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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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Wildfire Risk Leaves California In The Dark

Utility companies across the state enact preventative power outages amid an escalating risk for wildfires. San Diego State University negotiates with the city council over the purchase price for the Mission Valley stadium site. And, an analysis of crime data from the San Diego Police Department reveals a small percentage of vehicle break-ins result in arrests.

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Trump Versus The Media

President Trump lashes out at the media amid new developments in the impeachment inquiry; a new California law will allow college student-athletes to use their image and likeness for paid work; and the San Diego Padres look for a new manager after another losing season.

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Impeachment Inquiry Launched

The House of Representatives looks toward the impeachment of President Trump. An investigation into San Diego County's jail system raises concern. SDG&E pushes for change, but how much could it cost customers.

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San Diego’s Climate Crisis

The impact of climate change on local businesses and homes, our oceans, and the California National Guard.

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Assembly Bill 5

California's controversial new law affecting gig workers heads to Governor Newsom's desk. Big development plans are on the horizon for Mission Valley. Who will replace Susan Davis once she exits the 53rd District.

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San Diego Unified School District Misconduct Records

San Diego Unified High School District's misconduct records raise questions. A controversial vaccination bill heads to Gov. Newsom's desk. Will the weight of injuries to NFL players change the course of the game.

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Back To School 2019

This week's episode focuses on education as San Diego Unified School District begins a new academic year, the Sweetwater Union High School District grapples with a major budget shortfall, and local students sound off on whether they feel safe on campus.

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2020 Strategy For Local Parties

A big endorsement in the race for San Diego mayor, the local Republican Party launches its own news platform, the United Nations studies homelessness in San Diego, and schools work to update policies on teacher-student interaction.

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SDG&E Wants A Minimum Rate Hike

SDG&E requests a rate increase due to growing use of solar energy, documents show how a building renovation at SDSU was mishandled, and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park says the birth of a new rhino will help save an endangered species.

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Covering The El Paso Mass Shooting

A look at how Spanish-speaking media covered the El Paso mass shooting, 2020 presidential candidates speak at the UnidosUS conference in San Diego, and how a man from Honduras became the first to win asylum under the "Remain in Mexico" policy.