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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.

Ex-San Diego Cop: 'American Policing Is In A Crisis'

Ex-San Diego Cop: 'American Policing Is In A Crisis'

July 20
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper started his law enforcement career with the San Diego Police Department in 1966. He's written a new book, "To Protect and Serve: How To Fix America's Police."

How To Teach Young Children About Sept. 11

How To Teach Young Children About Sept. 11

July 19
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Novelist Jewell Parker Rhodes wrote “Towers Falling" as a tool to start discussions among families and in classrooms.

How Scientists Are Pushing The Boundaries Of Our Senses

How Scientists Are Pushing The Boundaries Of Our Senses

July 7
By Michael Lipkin, Alison St John

Science journalist Kara Platoni wants to know more about how our brains interpret what we see, hear, touch, taste and smell, and whether current research can expand our ability to perceive the world.

The Founding Fathers' History Of Trashing The Poor

The Founding Fathers' History Of Trashing The Poor

July 5
By Tom Fudge, Michael Lipkin

While slavery and racial prejudice were an obvious part of early American life, a new book argues that people who were poor and white were also seen as "subhuman" by some of the Founding Fathers.

What Does It Take To Be A Good Friend?

What Does It Take To Be A Good Friend?

June 27
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

A new book by a Princeton University philosophy professor looks at how what we consider friendship has changed over time.

Sen. Barbara Boxer On Staying Tough In Washington

Sen. Barbara Boxer On Staying Tough In Washington

June 23
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The Democratic senator who's become a California political institution is retiring, and among the things she's leaving to posterity is her own advice on how to get important things done.

How A 1981 Alabama Lynching Impacted The Battle Against The Klan

How A 1981 Alabama Lynching Impacted The Battle Against The Klan

June 22
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

A new book, titled "The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan," details a case that bankrupted a Ku Klux Klan organization in Alabama.

New Biography Chronicles The Life Of U.S. Sen. George McGovern

New Biography Chronicles The Life Of U.S. Sen. George McGovern

June 21
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

“The Rise of a Prairie: The Life and Times of George McGovern” is the first volume of a major biography by author Thomas J. Knock on the 1972 Democratic presidential candidate and America's leading anti-war critic during the Vietnam War.

‘A Feminist In The White House’ Chronicles Life, Work Of Activist M...

‘A Feminist In The White House’ Chronicles Life, Work Of Activist Midge Costanza

June 16
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Midge Costanza broke through the political glass ceiling while working for President Jimmy Carter. She eventually settled in San Diego and was active in the LGBT community.

Michael Pollan's Groundbreaking Book On Food Still Resonates

Michael Pollan's Groundbreaking Book On Food Still Resonates

June 15
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Ten years after writing "The Omnivore's Dilemma," Pollan says Americans are still concerned about where their food comes from.

Journalist Sebastian Junger On The Struggles Of Returning Vets

Journalist Sebastian Junger On The Struggles Of Returning Vets

June 1
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

The award-winning journalist has spent years exploring how war affects human beings. His new book challenges people's understanding of PTSD.

San Diego's Best Hiking Trails And Tips For Newbie Hikers

San Diego's Best Hiking Trails And Tips For Newbie Hikers

May 31
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Priscilla Lister wrote The San Diego Union-Tribune's hiking column for six years. She shares her favorite trails in the county and tips for beginners on KPBS Midday Edition.