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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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Community Conversation: Coronavirus Impacts On Vulnerable Students

Sept. 16
By Brooke Ruth, Joe Hong

On a special episode of KPBS Midday Edition, education reporter Joe Hong speaks with three people who have dedicated their lives to working with students most vulnerable to falling behind during distance learning.

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Your COVID-19 Questions Answered

Aug. 27
By Brooke Ruth, Tarryn Mento

From federal testing guidelines to improving air circulation in a classroom, we asked a local infectious disease specialist to respond to your questions about the novel coronavirus.

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What The Pandemic Is Doing To The Wiring In Our Brains

Aug. 24
By Brooke Ruth, Mark Sauer

In his new book, neuroscientist David Eagleman explores how the brain adjusts to moments like the one we're living in now.

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SummerFest 'Reimagined' For Online Audience

Aug. 19
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Despite the pandemic, social distancing and closed concert halls, the La Jolla Music Society will still hold a SummerFest, but it will be paired down and have a virtual audience.

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Facebook Group Leads To Violent Face Offs At Protests

Aug. 18
By Alison St John, Brooke Ruth

Some of the confrontations have involved members of a Facebook group called “Defend East County.” The group was started after a La Mesa protest at the end of May turned destructive. It has recently swelled to over 20,000 members.

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San Diego Central Library Is The New Home Of The Robert Frost Society

Aug. 17
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The library will serve as a permanent center for the study of Frost’s work. It’s the society's first permanent home, since its founding in 1978.

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San Diego Political Scandals Inspire Parts Of T. Jefferson Parker's Latest Novel

Aug. 14
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

T. Jefferson Parker’s new novel "Then She Vanished" weaves San Diego headlines and characters, that we almost recognize, into an alternate universe of suspense.

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Managing Your Money During A Pandemic

Aug. 4
By Alison St John, Brooke Ruth

A quarter of a million people in San Diego County have lost a job amid business reductions and closures caused by the coronavirus. If you are among those who are still getting a paycheck, the pandemic has likely still impacted your finances.

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Poll: Majority Of Californians Believe Masks Should Be Worn In Public

July 30
By Brooke Ruth, Mark Sauer

Large majorities of Californians are worried about getting coronavirus and the impact of the pandemic on their pocketbooks, according to a recent poll from the Public Policy Institute of California.

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Tensions Between Logan Heights Residents Outside Church-Goers Rooted In Cultural Divide

July 28
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Relations have become strained between members of the St. Anne Catholic Church and neighborhood residents. The rift began primarily over street parking but is being fueled by a cultural divide.

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