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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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Roundtable: California Recall Comes To San Diego

Gov. Gavin Newsom and one of his republican recall opponents make stops in San Diego this week, local restaurant operators say they're having a hard time filling open positions, and a culinary tour through City Heights.

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Women Become Marines In San Diego

The U.S. Marine Corps graduates its first class of female recruits trained in San Diego, the challenge of fighting COVID-19 misinformation in Spanish-language social media, and the Port of Entry podcast dives into the world of cross-border medical tourism.

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Avoiding Eviction During COVID-19

Struggles in accessing and using rent relief programs in California, a San Diego lawmaker wants to give fast-food workers more of a voice in the industry, and how San Diego's largest newspaper plans to cover the upcoming recall election.

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Roundtable: Accountability And Justice In Policing

Local reaction to the verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial, how George Floyd's death led to a national conversation on race and equity, and Mayor Todd Gloria outlines his spending plan for the upcoming city budget.

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San Diego Public Schools Reopen

The San Diego Unified School District begins its return to in-person instruction, police reform is part of Mayor Todd Gloria's Black empowerment plan, and pushback to an inewsource investigation into complaints about a local COVID-19 shelter.

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San Diego Enters The Orange Tier

San Diego's reopening expands as progress is made on COVID-19 cases and vaccinations, an encampment for cross-border farmworkers is dismantled by police in Calexico and a look at the revolving door in Chula Vista between the city's police department and the surveillance drone industry.

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Migrant Girls Sheltering In Convention Center

Hundreds of unaccompanied girls arrived in San Diego from Mexico last week, seeking asylum after a long trek from Central American countries. Most will be here at least 30 days as they are processed for reunification with family members or other placement.

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Misinformation At The Border

Supporters of former President Donald Trump use social media to spread misinformation about asylum seekers, immigrants and refugees from Middle Eastern and North African backgrounds are underrepresented in the census, and reflections on the demolition of San Diego Stadium in Mission Valley.

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Protecting San Diego's Unsheltered

The renewed focus on San Diego's homelessness crisis after a deadly crash downtown, the enormous toll on local small businesses after one year of pandemic closures, and Governor Gavin Newsom's political strategy as a recall effort gains momentum.

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What The American Rescue Plan Means For San Diego

City finances get a major boost from the latest COVID-19 relief package, a look back on one year since the pandemic shutdowns began, and the superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District prepares for the scrutiny of a senate confirmation hearing.