espar. This is the latest episode of City Speaks, a student-produced podcast presented by City Times Media. Follow us on social media @sdcitytimes or online at sdcitytimes.com.
05:00
April 22, 2021
City Speaks Sex & Sexuality: Power Play
City Speaks Sex & Sexuality host Marlena Harvey, managing editor for the City Times, talks with Tristan Hartley and Laurel Marks of San Diego City College’s Mental Health Counseling about using  BDSM and power play healthily in the bedroom. Join us 9 a.m. every Thursday for discussions on topics considered “taboo” in most households and classrooms. Do you have a question you don’t feel comfortable asking about sex and sexuality? Join the upcoming Taboo Topics Zoom meetings on April 21 and May 5. See sdcitytimes.com and search for " Taboo" for more information. This is the latest episode of City Speaks Sex & Sexuality, a student-produced serial podcast presented by City Times Media. Follow us on social media @sdcitytimes or online at sdcitytimes.com.
10:00
April 15, 2021
City Speaks Sex & Sexuality: Weekly Taboo Topics podcast debuts
City Speaks Sex & Sexuality host Marlena Harvey talks with Tristan Hartley of San Diego City College’s Mental Health Counseling about the mission of the Taboo Topics virtual student series and his role as a mental health counseling intern. If you are interested in joining the Taboo Topics bi-weekly Zoom meetings or to ask your own questions, please join Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. The next meetings will be April 7, April 21 and May 5. This is the latest episode of City Speaks Sex & Sexuality, a student-produced serial podcast presented by City Times Media. Follow us on social media @sdcitytimes or online at sdcitytimes.com.
09:36
April 08, 2021
City Speaks: Carlos Turner Cortez makes a case for SDCCD’s open chancellor position
City Speaks' Gabriel Schneider talks with Carlos Turner Cortez about the issues the new chancellor of the San Diego Community College District may face post-COVID-19. The district Board of Trustees announced four finalists on Feb. 5. In addition to Cortez, the list includes Mesa College President Pamela Luster, St. Charles (Missouri) Community College President Barbara Kavalier and Chancellor of Pima (Arizona) Community College Lee Lambert. The board is aiming to make the final selection by late March and have the new chancellor start July 1. This is the latest episode of City Speaks, a student-produced podcast presented by City Times Media. Follow us on social media @sdcitytimes or online at sdcitytimes.com.
10:00
February 19, 2021
City Speaks: Students share election experience
The 2020 elections have come to a close and we reached out to City College students to hear their thoughts through it all.  The topics ranged from why they voted to issues surrounding America this year including COVID-19 pandemic and protests against racial injustice.  To read the original story about the election experience, visit https://sdcitytimes.com/campus-life/2020/11/05/city-college-students-share-election-experience/ This is the latest episode of City Speaks, a podcast presented by the reporters of City Times. Follow us on social media @sdcitytimes or online at sdcitytimes.com.
10:34
December 04, 2020
City Speaks: City students, faculty react to commencement postponement
By Elisabeth Vermeulen, Staff Writer The 2020 commencement ceremony for San Diego City College was scheduled at Balboa Park for May 22 — a rite of passage that many students wait a lifetime to experience. But due to statewide restriction of assembling large groups, San Diego Community College District Chancellor Constance Carroll announced in an April 1 email that the ceremony was postponed. City students were later notified that the event would be held virtually on July 17. To read the original story about the postponement, visit https://sdcitytimes.com/campus-life/2020/04/15/students-faculty-react-to-commencement-postponement/. This is the latest episode of City Speaks, a podcast presented by the reporters of City Times. Follow us on social media @sdcitytimes or online at sdcitytimes.com.
03:39
May 16, 2020
City Speaks: State chancellor discusses fall plans during pandemic outbreak
By Valerie Vizcarra, Staff Writer Community colleges all over California are preparing for online instruction to continue, possibly through the fall term, according to California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley. Oakley is hosting media teleconferences on Zoom for student journalists across the state. Coverage of the first meeting was featured in the City Times here: https://sdcitytimes.com/news/2020/04/28/state-chancellor-discusses-emergency-response-to-pandemic-outbreak/ This is the latest episode of City Speaks, a podcast presented by the reporters of City Times. Follow us on social media @sdcitytimes or online at sdcitytimes.com.
02:20
May 08, 2020
City Speaks: Ballet Folklorico performer adjusts to stay-at-home orders
By Gabriel Schneider, Staff Writer Paula Quinonez is a San Diego City College student whose passion is performing Ballet Folklorico. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Quinonez has been unable to meet and practice with her troupe. She shares why she dances and the difficulties of practicing Ballet Folklorico from home. Quinonez's story is featured in City Times City Journals. Click here to read more: https://sdcitytimes.com/top-stories/2020/04/09/a-folklorico-dancer-copes-with-the-new-way-of-life/ This is the debut episode of City Speaks, a podcast presented by the reporters of City Times. Follow us on social media @sdcitytimes or online at sdcitytimes.com.
02:42
May 01, 2020
Weekly Report- Oct. 17
Top story this week- Cafeteria delayed again.  Also in this episode- Transfer Fair, symphony review,  ICYMI- Women’s volleyball upsets MiraCosta
03:27
October 18, 2019
Weekly Report- Oct. 11
In this episode Top story- City College introduces a class in the business of cannabis Also in this episode- "Pelo Malo" screened at City College, World Coming Out Day, Knights men's soccer wins its first match of the season ICYMI- Walk and Roll SD held at Chula Vista marina 
03:39
October 11, 2019