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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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SDPD Investigating Suspected Hate Crime, San Diego Opera Opens New Season With ‘Aida’ And Lizzo Is Bringing Her ‘Cuz I Love You Too’ Tour To San Diego

The San Diego Police Department says surveillance video corroborates a Syrian teen’s report of being attacked on the trolley by a man shouting Islamaphobic slurs. Now, police are investigating the incident as a hate crime. It’s one of several recent incidents targeting the local Muslim community. Plus, the San Diego Opera opens its new season with Verdi’s “Aida.” This is ... Read more →

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California Earthquake Alert, Documents Reveal Alleged Abuses Of Minors By Border Patrol Agents, Del Mar Working On Plan To Deal With Rising Sea Level And More

California unveiled an early warning system for earthquakes on the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake. Through the Freedom of Information Act, the ACLU obtained a trove of documents that sheds light on years of alleged abuse of detained minors by Border Patrol agents. Plus, managing climate change when the ocean comes knocking, Del Mar is working on a ... Read more →

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San Diego Battles Homelessness With New Bridge Shelter, County Bans Vaping Products, San Diego GOP Leader Discusses 50th Congressional Race And More

After approving a 10-year action plan to address homelessness Monday, the San Diego City Council gave the OK for the Alpha Project to run a fourth, new temporary homeless shelter. Plus, the county Board of Supervisors voted to place a one-year moratorium on vaping products in unincorporated areas amid growing rates of vaping-related lung illnesses across the nation. Also, the ... Read more →

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Haggling Over Mission Valley Stadium Begins, San Diego GOP Fails To Endorse Rep. Duncan Hunter, Climate Activists Not Backing Down On Green New Deal And More

San Diego State and the city of San Diego are millions of dollars apart on the price for the Mission Valley stadium. Can they strike a deal? For the first time in his political career, embattled Rep. Duncan Hunter failed to win the endorsement of the San Diego County Republican Party, a sign of a turbulent campaign to come. After ... Read more →

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Gov. Newsom Signs A New Batch Of Bills; Covered California Open Enrollment Begins And The Mysterious Case Of San Diego’s Broken Trash Bins

Gov. Gavin Newsom cleared his legislative desk this Sunday, signing and vetoing hundreds of bills. What he signed and what he didn’t. Covered California’s open enrollment period starts Tuesday and starting in 2020 Californians must have health insurance or pay a fine. Also, why are there so many broken trash bins in San Diego? We’ve got answers. Plus, armpits are ... Read more →

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Fire Danger Continues, Military Fighting Against Heat-Related Injuries And Poefest Is Back

Santa Ana winds are continuing to pose a fire danger for San Diego County mountain and valley areas. Plus, the number of reported heat-related injuries in the military has skyrocketed in the past few years. So, the Pentagon is turning one base into a world center for fighting those injuries. And, Poefest — everything Edgar Allan Poe — returns to ... Read more →

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Santa Ana Winds Raise Fire Danger, A Review Of Earl McNeil’s In-Custody Death Finds Sheriff’s Deputy Violated Department Policy, And Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: The Key Ingredients To Good Cooking

The season’s first Santa Ana windstorm is raising the fire threat in San Diego’s East County. A citizen’s review board concluded that a San Diego sheriff’s deputy violated the department’s procedure when he placed a shirt over Earl McNeil's head while detaining him. Meanwhile, a San Diego City Councilwoman wants to strengthen civilian oversight of police officers. Also, local Kurds ... Read more →

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SDG&E Prepares For Possible Power Outages, California Rent Control Law, The Ethics Of Gene Editing And More

San Diego Gas & Electric warns there may be power outages in the East County because high winds and low humidity are creating a fire danger. Gov. Newsom on Tuesday signed into law a bill that caps rent increases to 5% plus inflation, making California the second state in the nation to control rent increases. Plus, the co-founder of CRISPR, ... Read more →

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San Diego Kurdish Leader Reacts To US Withdrawal From Syria, What San Diego Can Learn From LA About Housing The Homeless, Native American Students Suspended At Higher Rates And More

News of the Trump administration's plan to withdraw U.S. troops out of Syria has local Kurds fearing Turkey’s reprisal against the Syrian Kurds who’ve been fighting Turkey for independence. Plus, building affording housing to combat homelessness is easier said than done. What San Diego can learn from Los Angeles’ approach to solve the problem. Also, as the war in Vietnam ... Read more →

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Rep. Susan Davis On Impeachment Inquiry, U.S. Supreme Court Begins New Term, Basic Income Experiment And More

Rep. Susan Davis speaks to Midday Edition about the impeachment inquiry against President Trump as House Democrats subpoena the White House, Pentagon and OMB for documents. Plus, the U.S. Supreme Court is back in session, we’ll get a preview of some of the hot-button issues before the high court. Preliminary results are in from the city of Stockton’s basic income ... Read more →