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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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Poll Shows San Diego Mayor Race A Dead Heat, Wildfires Give Heightened Awareness To Clean Air Day, District 2 Supervisor Race, Nursing Home Sexual Assault And 5 Songs For October

A recent poll by The San Diego Union-Tribune/10News SurveyUSA shows the race for San Diego mayor between Barbara Bry and Todd Gloria is neck and neck but it gives a hint of where voters are leaning on city ballot measures. ... Read more →

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California ‘Equity’ Reopening Metric In Effect, 53rd District Race Between Gómez And Jacobs, Props. 15 & 25 Break Down, KPBS GM Retires And New Poetry Collection From Kazim Ali

In addition to the state’s color-coded reopening tier, a new metric goes into effect Tuesday to require counties to reduce infection rates in communities harder hit by COVID-19. Plus, a look at the 53rd Congressional District race between Sara Jacobs ... Read more →

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Mayoral Candidates, Both Dems, With Different Ideas For San Diego, How To Vote In The Pandemic, As Wildfires Ravaged California Concerns Rise Over Where To Build And Local Film Screens At L.A. Screamfest

Among the most consequential races in San Diego this election season is the race for San Diego mayor. Assemblymember Todd Gloria and City Councilmember Barbara Bry are both Democrats but their priorities are different. Plus, the November election is just ... Read more →

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Vu On Voting: Registrar On Where, When and How, San Diego COVID-19 Data Funneled Through Patchwork Of Overlapping Reporting Networks, Election-Themed Art To See In San Diego This Weekend

The 2020 Presidential Election may be unlike any other, but San Diego County Registrar of Voters Michael Vu and his staff seem to have prepared for all contingencies, from balloting to tabulating. Plus, KPBS is examining how data that shows ... Read more →

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California To Study Reparations For Black Americans, County Reworking Climate Plan, So Long Antiquated Sedition Law, Proposition 16 Break Down And Italian Film Fest Preview

Gov. Newsom signed a law setting a nine-member task force to come up with a plan for how the state could give reparations to Black Americans. Plus, the county is working on a Climate Action Plan that can satisfy the ... Read more →

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SDPD Chief Vows Probe Of Officer's Alleged Online Mockery Of Dead Suspect, Trump Derails 1st Presidential Debate With Biden, A Guide To Voting In 2020

The San Diego Police Chief promises a full investigation of an officer's social media post about a fatal police shooting. Plus, President Trump ran roughshod over debate moderator Chris Wallace and his Democratic opponent Joe Biden — and crossed many ... Read more →

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6 Questions Ahead Of The 1st Trump-Biden Presidential Debate, SUVs Dire Impact On Carbon Emissions, San Diego County's Contact Tracing Struggles Explained

The first presidential debate is high stakes. Here are six questions ahead of the debate, to be moderated by Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace beginning at 6 p.m. Plus, SUVs have been the largest cause of the increase in ... Read more →

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Santa Ana Winds Bring Fire Threat, Good News On Climate Change Fight, Planning For Bike Safety Post Pandemic, Sports In COVID-19 Age And Family Music Language

Santa Ana winds are again bringing increased fire threat in an already tough fire season. Plus, some good news amid the bleak climate change forecast — restoring the climate could cost less than fighting COVID-19. Also, the silver lining for ... Read more →

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San Diego Activists Sue Over Gang Database Use, ROTC Cadets Gradually Returning To In-Person Training, And Weekend Arts And Cultural Events Preview

San Diego activists argue the database, known as CalGang, includes many people who are not actually gang members and unfairly targets people of color who live in lower-income communities. Plus, ROTC training has been mostly online but some cadets have ... Read more →

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Justice For Breonna Taylor Protest In San Diego, California Zero-Emission Car Mandate, Western Wildfire Misinformation, Mom To Autistic Sons Becomes Special Ed Teacher And ‘A Growing Passion’ Returns.

Shortly after a grand jury declined to indict any of the officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s killing, people took to the streets in San Diego to demand justice for her. Plus, California will ban the sale of new gas-powered cars ... Read more →