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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.

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Your Thanksgiving Cooking Questions Answered, Maintaining Tradition During An Unusual Year

With record numbers of new coronavirus cases reported daily, concerns are growing about a rise in hospitalizations in San Diego and across California. Plus, the holidays can exacerbate stress triggers, so it’s important to take care of your mental health as well. Finally, a Thanksgiving tradition, Chef Bernard Guillas answers your cooking questions for the big turkey meal tomorrow.

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Judge Says No To San Diego Businesses Looking To Resume Indoor Operations

A San Diego judge has denied a request by a group of businesses to be allowed to continue indoor operations, despite record numbers of coronavirus cases. Plus, the South Bay has been hit the hardest by coronavirus cases and those communities are also dealing with an economic crisis. Also, North County Transit is looking at a plan to extend the ... Read more →

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As COVID-19 Vaccine Nears, Many In The Black Community Are Wary

As a vaccine for COVID-19 nears, memories of past injustices and present-day inequities in medical treatment, many in communities of color remain wary. Plus, the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the city of San Diego’s budget and as a result Mayor-elect Todd Gloria’s budget priorities. And, even as President Trump’s time in the White House comes to an end, many families ... Read more →

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California Imposes Nighttime COVID-19 Curfew But Some Resist

California imposes a new nighttime curfew in lieu of soaring coronavirus figures, but some counties say they won’t enforce it. Plus, more than two weeks after Election Day, two California districts remain uncalled. Next, our weekend picks for the arts include emerging Black playwrights and San Diego Symphony’s innovative new performance.

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Judge Orders US To Stop Expelling Unaccompanied Children Who Cross Border

A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to stop expelling immigrant children who cross the southern border alone, halting a policy that has resulted in thousands of rapid deportations of minors during the coronavirus pandemic. Plus, San Diego County is working on another climate action plan hoping it can come up with one that stands up to legal scrutiny. ... Read more →

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San Diego Hospitals Brace For Surge In COVID-19 Patients

With cooler weather and holidays approaching, hospitals are bracing for a surge in COVID-19 cases that could exhaust medical staff and resources. Plus, hate crimes across the U.S. have risen to the highest level in more than a decade. And, the San Diego VA is making access to mental health care harder for local veterans, outraging therapists who say the ... Read more →

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Some San Diego Businesses Calling Foul On Tighter Pandemic Restrictions

Some San Diego businesses are calling foul on be placed back on restrictions following a surge of the coronavirus in the region. They are vowing to defy closure orders. Plus, news of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine’s efficacy gives hopes of things returning to normal. Also, meet Nora Vargas, a Democrat who will be presententing San Diego County Supervisor District 1 ... Read more →

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San Diego County Reports Record Of 1,087 New COVID-19 Cases

San Diego County health officials reported a record number of 1,087 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, the highest one day total yet. Plus, the Port of San Diego has been working on an update to its master plan, which will set the vision for future development on San Diego’s waterfront. Also, President-elect Joe Biden will inherit President Donald Trump’s border wall ... Read more →

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National City Mayor Participates In COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

Leading by example, National City Mayor Alejandra Sotelo-Solis participated in the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine trial conducted by UC San Diego. Plus, while San Diego is falling back into the purple tier, the most restrictive of the state’s four-tier reopening guidelines, the Bay Area is able to move to the less restrictive tier. And, here’s a guide for ... Read more →

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Prop. 15 Fails As California Voters Reject Revamp To Property Tax System

California voters rejected a proposal to partially dismantle the state’s 42-year-old cap on property taxes, a move that would have raised taxes for many businesses in a pandemic-hobbled economy. Plus, two new ordinances passed by the San Diego City Council will give the public more say over how surveillance technology, such as cameras and smart street lights, are used. Also, ... Read more →