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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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Patients Cycle Through The System Due To Shortage Of Mental Health Facilities

April 16
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

There is a shortage of both inpatient and longer-term care facilities in San Diego County.

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New Book Documents Only Geoglyphs In US

April 15
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Pilot and archaeology enthusiast Harry Casey documented the geoglyphs, or ground drawings in southeastern California and southwestern Arizona, with aerial photographs taken over 35 years. These geoglyphs are the only ones in the U.S. and Casey wanted to document them before they disappear.

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Your Money: Owe The IRS Money This Year? How Not To Next Year

April 15
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Many taxpayers may be shocked to discover that their reliable federal tax refund isn’t that reliable this year. It's too late to change much on this year’s taxes, but what about next years?

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How Libraries Help Make Communities Stronger

April 11
By Brooke Ruth, Mark Sauer

Bestselling science-fiction author Cory Doctorow will give a lecture on the role of libraries in the community. The event is being held to mark National Library Week and the Friends of The San Diego Library's 40th anniversary.

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True Story Of The Mercury 13 Brought To Old Globe Stage

April 8
By Brooke Ruth, Nina Garin

A play at The Old Globe tells the true story of Jerrie Cobb, a woman who trained to become one of America’s first astronauts. Despite outperforming her male counterparts, Cobb never got the chance to go to space.

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Professor Says Islamaphobia Is Emboldened By US Laws

April 8
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Police are investigating a fire set at an Escondido mosque late last month as arson and a hate crime. What is the root cause of attacks like these? Professor and author Khaled Beydoun says it's Islamophobia.

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How Do You Make Sure You’re Taking Proper Care Of Your Pet?

April 2
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego Humane Society President and CEO, Dr. Gary Weitzman, is out with a new book. It’s called “The Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior, And Happiness, The Veterinarian's Approach to At-Home Animal Care.”

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8th Annual San Diego Arab Film Festival Kicks Off Friday

April 1
By Brooke Ruth, Mark Sauer

The festival will include films from and about Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Organizers say the festival aims to build understanding and appreciation of the local Arab community.

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U-T: Violent Crime In San Diego On The Decline, But Not In All City Neighborhoods

March 29
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

While violent crime in the city of San Diego decreased 1.5 percent overall, it increased by as much as 450 percent in the San Diego's Bay Terraces community.

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San Diego-Based Organization Responds To Cyclone Idai Devastation

March 27
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Cyclone Idai hit southeastern Africa in the middle of the month, killing at least 686 people and displacing at least 600,000. San Diego-based Project Concern International is using its existing programs in Malawi to respond to the devastation there.

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