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Stories by Megan Burke

San Diego County Author Examines Drug War Consequences

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"The Cartel" is a sequel to Don Winslow's bestseller, "The Power of the Dog." Both books are crime thrillers, but in terms of research and scope, they qualify as a quasi-history of the drug war.

UC San Diego Professor Explores History Of Madness In New Book

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A UC San Diego sociology professor examines how mental illness has been viewed through the centuries in his new book, "Madness In Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine."

Point Loma Event Aims To Help Veterans With PTSD

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Coronado residents Howard and Jean Somers lost their veteran son to suicide. They've since started an organization to help veterans with PTSD.

Eagle Rock Gospel Singers Take The Stage At San Diego's Casbah

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The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers will perform three times at the Casbah on Kettner Boulevard beginning Tuesday.

What It Takes To Solve Cold Case Homicides In San Diego County

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Since 2003, the San Diego's District Attorney's office has prosecuted 35 cold cases. Right now, five cold cases are in the judicial system and more than 20 are being reviewed for prosecution.

UC San Diego Study Offers Insight Into Bee Colony Collapse

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For a decade now, we've been hearing about the phenomenon of bee colony collapse and significant bee die-offs. Now a new study may shed light on one piece of that puzzle.

San Diego County Resident Among First Graduating Class Of Yoga Masters Degree Program

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From a challenging workout to deep relaxation for sleep, there seems to be a yoga practice for just about everything and everyone. Now there's a yoga degree for students.

Montreal Band Niyaz Blends Traditional, Modern Sounds In San Diego

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Niyaz is bringing their blend of acoustic, electronic, traditional and original compositions to the Price Center Theatre at UC San Diego on Saturday.

What Court Ruling On Obama's Immigration Action Means In San Diego

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Hopes that new immigration actions announced by President Obama would take effect this month were ended by a federal appeals court on Tuesday.

Cat Chat: San Diego Expert Decodes Feline Language

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A new book, "How To Speak Cat: A Guide To Decoding Cat Language," co-authored San Diego Humane Society President Gary Weitzman, aims to help cat lovers better understand their feline friends.

Serving A Pint Of Science In San Diego

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The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is partnering with Pint of Science and UC San Diego to bring science to the people in San Diego.

Hope After Violence: San Diego Author Demands Support For Children Exposed To Trauma

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Researchers are learning these simple things such as listening, giving praise or sharing a secret, may be effective tools in rescuing kids from the effects of an abusive childhood.

Black Student Organizations Question San Diego Police Policies

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San Diego police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said reforms on policing have been made since a Department of Justice review. But students want racial profiling to end.

How California's New Environmental Regulations On Desalination Affect Carlsbad's Plant

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California's water board adopted environmental guidelines for building and operating desalination plants. But critics of the process say the rules are not strict or clear enough to make sure desalination plants are environmentally sound.

San Diego Symposium Explores Human-Climate Interactions

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A symposium held at the Salk Institute will examine melting glaciers, rising sea levels and the rapid warming of Earth from climate change.

San Diego Doctor Raises Stroke Awareness — Especially For Women

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The month of May is dedicated to stroke awareness and experts like vascular surgeon Dr. William Neil are working to get the word out about stroke risks and symptoms, especially for women.

How ACLU Mobile Justice Smartphone App Will Work In San Diego

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American Civil Liberties Union releases new app to help people document arrests and other police actions.

Poet, Army Veteran Brian Turner Shares War Experience At El Cajon Literary Festival

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Bosnian and Iraq War veteran Brian Turner shares his memories of war, both his own and through the eyes of others, in his memoir, “My Life as a Foreign Country,” during the Grossmont Literary Arts Festival.

San Diego Scripps Health Trauma Team Heads To Nepal To Aid Quake Survivors

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Chris Van Gorder, CEO of Scripps Health and Dr. Mark Olcott, an emergency room physician at Scripps Green Hospital, talk about their upcoming mission.

Midday Edition From The Midway: Special Coverage To Mark End Of Vietnam War

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Midday Edition airs live from the USS Midway Museum at noon Friday as KPBS shares the stories of veterans and Vietnamese refugees who four decades ago witnessed the fall of Saigon.

San Diego Doctors Use Rare Surgery Treatment For Rare Esophageal Cancer

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Cancer of the esophagus is rare. It represents only one percent of cancer diagnoses in the United States. But for many patients, it begins with a common condition: acid reflux.

First Legal Medical Marijuana Dispensary In San Diego Prepares For More Patients

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As the first legally permitted medical marijuana dispensary in San Diego marks its first month in business, questions remain about others who are waiting in the city's permit pipeline.

'Weed The People' Author Examines Growing Support For Legal Marijuana

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Could California be the next state to legalize recreational marijuana? Backers of an initiative filed this month hope to get the issue on the November 2016 ballot.

San Diego Psychologists Explain How To Teach Kids To Solve Problems

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San Diego child psychologists turned authors discuss how a life filled with instant gratification can produce unintended consequences.

Chula Vista City Council Vote Count Upheld

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A San Diego Superior Court judge upheld the vote count in Chula Vista's City Council race. Dozens of uncounted provisional ballots were not counted last fall in a race won by two votes.

Global Health Expert In San Diego To Discuss Lessons From Ebola Outbreak

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The number of new cases of Ebola in West Africa continue to wind down and the U.S. Ebola panic appears to be over. What are the lessons learned from the Ebola epidemic for the U.S. and responding nations? And what would happen with a new outbreak?

San Diego Man's Great Grandfather's Story Lives On In New Civil War Book

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The 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War is being remembered this week. Among those remembering the anniversary of the war's end is Bill Ketchum who has a direct connection to a Civil War soldier.

San Diego Symphony Offers A Taste Of What's In Store For Next Season

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The San Diego Symphony previews its upcoming season with musical samples Thursday night at the Copley Symphony Hall in downtown San Diego.

San Diego County Announces Free Access To Mental Health First Aid Program

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The training is aimed at giving people the skills to intervene and give some initial help to people struggling with a mental health crisis.

San Diego State Professor Authors Book On Women And Christianity

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A new book by Rebecca Moore, a professor of religious studies at San Diego State University, examines the role women have played in the way Christianity has been practiced.

Block Proposes Giving Grants To California Students Who Finish College In 4 Years

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State Sen. Marty Block is proposing a bill that would invest millions into the University of California and California State University systems. The plan includes giving students money for finishing school on time.

Survival Rate Increases Among Cancer Patients

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New cancer treatments bring hope, but does that mean a cure or a lifetime of cancer-fighting drugs and careful monitoring?

The Latest In Cancer Research And Treatment In San Diego

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The first part of a documentary based on the book "The Emperor of All Maladies" will air Monday on KPBS television. The series traces the history of cancer treatment and research.

California Housing Restrictions Relaxed For Some Sex Offenders

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The California Department of Corrections has changed its policy of prohibiting all sex offenders from living near parks, schools and other places where children congregate.

Permaculture Comes To Southeast San Diego

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Re-learning the lessons of nature, and using that knowledge in your own community. That's the core of a new series of workshops starting up in a community of San Diego that has long been considered a food desert.

'A Growing Passion' Begins Third Season With Focus On Balboa Park

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The third season of the KPBS series begins Thursday. The first episode examines the variety of plants, flowers and trees in the gardens of Balboa Park.

San Diego City Council Approves Plan for New Homeless Shelter

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The new shelter will be located in an existing building and offer 100 beds beginning April 1. An additional 250 beds will become available over the next couple of months, for a total of 350 by July 1.

San Diego Nonprofits Help Tijuana Sex Workers Start New Businesses

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More than 100 women who work in the sex industry in Tijuana were selected to receive microloans to start new businesses.

How The Drought Is Affecting Spring Gardening In San Diego County

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It feels like a summer heat wave and it's not even spring. Garden expert Nan Sterman will offer tips on how to maintain a spring garden during the unseasonal weather.

Napolitano Says UC Tuition Hikes Won't Affect Neediest Californians

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In an interview with KPBS, University of California President Janet Napolitano talked about enrollment caps, UC funding and her National Peacemaker Award.

San Diego Author Tells Stories Of The Women In The Shadows Of Men

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The stories of women behind famous men are told in a new book by a National City teacher.

One ALS Patient's Fight For The 'Right To Try'

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David Huntley is a former San Diego State University professor and triathlete who was diagnosed with ALS in 2013. He wants the right to take a drug called GM604, which is aimed at fighting the progression of the disease.

Grab Your Binoculars — San Diego Bird Fest Starts Thursday

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The San Diego Audubon Society is sponsoring the Bird Festival, and is emphasizing the environmental and conservation benefits of maintaining bird habitats.

New Studies Shed Light On Children And Allergies

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Two new allergy studies confirm what doctors and many parents have thought for years: We may be a little too clean and controlled for our own good.

International Rescue Committee San Diego Director Retires After 38 Years

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Bob Montgomery has been with the International Rescue Committee during the resettlement of Iraqis, Somalis, Eritreans and refugees from more than 20 other countries.

Joyce Carol Oates On Writing About Differences Among People

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Novelist Joyce Carol Oates has written more than 40 novels. She is in San Diego to speak at the 20th Annual Point Loma Nazarene University Writer's Symposium by the Sea.

'Short Term 12' Director Destin Cretton Speaks About Art Of Screenwriting

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San Diego writer-director Destin Cretton, now making feature films in Hollywood, speaks at Point Loma Nazarene University's Writer's Symposium By The Sea.

Exhibit Unites Humanity Through 45 Questions

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San Diego's Museum of Photographic arts is celebrating the centennial in Balboa Park with a video exhibition of people and voices from around the world. It's called "7 billion Others."

California Committee Explores Road Usage Charge In Place Of Gas Tax

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The state has mandated cars have high-fuel efficiencies, and encouraged drivers to buy hybrid and electric vehicles, all in an effort to reduce gas consumption. And it's been working - so well, that we now have to find a new way to finance road maintenance.

How Should Drug Trials Be Conducted In The Middle Of An Ebola Outbreak?

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The anti-Ebola drug ZMapp, developed in San Diego, is about to start clinical trials in Liberia. Doctors will explain the ethical challenges posed by drug testing during an outbreak.

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