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3,000 Charging Stations For Electric Trucks And Buses Coming To San Diego

Aug. 21
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The electric station program is part of the state’s Climate Action Plan mandate. It’s also hoped that electrifying transport trucks will improve the chronically polluted air in the neighborhoods near the Port of San Diego, including Barrio Logan, Logan Heights and Sherman Heights.

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Study: California's Red Flag Law May Help Prevent Mass Shootings

Aug. 21
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

In 2016, California became the first state in the nation to implement a red flag law. It allows family members or law enforcement to ask a judge to temporarily remove guns from individuals who may pose a threat to themselves or others.

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T. Jefferson Parker's New Thriller Is A Timely Tale Of Terrorist Plots, White Supremacy

Aug. 20
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

New York Times bestselling author and Fallbrook resident, T. Jefferson Parker, joined Midday Edition to discuss his latest book, "The Last Good Guy."

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New York Times Magazine Explores How Slavery Created America's Wealth, Growth

Aug. 20
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

On Sunday, The New York Times Magazine published a comprehensive series of articles and essays that frame slavery as the institution that fundamentally shaped the United States.

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Family Rockabilly Band The Sea Monks Perform In The KPBS Studio

Aug. 15
By Kurt Kohnen, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego family band The Sea Monks perform their coastal country tunes in the KPBS studio.

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U-T: San Diego's Inflation Rate Third Highest In US

Aug. 14
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego’s rate of inflation is among the highest in the nation. That means San Diegans are paying higher prices for fuel, housing and food.

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Cities In San Diego County Want To Form Power Authority To Buy Clean Energy

Aug. 13
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Two cities in San Diego county will take preliminary votes Tuesday on the issue of community choice energy. The votes in La Mesa and Chula Vista may begin the process of establishing a joint powers agreement among eight jurisdictions in San Diego County.

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California Innocence Project Co-Founder Discusses The Making Of 'Brian Banks' Film

Aug. 13
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The exoneration story of Brian Banks is one of the notable achievements of the work of the San Diego-based California Innocence Project and now it's being told in a motion picture playing in theaters nationwide.

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Former National Security Advisors and Chinese Consul General To Open UC San Diego Forum On US-China Relations

Aug. 12
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

On Monday, UC San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy will begin a week-long forum in response to increasing trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Business, technology and policy leaders will gather for high level talks with a focus on bridging the growing gap between the two countries.

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San Diego Leads State In Number Of Gun Restraining Orders

Aug. 9
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Since the recent deadly shootings in Texas, Ohio and California, there’s more talk in Washington about enacting gun violence safety laws. Among the ideas getting traction are gun violence restraining orders.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: From Beethoven To Toni Morrison

Aug. 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend is all about celebrating the classics. From an exploration of Beethoven’s string quartets, to the history of L.A.’s Gold Star Recording Studios. Plus a popular alternative band returns.

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Chula Vista Mayor Signs Letter Urging Senate To Act On Gun Reform

Aug. 8
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Mayor Mary Salas is so far the only San Diego County mayor to sign on to a letter from more than 200 U.S. mayors urging the Senate to return to Washington to vote on gun safety legislation.

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Musical About Legendary Recording Studios Premieres At San Diego Rep

Aug. 7
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Celebrated musicians from The Ronettes to The Ramones all recorded songs at Phil Spector's Gold Star Recording Studios in Los Angeles. Those stories are told in a world premiere musical now playing at the San Diego Repertory Theatre.

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Union-Tribune Editorial: Vote For Politicians Who Support Sensible Gun Legislation

Aug. 6
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The editorial in The San Diego Union-Tribune following the shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio did not mince words.

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The Story Of 'Sixty-Six Garage' Serialized In LA Times Podcast

Aug. 5
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

When reporter Joanne Faryon first became aware of a Coronado nursing home patient called Sixty-Six Garage, she was working at KPBS and deeply involved in investigating end of life care. But then, something happened.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: From Chamber Music To 'Jailhouse Rock'

Aug. 2
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings two high-profile music festivals, one celebrating chamber music and the other highlighting a little bit of everything. Plus relive the music … and dance moves … of Elvis Presley.

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Most Mentally Ill Defendants Not Diverted To Treatment In San Diego County

Aug. 1
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Mentally ill defendants convicted of non-violent offenses are seldom diverted into treatment in San Diego County, as a new state law allows.

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The Parker Meridien Announces New Album And Performs In The KPBS Studio

Aug. 1
By Kurt Kohnen, Maureen Cavanaugh

The San Diego band, the Parker Meridien, performs as part of the KPBS Midday Edition Summer Music Series.

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George Takei Speaking About New Graphic Novel, 'They Called Us Enemy' At Comic-Con

July 19
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

"The Called Us Enemy" tells the story of George Takei's childhood years spent in internment camps for Japanese Americans during World War II. The scenes and illustrations bring that shameful episode in American history to life.

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Investigation Reveals Less Than 10% Of San Diego Rape Cases Solved Since 2013

July 19
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Law enforcement statistics reveal that rape is one of the most difficult violent crimes to solve. San Diego’s numbers, 2,954 reported since 2013 and first published in an investigative report by NBC 7, reflect that national trend.

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San Diego Rep. Susan Davis Proposing Military Food Assistance Legislation

July 18
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Military families on the low-end of the official pay scale often find themselves in a financial bind especially when they are stationed in high-cost-of-living areas like San Diego. While their housing allowance is increased to be able to afford a place to live that increase boosts their overall income and disqualifies them from most food assistance programs.

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UC San Diego Experiment Will Send 'Mini-Brains' Into Space

July 18
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The "mini brains" or organoids will be sent into space on June 21, the day after the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

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How The Stonewall Riots Influenced San Diego Pride

July 11
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

This year’s Pride festivities are not only celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, but it’s also saluting how far Pride has come in San Diego.

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Carlsbad-Based Jazzercise Turns 50

July 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh

Jazzercise founder and CEO Judi Sheppard Missett is out with a book about her business success.

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Recovery Continues One Year After Alpine Fire

July 5
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Saturday will be one year since the West Fire in Alpine destroyed 39 homes.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: Tap Dancing, Hair Metal And Pop Stars

July 5
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

After the Fourth of July fireworks and barbecues, the weekend brings contemporary dance at the Bernardo Winery, hair metal at Cygnet Theatre and pop star Shawn Mendes.

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Where To Celebrate Fourth Of July In San Diego

July 3
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

It’s Fourth of July weekend and that means fireworks, patriotic concerts, and a little tap dancing, too. KPBS Arts Editor Nina Garin has details.

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'Sand And Blood' Traces History Of US Immigration And Border Policies

July 2
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

In his new book, longtime investigative journalist John Carlos Frey writes about how U.S. immigration and border policies over the last 30 years have laid the groundwork for what's unfolding at the U.S.-Mexico border today.

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What Does Judge's Ruling On Gunshows At Del Mar Mean For Pending Legislation?

June 25
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The legislation, currently being considered by a state Senate committee, is aimed at permanently banning the sale of guns and ammunition at the fairgrounds.

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'City Of Omens' Examines Dangers Facing Women In Tijuana

June 25
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Author and UCSD epidemiologist Dan Werb will be speaking about his new book "City of Omens: A Search For The Missing Women of the Borderlands," Tuesday at Warwick's.

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Imperial Valley Celebrates Hometown Hero And Heavyweight Boxing Champ Andy Ruiz Jr.

June 20
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

A parade is planned through the city of Imperial on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. at Fourth Street and Imperial Avenue and will end at Imperial High School where a rally will be held.

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Journalist Scott Pelley On The 'Truth Worth Telling'

June 6
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

"60 Minutes" correspondent and former "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley joins Midday Edition on Thursday to discuss his new book, "Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter’s Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times."

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Crime Writer James Ellroy On 'This Storm'

June 5
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

James Ellroy will be speaking about his new novel "This Storm" Sunday at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore.

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Your Money: How To Save On Travel

June 3
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

As part of our ongoing personal finance series, Westways travel editor Elizabeth Harryman joins Midday Edition with tips on how to save money while traveling.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: From 'Fiddler' To The Fair

May 31
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

Get ready for Krispy Kreme cheeseburgers and mini doughnuts, the San Diego County Fair opens today! Also this weekend is a new "Fiddler on the Roof" and a look at music through the lens of autism.

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Parkland Shooting Survivors To Bring Message Of Hope To San Diego

May 30
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Brendan Duff and Sofie Whitney will speak about their book "Glimmer of Hope" Sunday at the Lawrence Family JCC as part of its Community Divided/Humanity United series.

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California's Aging Population Is Growing, Quickly. Are We Ready?

May 21
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

By the year 2030, California's senior population is expected to grow from 6 to 9 million residents. That will have a significant impact on everything from health care to transportation and housing. Join KPBS Midday Edition this Wednesday at noon for a live broadcast and panel discussion with local experts on navigating the golden years in California.

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How Pardoning Servicemen Accused Of War Crimes May Impact The US Military

May 21
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

President Trump is reportedly preparing to pardon servicemen accused of war crimes, including Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, a Navy SEAL who is set to stand trial in San Diego next week.

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Getting Up Close With A Melting Antarctic Glacier To Study Sea Level Rise

May 20
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

The view is thrilling and other-worldly. But the real-world implications of the research could be devastating for the planet.

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Bill To Increase Housing Density In California Stalled By Senate Appropriations Committee

May 17
By Maureen Cavanaugh

SB-50 was shelved for this year, and won’t be debated again until 2020.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: Candy And Dandies

May 17
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

A new version of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" comes to town, the San Diego Museum of Art expands its notion of Spanish art, and an underrated 1990s band returns to town.

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Sempra Energy Banking On Fossil Fuels

May 16
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

San Diego-based Sempra Energy ceremonially opened its new Cameron liquid natural gas plant on the Louisiana Gulf Coast Tuesday. The plant is designed to export LNG to other nations and marks Sempra's entry into the currently lucrative global LNG market.

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Street Teams To Provide Health Care To Homeless San Diegans

May 16
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Father Joe's Villages has launched what is considered the region's first street health program for homeless individuals.

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State Of Washington Will Launch Universally Available Health Care Option

May 14
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Washington state will offer a set of tiered health care plans by 2021 that will cover standard services and are expected to be up to 10% cheaper than comparable private insurance. These state plans will be available to all residents regardless of income.

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How San Diego Can Help Support Its Growing Senior Population

May 14
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

About one million San Diego residents will be 55 or older by the year 2030, that's a 194 percent increase from 2012, according to the San Diego Associations of Government.

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Biography Details Source Of Dr. Seuss' Imagination

May 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh

A new biography about Ted Geisel reminds San Diego fans that Dr. Seuss was not just a local celebrity, he was actually an international icon. By the time Geisel died in 1991, he'd published 48 Dr. Seuss books in more than 20 languages.

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What's Next For San Diego's Freeway Projects?

May 3
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The board wants the county’s planned freeway projects to move ahead unchanged.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: Comedy, Concerts And Cinco De Mayo

May 3
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

Cinco de Mayo is on Sunday and there are several celebrations happening around San Diego. Plus, late-night host Seth Meyers brings his comedy act to town, and Humphreys Concerts by the Bay are starting up again.

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SDG&E Asks US Supreme Court To Weigh In On Wildfire Costs

May 2
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego Gas and Electric wants to bill customers $379 million in unrecovered 2007 wildfire costs. After state regulators and two California courts rejected SDG&E's request, the utility is now taking the fight to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Are Your Allergies Bad This Year? Here's Why

May 2
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Doctors say once the hot, windy weather kicks up, we should experience a major allergy season in San Diego.

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