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How The Affordable Care Act Is Changing San Diego Community Health Clinics

Aug. 21
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Now that the Affordable Care Act has opened up healthcare for more people, how are community clinics managing an influx of patients while maintaining quality care?

College Life 101: Easing The Transition For Students And Parents

Aug. 21
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It's the time of year when freshman are moving into college dorms and away from home — it can be stressful for both students and parents. We take a look at how to survive the transition and thrive in college.

Columnist Marks 10 Years With New Book 'Diary Of A Diva, Behind The Lipstick'

Aug. 21
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For 10 years, Barbarella Fokos has been writing the popular Diary of a Diva column in the San Diego Reader, now she's put some of her favorite stories in her first book, "Diary of a Diva, Behind the Lipstick."

Saving Lives At San Diego Humane Society's 24-Hour Kitten Nursery

Aug. 20
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Kitten season is here and that means animal shelters are getting an influx of homeless litters. The San Diego Humane Society says many newborn kittens wouldn't survive if it weren't for its 24-hour kitten nursery.

Unintended Consequences: Bird Deaths At California Solar Power Plants

Aug. 20
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The goal of the huge Ivanpah solar electricity plant in the Mojave desert is to provide clean, affordable energy to thousands of households. But what it's also doing, say wildlife officials, is killing birds.

Why Are Minority Men Struggling To Finish Community College?

Aug. 20
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Very few male students of color graduate with a certificate or degree. A new collaborative policy brief aims to address that problem on a national level.

Reaching Out For Help With Depression

Aug. 19
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The death of comedian Robin Williams is teaching us a lot about depression. We look at treatments available and who to reach out to when you need help.

SDSU Professor's New Book Is An Experiment In Fiction For The Twitter Generation

Aug. 19
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KPBS Midday Edition speaks to San Diego State University literature Professor Harold Jaffe about his latest book, a collection of 50- and 100-word stories called "Induced Coma."

California's Plastic Bag Ban Bill Moves Forward

Aug. 18
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The debate over a statewide plastic bag ban is heating up, as a key legislative committee last week passed a bill that would phase out single-use plastic bags in California grocery stores.

Killing Of Missouri Teen Reminds San Diegans Of Problems Between Minorities And Police

Aug. 18
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The fallout from the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has reverberated across the country. Black community groups in San Diego, as well as the San Diego Police Department, are evaluating law enforcement equity in our city.