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Where To Find Free HIV Testing For World AIDS Day (And After Too) And More Local News

About 10 percent of San Diego County residents living with HIV don't know it. Hear about free testing opportunities this week to mark World AIDS Day. Plus, tomorrow is "Giving Tuesday," a global movement that encourages people around the world to give donations, time, or goods to charities. If you’re looking to give, hear some tips on how to ensure your donations go to a worthy cause. And, last week, a federal judge in Oregon blocked the Trump administration from denying visas to immigrants, if they lacked the ability to pay for healthcare. We explain how the proclamation would have drastically reduced legal immigration to the U.S. Also ahead on the podcast, 500 years ago, the Spanish Conquistadors arrived to the capital of the Aztec empire, igniting the European colonization of the continental Americas. For many, the encounter between the two worlds is a prevailing, painful clash.

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Speaker 1: 00:00 It's Monday, December 2nd I'm Deb Welsh and you're listening to San Diego news matters from KPBS coming up to Mark world AIDS day this week. There are free HIV testing opportunities around the County and 500 years ago the Spanish conquistadores arrived at the Capitol of the Aztec empire [inaudible]. We are still holding a grudge instead of healing ourselves or embracing the legacy enough from both worlds. That more coming up right after the break

Speaker 1: 00:33 about 10% of San Diego County residents living with HIV don't know it. KPBS health reporter Taryn Minto tells us about free testing opportunities this week to Mark world AIDS day. UCC Diego will provide HIV tests free of charge through Thursday. They're part of a week of programming to honor the global AIDS event that fell on December 1st HIV can develop into AIDS if left untreated. County officials estimate just more than 1400 residents are unaware they're HIV positive. The health and human services agency issued an advisory in March that healthcare providers should offer routine testing to all patients for a list of free testing sites at UC San Diego and more resources about year round testing locations in the County. Go to kpbs.org Taryn mento KPBS news, tomorrow's giving Tuesday a global movement that encourages people to give donations, time or goods to charities. KPBS reporter Prius. Either share some history and some tips on how to avoid Tuesdays scams.

Speaker 1: 01:35 Giving Tuesday was founded in 2012 by new York's 92nd street Y in partnership with the United nations foundation last year. People in 150 countries raised $400 million online. The movement is strong in San Diego to Paul Downey, president and CEO of serving seniors, a nonprofit that serves seniors living in poverty says last year they raised $40,000 on giving Tuesday alone, but a lot of charities came around and said, look, we need to do something. The highway kind of with the holiday season is about Downey says before you give money to a charity, make sure you look for a local address. Not just a PO box and visit the California attorney General's website to see how the charity spends its money. Priya, either K PBS news, hundreds of people in the San Diego County Sheriff's department have completed a new diversity training program. KPBS has. Donald Bloodworth tells us how the program got off the ground. It started with a conversation between a San Diego history center employee in San Diego County sheriff bill Gore.

Speaker 1: 02:43 The history center had mounted an exhibit showcasing the struggle for LGBTQ civil rights in San Diego. That led to the cooperative effort between the museum, the Sheriff's department, and San Diego pride. The program includes terminology training and it ends with a trip to the exhibit Jen LA Barbara with San Diego pride told KPBS mid division that the program offers a more in depth look than traditional diversity training. The relationship between LGBTQ folks in law enforcement is not always or often a positive one. The first step in holding our law enforcement institutions accountable for treating LGBTQ folks with respect and dignity is education. Deputy Jacob Hernandez said the experience was eyeopening. Donald Bloodworth KPBS news more than 129 million trees died in California during the drought, but there were survivors. Capitol public radio is, as David Romero reports, scientists are experimenting with seedlings from those trees to create forest resilient to climate change. The results of the multiyear drought in places like Tahoe were evident side-by-side sugar, pine trees, one dead, one alive.

Speaker 1: 03:52 Those that survived were more water use sufficient than their dead counterparts. That's UC Davis biologist Patricia Maloney. She's collected seeds from 100 living trees and she calls the mothers. Then her team raised seedlings and planted them within 12 miles of the forest where their mothers stand. One does not want to play God and sometimes you do have to let nature take its course. The hopes is to know that offspring are passing on their genes. Maloney wants at least half to survive. She hopes to make this forest an example as climate change worsens and says this new way could be applied statewide in Sacramento. I'm Ezra David Romero. Last week, a federal judge at Oregon block the Trump administration from denying visas to immigrants if they lack the ability to pay for healthcare. KPBS reporter max Revlon Adler tells us how the proclamation would have drastically reduced legal immigration to the U S

Speaker 2: 04:49 district court. Judge Michael Simon found that the policy which Trump introduced in October and was supposed to go into effect this month was inconsistent with existing immigration law. It would have only applied to immigrants applying for visas from abroad. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which included immigrant advocacy groups and citizens estimated that it would cut legal immigration to the U S by almost two thirds. The department of justice said in court that it plans on appealing the decision under the Trump administration. Legal immigration to the United States through visas has fallen by over 10% max Riverland Adler K PBS news.

Speaker 1: 05:25 On November 8th, 1519 the Aztec emperor Moctezuma and Spanish can keys to door Aranon Cortez met for the first time. The meeting resulted not only in the eventual European colonization of the continental Americas, but also in a prevailing debate about the wounds left by the encounter from KJ zzz Mexico city Bureau Rodrigo's Cervantes reports. In the last episode of our three-part Fronterra series, the Mark of the Kinkies two doors,

Speaker 3: 05:59 a small mural depicting the arrival of [inaudible]. Now Mexico city. He said the exact place where it happened and a few blocks from there. Don't meet the latte. Meekly does spiritual cleansings and ritual dances based on pre-Colombian

Speaker 4: 06:17 [inaudible].

Speaker 3: 06:19 They meekly says the Spanish conquistadors left behind a humiliating massacre. Yeah.

Speaker 4: 06:29 [inaudible]

Speaker 3: 06:29 they chopped off our trunk and branches. She says they couldn't destroy our roots.

Speaker 4: 06:39 [inaudible]

Speaker 3: 06:39 a woman says, history has been told by the winners who cleaned the discover, the land already owned by her ancestors. Many Mexicans consider themselves Mestizos a blend of cultures, but other share, they meekly resent. The Christopher Columbus statue in Mexico city gets vandalized every October 12th and Mexico's president has asked Spain to apologize for the atrocities committed during on Kista [inaudible]. That's Miguel [inaudible] cultural counselor of the Spanish embassy in Mexico. He says, we can't modify the past, but we can influence the future looking for lessons rather than culprits. [inaudible] the diplomat says the European expeditions 500 years ago represented the first globalization, bringing progress in an exchange of products and knowledge. [inaudible] Spanish language became universal thanks to his country's explorations with 500 million native speakers currently and the two countries with the most Spanish speakers are Mexico and the United States.

Speaker 5: 07:52 [inaudible]

Speaker 3: 07:52 in Mexico city's main square and the opera commemorates the encounter between the Astor King and the Spanish Explorer. It's called [inaudible] Kusama. The second based on the multi Summa opera written by Antonio Vivaldi in the 18th century,

Speaker 5: 08:13 [inaudible]

Speaker 3: 08:14 some well minus a researcher and composer is the author the [inaudible] [inaudible] minus explains, he had to turn Valdez tragic comedy with a happy ending into what it really was a tragedy. He gave a voice to the subjugated indigenous while integrating my in. Now with end Castilian languages,

Speaker 6: 08:33 well the victim, but what they don't stay [inaudible]

Speaker 5: 08:42 [inaudible]

Speaker 3: 08:45 [inaudible] minus says Mexico hasn't fully come to terms with its complex past. There's a tendency to simplify Cortez as an evil conqueror and Moctezuma as a treasonous leader, but that ignores that indigenous people are pressed by the Aztecs joined forces with the Spaniards. He says to these operas in history, there are no real villains or hearers, but characters that deserve a better understanding, incorporated Barak and indigenous instruments to reflect the resulting diversity.

Speaker 5: 09:18 [inaudible]

Speaker 3: 09:18 I thought I'd just get him, was going to be empty. [inaudible] minus, as some are still asking for apologies, leaking all wounds for him. This upper is a way to reflect on what he says former colonized nations like Mexico should do, reconcile with their past and embrace their multiethnic and multi linguistic presence.

Speaker 5: 09:44 [inaudible]

Speaker 3: 09:45 I am [inaudible] Cervantes in Mexico city.

Speaker 5: 09:53 [inaudible]

Speaker 7: 09:54 thanks for listening to San Diego news matters. If you like the show, do us a favor and tell your friends and families to subscribe. Thanks.

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