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KPBS Midday Edition Segments

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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Ahead Of Andy Ruiz’s Rematch, Young Fighters In Imperial Valley Aim For Boxing Greatness

Six months ago, Imperial Valley boxer Andy Ruiz shocked the world when he became the heavyweight champion, upsetting the heavily favored Anthony Joshua. Now, on the eve of their rematch, young boxers in Calexico are looking to follow in his footsteps.

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Supreme Court Considers Taking Up Case On Whether Homeless Can Legally Sleep In Public Places

U.S. Supreme Court justices are meeting Friday to decide whether to take up an appeal of a 9th Circuit ruling on homelessness. Whatever they decide could have a major impact on San Diego and other cities.

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Weekend Preview: December Nights, 'Danny's Story,' Little Fish’s Comic Savvy Holiday Edition

This weekend, San Diegans can pick from a number of holiday and non-holiday themed events happening around the city from the 42nd annual December Nights at Balboa Park to Little Fish's Comic Savvy!

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State Official: Faulty Reservoir System Contributed To Poway

The city's storm drain and reservoir connections are not in compliance with state regulations and contributed to the contamination of the city's water system, a state official told KPBS.

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Report: Blacks Twice As Likely As Whites To Be Stopped By Police In San Diego

A new report commissioned by the American Civil Liberties Union has found that black people in San Diego are being stopped and searched by police at a far higher rate than white people.

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A Year After Border Shutdown, Local Leaders Say The Chaos Strengthened Ties With Tijuana

Though the federal government enforces policies at the border, locals feel their impacts most acutely. At no point has that tension been so palpable as it was one year ago, during an unprecedented shutdown of the San Ysidro Port of Entry.

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Army Recruitment Today Is Less ‘Be All You Can Be’ And More ‘Call Of Duty’

The Army has embraced esports as a recruiting tool to reach young adults, who are drawn to the fast-paced action of military-themed games.

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Nonprofit Scoops Up Plastic Pollution From Pacific Ocean

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch has become a floating symbol of pollution on this planet. Ocean Voyages Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the ocean environment, is one of the groups trying to do something about it.

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Hunter Pleads Guilty To Misusing Campaign Money

The Republican congressman pleaded to one count of misuse of campaign funds as part of a deal with federal prosecutors.

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Large Chaldean Iraqi Population Is Thriving In San Diego Suburb

In recent decades, the city has been changing — it's now home to one of the largest populations in the country of Chaldeans, a persecuted religious and ethnic minority from Iraq.