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Roundtable: The Uncertain Summer For San Diego Schools

July 10, 2020
By Bennett Lacy

Local schools prepare for a mix of in-person and distance learning for the upcoming academic year, the San Diego Padres navigate COVID-19 as Major League Baseball tries to salvage a season, and a look inside the police culture behind 'The Thin Blue Line.'

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger jo...

Roundtable: The Cultural Divide Over Masks

June 26, 2020
By Bennett Lacy

How wearing a facial covering to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has become a cultural and political dividing line, congress investigates the San Diego VA for discontinuing the use of ketamine treatments for suicidal veterans, and the internal debate within newsrooms over racial representation and diversity in journalism.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) s...

Roundtable: The DACA Decision

June 19, 2020
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

The U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of DACA recipients, COVID-19 cases surge in Imperial County, and how the Black Lives Matter movement is playing out on social media.

San Diego police officers block demonstrators d...

Roundtable: Pandemic And Protests

June 12, 2020
By Bennett Lacy

The KPBS Roundtable returns from hiatus to discuss the two major stories driving our coverage. A KPBS investigation looks into use of force by local police, residents of Southeast San Diego describe their interactions with law enforcement, and more places reopen in San Diego County as COVID-19 restrictions ease.

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Roundtable: Living With The Coronavirus Pandemic

March 13, 2020
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

Cruise lines, concerts, classes, conventions, conferences, even conversations. The novel coronavirus is disrupting most aspects of daily life in San Diego, just as it is in the rest of the world.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice P...

Roundtable: March Primary Recap

March 6, 2020
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

Our panel parses the (partial) primary results pertinent to San Diego County for president, mayor of San Diego, 50th and 53rd Congressional Districts and Measures A, B and C.

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Roundtable: The California Primary Is Early, Big And Important

Feb. 28, 2020
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

What a difference a date makes. This is the first year the California Primary is early enough to have some influence on the selection of a presidential nominee. And there are plenty of important local races and issues to decide.

Judicial candidate Shawn McMilllan at a forum W...

Roundtable: Candidate For Judge Posted Racist Jokes On Facebook

Feb. 21, 2020
By Jade Hindmon, Pat Finn

Shawn McMillan, a candidate for San Diego Superior Court Judge, has posted jokes to his Facebook account that are racially charged, anti-immigrant and mock gender identity.

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Roundtable: A New Political Party You May Not Have Known You Registered For

Feb. 14, 2020
By Jade Hindmon, Pat Finn

Questions are raised about how the new Common Sense Party is registering members, and a look at the San Diego city attorney's race and the cases for and against Measures A and C.

San Diego County Board of Supervisors in chambe...

Roundtable: Candidates Raise Issues, Money In County Supes Races

Feb. 7, 2020
By Jade Hindmon, Pat Finn

The races for three seats (Districts 1, 2, and 3) on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors will determine which party dominates the five-member board and directs spending of the $6 billion-plus budget.

Candidates for the 53rd Congressional District ...

Roundtable: Candidates, Issues In 50th, 52nd & 53rd Congressional Districts

Jan. 31, 2020
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

A look at multiple congressional candidates and issues in the 50th, 52nd and 53rd Congressional Districts.

San Diego mayoral candidates Todd Gloria, Barba...

Roundtable: The Race To Replace San Diego's Mayor

Jan. 24, 2020
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.

Passengers arrive at Terminal 1 at the San Dieg...

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

Jan. 17, 2020
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

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

Rep. Duncan Hunter arrives at the federal court...

Roundtable: Duncan Hunter Resigns

Jan. 10, 2020
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

On Monday, Congressman Duncan D. Hunter will resign. There will be no special election for the 50th Congressional District. Local vets reveal their thoughts on the situation with Iran. And homelessness is spreading to the suburbs.

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Roundtable: Rise In Minimum Wage Impacts Workers, Businesses

Jan. 3, 2020
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

This week, the minimum wage rose $1 an hour in California, on a path to reach $15 an hour in 2023. The pay increase will impact workers and businesses and eventually consumers.