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KPBS Reviews Scientific Plot Devices in Monthly Book Podcast

April 3, 2019
By KPBS Staff

KPBS is premiering “Device” on April 3. The new monthly podcast discusses books with a science-based twist. The show is available now for download on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and other podcast players.

KPBS Explores the Border with a New Podcast

March 20, 2019
By KPBS Staff

KPBS has launched “Only Here,” a new podcast about the place where San Diego and Tijuana meet. The show is available now for download on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and other podcast players.

‘Dr J’s’ Investigates How a 2003 Gang Shooting Changed a San Diego Neighborhood

Feb. 19, 2019
By KPBS Staff

Just after midnight on New Year's 2003, two women and two young children were on their way home from church. They stopped at Dr J's Liquor in Lincoln Park to buy a fireplace log. What happened next is at the center of a new KPBS six-part investigation examining a crime that caused an area of San Diego to take action. The series, titled “Dr J’s,” will release one episode a day, February 20-22, and February 25-27.

Rescan Day for San Diego County is March 26

Feb. 9, 2019
By KPBS Staff

KPBS is moving frequencies on March 26, 2019. As a result, viewers who watch TV for free with an over-the-air antenna must rescan their TVs on March 26 after 12 pm to continue watching all four KPBS stations.

KPBS Starts 2019 with a New Look

Jan. 14, 2019
By KPBS Staff

KPBS has revealed a new logo for the first time in 28 years. This is the seventh logo for KPBS since it first went on air in 1960. The former logo had been in place since 1991.

KPBS Announces New Midday Edition Co-host

Nov. 16, 2018
By KPBS Staff

KPBS has announced Jade Hindmon is joining Maureen Cavanaugh as co-host of KPBS Midday Edition beginning Monday, November 19, 2018.

KPBS Premieres New Season of “Historic Places with Elsa Sevilla: California’s History”

Oct. 4, 2018
By KPBS Staff

“Historic Places with Elsa Sevilla” debuts Thursday nights at 9 p.m. beginning October 18, 2018 with five new episodes on KPBS. The episodes examine the encounter between the Indigenous People of the Kumeyaay Nation and the Spanish settlers in 1769 and its impact on the region 250 years later.

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One Book, One San Diego Announces 2018 Titles

Sept. 10, 2018
By KPBS Staff

One Book, One San Diego announced the selections for the 2018 region-wide read: "March: Book One," a graphic memoir by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell; and "Blue Sky, White Stars," a picture book written by Sarvinder Naberhaus and illustrated by New York Times bestselling and Caldecott-honor winning artist Kadir Nelson.

StoryCorps and KPBS Team Up to Record and Preserve Stories of Veterans and Their Families

July 25, 2018
By KPBS Staff

StoryCorps, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing the stories of people from all backgrounds and beliefs, will team up with KPBS as part of its Military Voices Initiative to honor San Diego County’s veteran and military community by recording and preserving their stories.

KPBS Explores San Diego's Gay Bar History

June 8, 2018
By KPBS Staff

“San Diego’s Gay Bar History,” a documentary by Paul Detwiler, traces the development of the gay bar as a community institution in San Diego. It premieres Thursday, June 14 at 9 p.m. on KPBS-TV with an encore Monday, June 18 on KPBS 2.

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KPBS Launches Social Media Video Series 'Where I Come From'

May 11, 2018
By Laura McVicker

KPBS set out to hear and document the stories of those of varying ethnicities, ages and economic status about their particular slice of San Diego County and the Imperial Valley. Their stories are told through a social media video series, "Where I Come From."

KPBS 2018 Hall of Fame Honorees Announced

March 28, 2018
By KPBS Staff

KPBS is announcing station supporters and local philanthropists Sandra Timmons and Rick Sandstrom, and Catherine Stiefel and Keith Behner as the 2018 honorees to be inducted as Visionaries into the KPBS Hall of Fame.

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KPBS Premieres New Episodes of Ken Kramer's About San Diego

Jan. 24, 2018
By KPBS Staff

“Ken Kramer’s About San Diego” is returning to the air Thursday nights at 8 p.m., beginning January 25 with five new episodes on KPBS.

KPBS Releases Its First Digital Series

Nov. 28, 2017
By KPBS Staff

KPBS is releasing its first digital series titled “Jordan Loves,” an honest look at the quirky, unique and downright odd features that set San Diego apart, with seven episodes available to watch beginning Monday, Nov. 27. The series is on

KPBS Premieres New Science Podcast

Oct. 23, 2017
By KPBS Staff

KPBS is releasing a brand-new, science-themed podcast on Oct. 25 called “Rad Scientist” and will be available at