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The Roundtable: Poverty Rates; DADT; New Chargers Stadium Idea

Aired 9/23/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.

Reporters and editors analyze the rise in poverty rates in San Diego County; the end of Don't Ask, Don't Tell for the U.S. Military; and the chargers new stadium idea.

Transcript

Midday Edition

The rise in San Diego poverty rates; the end of Don't Ask, Don't Tell in the military; the Chargers float a stadium-convention center combo idea.

Midday Edition airs Monday - Thursday at noon on KPBS Radio

Reporters and editors look at three issues. Poverty rates in the U.S. and San Diego County rose steeply in 2010, and rates of health insurance have declined, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The Clinton-era policy of Don't Ask, Don't Tell has come to an end in the military, with seemingly minimal effect. And the Chargers have floated the ideal of adding a convention center to their plans for a new stadium.

Guests: Lori Weisberg, reporter, San Diego Union Tribune

Alison St John, Senior Metro Reporter, KPBS News

Roger Showley, growth and development writer, San Diego Union Tribune

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