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Roundtable: Convention Center Plan Sidetracked

Aug. 10
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

San Diego's convention center expansion plan is put in doubt, a new deportation risk for international college students, and the politics of California's wildfires.

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Roundtable: The Consequences Of Climate Change

Aug. 3
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

California Governor Jerry Brown says recent wildfires are an effect of climate change, presidential politics enters the race for the 50th congressional district, and the Padres struggle to build a winning team.

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Roundtable: Reunification Deadline Passes

July 27
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

The federal government tries to meet a deadline to reunite separated immigrant families, San Diego County leaders weigh whether to bypass its general plan to approve new housing construction, and California's birth rate reaches a record low.

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Roundtable: Outrage In National City

July 20
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

National City faces protests over the death of a man injured in police custody, San Diego approves a plan to regulate short-term home rentals and undisclosed meetings by state energy regulators are made public.

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Roundtable: Reuniting Immigrant Families

July 13
By Bennett Lacy, Ebone Monet

The Trump administration misses a court-ordered deadline to reunite young immigrant children with their parents, big crowds are expected for the annual pride celebration and the serious challenge to one incumbent on the San Diego City Council.

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Roundtable: Outrage Over Border Immigration Policy

July 6
By Mark Sauer, Neiko Will

North of the border, the government asks for more time to address family separations as outrage continues over zero-tolerance. While down south, Mexico elects a new president. He's described as populist and anti-establishment, but does he have anything in common with his U.S. counterpart?

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Roundtable: Reassembling Fractured Immigrant Families

June 29
By Mark Sauer, Neiko Will

The clock is ticking on reuniting immigrant families separated at the border. What now, after Supreme Court Justice Kennedy announces his retirement? And a legal challenge to the Mission Valley stadium site ballot measures. We discuss it all, on KPBS Roundtable.

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Roundtable: President Pivots On Immigration, Zero-Tolerance Policy Remains

June 22
By Mark Sauer, Neiko Will

The national debate about what to do about immigrants fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries comes to a head this week, while the dream of retirement fades for many Californians. We discuss both on this week's Roundtable.

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Roundtable: Problem Teachers In San Diego

June 15
By Mark Sauer, Neiko Will

San Diego Teachers who harass students aren't always fired. Terminally ill patients who want to end their lives are in limbo. And how do you help PTSD patients who don't believe they deserve to get better? Tune in for this week's discussion on the KPBS Roundtable.

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Roundtable: On To November, Election Roundup

June 8
By Mark Sauer, Neiko Will

Candidates still standing after this week's primary are retooling for the general election, with some tight races ahead. We look at what Tuesday's results can forecast about November.

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Roundtable: Election 2018 Major Races

June 1
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

The battle for second place in the race for governor, Democrats risk a possible shutout in the 49th congressional district and controversy hasn't slowed Rep. Duncan Hunter's prospects for re-election.

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Roundtable: Election 2018 Local Races

May 25
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A discussion on some of the major local races voters will decide in the June 5 primary election, including District Attorney, Sheriff and two open seats for Board of Supervisors.

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Roundtable: California’s Sanctuary Critics Go To Washington

May 18
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

San Diego County political leaders critical of California's sanctuary law go to the White House for a meeting with President Donald Trump, SeaWorld's parent company says business is up for the start of 2018, and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park announces a breakthrough in its rhino breeding program.

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Roundtable: Billionaire Targets San Diego County District Attorney Race

May 11
By Alison St John, Bennett Lacy

The race for San Diego County District Attorney is about to see a flood of ads paid by outside money, the city of Riverside has found a way to effectively end homelessness among veterans and a conversation with NPR White House correspondent Scott Horsley.

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Roundtable: San Diego County Settles In Deputy Sexual Misconduct Investigation

May 4
By Mark Sauer, Neiko Will

On the Roundtable: San Diego County agrees to pay $412,000 to settle two sexual misconduct claims against a sheriff's deputy this week, while offers to 13 other women are outstanding. Recent lawsuits could put the kibosh on women-only events in San Diego. And, the race to replace Governor Jerry Brown as his tenure as the state's longest-serving governor winds down.

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