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San Diego Unified Opens Pre-K Program To All, Regardless Of Income

San Diego Unified Opens Pre-K Program To All, Regardless Of Income

Aug. 23
By Megan Burks

Good news for parents with little ones: San Diego Unified is opening its preschool program once reserved for low-income families to all income brackets.

San Diego Art Museum's Growth Brings Excitement And Sadness

Aug. 24
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn
San Diego Art Museum's Growth Brings Excitement And Sadness

The museum's La Jolla location gets ready to shut down for a major remodel — with a new gallery space, terraces and an expanded sculpture garden in its future.

Should California Require Pro Bono Work For Law Students?

Aug. 24
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Matt Hoffman
Should California Require Pro Bono Work For Law Students?

A bill that mandates 50 hours of pro bono work for law students has landed on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. Sen. Marty Block of San Diego, who authored the bill, discusses its potential impact.

'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.

Talking Trash: Reducing Food Waste Starts At Home

Talking Trash: Reducing Food Waste Starts At Home

Aug. 23
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Up to 40 percent of the U.S. food supply goes to waste. A panel discussion on Tuesday night focuses on the environmental impacts of food waste and ways to cut back on how much food is thrown away.

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.

Chargers Stadium Measure Faces Opposition

Chargers Stadium Measure Faces Opposition

Aug. 23
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

The San Diego County Taxpayers Association concluded the Chargers' ballot measure won't raise enough money. The city's Independent Budget Analyst says it will — if estimates are accurate.

UC San Diego Professor Examines The Cuban Economy

UC San Diego Professor Examines The Cuban Economy

Aug. 23
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

In the new book “Open For Business: Rebuilding the Cuban Economy,” UC San Diego professor Richard Feinberg explores where Cuba's economy is today and what the future may hold.

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.

When Jail Becomes A Death Sentence

When Jail Becomes A Death Sentence

Aug. 22
Lisa Pickoff-White, Julie Small / KQED Public Media

Statewide in 2015, one in four inmates who died in county jails committed suicide. In San Diego County, half of deaths were from inmates taking their own lives.

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