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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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What Does Judge's Ruling On Gunshows At Del Mar Mean For Pending Legislation?

June 25
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The legislation, currently being considered by a state Senate committee, is aimed at permanently banning the sale of guns and ammunition at the fairgrounds.

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Imperial Valley Celebrates Hometown Hero And Heavyweight Boxing Champ Andy Ruiz Jr.

June 20
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

A parade is planned through the city of Imperial on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. at Fourth Street and Imperial Avenue and will end at Imperial High School where a rally will be held.

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SANDAG Vice Chair On Future Of Transportation In San Diego County

June 19
By Alison St John, Brooke Ruth

The San Diego Association of Governments, or SANDAG, is currently in the process of updating its regional transportation plan to bring it in line with state targets for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear, vice chair of SANDAG, joins Midday Edition to discuss the development of the plan.

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San Diego Congresswoman Susan Davis Supports Green New Deal

June 17
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Davis announced her plans to sign on to the legislative framework for responding to global warming at a forum she hosted on climate's impacts on security and the economy on Saturday. The event included a Q-and-A with a panel of climate change experts.

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Novel For Middle Schoolers Tackles Body Image, Self Acceptance

June 13
By Alison St John, Brooke Ruth

In a fictional retelling of his own middle school years, San Diego City College English professor Chris Baron shares his struggle to find friendship and acceptance.

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Faulconer Proposes Incentives For Developers To Build Smaller, More Affordable Units

June 12
By Alison St John, Brooke Ruth

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has a new proposal on the table that would give incentives to developers to build smaller, more affordable units in areas close to public transit.

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New Book Profiles Hall Of Fame Running Coach Bob Larsen Who Got His Start In San Diego

June 10
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

While Hall of Fame track and field coach Bob Larsen may not be a household name, in running circles, his ability to push athletes past their limits to achieve success is legendary. Larsen's career is now the subject of a new book by New York Times Deputy Sports Editor Matthew Futterman.

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Journalist Scott Pelley On The 'Truth Worth Telling'

June 6
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

"60 Minutes" correspondent and former "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley joins Midday Edition on Thursday to discuss his new book, "Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter’s Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times."

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Your Money: How To Save On Travel

June 3
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

As part of our ongoing personal finance series, Westways travel editor Elizabeth Harryman joins Midday Edition with tips on how to save money while traveling.

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ProPublica: Carbon Credits Don't Fight Climate Change

May 28
By Brooke Ruth, Mark Sauer

The benefits of carbon offset programs are far from certain, according to a report by ProPublica. ProPublica reporter Lisa Song joins Midday Edition on Tuesday to discuss how after reporting on the issue she concluded that carbon credits haven’t and won’t deliver the climate benefit they promise.

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