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San Diego Lab Works To Develop Coronavirus Vaccine, San Diego City Council 1 Race, This Weekend’s Top Events

A San Diego lab is rapidly working to develop a vaccine against the growing and deadly Coronavirus. Also, this year's San Diego City Council district one race only features Democratic candidates. Plus, Julia Dixon Evans makes her Midday Edition debut as KPBS Arts Editor and discusses this weekend's top events from Lunar New Year festivities to a birthday celebration for ... Read more →

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San Diego Lab Tapped To Rapidly Develop Vaccine For China's Novel Coronavirus

Jan. 24
By Tarryn Mento

The Sorrento Valley facility uses a computer optimization strategy that can fast-track vaccine design.

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Different Shades Of Blue In City Council District 1 Race

Jan. 23
By Andrew Bowen

The coastal district used to be partisan battleground. But in this year's election not one of eight people running is a Republican.

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San Diego’s Top Weekend Arts Events: From The Year Of The Rat To Beethoven

Jan. 24
By Julia Dixon Evans, Maureen Cavanaugh

This weekend is the start of the Lunar New Year festivities, plus the birthday celebration continues for one of classical music's great composers, San Diego Dance Theater returns to the stage, and it's your last chance to see a unique photography exhibit.

San Diego mayoral candidates Todd Gloria, Barba...

Roundtable: The Race To Replace San Diego's Mayor

Jan. 24
By Pat Finn

The panel looks at San Diego politics and the city's ability to solve big problems — homelessness, housing affordability, infrastructure — through the 2020 races for mayor and city council.

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Governor Gavin Newsom Joins Volunteers In San Diego's Homeless Count

Jan. 23
By City News Service

Gov. Gavin Newsom joined Senate President pro tem Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, and 100 volunteers downtown Thursday in a federally mandated effort to count the county's homeless population.

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Coffee Lovers Unite For San Diego's Caffeine Crawl

Jan. 23
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Nearly 40 coffee, tea and chocolate shops in San Diego County are participating in the seventh annual San Diego Caffeine Crawl, which kicks off Friday.

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How To Get Paid For What You Love In The New 'Passion Economy'

Jan. 23
By Jade Hindmon, John Carroll

Author and founder of NPR's Planet Money podcast, Adam Davidson, joined Midday Edition to talk about his new book, "The Passion Economy."

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'Cambodian Rock Band' Playwright's Work Back In San Diego

Jan. 22
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

"The Great Leap" runs through Feb. 16 at Cygnet Theatre in Old Town. The playwright, Lauren Yee, is a UC San Diego graduate and one of the two most-produced playwrights in the country right now.

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'The 50th' Tells Story Of Hunter Resignation, Race To Replace Him

Jan. 20
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

The scandal that forced Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter to resign his congressional seat is the subject of a new San Diego Union-Tribune documentary series called: "The 50TH: A scandal. A dynasty. An election."

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Actor Alan Alda Partners With Scripps Research To Improve How Scientists Communicate

Jan. 20
By John Carroll, Maureen Cavanaugh

Alan Alda has a mission — to teach scientists how to be better listeners and communicators. He wants them to be able to empathize with their audiences, to communicate their work in understandable and compelling ways.

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Civil Rights Activist Valarie Kaur Keynotes Annual All Peoples MLK Celebration In San Diego

Jan. 20
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Kaur is a civil rights activist, lawyer, filmmaker and author. She grew up in California's Central Valley and now leads the Revolutionary Love Project, a movement that focuses on the idea that love could be a force for social change.

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Roundtable: San Diego Airport's Crowded Terminal 1 Due For $3B Makeover

Jan. 17
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

Terminal 1, the home to Southwest, Alaska and a few other carriers, is closer to a major makeover.

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