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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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San Diego's Back-To-School Plan

The San Diego Unified School District announces a plan to return all grades to in-person learning after a year long COVID-19 hiatus, an examination of California's utility bills show more than $1 billion in past due charges, and San Diego's city council ends years of gridlock on short term home rental regulations.

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The Climate Crisis Gets Political

A deep freeze in Texas and elsewhere becomes the latest political fight over how to deal with climate change, San Diego's push to step up enforcement of COVID-19 violations doesn't materialize and local college students weigh in on the debate over whether to forgive student loan debt.

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Reopening San Diego's Theme Parks

State lawmakers push to accelerate theme park reopenings as SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo reopen with limited capacity, the San Diego Padres prepare for a new season while navigating COVID-19 and housing advocates worry how a large local real estate deal might affect the supply of affordable apartments.

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More San Diegans Get Their COVID-19 Vaccine

San Diego County brings vaccine distribution sites to rural areas, former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer launches his run for California Governor, and residents in Paradise Hills band together to build sidewalks in their neighborhoods.

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Roundtable: A New Approach At The Border

President Joe Biden takes steps to undo some of former President Trump's controversial immigration policies, California's public schools experience a significant drop in enrollment during COVID-19 and a San Diego Congressman joins a bipartisan effort to deal with climate change.

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Restaurant Resistance Of COVID-19 Rules

Local restaurants declare defiance of COVID-19 a peaceful protest, how San Diego's Spanish-speaking community is reacting to the end of the Trump era, and the leader of the San Diego Unified School District is chosen for a high-ranking position in the Biden administration.

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How San Diego's Lawmakers Handled Trump's Second Impeachment

San Diego's congressional representatives split on impeachment, a new COVID-19 vaccination center opens near Petco Park, and the vaccine arrives in short supply in Imperial County.

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Trump Supporters Storm U.S. Capitol

Calls grow for President Donald Trump's removal from office after deadly protest by supporters at the U.S. Capitol, the role social media played in organizing this week's chaos in Washington, and the worsening COVID-19 situation in San Diego County.

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The COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives As New Cases Soar

San Diego receives its first batch of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, transportation advocates have high hopes for a major expansion of bus and rail service, and a look back at how KPBS covered the top stories of 2020.

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New Leadership At San Diego City Hall

San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria begins his term with a city council dominated by Democrats, a look back on the Mayor Kevin Faulconer era, and some analysis on San Diego's record-breaking voter turnout in the 2020 general election.