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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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Nonprofit Scoops Up Plastic Pollution From Pacific Ocean

Dec. 5
By Brooke Ruth, Mark Sauer

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch has become a floating symbol of pollution on this planet. Ocean Voyages Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the ocean environment, is one of the groups trying to do something about it.

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San Diego Rep Play Tells True Story Of Man Who Refused To Be Interned

Dec. 2
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

A play at the San Diego Repertory Theatre tells the story of Gordon Hirabayashi, an American citizen of Japanese descent who refused to enter an internment camp during World War II — firm in the belief that his rights as a citizen should be protected.

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Chef Bernard Joins 'Midday Edition' To Answer Your Thanksgiving Day Meal Questions

Nov. 26
By Brooke Ruth

Marine Room executive chef Bernard Guillas joins Midday Edition on Wednesday to share his pro tips on preparing a Thanksgiving Day meal.

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How To Reduce Food Waste This Thanksgiving

Nov. 25
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Individuals throw out an average of 20 pounds of food per month, making food the single largest item disposed of in landfills in the United States.

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Share Your Holiday Food Traditions On Midday Edition

Nov. 25
By Brooke Ruth, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

From latkes to tamales to black-eyed peas and ham, it just wouldn’t be the holidays for some families without these special foods. Does your family have a special holiday food? Share it with us.

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San Diego Council To Hear City Staff's Concerns Over Mission Valley Stadium Offer

Nov. 18
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

The city attorney’s office and independent budget analyst raised concerns about the offer last week. Their concerns included the offer only including inflation for a portion of the property and the requirement that the city set aside $10 million for infrastructure surrounding the stadium site.

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What You Need To Know To Vote In California's Presidential Primary

Nov. 12
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

This week, the San Diego County Registrar of Voters will begin mailing out 1.8 million postcards to remind voters that their political party registration determines which presidential primary ballot they will receive for the March election.

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San Diego Climate Researcher Joins Thousands Of Scientists In Declaring A 'Climate Emergency'

Nov. 7
By Brooke Ruth, Mark Sauer

More than 11,000 climate scientists signed a declaration this week warning of a "climate emergency" and urging the need for new ways to measure the effects of a warming planet.

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Coronado Island Film Festival Will Bring New And Old Films To The Big Screen

Nov. 6
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The festival starts Friday and runs through Monday. It will be held at various venues in Coronado, including the Hotel Del, the Vintage Village Arts Theatre and the Coronado Performing Arts Center.

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New Baja California Governor Promises To Stop Cross-Border Sewage

Nov. 4
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Jaime Bonilla was sworn into office Friday as governor of Baja California.

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