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KPBS Roundtable

A lively discussion of the week's top stories. Local journalists join KPBS to provide insight into how these stories affect residents of the San Diego region. New episodes every Friday.

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Comic-Con Weekend Moves Online Once Again

Comic-Con returns with another virtual convention due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of California system implements a new series of tuition increases, and the environmental cost of electric car batteries.

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Pride Weekend In San Diego

San Diego Pride enters its biggest weekend with a mix of in-person and virtual events, a milestone for construction of the new SDSU stadium in Mission Valley, and KPBS relaunches its Cinema Junkie podcast about all things film.

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Roundtable: What Happens In Haiti Matters At The Border

Political turmoil in Haiti adds to the asylum situation at San Diego's border with Mexico, an update on the city of San Diego's latest effort to provide shelter for people experiencing homelessness downtown and a new study that might help ease restrictions on blood donations from gay men.

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Roundtable: Wildfire Readiness For The Underserved

The outreach campaign to connect with underserved communities for wildfire and emergency readiness, new data shows many California cities are becoming more segregated and the rise of abusive fan behavior in sports.

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Coronado Coach Fired Following Racist Postgame Incident

Racist taunting by fans at a high school basketball game leads to one of the coaches losing his job, Vice-President Kamala Harris visits the border region in Texas, and the latest rise in downtown San Diego's homeless population.

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San Diego's First Few Days Of Reopening

Most COVID-19 restrictions come to an end in San Diego County, an Oceanside city council member faces a recall effort after just a few months on the job and a new effort to track and boost racial representation in California's life sciences industry.

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Big Events Make A Return To San Diego

Large events like the San Diego County Fair and the U.S. Open golf tournament come to San Diego as California ends its COVID-19 tier system, a federal judge in San Diego rules the state's assault weapons ban and a new public media podcast reveals how police departments police themselves.

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Reflecting On One Year Since The La Mesa Riot

The changes to policing in La Mesa one year after a destructive riot, local governments spend millions of dollars on public relations campaigns, and Scripps Health recovers from a cyber attack.

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Family Of COVID-19 Victim Files Wrongful Death Claim

A Southern California family files a wrongful death claim after an inmate at San Diego County's Donovan State Prison died from COVID-19, conflict of interest investigations shake up operations for Volunteers of America and the San Diego Housing Commission, and a conversation on the role of statues and public building names in the ongoing social justice movement.

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Workers Call Out An Abusive Culture In Craft Beer

The leader of a local microbrew steps down after a social media post alleging an abusive culture in the craft beer industry goes viral, local marijuana retail workers unionize, and graduating seniors at SDSU prepare for commencement during a pandemic.