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'Adnan's Story' Goes Beyond 'Serial'

'Adnan's Story' Goes Beyond 'Serial'

Aug. 24
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Rabia Chaudry brought the story of Adnan Syed to "This American Life" producer Sara Koenig, leading to the popular podcast "Serial." Now, Chaudry has written a book that she says paints a fuller picture of the 1999 Baltimore murder case that sent Syed to prison.

Jerry Brown: Prophet Of Progressive Government?

Jerry Brown: Prophet Of Progressive Government?

Aug. 23
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

In 2010, California posted a budget deficit of $26 billion. Journalist Narda Zacchino credits Gov. Jerry Brown's Proposition 30 tax increase for allowing the state to put billions into a rainy day fund.

Public Health Leader From San Diego On Overcoming Poverty And Low E...

Public Health Leader From San Diego On Overcoming Poverty And Low Expectations

Aug. 22
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

In a new memoir, Dr. Lamar Hasbrouck, the executive director of the National Association of County and City Health Officials in Washington, D.C., details growing up on Chollas View's G Street raised by a single mother.

San Diego Historian Turns Hamilton's Love Life Into A Novel

San Diego Historian Turns Hamilton's Love Life Into A Novel

Aug. 16
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Elizabeth Cobbs, a former SDSU professor, had a hard time selling her book before the hit musical "Hamilton" took off. "Who's interested in Hamilton?" publishers asked.

Latest 'One Book, One San Diego' Selection Revealed

Latest 'One Book, One San Diego' Selection Revealed

Aug. 15
By Michael Lipkin, Mark Sauer

Inspired by the the "custody battle" over Cuban student Elián González, the 2003 memoir by a Yale University professor traces the author's own experiences growing up in Castro's Cuba.

The Battle Over One Of The Most Studied Brains In Science

The Battle Over One Of The Most Studied Brains In Science

Aug. 9
By Michael Lipkin, David Wagner

Researchers interested in how the brain creates new memories studied Henry Molaison, or "patient H.M.," who became perhaps the most famous research subject in recent history. After Molaison died in 2008, his brain was moved to UC San Diego for further research. But it wouldn't stay there long.

'The Descendants' Author Takes On The World Of Affluent Parenting

'The Descendants' Author Takes On The World Of Affluent Parenting

Aug. 10
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Kaui Hart Hemmings discusses wealthy parents and their "organic, free-range babies," the subject of her latest novel, "How To Party With An Infant."

San Diego Writer Stephen Metcalfe Navigates Life, Literature

San Diego Writer Stephen Metcalfe Navigates Life, Literature

Aug. 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Stephen Metcalfe writes for film and stage. In his first novel for adults, the protagonist navigates his way through life with an autistic son, an absent wife and an ailing mother.

TheNAT Offers New San Diego Hiking Guide

TheNAT Offers New San Diego Hiking Guide

Aug. 2
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The San Diego Natural History Museum has a new guide that features more than 250 trails, maps, photographs and descriptions of habitats and species San Diegans may encounter on hikes.

Why Do Presidents Screw Up?

Why Do Presidents Screw Up?

Aug. 2
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

In a new book, "Why Presidents Fail and How They Can Succeed Again," Brookings Institution senior fellow Elaine Kamarck details some of the most egregious presidential blunders in history.

Former San Diego Journalist Traces Civil Rights Battle

Former San Diego Journalist Traces Civil Rights Battle

Aug. 1
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Kristen Green, a former reporter at The San Diego Union-Tribune, talks about her first book, New York Times bestseller “Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County.”

Finding Romance In The Remote Antarctic

Finding Romance In The Remote Antarctic

July 28
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Sometimes a love story is not as simple as it seems. And that may be the case in a new romantic novel by Midge Raymond.

How Local Police Took Over Immigration Enforcement

How Local Police Took Over Immigration Enforcement

July 27
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

A new book details how immigration enforcement became a patchwork of police, sheriff and federal efforts, and how that's changing with renewed calls for border security.

How Pets Can Help Treat Mental Illness

How Pets Can Help Treat Mental Illness

July 25
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Research has shown the positive effects of having dogs, cats and other animals on people with depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, or even patients recovering from a heart attack.

Sob, Sob, Another Comic-Con Come And Gone

Sob, Sob, Another Comic-Con Come And Gone

July 25
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con 2016 wrapped Sunday night. During the four-day celebration of all things pop culture, there were hundreds of hours of programming, a film festival and the handing out of the Eisner Awards. Now it's back to the daily grind.

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