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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

One of the portraits that will be on display as...

Trafficking Victims Reclaim Their Stories In Photo Exhibit

Jan. 16
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

A photo exhibit opening Friday in San Diego not only literally puts a human face to the issue of human trafficking but also shows how former victimization does not define lives.

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Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Wants To Ban 'Virginity Tests' In California

Jan. 15
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, introduced Assembly Bill 1909 last week. It would subject physicians who perform the exam, which involves inspecting a woman's hymen, to professional misconduct penalties.

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San Diego Airport Moves Forward With Plan To Replace Terminal 1

Jan. 14
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The airport’s governing board approved a $3 billion project that includes expanding the terminal to 30 gates, building a new parking garage along with an access road off Laurel Street and reserving a site for a future public transit station at the airport. Airport officials say the redevelopment is needed to manage the continuing increase in flights and passengers at the airport.

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San Diego County Republican Party Plans To Focus On AB 5, School Choice To Win

Jan. 13
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The San Diego County Republican Party is summoning the party faithful Monday night to meet and discuss 2020 issues and candidates.

Police officers remove a tent left by the homel...

New Program Clears Minor Infractions For Homeless Who Stay At Bridge Shelter For 30 Days

Jan. 8
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

The program gives homeless individuals who face arrest or a ticket for minor quality-of-life issues the option of going to the Alpha Project’s shelter in East Village. If they stay there for 30 days their infraction is cleared.

Coffins of Gen. Qassem Soleimani and others who...

US-Iran Tensions Raise Fear Among San Diego's Iranian American Community

Jan. 7
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Zohreh Ghahremani is one of the 60,000 Iranian Americans who call San Diego home. She says the local community is concerned and afraid about the future of U.S.-Iranian relations.

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Who Made This Year's 'Voice Of The Year' List?

Dec. 27, 2019
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Who in San Diego made a difference, caused a controversy and perhaps, shaped the future? Voice of San Diego's 'Voice of the Year' 2019 list consists of politicians, civic leaders and ordinary citizens.

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, ...

The Good News In The Fight Against Climate Change

Dec. 24, 2019
By Brooke Ruth, Mark Sauer

On KPBS Christmas Eve Midday Edition, we revisit interviews with people who are taking action on climate change in 2019.

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Curious San Diego: How Did Black's Beach Become A Nude Beach?

Dec. 23, 2019
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Black’s Beach is an over two-mile long stretch of sand up against steep 350 foot cliffs. The Torrey Pines Gliderport is above the cliffs and hang gliders can be seen soaring above, while surfers are in the water enjoying this popular and secluded surf spot. The official name of Black's Beach is Torrey Pines beach.

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Meet Ballast Point's New Owner

Dec. 19, 2019
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Ballast Point Brewing Company has been sold again. This time to Kings & Convicts, a small brewery from Illinois.

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