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ACLU Sues ICE To Release Detainees Vulnerable To COVID-19, Telemedicine Goes Mainstream In Pandemic, Vets With PTSD Seek Help Virtually And WOW Festival Preview

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The Otay Mesa Detention Center has one of the highest coronavirus infection rates of immigration detention centers in the nation and ICE has been slow to release “medically vulnerable” detainees. Also, advances in digital technology has made telehealth accessible for years, but the pandemic is making health care providers see its benefits and it may become standard practice. Plus, the pandemic is putting a strain on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, some are seeking help virtually. And, the Navajo Nation in Arizona has been hit especially hard by COVID-19. Alcoholism among tribal members is partly to blame, local leaders said. Finally, theaters are struggling to mount productions during the pandemic quarantine but the annual La Jolla Playhouse’s Without Walls Festival actually lends itself to it.

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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.