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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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Mental Health In The Latinx Community: When And Where To Seek Treatment

May 17
By Brooke Ruth, Tania Thorne

Many say that in the Latinx culture, there are taboos that keep issues like depression, substance abuse and domestic violence in the shadows. Now, members of the Latinx community say that silence hurts the community and they are eager to start a conversation about treatment and prevention of mental health issues.

A woman receives a COVID-19 vaccine from Cal Fi...

Vaccine Demand Down In San Diego County

May 12
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Demand for vaccines is down in San Diego County. Supply is so abundant healthcare systems are asking for fewer doses.

The San Diego County Administration Building do...

San Diego County Ends Controversial Fraud Inspection Program

May 10
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego County supervisors ended a controversial program that was supposed to detect public assistance fraud through a process of unannounced home inspections.

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Blue Shield CEO: Vaccinations Have Slowed In California

May 7
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon, Pat Finn

Paul Markovich, president and CEO of Blue Shield of California, joined Midday Edition to talk about the hurdles the state must overcome to reach herd immunity and slow the spread of coronavirus.

Therapy session with therapist and patient at a...

Latinx Community: Share Your Experiences, Mental Health Questions

May 5
By Brooke Ruth, Tania Thorne

KPBS is hosting a virtual conversation about mental health within the Latinx community. We want to hear your experiences and questions.

A man getting vaccinated against COVID-19 at Sa...

County Making Changes To Address Slowing COVID-19 Vaccine Demand

May 3
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

KPBS health reporter Matt Hoffman joined Midday Edition on Monday to discuss how San Diego County is trying to adapt to the slowing demand for vaccines.

Line of tents at the Oceanside Homeless Encampm...

Report: First-Time Homelessness Up In San Diego County

April 26
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The Regional Task Force on the Homeless estimates the number of people experiencing homelessness for the first time last year nearly doubled — from 2,300 in 2019 to 4,100 in 2020.

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Plan To Connect Transit To San Diego International Airport Proceeding

April 26
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The San Diego Association of Governments has published a notice of preparation or NOP for a project that’s been dubbed "San Diego’s Grand Central Station." The notice is the first step in an environmental review for the transit hub.

Emissions from a coal-fired power plant are sil...

The Promise Of Carbon Capture For Addressing Climate Change

April 22
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Some scientists are now saying the only way to achieve a limit to global temperature rise is to pair emission reduction efforts with a massive investment in carbon capture technology.

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KPBS Midday Edition Special: San Diego Reacts To The Chauvin Trial Verdict

April 21
By Brooke Ruth, Harrison Patiño , Jade Hindmon, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Following guilty verdicts on all three counts charged to former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd, San Diego's community leaders are reacting to what many see as a turning point for equality.

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