KPBS Midday Edition
KPBS Midday Edition is a daily talk show hosted by Maureen Cavanaugh and Jade Hindmon, keeping San Diegans in the know on everything from politics to the arts.
California’s New Law Seeks To Limit Police Shootings, SD County Officer-Involved Shooting Data Released, Plus Herbie Hancock Previews San Diego Concert
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed San Diego Assemblymember Shirley Weber’s bill to deter police shootings into law. What does new data on officer-involved shootings over 25 years in San Diego County show? Also, a San Diego police officer was accused of sexual assault but records show he resigned and was never charged with a crime. Plus, for the adventurous souls, California has a wealth of caves open to the public for subterranean tourism. And we hear from to jazz musician, bandleader and composer Herbie Hancock who’s performing in San Diego on Tuesday.
An appeals court has ruled that detained migrant children should get soap, sleep and clean water. Also, cybersecurity concerns emerge as San Diego moves towards becoming a smart city, and Moxie Theatre celebrates it’s 15th season with “Dance Nation.”
The suspect in the fatal shooting at a Poway synagogue had an invalid hunting license when he bought an AR-15 rifle from a San Diego gun store. Also, documents allege serious medical neglect at the Otay Mesa Detention Center, a UN observer is calling for a moratorium on criminalizing homelessness in San Diego, UC San Diego has developed an app to curb credit card skimmers at gas stations, and San Diego’s new baby rhino is gaining weight. And the San Diego family band, The Sea Monks, performs as part of the Midday Edition summer music series.
San Diego’s Inflation Rate, Hunter’s Trial Postponement And Reelection Bid, California Ethnic Studies
San Diego’s rate of inflation is the third highest in the U.S. Also, what does Hunter’s trial postponement mean for his re-election bid? A San Diego tenants union fights for refugees and other low-income renters, a draft of California’s ethnic studies curriculum stirs controversy, and Thumbprint Gallery presents the Hitchcock Group Art Show.
The city of San Diego County wants to form a regional power agency to buy clean energy. Also, tips on how to stop using plastic, California wants to create a concussion protocol for jockeys, records show SDSU put students and faculty in harm's way when a construction project went awry, and the California Innocence Project co-founder discusses the making of a film about its exoneration of Brian Banks.
New Trump Policy To Penalize Immigrants Needing Benefits, UC San Diego Forum On US-China Relations, Former ICE Chief Talks Workplace Raids
The Trump Administration is moving forward with regulations that would deny green cards and visas to immigrants who use — or are expected to use — state or federal benefits like food stamps and Medicaid. On Monday, UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy began a week-long forum to address tensions between the U.S. and China. It’s attended by business, technology and policy leaders. Also, ICE raids in Mississippi last week have been described as record setting, with the arrest of 680 people. KPBS reporter Max Rivlin-Nadler spoke with the former acting head of ICE, John Sandweg about the incident.
San Diego leads the state in gun violence restraining orders, how do they work? Federal officials are considering a similar law in the wake of recent deadly shooting in Texas, Ohio and California. Also, a man serving 25 years to life on a murder charge may see his sentence reduced if a new state law survives challenges. And a documentary celebrating the life of Nobel prize-winning writer Toni Morrison is reprised in the wake of her death and more weekend arts events.
Chula Vista’s mayor signed onto a letter from more than 200 U.S. mayors urging the Senate to act on gun reform. Also, a UN climate report says climate change threatens the Earth’s food supply, an infant is the first confirmed case of measles in San Diego in 2019, hundreds in San Diego are hoping for reduced sentences for murders they didn’t commit. And the San Diego band Rebecca Jade and the Cold Fact perform in KPBS’ studio as part of the Midday Edition Summer Music Series.
After obtaining U.S. asylum, a Honduran man may be sent back to Mexico by customs officials. Also, San Diego police are increasingly using streetlight cameras to help solve crimes despite privacy concerns, President Trump and others have sued California over a new tax return law, a quadriplegic veteran’s death at the VA may have been preventable, San Diego writers react to Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison’s death, a musical about a legendary recording studio premieres at the San Diego Rep, and The Globe's “Romeo And Juliet” is about more than star-crossed lovers.
Mass Shootings Loom At Latino Conference, Union-Tribune’s Gun Legislation Editorial, Criminal Justice Reform
This past weekend’s mass shootings loomed during a Latino conference that had five presidential candidates in attendance. Also, Bernie Sanders weighs in on homelessness and affordable housing in an exclusive interview with KPBS. A Union-Tribune editorial advocates for voting for politicians who support sensible gun legislation, a report from SANDAG shows drug use among juveniles is at its highest in 19 years, Geneviéve Jones-Wright launches a speaker series focused on criminal justice reform, and the Oceanside Film Festival runs through Sunday.