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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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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 →

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San Diego Still In Red Tier, Local Scientist Reacts To Changing CDC Guidance, New Bill Makes Military Sexual Harassment A Crime, And George Takei

It was a welcomed surprise for many businesses in San Diego, the county remains in the red tier Tuesday under the state’s color-coded four-tier reopening plan. It was in danger of slipping into the state’s most restrictive tier. Plus, ... Read more →

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KPBS Midday Edition Special: COVID-19 And The Childcare Crisis

For many parents of young children, the pandemic has made childcare the most challenging issue of their lives. For some who have kept their kids home, caregiving has affected their ability to work. For others who don’t have the option ... Read more →

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Wildfires Speed Up Environmental Groups Call For State To Combat Climate Change Faster, San Diego Zoo Rethinking Conservation Strategy And Weekend Arts Events

The devastating wildfires around the state are causing environmental groups to lobby for California to move up its timetable for carbon-free energy. Plus, San Diego Zoo officials are changing the way they think about what’s involved when they step in ... Read more →

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SDSU COVID-19 Cases Not Excluded From County Totals, Fact-Checking SB 145, Task Force Looking Into Systemic Racism In Navy, Latino Film Fest And Summer Concert Series Ends

San Diego State’s coronavirus cases will continue to be counted in the county’s total, the state said, because students can contribute to the spread of the disease. Plus, getting the facts right about California’s Senate Bill 145, signed into law ... Read more →

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Midday Edition Special: Coronavirus Impacts On Vulnerable Students

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on our public education system. All students and their families are experiencing learning challenges but, the public health emergency is shedding light on a pre-existing crisis in educational equity for vulnerable student groups.

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Trump Spurns Climate Science In California Trip, Toni Atkins Reflects On This Year’s Legislative Session, Nightlife Hotspots Also Virus Hotspots And 101 Ash Street Document Fabrication

On a trip to California to survey the devastation of the recent wildfires, President Donald Trump ignored the scientific consensus that climate change is playing a central role in West Coast infernos. Plus, California State Senate President Toni Atkins reflects ... Read more →

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Midday Edition Special: Rooting Out White Supremacy In The U.S. Military

Historically, hate groups have targeted the armed forces, wanting access to the skills and the prestige associated with military service. That threat has been growing in the last couple of years.