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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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What Led Asylum-Seekers From Cameroon To Tijuana?

July 18
By Jade Hindmon

Last week, a group of about 50 asylum seekers from Cameroon protested the immigration process in Tijuana. They say they have been waiting a month or more to request asylum and are running out of money.

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San Diegans React To President Trump's Racist Remarks

July 16
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

The Democratic members of San Diego's congressional delegation have condemned President Trump's racist remarks against four congresswomen of color.

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Former La Mesa Pastor Sues DHS Over Border Surveillance Program

July 15
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

Pastor Kaji Dousa, who used to preach at the La Mesa United Church of Christ, accuses the Department of Homeland Security of targeting her and violating her First Amendment rights.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: Broadway Stars, A Pop Princess And Pride

July 12
By Jade Hindmon, Nina Garin

This weekend brings major star power to San Diego — from teen pop royalty to a Marvel hero singing Broadway show tunes. Plus Pride highlights and a look at "Miss Saigon."

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Should California Increase Electric Car Rebates?

July 11
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

California Assemblyman Phil Ting of San Francisco introduced a bill this week that could triple rebates for electric car buyers.

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State Senator Holly Mitchell Talks About New Law To End Hair Discrimination

July 8
By Jade Hindmon

California ends race-based hair discrimination with the CROWN Act which stands for, "Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair."

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Imperial Beach's Wildcoast Honored For Efforts To Combat Climate Change

July 2
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

Wildcoast was one of 10 recipients of the 2019 Keeling Curve Prize which provides $250,000 to projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions or increase carbon uptake.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: Shifting Perspectives

June 28
By Jade Hindmon, Nina Garin

This weekend is all about shifting your perspective, whether it’s a new look at the world of Harry Potter, baseball songs interpreted by the symphony, or a modern way of looking at grand European art.

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KPBS' 'Historic Places' Explores First People Of The Kumeyaay Nation

June 27
By Jade Hindmon

The KPBS series "Historic Places with Elsa Sevilla" talks about the history of the First People of the Kumeyaay Nation and San Diego.

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Retired Astronaut Charles Bolden Jr. Talks About America's Space Exploration

June 25
By Jade Hindmon

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing a new film series called "Summer of Space" is coming to KPBS television to tell the story of the race to outer space and all of the research that has come from that exploration.

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The Tradition Of Juneteenth Moves Forward As Talks Of Reparations Resume

June 19
By Jade Hindmon

The Cooper Family Foundation has held an annual Juneteenth celebration in San Diego for half a century.

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Report Connects Hundreds Of Law Enforcement Officers To Online Hate Groups

June 18
By Jade Hindmon

An investigation by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting found numerous police officers post and engage with racist memes, conspiracy theories and Islamophobia as members of Facebook hate groups.

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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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What's Next After Administrative Shake-Up At Lincoln High School?

June 17
By Jade Hindmon

The day after graduation, last week, the school’s principal and three vice principals were removed from their positions.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: Wonderspaces, Moonlight Amphitheatre And 'Little Shop Of Horrors'

June 14
By Jade Hindmon, Nina Garin

San Diego has plenty of summer staples, and this weekend two favorites return: Wonderspaces and Moonlight Amphitheatre’s summer season. Plus, don't miss a non-traditional staging of "Little Shop of Horrors."

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Trump Plans To Rollback Vehicle Emissions Standards, San Diego Congressman Has Another Idea

June 13
By Jade Hindmon, Mark Sauer, Megan Burke

Democratic Rep. Mike Levin, whose district includes northern San Diego County, has introduced legislation to phase out gas-burning vehicles entirely in California by 2040.

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California Auditor Is Looking For People To Help Redraw State Voting Maps

June 11
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

California Auditor Elaine Howle joins Midday Edition to discuss the application process for the state's next redistricting commission, what's at stake and why more states are following California's effort to take politicians out of the redistricting process.

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Local Author Tells Story Of Harriet Tubman In New Novel

June 11
By Jade Hindmon

The "Tubman Command" is the latest book by The New York Times best-selling author, Elizabeth Cobbs. She joined Midday Edition to talk about how Harriet Tubman changed America and why she is pushing for her face to be on the $20 bill.

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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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Utility Commission Rejects SDG&E Proposal To Get Rid Of 'High Usage' Charge

June 7
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported San Diego Gas & Electric made a proposal to the state utility commission to save ratepayers money in response to public outcry last summer after thousands of local ratepayers received higher-than-average utility bills following high summer temperatures.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: J-Lo, Avocados And BunnyKitty

June 7
By Jade Hindmon, Nina Garin

We love avocados here in San Diego, so much that there’s an entire festival devoted to the green fruit. Plus Jennifer Lopez celebrates a milestone birthday, and the San Diego Festival of the Arts returns.

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San Diego Is Now Home To A Michelin-Starred Restaurant

June 6
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

Addison at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar became the first San Diego restaurant to be awarded a prestigious Michelin star.

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San Diego Union-Tribune Hosts Forum About Moving Beyond Hate

June 5
By Jade Hindmon

The mission of the "Confronting Hate, Bigotry and Ignorance" forum is to talk about "powerful lessons from communities that are turning tragedy into a mission of tolerance and social justice."

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Questions Raised About Sen. Kamala Harris' Criminal Justice Record

June 5
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

California Senator Kamala Harris has called herself a "progressive prosecutor." But as she seeks the Democratic presidential nomination, critics are raising questions about her image as a criminal justice reformer.

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World Cup: US Women's Soccer Team Strives For Wins On The Field And In The Courtroom

June 4
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

Ahead of the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France, soccer journalist Caitlin Murray discusses her new book about the history behind the U.S. Women’s National Team and its long struggle for greater equity.

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New Advice Podcast Offers Safe Space To Talk About Race

May 30
By Jade Hindmon

Tonya Mosley, host of KQED's Truth Be Told Podcast, joined Midday Edition to talk about the show and its role in discussions about race.

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How An Officer-Involved Shooting Database Can Influence Use Of Force Legislation

May 28
By Jade Hindmon

California Assembly members will vote on AB-392 this week. The proposed legislation would change the standard for police use of deadly force in the state. According to The Washington Post’s “Fatal Force” Database, California has one of the highest rates of officer involved shootings in the country.

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DA On Improving County's Approach To Helping Those With Mental Illness

May 24
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

The San Diego County District Attorney’s office is out with a "blueprint" that lays out a new approach for addressing mental health and the criminal justice system in the county.

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UC San Diego Scientists Push For Regulations On Marijuana Advertising

May 23
By Jade Hindmon

UC San Diego researchers are calling on the federal government to regulate marijuana advertisements.

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San Diego Museum Of Man 'Decolonizing' Collection Of Human Remains

May 21
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

The museum now has to have permission from family members or the cultural community of the dead person to put remains on display.

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Is The US Headed For A Second Civil War?

May 20
By Jade Hindmon

Barbara F. Walter, a professor of political scientist at UC San Diego who also blogs about political violence, said the frequency of domestic terrorist attacks are one of a handful of factors researchers consider when looking at indicators of a possible second civil war in the U.S.

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Thousands Expected To Hit San Diego Streets For 'Bike To Work Day'

May 15
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

The San Diego Association of Governments 29th annual Bike to Work Day is Thursday.

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What Impact Would AB-392 Have On Police Use Of Force?

May 14
By Jade Hindmon

Legal experts question how much impact AB-392 would have on how officers use force.

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California Will Ban Pesticide Because Of Effects On Children

May 13
By Jade Hindmon, Pat Finn

California has announced it will ban a pesticide heavily used on citrus and almonds because of its neurological effects on infants and children.

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UC San Diego Composer Introduces 'Central Park Five' Opera

May 13
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

Composer Anthony Davis and cast members will be performing excerpts from the "Central Park Five" opera and taking part in a talk on the subject Monday at 7 p.m. at UC San Diego's Mandeville Auditorium.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: Mother's Day Edition

May 10
By Jade Hindmon, Nina Garin

It’s Mother’s Day weekend and there are events happening around town sure to please all kinds of moms -- whether it’s comedy by one of the all-time greats, music from Mexico or a new take on dance.

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Legislators Weigh Rent Cap In California

May 9
By Jade Hindmon

AB1482 prevents landlords from raising rent more than 10% in one year.

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Cost Of California Public Universities Spikes Over Four Decades

May 6
By Jade Hindmon and Emiliano Limon

The price of a higher education in California public colleges have seen a tremendous rise since 1979. A new study shows that housing and food expenses are the biggest financial drain on today’s students.

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