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Roundtable: Big Events Make A Return To San Diego
Friday, June 11, 2021
Credit: San Diego County Fair & Del Mar Fairgrounds
Alexander Nguyen, multimedia reporter, KPBS News
Greg Moran, reporter, The San Diego Union-Tribune
Sandhya Dirks, race and equity reporter, KQED
KPBS Roundtable airs on Fridays at 12:30 p.m. on KPBS Radio.
San Diego’s Reopening Includes Big Events
This weekend, the San Diego County Fair returns after being canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. This year’s version will be slimmed down and coincides with the state’s full reopening next week. KPBS north county multimedia reporter Alexander Nguyen joins us to describe what fair visitors will get this year. We also look ahead to other big events happening in the coming days, including the PGA’s U.S. Open golf tournament, and full crowds returning to baseball games at Petco Park.
Local Judge Wipes Out Assault Weapons Ban
A federal judge based in San Diego issued a blockbuster ruling that would strip California of a law that bans the possession and sale of assault weapons like the AR-15 rifle that’s been used in several mass shootings. The judge has been at the center of a series of similar rulings that gun rights advocates are celebrating. San Diego Union-Tribune reporter Greg Moran joins us for details on this latest ruling, and how the state is responding.
A Rare Look Inside Police Internal Investigations
On Our Watch is a podcast recently launched by KQED and NPR. It’s a deep dive into internal police investigations across California, detailing how law enforcement agencies police their own members in use of force, harassment and other cases of alleged misconduct. Each episode features rich audio evidence and follow up interviews with people involved in each particular case, and how their experiences paint a fuller picture of policing in California. KQED race and equity reporter Sandhya Dirks is one of of the reporters on this project.
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