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Bennett Lacy


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Ben Lacy is a producer for KPBS Evening Edition and KPBS Roundtable.

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Roundtable: California's Record-Breaking Heat

Sept. 17
By Bennett Lacy, Cristina Kim

California experiences its hottest summer on record as supersized wildfires burn millions of acres, and local Hispanic journalists mentor the next generation of reporters.

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Roundtable: How 9/11 Changed San Diego

Sept. 10
By Bennett Lacy, Cristina Kim

KPBS race and equity reporter Cristina Kim hosts a special look at how the 9/11 attacks were covered in San Diego and how the affects linger in our community 20 years later.

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Roundtable: California On The Brink

Sept. 3
By Bennett Lacy, Cristina Kim

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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Roundtable: Schools Welcome Students Back To Campus

Aug. 27
By Bennett Lacy

Local K-12 schools and colleges begin the academic year with a return to campus, 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 unaddressed in San Diego for decades.

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Roundtable: Confronting The Climate Emergency

Aug. 13
By Bennett Lacy

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

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Roundtable: California Recall Race Tightens

July 30
By Bennett Lacy, Cristina Kim

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

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Roundtable: Comic-Con Weekend Moves Online Once Again

July 23
By Bennett Lacy

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.


Roundtable: Pride Weekend In San Diego

July 16
By Bennett Lacy

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

July 9
By Bennett Lacy

Turmoil in Haiti adds to the asylum situation at the U.S.-Mexico border, an update on San Diego's effort to provide shelter for those experiencing homelessness and a study that might ease restrictions on blood donations from gay men.

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Roundtable: Wildfire Readiness For The Underserved

July 2
By Bennett Lacy

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.

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Business Report: Jobs Report Caps Strong Economic Week

Feb. 7, 2020
By Bennett Lacy

The U.S. adds more jobs in January, coronavirus concerns blunt an otherwise strong week for stocks, Macy's announces store closures and San Diego launches a new tourism campaign.