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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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San Diego's Fourth 'Bridge' Shelter Set To Open In November

Oct. 16
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The San Diego City Council on Tuesday approved a contract with Alpha Project to run a fourth temporary homeless shelter at 17th Street and Imperial Avenue in downtown San Diego.

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San Diego Company Says It Can Extract Lithium From Geothermal Brine

Oct. 16
By Brooke Ruth, Mark Sauer

Lithium-ion batteries are central to modern life; from mobile phones to electric vehicles. But the United States lacks a major source of lithium.

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Californians Must Have Health Insurance In 2020, Or Face Penalty

Oct. 14
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Covered California was created in 2014 to offer state residents subsidized health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Covered California's open enrollment for health coverage in 2020 starts Tuesday and runs through January 31.

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What San Diego Can Learn From LA's Effort To House The Homeless

Oct. 8
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Chris Ko, the managing director of homelessness and strategic initiatives for the United Way of Greater Los Angeles will keynote the San Diego Housing Federation's annual conference on affordable housing this week.

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In San Diego Unified, Now's The Time To Choose A School For Your Child

Oct. 3
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The school choice application window for San Diego Unified, the county's largest school district, is open now through Nov. 13.

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San Diego County Considers Banning Vaping Products

Oct. 2
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

San Diego County Supervisors Dianne Jacob and Nathan Fletcher, are proposing a temporary ban on vaping devices and flavored tobacco products in the unincorporated areas of the county. The proposal will go before the county board of supervisors on Oct. 15.

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Why A Decrease In 3 Billion North American Birds Matters

Oct. 1
By Brooke Ruth, Mark Sauer

In the half-century since 1970, the number of birds in North America has declined by an estimated three billion — that's a 29 percent decrease.

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San Diego Beekeeper's New Books Are All The Buzz

Sept. 26
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Hilary Kearney, the founder of Girl Next Door Honey, has been using her expertise to enlighten the world about bees. She will be speaking about her two new books on bees Thursday at The Book Catapult in South Park.

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Senate President Pro Tem Atkins Reflects On The Year In Bills

Sept. 23
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins joins Midday Edition on Monday to reflect on the legislative session.

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Neil Young Is Vindicated As Amazon Debuts High-Quality Music Streaming Service

Sept. 18
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Young said in a statement that Amazon offering a high-quality streaming option “will be the biggest thing to happen to music since the introduction of digital audio 40 years ago.”

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