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KPBS Listening Post: Remembering The 2007 Wildfires

KPBS Listening Post: Remembering The 2007 Wildfires

Oct. 20
By Brooke Ruth

KPBS set up a listening post to record some of the most powerful and poignant memories people have of the 2007 firestorm.

How To Prepare For The Next San Diego Wildfire

How To Prepare For The Next San Diego Wildfire

Oct. 20
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

In the aftermath of the 2007 wildfires, RB United played a key role in helping Rancho Bernardo residents rebuild their homes. Now the volunteer-run organization focuses on disaster preparedness.

Roundtable: Covering The 2007 Fires, SDPD's Salary Deal

Roundtable: Covering The 2007 Fires, SDPD's Salary Deal

Oct. 20
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

What was it like to cover the destructive 2007 wildfires, to send reporters into danger, to get out critical information amidst crashing websites and without smart phones? Well, there was invention, cooperation and pure determination. And a new thing called Twitter.

State To Rule On SDG&E Request To Charge Ratepayers For $379M Wildf...

State To Rule On SDG&E Request To Charge Ratepayers For $379M Wildfire Cost

Oct. 20
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The California Public Utilities Commission is scheduled to decide Thursday whether SDG&E can charge ratepayers $379 million to recover costs from the 2007 wildfires.

How Steve Bannon's Time In Hollywood Changed Him

How Steve Bannon's Time In Hollywood Changed Him

Oct. 20
Tom Dreisbach / NPR

Bannon, the man who helped steer and engineer President Trump's recent political success, underwent an evolution during his time in — of all places — Hollywood.

To Reduce Risk Of Recurring Bladder Infection, Try Drinking More Water

To Reduce Risk Of Recurring Bladder Infection, Try Drinking More Water

Oct. 20
Greta Jochem / NPR

While it may seem simple, drinking water flushes bacteria out of the urethra, helping to prevent infection in women prone to them. And it also may help reduce the use of antibiotics.

Top Stories: Police Body Cam Study Shows No Effects; Senate Budget Plan

Oct. 20
Korva Coleman / NPR

Also: White House Chief of Staff Kelly is criticized by the congresswoman he criticized; losses from California fires could exceed $1 billion; and supporters clap a lot online for China's president.

'I'm Just Trying To Make Myself Laugh': 'New Yorker' Artist Shares ...

'I'm Just Trying To Make Myself Laugh': 'New Yorker' Artist Shares His Cover Stories

Oct. 20
Mary Louise Kelly / NPR

Barry Blitt's new book features some of the cartoonist's most memorable and merciless work, including his 2008 drawing of Barack and Michelle Obama fist-bumping in the Oval Office.

Body Cam Study Shows No Effect On Police Use Of Force Or Citizen Co...

Body Cam Study Shows No Effect On Police Use Of Force Or Citizen Complaints

Oct. 20
Nell Greenfieldboyce / NPR

That's the conclusion of a study performed as Washington, D.C., rolled out its huge program. The city has one of the largest forces in the country, with some 2,600 officers now wearing cameras.

Why It's So Hard To Turn The Lights Back On In Puerto Rico

Why It's So Hard To Turn The Lights Back On In Puerto Rico

Oct. 20
Tim Webber / NPR

Almost a month after Hurricane Maria made landfall, most of the island is still without electricity. Officials have estimated it could be months before power is restored.

On Assignment: 2007 Wildfires Captured Through San Diego Photojourn...

On Assignment: 2007 Wildfires Captured Through San Diego Photojournalist’s Lens

Oct. 20
By Ebone Monet

A decade after the 2007 Harris fires charred tens of thousands of acres in San Diego County, a San Diego Union-Tribune photographer reflects on his career and lessons learned from covering wildfires.

San Diego Looks Back To The Devastating 2007 Wildfires

San Diego Looks Back To The Devastating 2007 Wildfires

Oct. 20
By Christopher Underwood, Elma Gonzalez

As many in Northern California begin to pick up the pieces following the deadliest wildfires in the state's history, San Diegans remember the destructive 2007 wildfires that burned 10 years ago this month.

Federal Judge Will Not Void Guilty Ruling On Arpaio, Despite Trump'...

Federal Judge Will Not Void Guilty Ruling On Arpaio, Despite Trump's Pardon

Oct. 20
Bill Chappell / NPR

Citing legal precedents, Bolton said that while a pardon removes the threat of punishment, it does not "blot out guilt."

FBI Anti-Sex Trafficking Operation Rescues 84 Minors

Oct. 20
Scott Neuman / NPR

The bureau said the 11th annual Operation Cross Country recovered one 3-month-old girl and that the average age of the victims was 15.

Switching To Middle School Can Be Hard On Kids, But There Are Ways ...

Switching To Middle School Can Be Hard On Kids, But There Are Ways To Make It Better

Oct. 20
Anya Kamenetz / NPR

A new study shows students' self-image suffers in middle school and junior high. And it's not just hard on low-income kids. Having a teacher who understands the teenage brain can help.

Webcast: Can The World Finally Wipe Out Polio?

Webcast: Can The World Finally Wipe Out Polio?

Oct. 20
Jason Beaubien / NPR

An early goal was to eradicate the disease by the year 2000. Where do we now stand — and what obstacles remain?

Virginia Statehouse Race Pits 'Bathroom Bill' Author Against Transg...

Virginia Statehouse Race Pits 'Bathroom Bill' Author Against Transgender Woman

Oct. 20
Sarah McCammon / NPR

If Democrat Danica Roem succeeds in unseating Republican Delegate Bob Marshall, she'd become the nation's first openly transgender state lawmaker.

Rural Hospice That Spurns Federal Funds Has Offered Free Care for 4...

Rural Hospice That Spurns Federal Funds Has Offered Free Care for 40 Years

Oct. 20
JoNel Aleccia / NPR

The founder of a tiny Washington state hospice that depends on community volunteers and donations says the unconventional approach allows for more flexible care.

CIA Trainee Washes Out Of Bomb Detection, Reassigned To Living Room

CIA Trainee Washes Out Of Bomb Detection, Reassigned To Living Room

Oct. 20
Scott Neuman / NPR

The agency says that Lulu, a black Labrador being trained to sniff out explosives, just wasn't that into it.

CIA Backs Off Director's Claim That Russian Meddling Didn't Swing E...

CIA Backs Off Director's Claim That Russian Meddling Didn't Swing Election

Oct. 20
Scott Neuman / NPR

Director Mike Pompeo incorrectly told a security conference in Washington, D.C., on Thursday that U.S. intelligence has concluded that Russian meddling "did not affect the outcome of the election."