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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 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 →

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Border Update: Corruption At The Border And DNA Test For Migrants, Elizabeth Warren In San Diego And ‘Joker Film Review’

A new SDSU study examines corruption by Customs and Border Protection agents. Meanwhile, the Trump administration plans on moving forward with collecting DNA from migrants in detention, a move civil rights groups call “deeply problematic.” Plus, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren told a 8,500-strong San Diego crowd Thursday she will tax the wealthy to help the middle class. And, KPBS’ arts ... Read more →

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Dems 3-Way Tie In California Poll, Cannabis Equity Program, VA Training Clergy To Recognize Mental Health Issues And Meet San Diego’s MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant Winner

Elizabeth Warren, who is hosting a town hall in downtown San Diego on Thursday, is in a statistical three-way tie in California's Democratic Presidential Primary, according to a new poll. Two San Diego City Council members are proposing a “cannabis equity program” to help those disproportionately affected by the war on drugs jumpstart a career in the legal cannabis industry. ... Read more →

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San Diego County Leaders Consider Vaping Ban, ‘Operation Gatekeeper’s’ Legacy, The Changing Face Of Domestic Violence, And Molière Goes To Sinaloa In New Play At San Diego Rep

In light of 22 vaping-related illnesses in San Diego County, the Board of Supervisors is considering a temporary ban on vaping products. Twenty-five years after the roll out of “Operation Gatekeeper,” which increased border security, activists say the measure led to the deaths of thousands of migrants. Also, a Cinderella costume, created by an Oceanside woman who was born without ... Read more →

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California’s Role In Impeachment Probe, Controversial SDPD Neck Hold, Congress Weighs In On Dangerous Liver Study, Fair Pay To Play Law And Why Are Birds Disappearing?

California is set to play a pivotal role in the impeachment probe and not just because House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is from San Francisco. San Diego Police Department recently released guidelines on the use of neck holds. Community members, however, want to ban the practice. Plus, an inewsource story on a dangerous liver study that was conducted on veterans has ... Read more →

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Union-Tribune Supports Impeachment Probe, Building A Granny Flat Just Got Easier, Street Medicine For The Homeless, The Booms And Busts Of California’s Sardine Industry, And Refugee Drama ‘Noura’ Opens At The Old Globe

New polls show that more Americans are now in favor of impeachment and for the first time, the San Diego Union-Tribune has called for formal impeachment hearings. Also, San Diego County is offering free, pre-approved floor plans for granny flats. Plus, for the homeless, seeking medical care often means making a trip to the emergency room but health care providers ... Read more →

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CA Judge Upholds Flores Settlement, TwitchCon Highlights Esports In San Diego And GI Film Festival Preview

A federal judge in Los Angeles today tentatively ruled the Trump administration’s new rule on the indefinite detention of immigrant families violates the Flores settlement agreement, which says children must not be kept in custody for longer than 20 days. Plus, esports is a budding industry in San Diego and this weekend TwitchCon, the live streaming and gaming convention, is ... Read more →

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Whistleblower Alleges Coverup, Issa Vs. Hunter, Marines Accussed Of Human Smuggling, SDPD Back Tracks On Rape-Kit Policy And The ABCs Of Bees

Intelligence Chief Joseph Maguire testified before Congress over his handling of the whistleblower complaint at the heart of an impeachment inquiry against President Trump. A former federal prosecutor breaks down what it means. Four Republican candidates for the 50th congressional district dropped out today as former Congressman Darrell Issa officially announced his bid for embattled Rep. Ducan Hunter’s seat. Plus, ... Read more →

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Trump’s Phone Call With Ukraine President, Cracking Down On Street Vendors And San Diego Airport Goes Carbon Neutral

As the crescendo for impeachment intensifies amid the release of a memorandum of President Donald Trump’s call with Ukraine’s president, a former federal prosecutor who’s been involved in impeachment proceedings weighs in. Street vendors are seemingly all over San Diego but city leaders are thinking about cracking down on where they can operate. And San Diego International is now the ... Read more →