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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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Influential: Rebecca Jade's Playlist

Feb. 25
By Brooke Ruth, Julia Dixon Evans

Rebecca Jade is a winner of multiple San Diego Music Awards, a jazz soloist, performs in her own band, Rebecca Jade and the Cold Fact, and is a backup singer for Sheila E. We asked her to reflect on her influences, and she told us about her childhood with a jazz singer for a mother, the songs that made her fall in love with music, and the artists that shaped her style.

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Midday Edition Special: Racism Fuels Black Maternal And Infant Health Crisis

Feb. 24
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke, Pat Finn

In San Diego County, Black women are three times more likely to die due to pregnancy or delivery complications — so are Black infants. Black babies are also 60% more likely to be born prematurely.

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What Can We Learn About Community From Animals?

Feb. 18
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Academic, author and photographer Caitlin O’ Connell is out with a new book that explores this. It’s called “Wild Rituals: 10 Lessons Animals Can Teach Us About Connection, Community, and Ourselves.”

Patients waiting in line for a COVID-19 vaccine...

Data Analysis Shows Inequity In Vaccine Rollout

Feb. 17
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

The San Diego Union-Tribune analyzed data that show that San Diegans of Latino, Black and Asian descent are being vaccinated at lower rates than their white counterparts.

San Diego jazz saxophonist Charles McPherson is...

Influential: Charles McPherson's Playlist

Feb. 16
By Brooke Ruth, Julia Dixon Evans

San Diego jazz saxophonist Charles McPherson, now in his 80s, is still performing and recently released new work. Get to know the works that shaped him and continue to drive his music.

Linxing He, 90, receives the first dose of a CO...

How To Get 1.8 Million San Diegans Vaccinated

Feb. 8
By Brooke Ruth, Tarryn Mento

The goal is to vaccinate 1.8 million people in San Diego County by July 1. That’s about 70% of the region’s population over age 16. So, what does the county need to do to reach that goal?

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Scripps Research Moves One Step Closer To Vaccine To Prevent HIV

Feb. 4
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Scripps Research announced success in the first clinical trial of a new approach against HIV — one that involves vaccines that boost the body's ability to produce antibodies.

Sewage flows through canal from Mexico near San...

City Of San Diego Wants Community Input For Plan To Address Environmental Inequities

Feb. 3
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

The plan will be laid out in the environmental justice section of the city’s general plan and include which communities within the city will be prioritized.

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Women Hardest Hit By Economic Impact Of COVID-19

Feb. 2
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Women seem to have borne the brunt of the economic impact of COVID-19, something that may continue to affect their careers and lives for years to come.

A hole in the window of a comic book store in L...

Report On La Mesa Protest-Turned-Riot Finds Police Department Lacking

Jan. 27
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

According to the report, La Mesa police officers lacked training, communication, leadership and policies that would have likely deescalated the situation.

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