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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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Supreme Court May Decide If Homeless People Can Sleep On The Streets, Imperial County’s Andy Ruiz Defends His Heavyweight Belt, And What’s Happening This Weekend

Can homeless people legally sleep in public places? The U.S. Supreme Court may take up the issue, which could have far-reaching implications in San Diego and other California cities grappling with the state’s homeless crisis. Andy Ruiz’s improbable win as the heavyweight boxing champion last June is inspiring young people in Imperial Valley to follow his footsteps. And, a round ... Read more →

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Poway Water Woes, San Diego Police Stop Blacks More Often Than Whites, One Year After Border Shutdown, Workplace Injuries At Amazon And More

A state official told KPBS that Poway’s storm drain and reservoir connections are not in compliance with state regulations and contributed to the contamination of the city’s water system. Poway residents remain under a boil-water order. In San Diego County, a new report commissioned by the American Civil Liberties Union shows black people are twice as likely to be stopped ... Read more →

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Rep. Duncan Hunter Pleads Guilty, San Diego's Chaldeans And UC San Diego Composer Anthony Davis On The Intersection Of Art And Politics

San Diego Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter pleaded guilty to one count of misuse of campaign funds in federal court today. He faces five years in prison and is scheduled to be sentenced March 17. Also, a large Chaldean Iraqi community is thriving in San Diego. And, UC San Diego composer Anthony Davis discusses his latest opera on the “Central Park ... Read more →

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Rep. Duncan Hunter To Plead Guilty, San Diego Climate Experts At COP25, Cyber Monday Bigger Than Black Friday, And The Story Of A Man Who Said No To Japanese Internment

San Diego Congressman Duncan Hunter is changing his not guilty plea to federal campaign finance charges. For months, the Congressman has been calling the charges politically motivated and labeling them a “witch hunt.” David Victor, a climate policy expert at UC San Diego is headed to the 2019 UN Climate Change Conference known as COP25 in Madrid and talks about ... Read more →

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Congressman Duncan Hunter To Plead Guilty To Campaign Finance Crime

Hunter, who has maintained his innocence for nearly 1-1/2 years, and has at times called the charges against him a political witch-hunt, will change his plea at 10 a.m. at the federal courthouse in downtown San Diego.

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Supporting Small Businesses After Black Friday, Georgette Gomez’s Legacy In District 9 And Choreographer Michael MIzerany Turns To Playwriting

It’s Black Friday, but for locally owned stores, it’s Small Business Saturday that matters. We’ll take a look at the impact of small businesses and how the city of San Diego aims to give them a boost through its Storefront Improvement Program. Plus, San Diego City Council President Georgette Gomez is running for Congress. She sits down with KPBS to ... Read more →

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Chef Bernard Joins ‘Midday Edition’ To Answer Your Thanksgiving Day Meal Questions

Marine Room executive chef Bernard Guillas joins Midday Edition on Wednesday to share his pro tips on preparing a Thanksgiving Day meal.

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Rain, Cold Temperatures, Snow In San Diego’s Holiday Forecast, Water Shortage In Tijuana, Politics And Thanksgiving, And La Jolla Playhouse Presents ‘Cambodian Rock Band’

A major storm is expected to dump 2 to 3 inches of rain in San Diego County through Friday, potentially disrupting Thanksgiving travel plans. Plus, Tijuana, a city of more than 1.5 million people, is dealing with a severe water shortage and it has led the city water utility to shut off water for days at a time. A new ... Read more →

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Navy Secretary Out Over Navy SEAL Gallagher Case, Paradise Hills Shooting Highlights Domestic Violence Danger, Tips To Reduce Food Waste On Thanksgiving And More

Sec. Richard Spencer was fired Sunday for brokering a deal with the White House to let Navy SEAL Chief Edward Gallagher retire with his trident pin. The Paradise Hills shooting highlights the need for more protection for domestic violence victims. San Diego wants to triple its urban tree canopy in the next decade, but environmentalists say the city faces a ... Read more →

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Renters Raise Concerns About Rent Hikes, The Saga Of Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher Continues And Movies To Be Thankful For

Imperial Beach residents raised concerns at a town hall Thursday about increasing rents ahead of California’s rent cap law, which goes into effect Jan. 1. Plus, the Navy risks a showdown with President Trump over the future of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher and whether he is fit to be a SEAL. And, our film critics picks of current releases and ... Read more →