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KPBS Roundtable

Mark Sauer hosts KPBS Roundtable, a lively discussion of the week's top stories. Local journalists join Sauer to provide insight into how these stories affect residents of the San Diego region.

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A Challenging Year For Media

2020 poses a gauntlet of challenges for journalists and the news industry, a student journalist's perspective on the COVID-19 situation at San Diego State University, and California's huge investment in firefighting aircraft.

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SDSU Sees Spike In COVID-19 Cases

San Diego State University pauses in-person classes amid a surge in COVID-19 cases among students, San Diego takes steps to help hotel workers reclaim lost jobs, and the tight race for congress in east county.

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A Snapshot Of San Diego’s Mayoral Race

A new poll shows a tight race between the two candidates for San Diego Mayor, time is running out to complete the 2020 Census, and more people in San Diego County are dying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Back-To-School Amid COVID-19

SDSU begins a subdued fall semester as K-12 schools await reopening guidance as COVID-19 persists, a look at how the nation's asylum system has changed in recent years, and a new documentary series investigating child sex trafficking in San Diego.

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Conventions Kick Off Home Stretch For 2020 Election

Democrats begin two weeks of political conventions modified by the COVID-19 pandemic, KPBS dives into how San Diego's women played a role in the suffrage movement 100 years ago, and San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Junior forces Major League ... Read more →

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Joe Biden Looks To California For His Running Mate

The presidential election matchup is set as Joe Biden chooses California Senator Kamala Harris as his democratic running mate, a local Republican leader rails against voting by mail despite a long history of doing so himself, and the push for ... Read more →

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San Diego's High Rise Money Pit

A mismanaged real estate deal for a downtown office building is costing the city of San Diego thousands of dollars per day, the San Diego County Sheriff wants to streamline the outsourcing of inmate health care, and how telecommuting during ... Read more →

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San Diego Braces For A Rent Crisis

A patchwork of local eviction moratoriums could end in the weeks ahead and possibly lead to a rent crisis brought on by the COVID-19 economic collapse, major economic interests urge action on climate change, and a new podcast series takes ... Read more →

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California Becomes COVID-19 Hot Spot

A recent surge pushes California to the top of the list for new COVID-19 cases, local parents form learning pods to help their kids' virtual education, and how uneven funding in the public justice system creates an advantage for prosecutors.

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California's COVID-19 Setback

The state of California reimposes restrictions on certain businesses as COVID-19 cases surge, the city of San Diego wants public input on plans to transform the Midway District, and Comic-Con International prepares an online experience this week due to the ... Read more →