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San Diego County Biodiversity Threatened By Climate Change

Feb. 11
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Michael Wall, vice president of science and conservation at The Nat, will give a Nat Talk on the state of biodiversity in the region Tuesday night.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: Tap, Cellos And Dinosaurs

Feb. 8
By Jade Hindmon, Nina Garin

You know it’s a good weekend when there’s tap dancing and dinosaurs involved.

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Can America Celebrate Black History Without Teaching It?

Feb. 7
By Jade Hindmon

Black History Month is a time to celebrate black people who have and are shaping America. But, while black history is being celebrated during the month of February, it is excluded from many school history books.

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Test Your Assumptions With UC San Diego Citizen Science Online Tool

Feb. 6
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

A new online tool, developed by UC San Diego researchers called Galileo, encourages citizen scientists to test their intuitions by asking a question, designing an experiment and recruiting participants to prove or disprove their hypothesis.

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Sex Trafficking Prevention Taught In San Diego County Schools

Feb. 5
By Jade Hindmon

The Human Trafficking Prevention Collective is working with teachers and students in 16 schools across San Diego County.

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Report: Climate Change May Hit States That Voted For Trump The Hardest

Feb. 4
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

A new report from UC San Diego and the Brookings Institution shows the economic impacts of climate change are widespread. But red-voting states may be disproportionately affected by the negative impacts of climate change.

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What Doctors And Alternative Healers Can Learn From Each Other

Jan. 31
By Jade Hindmon

An author explores the effects of alternative medicine in a new book.

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'The Hour Of Great Mercy' Has World Premiere At Diversionary Theatre Thursday

Jan. 31
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

An unbearable tragedy, the hope of reconciliation and forbidden love — all under an icy, Alaskan sky. That's the story that unfolds in the world premiere production of "The Hour of Great Mercy."

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What's Behind Tijuana's Violence?

Jan. 31
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

More than 2,500 people were killed in Tijuana in 2018, that's seven times the total in 2012.

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Documentary At GI Film Festival San Diego Looks At Dangers Of Military Helicopter

Jan. 29
By Jade Hindmon

"Who Killed Lt. Van Dorn?" is a documentary playing at the GIFFSD that looks into maintenance problems that could be causing a military helicopter to be deadly.

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U.S. Securities And Exchange Commission Investigating Sweetwater School District Finances

Jan. 29
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports it obtained a copy of a letter in which the federal agency requests the preservation of documents and data relevant to the ongoing inquiry.

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Air Pollution Clean-Up Effort Underway In Barrio Logan, Port Area

Jan. 28
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

The state is stepping in with millions to help clean up the polluted air. It's part of a statewide effort called the Community Air Protection Program that specifically targets disadvantaged communities.

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Experiencing Trauma As A Child Can Have Lasting Mental And Physical Health Impacts

Jan. 24
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

A documentary on the subject, "Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope," will screen Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 5:30 p.m.

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Annual Homeless Count To Employ New High-Tech Strategies

Jan. 24
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

More than 1,500 volunteers will fan out across San Diego County Friday to tally the region's homeless population.

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SDSU Researcher Develops App To Promote Inclusive Teaching

Jan. 23
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

EQUIP or Equity Quantified in Participation is a free and open-source web application that tracks student participation and may help teachers overcome their own implicit biases.

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San Diegans Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King With Call To Action

Jan. 21
By Jade Hindmon

Hundreds of San Diegans celebrate the life of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.

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San Diego Women's March Expected To Draw Thousands Saturday

Jan. 17
By Jade Hindmon

Women's March San Diego organizers expect thousands to attend Saturday's event at Waterfront Park.

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Logan Jenkins Retires His San Diego Union-Tribune Column After 22 Years

Jan. 16
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

In his more than 3,000 columns, Jenkins wrote about everything from water wars to cock fights, more than one political scandal and even about being kissed as a 10-year-old by Marilyn Monroe, maybe.

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New Studies Link Facebook Addiction To Poor Health And Bad Decision Making

Jan. 15
By Jade Hindmon

Recent research points to Facebook as a source of addiction.

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Quintin Morris Becomes 6th Member Of 'California 12' To Be Released From Prison

Jan. 15
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

Morris, who was represented by the California Innocence Project, spent 27 years in prison for a murder another man confessed to committing. He walked free last Thursday.

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San Diego Accelerator Wants To Help Entrepreneurs Of Color

Jan. 14
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

A new business accelerator program is focused on increasing the diversity of business owners in the area and spurring economic development in historically underserved neighborhoods.

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More Money For Homeless Services Hasn't Reduced Number Of Homeless People In San Diego

Jan. 14
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

San Diego hasn’t seen a significant decrease in the number of people who are homeless, despite a significant increase in spending on homeless services in San Diego, according to reporting from Voice of San Diego's Lisa Halverstadt.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: From Punk To Payare

Jan. 11
By Jade Hindmon, Nina Garin

This weekend is packed with diverse music events, from punk to classical, and even a capella.

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How To Make More Money Without Working More

Jan. 10
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

That’s the idea behind a concept known as passive income. Some common examples include investments in the stock market and real estate.

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The Science Behind Dietary Supplements

Jan. 10
By Jade Hindmon

San Diego integrative medicine doctor Robert Bonakdar weighs in on how and who should be taking dietary supplements.

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The Science Behind What We Should Eat

Jan. 9
By Jade Hindmon

A nutrition expert weighs in on how we should eat for better health and the myths behind diets.

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Nathan Fletcher Proposes Assistance To Asylum Seekers As First Act On Board Of Supervisors

Jan. 8
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Fletcher represents District 4 on the board of supervisors. The district includes most of the central city of San Diego from La Jolla to downtown, from Ocean Beach to Encanto.

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Podcast Offers 'A Few Reasonable Words' On Political Discord

Jan. 8
By Jade Hindmon

Three political science professors at the University of San Diego discuss the need to bring calm and context to today's political landscape with their podcast.

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Your Money: Personal Finance Resolutions For 2019

Jan. 2
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Personal finance goals are not one-size-fits-all. What personal finance resolutions should you make for 2019?

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Report: Asylum Processing System Varies Along US-Mexico Border

Dec. 20, 2018
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

The Center of U.S.-Mexico Studies at UC San Diego found while U.S. immigration officials have standardized their “metering” procedures, there is no set process to handle asylum seekers on the Mexican side of the border.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Billie, Bob and Mary

Dec. 14, 2018
By Jade Hindmon, Nina Garin

This weekend, a longtime San Diego artist gets a museum retrospective, 91X presents its holiday concert and we look forward to the return of Mary Poppins!

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Groups Speak Out To Support President Trump's Border Wall

Dec. 14, 2018
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Multiple groups are holding a press conference near the border in San Ysidro Friday to show their support for President Trump's proposed border wall.

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San Diego Migrant Shelter Reaches Capacity

Dec. 12, 2018
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

The Rapid Response Network's migrant shelter has run out of room for migrants released from custody and it's asking state and local leaders for help.

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Researchers Drawing Link Between Brain Development, Screen Time

Dec. 11, 2018
By Jade Hindmon

Can the amount of time spent on social media impact the development of teenager's brain?

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Book By Local Author Profiles Women Who Refuse To Be Defined By Age

Dec. 6, 2018
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

National City teacher and author Marlene Wagman-Geller is out with a new book about women who refuse to be defined by age and stereotypes.

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How The New Democratic Agenda Is Taking Shape In The California Legislature

Dec. 5, 2018
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

On the first day of the new two-year legislative session, lawmakers introduced a number of bills that address wildfire disasters, the housing crisis along with the expansion of early childhood education and health care coverage.

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The Foods Of Hanukkah

Dec. 5, 2018
By Jade Hindmon

Mussie Begun, co-director of Chabad of Chula Vista, taught Midday Edition host Jade Hindmon how to make latkes and about the symbolism behind the foods of Hanukkah.

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San Diego’s New Arts Director Discusses Future Of Arts Funding

Dec. 3, 2018
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

Jonathon Glus took over last month as the executive director of the city of San Diego’s Commission for Arts and Culture.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Pie, Chili And The Bard

Nov. 30, 2018
By Jade Hindmon, Nina Garin

This weekend brings a musical about pie, a neighborhood chili battle with live music, and Shakespeare-style plays made up on the spot.

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San Diego Poet Explores Anxieties Of Living In Wildfire Prone Area

Nov. 29, 2018
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Patrick Coleman writes about adversity and triumph in his Berkshire Prize-winning book "Fire Season.”

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San Diego US Attorney Discusses Rise In Reported Hate Crimes

Nov. 28, 2018
By Jade Hindmon

The U.S. Attorney's Office in San Diego is co-sponsoring a second community forum Wednesday to address an increase in reported hate crimes.

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How Shutting Down San Ysidro Border Crossing Impacts Region's Economy

Nov. 27, 2018
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

The San Ysidro Port of Entry is the busiest land border crossing in the Western Hemisphere with about 100,000 people crossing every day.

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San Diego Wants To Know How You Feel About Drones

Nov. 26, 2018
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

San Diego was one of 10 agencies picked by the Federal Aviation Administration for a drone pilot program. The program is looking for residents' input through forums and an online survey on drone use in the area.

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Small Business Saturday Encourages Consumers To Shop Local All Year Long

Nov. 23, 2018
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Nearly three-quarters of the region's employers have 10 or fewer workers on staff.

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Talking Turkey: Chef Bernard Shares Recipes For Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov. 21, 2018
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

Chef Bernard Guillas, the executive chef of the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club's The Shores Restaurant and the Marine Room, joins KPBS Midday Edition Wednesday to answer your Thanksgiving dinner questions. Tweet your questions to @kpbsmidday or call us at 1-888-895-5727.

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FRONTLINE's 'New Nazis' Investigates Proliferation Of White Supremacists In America

Nov. 20, 2018
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

The deadly attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh last month was a grave reminder that hate and extremism are alive and metastasizing in America.

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Reveal: Migrant Children's Lawyers Could Risk Funding If They Challenge Government In Court

Nov. 19, 2018
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

There is an all-time high of 14,000 immigrant children in U.S. custody.

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'Transparent' Producer To Discuss Her Work And Its Impact At UC San Diego

Nov. 14, 2018
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Zackary Drucker, a trans woman and multimedia artist, uses her art to give voice to the transgender community.

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Election Monitor Asks Public To Report Any Instances Of Voter Fraud Or Intimidation

Nov. 6, 2018
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

The U.S. Department of Justice has assigned monitors to investigate claims, which can include voter intimidation, voter suppression, ineligible voters voting and bribing voters. Voters are asked to report anything that prevents them from exercising their right to vote.

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In Wake Of Pittsburgh Massacre, San Diego Rabbis Speak Out Against Hunter's Campaign Rhetoric

Nov. 1, 2018
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

In light of the massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue leaders of the Jewish community in San Diego are calling on Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, and his campaign to end their personal attacks against challenger Ammar Campa-Najjar.

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