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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.

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San Onofre Decommissioning Project Begins, Union-Tribune Endorses Buttigieg For U.S. President, Measure B Money, Judicial Candidate’s Controversial Facebook Posts, And Amplifying Indigenous Voices

Work got underway Monday to dismantle the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant. Southern California Edison, the plant’s operator, says the decommissioning process is expected to take eight years. Plus, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders may be leading in the Democratic presidential primary race, but The San Diego Union-Tribune is recommending the country go in a different direction. The editorial board ... Read more →

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Pregnant Asylum-Seekers Denied Access To Court Hearings, REWIRED: Part 3, And Weekend Arts Events Preview

In recent months, pregnant asylum-seekers sent back to Tijuana under the "Remain-In-Mexico" program have been barred from entering the United States for their court dates. Plus, in part three of REWIRED, inewsource delves into the confidential investigation into a UC San Diego oncologist and his experimental brain treatments. And, KPBS arts editor Julia Dixon Evans shares a music-filled weekend preview.

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Nevada Democratic Debate Recap, Voter Guide On San Diego Judges, High-Rise ‘Poor Door’ Controversy, ‘REWIRED’ Part 2, Nurses Suicide Risk, And Bodhi Tree Concerts Preview

The gloves came off last night in Las Vegas. The Democrats held their 9th Presidential debate and there was a new candidate on the debate stage — former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Plus, there are eleven candidates vying for four San Diego County Superior Court judicial seats on the March primary ballot. If you need guidance on making a ... Read more →

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State Of The State: Gov. Newsom Focuses On Homelessness, Covered California Reopens Enrollment, Rewired Part 1: An inewsource Investigation, New Army Recruiting Campaign, ‘My First Day’ Season 3, And Black Comix Day

Gov. Gavin Newsom devoted most of his second State of the State address on the intertwined issue of homelessness and housing. Plus, California is reopening the enrollment period for people to sign up for health coverage. More than 1.5 million have bought health insurance covered through Covered California health care exchange. Also, a breakdown of what you need to know ... Read more →

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Voter Registration Deadline, SDPD De-Escalation Guidelines, Using E. Coli To Test For Water Contamination, SDSU Tribal Liaison, And Jewish Film Fest 30th Anniversary

The deadline to register to vote is today. Voters who register after today will receive provisional ballots. We’ll explain what that means. Plus, San Diego Police Department is rolling out new de-escalation training to prevent deadly encounters, but the guidelines are still being worked out. Also, using E. coli to test for heavy metal contamination in potable water? San Diego ... Read more →

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Coronavirus Emergency, North County Races, DOD Report Says Climate Change A Growing National Threat, Women Fighting Back As Femicide Increases In Mexico, Voices Of Dreamers And Author Pico Iyer Explores Death In ‘Autumn Light’

San Diego County leaders are trying to stay ahead of the novel coronavirus and declared a local and public health emergency last Friday. The move was a precaution to allow the county to tap into mutual aid assets and state and federal funds as needed. Plus, the March 2020 primary is fast approaching, KPBS looks at the races and issues ... Read more →

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Some San Diego Parents Still Paying For Kids Time In Juvenile Hall, One-Year After ‘Remain In Mexico’ Policy, And Weekend Events Preview

Despite a 2018 law banning the practice of charging parents for juvenile detentions, tens of thousands of parents are still stuck with hefty bills. Plus, just a little over a year ago President Trump’s “Remain In Mexico” policy took effect. The situation remains desperate for thousands of migrants in Mexican border cities. And, there are loads of art events around ... Read more →

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Second Coronavirus Case In San Diego, $1.5M Settlement For Rapper ‘Tiny Doo’ Over Controversial Gang Law, Common Sense Party Dubious Signature Gathering, San Diego’s First Poet Laureate And ‘Changing Tides II’

A second person was diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, in San Diego. The first and second patients were on different flights and quarantined at different facilities at MCAS Miramar. Plus, San Diego rapper “Tiny Doo” and another man were awarded nearly $1.5 million in a wrongful arrest lawsuit. And, the new Common Sense Party is actively ... Read more →

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Signature Gatherers Duping San Diegans, Brian Jones’ Second Run For Congress, Prescription Medicine Via Drone, Experimental Brain Treatment, And August Wilson’s ‘Jitney’

There’s a new political party in California called the Common Sense Party and signature gatherers in San Diego are registering people for it without their knowledge. Plus, Brian Jones on his second run for the 50th Congressional District. Also, a local company is testing drone deliveries of prescription drugs. In addition, a local doctor is using questionable methods to treat ... Read more →

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Testing Mix-up In San Diego’s First Coronavirus Case, The Future Of The Del Mar Fairgrounds, Flu Vaccination Lag, ‘Hansel And Gretel,’ Race And Politics, White-Collar Drug Abuse

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention accidentally cleared a person with COVID-19 or coronavirus. The mistake was caught by CDC officials in Atlanta. Plus, the public is invited to weigh in on the future of the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Also, some local hospitals are lagging behind on their vaccinations against flu. In addition, a new book by a UC ... Read more →