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Roundtable: Back To School 2019

Aug. 30
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

This week's episode focuses on education as San Diego Unified School District begins a new academic year, the Sweetwater Union High School District grapples with a major budget shortfall, and local students sound off on whether they feel safe on campus.

San Diego mayoral candidates Todd Gloria, Tasha...

Roundtable: 2020 Strategy For Local Parties

Aug. 23
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A big endorsement in the race for San Diego mayor, the local Republican Party launches its own news platform, the United Nations studies homelessness in San Diego, and schools work to update policies on teacher-student interaction.

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, w...

Roundtable: SDG&E Wants A Minimum Rate Hike

Aug. 16
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

SDG&E requests a rate increase due to growing use of solar energy, documents show how a building renovation at SDSU was mishandled, and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park says the birth of a new rhino will help save an endangered species.

A Virgin Mary painting, flags and flowers adorn...

Roundtable: Covering The El Paso Mass Shooting

Aug. 9
By Alison St John, Bennett Lacy

A look at how Spanish-speaking media covered the El Paso mass shooting, 2020 presidential candidates speak at the UnidosUS conference in San Diego, and how a man from Honduras became the first to win asylum under the "Remain in Mexico" policy.

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Roundtable: Funding The Affordable Housing Crisis

Aug. 2
By Aly Sadik, Mark Sauer

San Diego moves to ease the city's affordable housing crisis. As climate change continues, ice is melting in the north and homeowners are having a tough time protecting their properties from damage.

SANDAG Executive Director Hasan Ikhrata speaks ...

Roundtable: Turmoil Continues For SANDAG

July 26
By Aly Sadik, Mark Sauer

More shakeups at San Diego's regional planning agency, the disappearing Southern California coastline and the proposed tower near Seaport Village.

People wait to apply for asylum in the United S...

Roundtable: Change In Asylum Rules Strands Thousands

July 19
By Pat Finn

The Trump Administration's new rules on asylum mean migrants must receive an asylum determination from another country before applying in the U.S. If it takes affect, it will strand thousands in Mexico.

Asylum-seekers from Cameroon and Eritrea protes...

Roundtable: African Migrants Protest Treatment By Mexican Authorities In Tijuana

July 12
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

Migrants from Cameroon have been waiting in Tijuana for more than two months to cross into the U.S. to seek asylum. Most are members of the English-speaking minority, which has faced intense persecution since 2016.

Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher,...

Roundtable: Gallagher Trial Concludes

July 5
By Aly Sadik, Mark Sauer

Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher is a free man after being acquitted of murder. SeaWorld is bouncing back, but PETA remains a strong opponent. USC admits blame for poaching a UC San Diego's research program.

The entrance of a Border Patrol station in Clin...

Roundtable: Turmoil At The Border

June 28
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A national outcry over conditions at an immigration detention center for children, San Diego mayoral candidates spar over plans for more housing, and election reforms are leading to more diversity in some local governments.

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Roundtable: Mayor Faulconer's White House Meeting

June 21
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer meets with President Donald Trump at the White House, the origins of migrant caravans in Honduras, and the first week of testimony in the murder trial for a San Diego based Navy SEAL.

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Roundtable: Plea Change In Hunter Corruption Case

June 14
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

The wife of Congressman Duncan Hunter pleads guilty in the couple’s corruption case, the military grants media access to its border mission in Texas, and San Diego State University plans to reform its scholarship system after millions of dollars were unawarded.

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Roundtable: President Trump’s Tariff Threat

June 7
By Alison St John, Bennett Lacy

An increase in border crossings leads President Trump to threaten new tariffs on Mexican goods, violent crime is rising in many San Diego neighborhoods, and newly released documents show how the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is responding to public complaints.

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Roundtable: Prosecuting Hate Crimes

May 31
By Aly Sadik, Mark Sauer

Prosecuting hate crimes is not a simple task. Rep. Duncan Hunter defends the Navy SEAL accused of multiple war crimes. Development of properties in wildfire-prone areas stirs controversy. The new leader of SANDAG attempts to revitalize San Diego's transportation industry.

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Roundtable: Navy SEAL War Crimes Trial Delayed

May 24
By Aly Sadik, Mark Sauer

The trial has been delayed for the Navy SEAL accused of committing war crimes while on deployment. Seniors are finding it harder to live in the Golden State. California moves one step closer to restricting short-term rentals in San Diego.