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Roundtable: California's Record-Breaking Heat

Sept. 17
By Bennett Lacy, Cristina Kim

California experiences its hottest summer on record as supersized wildfires burn millions of acres, and local Hispanic journalists mentor the next generation of reporters.

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Roundtable: How 9/11 Changed San Diego

Sept. 10
By Bennett Lacy, Cristina Kim

KPBS race and equity reporter Cristina Kim hosts a special look at how the 9/11 attacks were covered in San Diego and how the affects linger in our community 20 years later.

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Roundtable: California On The Brink

Sept. 3
By Bennett Lacy, Cristina Kim

KPBS race and equity reporter Cristina Kim hosts a special episode of Roundtable dedicated to the 2021 recall election for California's governor.

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Roundtable: Schools Welcome Students Back To Campus

Aug. 27
By Bennett Lacy

Local K-12 schools and colleges begin the academic year with a return to campus, prep sports including high school football begin play after having their seasons canceled last year, and a look at some of the seemingly solvable issues that have gone unaddressed in San Diego for decades.

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Roundtable: A Shocking Afghanistan Exit

Aug. 20
By Andrew Bracken, Maureen Cavanaugh

Also, boosters are coming and a look back at a police killing six years on.

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Roundtable: Confronting The Climate Emergency

Aug. 13
By Bennett Lacy

We devote this week's episode to the new IPCC report on global climate change and examine the political and business challenges of addressing climate change and its causes here in San Diego.

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Roundtable: California Recall Race Tightens

July 30
By Bennett Lacy, Cristina Kim

New polling shows a tightening recall race for governor, far-right groups in east county, and an update on the COVID-19 situation in San Diego.

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Roundtable: Comic-Con Weekend Moves Online Once Again

July 23
By Bennett Lacy

Comic-Con returns with another virtual convention due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of California system implements a new series of tuition increases, and the environmental cost of electric car batteries.


Roundtable: Pride Weekend In San Diego

July 16
By Bennett Lacy

San Diego Pride enters its biggest weekend with a mix of in-person and virtual events, a milestone for construction of the new SDSU stadium in Mission Valley, and KPBS relaunches its Cinema Junkie podcast about all things film.

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Roundtable: What Happens In Haiti Matters At The Border

July 9
By Bennett Lacy

Turmoil in Haiti adds to the asylum situation at the U.S.-Mexico border, an update on San Diego's effort to provide shelter for those experiencing homelessness and a study that might ease restrictions on blood donations from gay men.

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Roundtable: Wildfire Readiness For The Underserved

July 2
By Bennett Lacy

The outreach campaign to connect with underserved communities for wildfire and emergency readiness, new data shows many California cities are becoming more segregated and the rise of abusive fan behavior in sports.

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Roundtable: Coronado Coach Fired Following Racist Postgame Incident

June 25
By Bennett Lacy

Racist taunting by fans at a high school basketball game leads to one of the coaches losing his job, Vice-President Kamala Harris visits the border region in Texas, and the latest rise in downtown San Diego's homeless population.

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Roundtable: San Diego's First Few Days Of Reopening

June 18
By Bennett Lacy

Most COVID-19 restrictions come to an end in San Diego County, an Oceanside city council member faces a recall effort after just a few months on the job and a new effort to track and boost racial representation in California's life sciences industry.

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Roundtable: Big Events Make A Return To San Diego

June 11
By Bennett Lacy

Large events like the San Diego County Fair and the U.S. Open golf tournament come to San Diego as California ends its COVID-19 tier system, a federal judge in San Diego rules the state's assault weapons ban and a new public media podcast reveals how police departments police themselves.

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Roundtable: Reflecting On One Year Since The La Mesa Riot

June 4
By Bennett Lacy

The changes to policing in La Mesa one year after a destructive riot, local governments spend millions of dollars on public relations campaigns and Scripps Health recovers from a cyber attack.

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