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San Diego news; when you want it, where you want it. Get local stories on politics, education, health, environment, the border and more. New episodes are ready weekday mornings. Hosted by Anica Colbert and produced by KPBS, San Diego and the Imperial County's NPR and PBS station.

PODCASTS
  • Chula Vista will have a new mayor for the first time since 2014. KPBS introduces you to some of the candidates. Meanwhile, there’s still some available means to find baby formula in San Diego amidst a nationwide shortage. Plus, bike to work day returns to San Diego County.
  • After more than a decade, San Diego County is getting a new Sheriff. We'll bring you profiles of three candidates. Meanwhile, SDG&E has begun the official process to increase rates for gas and electricity. Plus, the pandemic may be changing the way large buildings are designed in California.
  • After the racist attack in Buffalo, and a recent stabbing of a Black teen in Lakeside, San Diego residents held a vigil on Monday standing up against racist hate. Also, the LGBT Community Center in Hillcrest has reopened after shutting its doors at the start of the pandemic. Plus, carbon capture technology has gained status with the United Nations and in California’s plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions. But not all climate activists are convinced it’ll help.
  • Chinese-American parents of the San Dieguito Union High School District are divided in their reactions to the recent racially inflammatory comments made by the district’s superintendent. Meanwhile, the director of the UC San Diego breast milk bank warns against buying breast milk on Facebook amid the nationwide shortage of baby formula. Plus, Katya Echazarreta will soon be the first Mexican-born woman to travel to space.
  • All law enforcement agencies in San Diego will now be able to refer mental health crisis calls to county-sponsored teams who are trained to handle mental health emergencies. Meanwhile, Mayor Todd Gloria focuses on major investments in water, sewer and stormwater infrastructure in his latest budget proposal. Plus, the San Diego Italian Film Festival celebrates the life and legacy of its late founder with a dedicated screening today.
  • San Diego housing prices are the highest they have ever been. How did we get to now? And how do we cope? Also, COVID-19 cases are on the rise nationally and in San Diego County. We’ll bring you the latest on the surge. Plus, Barrio Logan has a new center for the arts.
  • Abortion clinics in Mexico are already seeing patients from the U.S. With the current turmoil over Roe v. Wade, clinics there are expecting to see even more cross-border patients. Meanwhile, San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chairman Nathan Fletcher has a proposal for city leaders countywide: you provide the shelter space and the county will offer onsite mental health services and public benefits assistance. Plus, how to learn more about the candidates running for three San Diego County Superior Court judicial seats in the June primary.
  • We’ll have an explainer on why the June 7th primary ballot will look a little unique this election. Meanwhile, travelers crossing from San Diego County into the Tijuana International Airport via the Cross Border Express bridge will experience an all new $100 million facility. Plus, wearable monitors can test for glucose, lactate and blood alcohol. Scientists say that’s just for starters.
  • A review of more than 100 exemption requests on religious grounds from San Diego Police Department staffers, found many of them were identical to each other and appeared to be copied and pasted from the internet. Meanwhile, the city council reviewed the mayor’s proposed police budget on Friday. The meeting was overshadowed by personal attacks from the police union. Plus, California is one of the top states for solar panels installed on rooftops, but the state has potential for even more.
  • State lawmakers have been speaking out in support of abortion rights. We speak to one of the lawmakers at the forefront, State Senate president Toni Atkins from San Diego. Meanwhile, COVID-19 cases are rising in San Diego and the county is working to make sure COVID-19 treatments are getting used. Plus, a new KPBS documentary series called "Out of the Boondocks" explores the complexity of the Filipino experience in San Diego.