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SD Wildfire Preparedness, Social Security, GOP Resignations

This week, rain douses San Diego as residents mark the fourth anniversary of the Cedar Fire. Also, the first baby boomer applies for Social Security benefits. And, the national GOP faces uncertainty

SD Wildfire Preparedness, Social Security, GOP Resignations

This week, rain douses San Diego as residents mark the fourth anniversary of the Cedar Fire.  What have local governments done to enhance firefighting tactics since 2003?

Also, the first baby boomer applies for Social Security benefits.  How will the Social Security system handle these new retirees?

And, the national GOP faces uncertainty as 16 Republican legislators announce their retirements.  Will the Democrats gain more power in Congress, or will the Republicans maintain these seats?

Guests:

  • Andrew Donohue, co-executive editor of voiceofsandiego.org.
  • Ruben Navarrette, Jr., member of the editorial board of the San Diego Union-Tribune , and a nationally-syndicated columnist.
  • Alisa Joyce Barba, western bureau chief for National Public Radio.
What questions do you have about the Statewide General Election coming up on Nov. 8? Submit your questions here, and we'll try to answer them in our reporting.