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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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Tips To Avoid Scams While Shopping Online

Nov. 27
By Alison St John, Brooke Ruth

Michelle Singletary writes about personal finances for The Washington Post and joins Midday Edition on Friday with tips on protecting our financial wellbeing when shopping online.

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Your Thanksgiving Cooking Questions Answered, Maintaining Tradition During An Unusual Year

Nov. 25
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Because of the pandemic, we’re advised not to travel, not to have large gatherings and to avoid the usual family holiday reunions. But it’s Thanksgiving, and we still have things to be thankful for.

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Caring For Our Mental Health During A Pandemic Holiday Season

Nov. 25
By Alison St John, Brooke Ruth

According to a CDC study, more than 2 in 5 Americans have said they are experiencing mental health issues associated with the pandemic.

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Coaster Train Will Go To San Diego Convention Center

Nov. 24
By Alison St John, Brooke Ruth

The Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo or LOSSAN rail corridor through Los Angeles and San Diego is the second busiest rail corridor in the country. If extended, people from LA or North San Diego County could buy a ticket to a Padres game, or Comic-Con and arrive on the doorstep of those events by train.

Children's Book By San Diego Mayors Raises Funds For Domestic Violence Shelters

Nov. 23
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The book is the brainchild of a nonprofit organization called the Purple Project, which donates supplies to the shelters. The book is called “Penny’s Adventure in San Diego” and follows the flight of a butterfly around the county, visiting some of San Diego’s most beautiful and beloved landmarks.

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Airlines Turn To Testing To Encourage Travel

Nov. 18
By Brooke Ruth, Mark Sauer

Airlines say this testing is an added layer of protection, in addition to deep cleaning airplanes, wearing masks and staying physically distanced from others. But the CDC says that people who take a test before traveling are still taking a risk.

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Nora Vargas Discusses Priorities For Southwest San Diego County

Nov. 17
By Brooke Ruth, Mark Sauer

In the District 1 San Diego County Supervisors race, Nora Vargas leads her opponent Sen. Ben Hueso by 30,000 votes.

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San Diego City College Class Trains Homeless Services Workforce

Nov. 12
By Alison St John, Brooke Ruth

The San Diego Housing Commission worked with the college to create the class that will train future housing coordinators, peer mentors and case managers within homeless services organizations.

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San Diego Mayor-Elect Gloria Discusses Challenges Ahead

Nov. 11
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego's Mayor-Elect Todd Gloria joined Midday Edition on Wednesday to discuss his plans as San Diego's next mayor.

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Legal Challenge Threatens City's Midway District Redevelopment Plans

Nov. 10
By Alison St John, Brooke Ruth

San Diego city voters approved Measure E with nearly 57% of the vote, but the will of the people may or may not be enough to overturn the 30-foot height limit in the Midway District.

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