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California Launches Program To Protect Transgender Voting Rights

Nov. 14
By Jade Hindmon

Secretary of State Alex Padilla partners with Equality California Institute to train poll workers on how to engage with voters whose gender identity, expression or pronouns do not appear to match their name on the voter rolls.

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What You Need To Know To Vote In California's Presidential Primary

Nov. 12
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

This week, the San Diego County Registrar of Voters will begin mailing out 1.8 million postcards to remind voters that their political party registration determines which presidential primary ballot they will receive for the March election.

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Report: Police Officers Convicted Of Criminal Offenses Still On The Job In California

Nov. 12
By Jade Hindmon, John Carroll

A new report from more than 30 news organizations finds hundreds of police officers and deputies convicted of crimes are still on the job in California, including several in San Diego.

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'Sesame Street' Celebrates 50 Years And Counting

Nov. 7
By Jade Hindmon

San Diego resident Lloyd Morrisett, a co-founder of the Sesame Workshop, reflects on the legacy of "Sesame Street."

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'Alta California' Chronicles Writer's Journey To Rediscover The Golden State

Nov. 6
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

Author Nick Neely will be signing copies of and speaking about his new book, "Alta California: From San Diego To San Francisco, A Journey on Foot to Rediscover the Golden State," Thursday at Warwick's in La Jolla.

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New Book Exposes 'Homewreckers' Who Demolished The American Dream

Nov. 5
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

Aaron Glantz is a senior investigative reporter at Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and Pulitzer Prize finalist. His new book examines how members of President Trump's inner circle bet big after the housing bust and made billions of dollars keeping the American Dream out of reach for individual families.

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New Baja California Governor Promises To Stop Cross-Border Sewage

Nov. 4
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Jaime Bonilla was sworn into office Friday as governor of Baja California.

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Business Report: NCAA Reversal On Student-Athlete Pay

Nov. 1
By Bennett Lacy, Jade Hindmon

The NCAA announces it will move forward with a plan to allow student-athletes to get paid for their likeness in response to moves by California and other states. Plus, several car companies side with the Trump administration amid California's legal fight over auto emissions. And, the economy adds more jobs in October.

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New Memoir Tells Writer's 'Wild' Story Of Keeping Her Mother's Secrets

Oct. 31
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

When Adrienne Brodeur was 14, her mother woke her to tell her that she and her stepfather’s best friend had kissed. That was the beginning of an affair that lasted for over a decade and was facilitated in part by Brodeur.

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How A Former Pimp, Activist Is Working To Combat Sex Trafficking In San Diego

Oct. 29
By Jade Hindmon

Armand King, author of the new book,"Raised in Pimp City: The Uncut Truth About Domestic Human Sex Trafficking," and co-founder of the nonprofit, Paving Great Futures, is kicking off a series of discussions on ways to address sex trafficking Tuesday.

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Making Equity A Central Part Of 'San Diego Green New Deal'

Oct. 28
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

An event hosted by Climate Action Campaign, a San Diego nonprofit focused on stopping the climate crisis through policy action, will feature panel discussion on making equity a central part of its push for a "San Diego Green New Deal."

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Nearly 8,000 Without Power As Fire Risk Increases In San Diego County

Oct. 24
By City News Service, Erik Anderson, Jade Hindmon, John Carroll

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning, in effect from 5 a.m. Thursday to 5 p.m. Friday in the mountains and valleys, with the fiercest winds likely late Thursday night through early Friday morning.

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San Diego's Politifest 2019 Will Focus On Housing And Transportation

Oct. 24
By Jade Hindmon

The public is invited to participate in big regional issues at the annual summit.


Oceanside Museum Unveils Fingernail Art On 'Tiny Canvases'

Oct. 22
By Jade Hindmon

Creative Nail Design celebrates 40 years of Nail Art innovation with an exhibit at the Oceanside Museum of Art called "Tiny Canvases."

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Macy's Continues Lawsuit Against Horton Plaza Redevelopment

Oct. 21
By Jade Hindmon, Pat Finn

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and several business leaders have asked Macy's to stand down from their lawsuit against Stockdale Capital Partners, the new owners of Horton Plaza Mall.

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New Editor-In-Chief Of Pacific Magazine Talks Diversity

Oct. 18
By Jade Hindmon

Nina Garin says the magazine will reach a more diverse audience.

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LA Times: Death Investigations Upended By Organ Collection Prior To Autopsies

Oct. 17
By Jade Hindmon, John Carroll

A new Los Angeles Times investigation uncovered multiple instances where companies harvested organs, skin and bones before medical examiners and coroners were able to conduct their autopsies. At least two of those cases happened in San Diego County.

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Journalist James Verini Discusses Battle Of Mosul And Fall Of Islamic State

Oct. 8
By Jade Hindmon, John Carroll

Verini's new book chronicles the long and complicated history of America's presence in Iraq.

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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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San Diego Congresswoman Susan Davis Discusses Impeachment Inquiry

Oct. 7
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

The Congresswoman discusses why she moved to support an impeachment inquiry against President Trump.

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San Diego City Councilwoman Monica Montgomery Discusses 'Cannabis Equity' Program

Oct. 3
By Jade Hindmon

San Diego City Council members Monica Montgomery and Chris Ward are pushing for a program to bring equity to communities hardest hit by the criminalization of marijuana.

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San Diego Native Wins MacArthur 'Genius' Grant

Oct. 3
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

Historian Kelly Lytle Hernández, who grew up in San Diego and graduated from UC San Diego, is one of 26 recipients of 2019 MacArthur Fellowship Award.

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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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Fair Pay To Play Act Puts Full Court Press On NCAA

Sept. 24
By Jade Hindmon

Analysts say California's Fair Pay To Play Act could impact college sports across the nation.

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How Racism Impacts Children's Health

Sept. 18
By Jade Hindmon

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a new policy statement that states racism could have a profound impact on the health of children and adolescents.

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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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Why Population Control May Not Help Curb Climate Change

Sept. 16
By Jade Hindmon

Jade Sasser is the author of "On Infertile Ground." She joined Midday Edition to discuss what she's learned about why population control may not be the most effective strategy to slow the effects of climate change.

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California Legislature Approves Bill To Reduce Maternal Mortality Rate For Black Women

Sept. 12
By Jade Hindmon

The California Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act would require implicit bias training for some healthcare providers and is expected to be signed by Governor Gavin Newsom.

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Silent Hike Takes San Diegans On A Meditative Musical Journey

Sept. 11
By Jade Hindmon

Composer and pianist Murray Hidary is hosting a silent hike experience at Cowles Mountain Sunday.

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John Leguizamo Returns To La Jolla Playhouse With 'Kiss My Aztec!'

Sept. 10
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Actor John Leguizamo co-wrote "Kiss My Aztec!," a musical that uses humor to tell the story of a group of Aztecs who are leading the resistance against Spanish invaders in the 16th century.

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New Book 'How To Be An Antiracist' Explores How To Actively Stop Racism

Sept. 9
By Jade Hindmon

Ibram Kendi, director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center and a professor of history and international relations at American University, joined Midday Edition Monday to talk about how he believes people can actively stop racism.

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A Resolution To Explore Reparations Heads To California Senate

Sept. 9
By Jade Hindmon

San Diego Assemblywoman Shirley Weber introduced a resolution to research the possibility of reparations for the descendants of enslaved people in California.

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Midday Movies Kicks Off

Sept. 5
By Beth Accomando, Jade Hindmon

Midday Edition launches a new monthly segment, Midday Movies with Beth Accomando and Moviewallas' Yazdi Pithavala.

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Over 400 Hate Crimes Reported In San Diego County Over The Past Five Years

Sept. 3
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

A new analysis by The San Diego Union-Tribune of hate crime data in San Diego County shows what kinds of hate crimes occur in the region and where.

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Bi-National Band La Diabla Combines Traditional Cumbia Music With Spirit Of Tijuana

Aug. 29
By Jade Hindmon, Kurt Kohnen

The band La Diabla brings its bi-national dance party wherever it goes. As part of the Midday Edition Summer Music Series, musicians Ivan Rodriguez, Adrian Rodriguez and Jose Bolanos stopped by the KPBS studio to share their influences and some history about cumbia music.

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Black Life In Southern California Featured In Photography Exhibit

Aug. 29
By Jade Hindmon

The exhibit, "Black Life: Images of Resistance and Resilience" will be on display at the San Diego Museum of Art until Dec. 1, 2019.

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Rep. Mike Levin Tours San Diego Border Facilities

Aug. 29
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

Congressmen Mike Levin and Juan Vargas visited the Chula Vista Border Patrol Station, the Otay Mesa Detention Center and a migrant shelter to get a first-hand look at the conditions inside some of San Diego's immigration detention facilities.

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San Diego Workshops Offer Safe Space To Talk About Racism And Hate

Aug. 27
By Jade Hindmon

The National Conflict Resolution Center is organizing a series of workshops that give San Diegans a chance to talk about hate, racism and intolerance.

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Euphoria Brass Band Brings West Coast Second Line Jazz To KPBS

Aug. 22
By Jade Hindmon, Kurt Kohnen

As part of the Midday Edition Summer music series San Diego's Euphoria Brass Band stopped by KPBS to share their special brand of funky west coast “second line” jazz and talk about how they started.

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How Can You Prepare For A Recession?

Aug. 22
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Financial planner Paul Lim answers questions about how people can protect their wallets in an economic downturn.

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US Camel Corps Captured Téa Obreht's Imagination And Her Novel Take On The American West

Aug. 21
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

Obreht's new novel, “Inland,” takes place in the American West of the 1800s, which is perhaps a surprising location given the author was born in Belgrade in the former Yugoslavia and lived in Egypt before settling in the U.S.

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Why A Group Of San Diegans Wants To Build A West Coast Statue Of Liberty

Aug. 20
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

For the last year, the San Diego Organizing Project has raised money to build a 40-foot monument inspired by the Statue of Liberty that overlooks the U.S.-Mexico border.

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UT: CA Supreme Court Ruling May Have Far Reaching Implications From Marijuana To Housing

Aug. 20
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

On Monday, the California Supreme Court unanimously ruled the city of San Diego did not adequately analyze the potential impacts of its 2014 marijuana dispensary rules.

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Herbie Hancock Reflects On The Influences And Highlights Of His Career

Aug. 19
By Jade Hindmon, Kurt Kohnen

San Diego will have a chance to hear the pianist, composer and bandleader, Herbie Hancock in concert Tuesday night at Humphreys Concerts by the bay. Hancock joined Midday Edition Monday to talk about who influenced his sound and creativity.

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A Draft Of California's Ethnic Studies Curriculum Stirs Controversy

Aug. 14
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

Public comment for a draft of the state's ethnic studies curriculum proposal ends Thursday. Meanwhile, state lawmakers are debating whether to make ethnic studies a high school graduation requirement.

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Rebecca Jade And The Cold Fact Perform Songs From Their New Album 'Running Out Of Time'

Aug. 8
By Jade Hindmon, Kurt Kohnen

The San Diego band Rebecca Jade and the Cold Fact have a funk infused-soul sound that hearkens back to the 70s Motown and Stax-record era.

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Geneviéve Jones-Wright Launches Speaker Series Focused On Criminal Justice Reform

Aug. 6
By Jade Hindmon

A new speaker series will tackle criminal justice reform in San Diego County.

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Plaintiff Who Suffered Brain Damage In County Jail Awarded More Than $12 Million

Aug. 5
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon, Pat Finn

A Carlsbad man who suffered brain damage while in custody at the Vista Detention Facility was awarded more than $12 million dollars in damages last week, one of the largest awards in a case against San Diego County in recent history.

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Report: 30 Cities See Increase In Hate Crime While San Diego Remains Steady

July 31
By Jade Hindmon

The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism's annual report shows a 9% increase in hate crime, with statistics trending up for 2019 across the country.

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San Diego's Climate Action Campaign Launches Speakers Series On Green New Deal

July 25
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

The Green New Deal is a political framework introduced by congressional Democrats in February that recognizes the responsibility of the federal government to address the threat climate change poses to the U.S.

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