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Brooke Ruth

News Producer, KPBS Midday Edition

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Brooke Ruth is a producer for KPBS Midday Edition. She previously served as a web producer at KPBS.

Before joining KPBS, Brooke was a web editor for four newspapers and a local television station. She began her career in news at the Imperial Valley Press. She has also been part of the web teams at the Napa Valley Register, North County Times, and U-T San Diego. While pursuing her undergraduate degree at UCLA in psychology, she worked on the student newspaper, the Daily Bruin.

Recent Stories by Brooke Ruth

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T. Jefferson Parker's New Thriller Is A Timely Tale Of Terrorist Plots, White Supremacy

Aug. 20
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

New York Times bestselling author and Fallbrook resident, T. Jefferson Parker, joined Midday Edition to discuss his latest book, "The Last Good Guy."

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New York Times Magazine Explores How Slavery Created America's Wealth, Growth

Aug. 20
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

On Sunday, The New York Times Magazine published a comprehensive series of articles and essays that frame slavery as the institution that fundamentally shaped the United States.

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U-T: San Diego's Inflation Rate Third Highest In US

Aug. 14
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego’s rate of inflation is among the highest in the nation. That means San Diegans are paying higher prices for fuel, housing and food.

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Want To Stop Using Plastics But Don't Know How? Here Are Some Tips

Aug. 13
By Brooke Ruth, Mark Sauer

More than 360 million tons of plastic are produced annually and nearly 13 million tons end up in our oceans each year. Will McCullum of Greenpeace UK offers a practical guide to reducing reliance on plastics in his book, “How To Give Up Plastic: A Guide To Changing The World One Plastic Bottle At A Time.”

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San Diego Leads State In Number Of Gun Restraining Orders

Aug. 9
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Since the recent deadly shootings in Texas, Ohio and California, there’s more talk in Washington about enacting gun violence safety laws. Among the ideas getting traction are gun violence restraining orders.

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Union-Tribune Editorial: Vote For Politicians Who Support Sensible Gun Legislation

Aug. 6
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The editorial in The San Diego Union-Tribune following the shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio did not mince words.

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Plaintiff Who Suffered Brain Damage In County Jail Awarded More Than $12 Million

Aug. 5
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon, Pat Finn

A Carlsbad man who suffered brain damage while in custody at the Vista Detention Facility was awarded more than $12 million dollars in damages last week, one of the largest awards in a case against San Diego County in recent history.

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UC San Diego Experiment Will Send 'Mini-Brains' Into Space

July 18
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The "mini brains" or organoids will be sent into space on June 21, the day after the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

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How The San Diego Catholic Diocese Is Raising Awareness About Climate Change

July 16
By Brooke Ruth, Mark Sauer

July marks the fourth anniversary of the launch of a campaign by Pope Francis to rally the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics in the fight against climate change.

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How The Stonewall Riots Influenced San Diego Pride

July 11
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

This year’s Pride festivities are not only celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, but it’s also saluting how far Pride has come in San Diego.

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