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Maureen Cavanaugh and Jade Hindmon host KPBS Midday Edition, a daily radio news magazine keeping San Diego in the know on everything from politics to the arts.

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Former Senator Urges More Study On UFOs

It’s been about a month since the US Defense Department released a report on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena...commonly referred to as UFO’s. That report was dropped on a Friday evening in June with little fanfare – and quite a few Americans may have missed the extraordinary nature of the document.

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San Diego County Looks To Increase Testing Capacity With The Rise Of Delta Variant

As demand for testing rises, local health officials and providers take action

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San Diego Sports Psychologist Weighs In On Simone Biles' Mental Gymnastics

Shira Oretzky is a San Diego sport psychologist and certified mental performance consultant who works with collegiate and Olympic athletes. She joined Midday Edition to talk about how Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles opened dialogue surrounding mental health and athletes.

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San Diego City Council Passes "Ghost Gun" Ordinance To Crack Down On Gun Violence

The San Diego City Council Monday passed an ordinance intended to crack down on firearms without individual serial numbers — so called "ghost guns" — and work to combat their proliferation on the streets.

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Storied Camp Pendleton Marine Unit Examines Its Legacy In Afghanistan

The Dark Horse Battalion, based at Camp Pendleton, had the highest percentage of casualties of any unit in the war.

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Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Former Cardinal Could Encourage Victims To Seek Help

The impending civil sex abuse lawsuit of defrocked Cardinal Theodore McCarrick could lead to more men speaking up about their past sexual trauma.

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Vaccinations Still Best Defense Against Contagious Delta Variant

Though 70 percent of eligible San Diego County residents are now fully vaccinated, the Delta variant continues to spread.

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Women Say California Insurer Makes It Too Hard To Get Drug For Postpartum Depression

To get a new drug for postpartum depression, some insurers want women to try other drugs first and even electroconvulsive therapy. It could be a test for California's new mental health parity law.

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The Pandemic Is In A New Phase But Child Care Centers Still Struggling

Providers are trying to figure out how to balance increasing class sizes and flexibility so they can stay in business without making parents uncomfortable.

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Scripps Research Director Weighs In On CDC Data That Shows Vaccinated Can Spread COVID

An internal document from the CDC indicates that the Delta variant is more transmissible than initially thought, and that infections from the strain are more severe than that of previous variants.