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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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How 9/11 Changed San Diego

KPBS race and equity reporter Cristina Kim hosts a special look at how the September 11th attacks were covered in San Diego and how the affects linger in our community 20 years later.

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California On The Brink

KPBS race and equity reporter Cristina Kim hosts a special episode of Roundtable dedicated to the 2021 recall election for California's governor.

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Schools Welcome Students Back To Campus

Local K-12 schools and colleges begin the academic year with a return to campus amid the COVID-19 pandemic, prep sports including high school football begin play after having their seasons canceled last year, and a look at some of the seemingly solvable issues that have gone addressed in San Diego for decades.

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A Shocking Afghanistan Exit

Also, boosters are coming and a look back at a police killing 6 years on

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Confronting The Climate Emergency

We devote this week's episode to the new IPCC report on global climate change and examine the political and business challenges here in San Diego.

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California Recall Race Tightens

New polling shows a tightening recall race for governor, exploring political extremism in east county, and an update on the COVID-19 situation in San Diego.

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Comic-Con Weekend Moves Online Once Again

Comic-Con returns with another virtual convention due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of California system implements a new series of tuition increases, and the environmental cost of electric car batteries.

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Pride Weekend In San Diego

San Diego Pride enters its biggest weekend with a mix of in-person and virtual events, a milestone for construction of the new SDSU stadium in Mission Valley, and KPBS relaunches its Cinema Junkie podcast about all things film.

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Roundtable: What Happens In Haiti Matters At The Border

Political turmoil in Haiti adds to the asylum situation at San Diego's border with Mexico, an update on the city of San Diego's latest effort to provide shelter for people experiencing homelessness downtown and a new study that might help ease restrictions on blood donations from gay men.

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Roundtable: Wildfire Readiness For The Underserved

The outreach campaign to connect with underserved communities for wildfire and emergency readiness, new data shows many California cities are becoming more segregated and the rise of abusive fan behavior in sports.