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Brooke Ruth

News Producer, KPBS Midday Edition

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Brooke Ruth is a producer for KPBS Midday Edition. She previously served as a web producer at KPBS.

Before joining KPBS, Brooke was a web editor for four newspapers and a local television station. She began her career in news at the Imperial Valley Press. She has also been part of the web teams at the Napa Valley Register, North County Times, and U-T San Diego. While pursuing her undergraduate degree at UCLA in psychology, she worked on the student newspaper, the Daily Bruin.

Recent Stories by Brooke Ruth

Children's Author Sally Pla Provides Mirror For Kids On A...

Children's Author Sally Pla Provides Mirror For Kids On Autism Spectrum, Window For Others

Feb. 14
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Despite the large number of children impacted by autism, San Diego County resident Sally Pla said there is not enough children's literature that features kids whose brains operate a bit differently. She has made it her mission to change that.

Minimalism Author Courtney Carver: 'Living With Less Can ...

Minimalism Author Courtney Carver: 'Living With Less Can Lead To So Much More'

Feb. 12
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Carver is in San Diego Monday to discuss her new book, "Soulful Simplicity: How living with less can lead to so much more."

San Diego Utilities Department Director Answers Questions...

San Diego Utilities Department Director Answers Questions About Overcharged Water Bills

Feb. 9
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego's Public Utilities Department says one employee is to blame for overcharging more than 340 customers in Rancho Bernardo, Carmel Valley, Rancho Penasquitos, and Mira Mesa on their water bills. Those customers will be getting refunds or credits for the overpayment.

UC San Diego Conference Aims To 'Rethink The War On Drugs'

UC San Diego Conference Aims To 'Rethink The War On Drugs'

Feb. 8
By Brooke Ruth, Tom Fudge

Drugs have claimed hundreds of thousands of lives on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border in the last decade.

'The Cake,' By 'This Is Us' Writer, Producer, Comes to La...

'The Cake,' By 'This Is Us' Writer, Producer, Comes to La Jolla Playhouse

Feb. 7
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

A play running at the La Jolla Playhouse was inspired by a case that is now being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. "The Cake" is about the controversy surrounding a baker’s refusal to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

City To Revise Safeguards After Homeless Person Scooped U...

City To Revise Safeguards After Homeless Person Scooped Up In Trash Truck

Feb. 7
By Alison St John, Brooke Ruth

The city of San Diego has said it will make changes following an incident in December where a homeless person was nearly killed after being scooped into a garbage truck during a cleanup of a homeless encampment on a city street.

San Diego Library Offers Workshop On How To Spot 'Fake News'

San Diego Library Offers Workshop On How To Spot 'Fake News'

Jan. 30
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The public can learn ways to determine whether what is in their news feed comes from a reliable source during a series of workshops beginning this week at the San Diego Public Library.

'Ken Kramer's About San Diego' Releases New Episodes

'Ken Kramer's About San Diego' Releases New Episodes

Jan. 25
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Ken Kramer is back on KPBS-TV Thursday to begin a series of new and updated "About San Diego" episodes.

Imperial County Assemblyman Proposes Bill To Address Farm...

Imperial County Assemblyman Proposes Bill To Address Farmworker Shortage

Jan. 24
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

A bipartisan group of California assembly members announced Wednesday new legislation to address the shortage in the state: the California Resident Worker Program and Economic Stabilization Act.

The Pros And Cons Of Growing Your Own Marijuana

The Pros And Cons Of Growing Your Own Marijuana

Jan. 24
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

David Newman is the co-owner and head grower of A Soothing Seed in Oceanside, which sells marijuana cuttings to people with medical marijuana prescriptions. Newman will join Midday Edition on Wednesday to discuss the pros and cons of personal cannabis cultivation.

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