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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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California Moves Toward Ending Race-Based Hair Discrimination

April 30
By Jade Hindmon

The C.R.O.W.N. Act, which stands for, "Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair," aims to end discrimination based on natural hair texture.

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Community Comes Together In Response To Poway Synagogue Shooting

April 29
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

On Monday's Midday Edition, how the local chapter of the Anti-Defamation League and the city of Poway are responding to the shooting that happened Saturday , how prosecutors investigate and charge possible hate crimes, the history of anti-Semitism and how white supremacists are radicalizing online.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: From Paintings To Pointe Shoes

April 26
By Jade Hindmon, Nina Garin

Warm weather means outdoor arts events like the popular Art Walk and Adams Avenue Unplugged. Or, if you want to stay indoors, there’s a dance performance of some favorite classical ballets.

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Lakeside Father Mourns Son Killed In Sri Lanka Bombing By Sharing His Story

April 25
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Eleven-year-old Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa spent his spring break in Lakeside where his father lives. Just a week later, he became one of the victims of the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka.

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Kumeyaay Struggle To Preserve History As San Diego Marks 250 Years

April 25
By Jade Hindmon

Ethan Banegas of the Barona Band of Mission Indians shares the history of the Kumeyaay.

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A New Season Of 'A Growing Passion' Debuts On KPBS

April 24
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

Garden expert Nan Sterman kicks off the show's seventh season Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS Television.

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Report Raises Questions About Alternative To Foster Care Program In San Diego County

April 23
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

A recent report raises questions about the effectiveness of the county’s so-called voluntary services program, which serves as an alternative to foster care.

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Conference To Address Sexual Violence In LGBTQ Community

April 23
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

A conference is being held Saturday on responding to sexual violence in the LGBTQ community. The goal of the conference is to increase culturally competent services in San Diego County for victims of sexual violence in the LGBTQ community.

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Earth Day 2019 Special: How San Diegans Are Decreasing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

April 22
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera, Mark Sauer, Megan Burke

On Monday's Midday Edition, we are bringing you an Earth Day special. We'll discuss ways San Diegans are decreasing greenhouse gas emissions and the politics of responding to climate change.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: 'Cats' And Comics

April 19
By Jade Hindmon, Nina Garin

Two modern comedy greats visit San Diego this weekend: Ali Wong and Marc Maron. Plus the musical "Cats" is back with new staging and costumes.

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San Diego County Jails Under Scrutiny For Numerous Deaths

April 18
By Jade Hindmon

Four prisoners died in less than six weeks at the San Diego Central Jail.

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UCSD Researchers Say Voter's Choice Act Increases Voter Turnout

April 18
By Jade Hindmon

UCSD Researchers are trying to find out who California's new Voter's Choice Act impacts.

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Why Southern California Is Ripe For A Large Earthquake

April 17
By Bennett Lacy, Jade Hindmon

A recent report by the U.S. Geological Survey shows California has gone more than 100 years without a significant land-rupturing earthquake. It has been nine years since a major earthquake of magnitude 6.0 or stronger was felt in the San Diego region.

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Patients Cycle Through The System Due To Shortage Of Mental Health Facilities

April 16
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

There is a shortage of both inpatient and longer-term care facilities in San Diego County.

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AP Gives New Guidelines On How We Talk About Race

April 9
By Jade Hindmon

Associated Press style guidelines may help bring understanding to issues of race.

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Professor Says Islamaphobia Is Emboldened By US Laws

April 8
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Police are investigating a fire set at an Escondido mosque late last month as arson and a hate crime. What is the root cause of attacks like these? Professor and author Khaled Beydoun says it's Islamophobia.

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New KPBS Podcast, 'Device' Examines How Literature Uses Science

April 3
By Jade Hindmon

Host Emily T. Griffiths explores books that use science to drive a story’s action and dissects the plot device for scientific plausibility.

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New CALmatters Podcast Explores Police Use Of Deadly Force

April 2
By Jade Hindmon and Alan Ray

"Force of Law," a new podcast series by CALmatters and Studiotobe, will follow the issue all year as California politicians decide whether to approve the nation’s toughest statewide standard for justifying deadly force.

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U-T: Violent Crime In San Diego On The Decline, But Not In All City Neighborhoods

March 29
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

While violent crime in the city of San Diego decreased 1.5 percent overall, it increased by as much as 450 percent in the San Diego's Bay Terraces community.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: Cirque, August Wilson And Ukuleles

March 29
By Jade Hindmon, Nina Garin

This weekend offers an eclectic mix of arts, from a jam with the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain to Cirque du Soleil’s street-inspired acrobatics. Plus, there's a festival dedicated to the playwright August Wilson.

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Will Facebook's Ban On White Nationalist Content Impact Growing Recruitment?

March 28
By Jade Hindmon

Facebook and Instagram will ban white nationalist and separatist content on the social media platforms.

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San Diego-Based Organization Responds To Cyclone Idai Devastation

March 27
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Cyclone Idai hit southeastern Africa in the middle of the month, killing at least 686 people and displacing at least 600,000. San Diego-based Project Concern International is using its existing programs in Malawi to respond to the devastation there.

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Author Gretchen Rubin Joins Clutter Conversation With New Book

March 18
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Bestselling self-help author Gretchen Rubin is discussing her new book, “Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter & Organize To Make More Room For Happiness,” at two events in San Diego on Tuesday.

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California Restaurant Association Suing To Stop Polystyrene Ban In San Diego

March 14
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

The ban is set to go into effect on May 24.

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Local Artist, Karl Denson, Talks New Album And Inspiration

March 14
By Jade Hindmon, Kurt Kohnen

Denson talks about the inspiration behind his band's new album, "Gnomes and Badgers."

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Study: Rising Sea Levels Could Cost More Than California's Worst Wildfires

March 13
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

A new U.S. Geological Survey study looks at the potential impacts of sea level rise when combined with other factors such as storm-driven flooding and beach erosion.

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Local Group Marks Endometriosis Awareness Month With Documentary Screening

March 12
By Jade Hindmon

A local organization, Bloomin' Uterus, is marking endometriosis awareness month with a documentary screening and march.

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San Diego Author Don Winslow On 'The Border'

March 11
By Jade Hindmon

Best Selling Author Don Winslow will be making his rounds in San Diego this week to talk about part three of his cartel trilogy.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: Joffrey, 'Angels' And Mariachis

March 8
By Jade Hindmon, Nina Garin

Whether you like ballet or ballet folklorico this weekend is filled with all kinds of dance. Plus Tony Kushner's epic "Angels in America" opens at Cygnet Theater.

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CSU San Marcos President Talks About Leadership, Legacy And Her Retirement

March 7
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

Karen Haynes will retire as CSU San Marcos president in June. She talks about the new generation of female presidents and how women's leadership has changed CSU.

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State Sen. Hueso Says Public Records Bill Intended To Reduce Frivolous Lawsuits

March 5
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

California’s Public Records Act gives the public access to government records. But a new bill, if passed, would require anyone requesting public records to go to mediation with a public agency before suing to obtain them. It would also make it harder to collect attorney’s fees from public agencies not complying with the law.

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Report Finds Predominantly White Schools Receive $23B More Than Everyone Else

March 5
By Jade Hindmon

A recent report from the non-profit EDBuild demonstrates inequality in school funding and suggests ways to level education. The report found the funding gap in California is particularly problematic.

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How Has The Rain Impacted The County's Reservoirs?

March 4
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

It's been a big rain year for San Diego County, and that got a Midday Edition listener wondering about the impact on the county's reservoirs. Here's the answer.

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Steve Breen Discusses Community Rebuke, Lessons Learned From His Jussie Smollett Cartoon

Feb. 28
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

The San Diego Union-Tribune editorial cartoonist Steve Breen published a cartoon Friday with images of renowned African American writers James Baldwin and Toni Morrison next to Smollett with the caption, “Famous African-American Storytellers.” The cartoon drew swift rebuke from community members.

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San Diego Plant Stylist Writes Book On Miniature Succulent Art

Feb. 28
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Rachael Cohen, who owns Infinite Succulent, a plant art and styling service in San Diego, has written a how-to book on miniature succulent art.

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More Refugees Settling In San Diego County This Year

Feb. 26
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

San Diego County has seen an 85 percent increase in the number of refugees settling in the area, as compared to this time last year.

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Black Lives Matter Co-Founder On Where The Movement Is Today

Feb. 26
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

Alicia Garza co-founded the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of the 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17-year old Trayvon Martin.

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New Program Offers Holistic Approach To Women's Heart Health

Feb. 26
By Jade Hindmon

Dr. Mimi Guarneri is launching a program to target women's heart health.

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Imperial County's Border Crisis: New River, Air Pollution

Feb. 25
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

The New River is bringing sewage, industrial chemicals and trash from Mexicali, Mexico to Calexico in the U.S. and air pollution from the large city in Mexico is impacting the health of residents on both sides of the border.

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SDG&E To Start New 'Time Of Use' Billing System

Feb. 21
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

San Diego Gas and Electric announced plans Thursday to move its roughly 750,000 customers to energy plans that incentivize decreased energy use, especially during peak hours.

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In Wake Of Shooting Spree, Hillcrest Community Gathers Wednesday For Town Hall Meeting

Feb. 20
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

The town hall meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Cathedral on Sixth Avenue.

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