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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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More Than Beaches And Dunes, Author Explains How We Rely On Sand In Surprising Ways

Aug. 8
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

People depend on sand in unexpected ways. It is used to build houses, from the foundation to the windows, and pave our roads. It's in toothpaste and shampoo and used to make underwear bands. Author Vince Beiser writes the resource that may seem plentiful is actually finite.

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San Diego Scientists Say Extreme Events Caused By Climate Change Could Spur Action

Aug. 8
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The authors of the piece in "Foreign Affairs" magazine propose that as the rich nations of the earth see a greater impact from a changing climate they will increase their efforts to limit carbon emissions and create technology that may reverse the effects of climate change.

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Report: City's Expectations Going Into Bridge Shelter Program Were Off The Mark

Aug. 7
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The report, by an independent consultant, was presented to the San Diego City Council, acting as the San Diego Housing Authority, on July 31.

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The Rock Church Buys Strip Club In Point Loma

Aug. 2
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Love it or hate it, the NUDE GIRLS sign above the Midway District in Point Loma was a San Diego landmark. It was the calling card of the Body Shop strip club.

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San Diegans Share Life-Changing Moments In Second Season Of 'My First Day' Podcast

Aug. 1
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

'My First Day' is a podcast produced through the KPBS Explore project, an initiative to bring original content from and about the San Diego community.

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Author To Discuss Book On How Humans Have Coped With Their Flaws

July 31
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

“Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, From Pointless Bones to Broken Genes” by Nathan Lents was published in May. Lents will be giving a free lecture about the book Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the San Diego Central Library.

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How To Know If You Were One Of The San Diegans Overcharged For Water

July 30
By Brooke Ruth, Claire Trageser, Maureen Cavanaugh

At least 2,750 water customers in San Diego had bills that were corrected or need to be corrected in 2017, according to an audit released last week. But how will San Diegans know whether they are on that list?

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Trouble In The Wind Out With New Album, 'Hammer On'

July 26
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The North County band was named the 2018 Artist of the Year at the San Diego Music Awards. Trouble in the Wind is celebrating the release of its new album this week.

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State Law Increases Domestic Violence Training For Police Officers

July 24
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The bill signed by Governor Jerry Brown will make sure police are trained in making lethality assessments of domestic violence victims. That assessment can help determine which victims are at greatest risk of homicide, serious injury or re-assault.

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First Person: Finding A Safe Space In A San Diego Arts Organization

July 23
By Brooke Ruth

Urban Beats uses art as a platform for young adults to express themselves to improve their well-being and become more self-sufficient.

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