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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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Navy SEAL War Crimes Trial Delayed

The trial has been delayed for the Navy SEAL accused of committing war crimes while on deployment. Seniors are finding it harder to live in the Golden State. California moves one step closer to restricting short-term rentals in San Diego.

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San Diego Revives Vehicle Habitation Ban

San Diego City Council approves a limited ban on people living in their vehicles, homeless deaths increase by more than 50% in San Diego, and asylum seekers, who are forced to "remain in Mexico," struggle to make it to their court hearings in the United States.

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San Diego's Methamphetamine Problem

Methamphetamine addiction remains a chronic problem in San Diego. What's contributing to it.

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The Rise Of Hate Crimes In America

On this installment of Roundtable, the fatal shooting at a Poway synagogue turns national attention toward hate crimes. Are U.S. guns responsible for an uptick of homicides in Mexico? Plus, short-term rentals are up for debate in the state assembly.

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Roundtable: The Census Question

The Supreme Court hears a case challenging a Trump administration change to the 2020 census, the city of Imperial Beach considers a stricter ban on plastic bags, and seniors navigate retirement in California.

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San Diego’s Balancing Act On Homelessness

San Diego moves forward with new support and enforcement on the homelessness issue, a public vote on the Convention Center expansion may be moved to March, and Qualcomm stock rises on the news of its settlement with Apple.

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Julian Firefighters Standoff

A standoff in Julian over the future of its volunteer fire department, county supervisors want a comprehensive strategy for electric cars, and Elise Hu talks about her work as a reporter for NPR.

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President Trump’s Border Closure Threat

President Trump visits the border amid his latest closure threat, complaints about privately-run military housing at Camp Pendleton, and the new suicide-prevention barrier on the Coronado bridge.

PANEL: Steve Walsh, reporter, KPBS News; Lori Weisberg, reporter, The San Diego Union-Tribune; John Wilkens, reporter, The San Diego Union-Tribune

White Nationalist Activity At Local Colleges

A discussion about white supremacist activity at San Diego colleges, an illegal ballot measure that's forcing San Diego to compensate thousands of city workers, utility companies transforming wastewater into natural gas and opening day for the Padres. Guests: Andrew Dyer, reporter, The San Diego Union-Tribune; David Garrick, reporter, The San Diego Union-Tribune; Priya Sridhar, reporter, KPBS News; Jay Paris, San Diego sportswriter.

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San Diego Vaccine Exemptions

Medical records show one doctor is responsible for a third of vaccination exemptions in the San Diego Unified School District, Tijuana residents are stealing razor wire from the southern border fence for protection and imagine living by the beach without the million dollar housing commitment. Guests this week: Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune; Wendy Fry, San Diego Union-Tribune; Will Huntsberry, Voice of San Diego.