Valley Politics


[Episode #48: January 2019]

Our January show is a one-hour special on the policies that produced urban sprawl in the Valley and how they were changed to better manage growth in the 1970s, along with the legacy of growth in that era. Our guests are County Planner Don Weden, San Jose Director of Planning Gary Schoennauer, Santa Clara County Supervisor Rod Diridon and Megan Medieros, Executive Director of the Committee for Green Foothills. We discuss the forces that produced rampant growth and those that turned it around in the 1970s as well as how to cope with the growth we inherited from that era and the future of the Valley.

Valley Politics is a fresh and informative perspective on Silicon Valley’s politics and public policy. Each episode features four segments including:

  • Silicon Valley hot topic with guest experts
  • Community News – a briefing from local nonprofit organizations
  • Where Are They Now? – catching up with retired leaders who made a difference in our community
  • People’s Opinion – on-the-street reporter gathers opinions on current topics in different areas


The show airs every Wednesday at 8PM PST and Saturday at 9PM PST. New episodes air the first Wednesday of every month.

Duration: 30 minutes
Schedule: Wednesday 8PM PST & Saturday 9PM PST
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Valley Politics

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