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27 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
Covering the Santee plane crash
KPBS reporter Matt Hoffman hosts a discussion on the deadly small plane crash in Santee and how news organizations handle graphic breaking news situations. Plus, the importance of investigative journalism as two reporters are recognized with the Nobel Peace Prize. And an introduction to the new KPBS border reporter.
27 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
Oil spill threatens Southern California beaches
A large oil spill off the coast of Huntington Beach is already proving damaging to sensitive ecosystems, entertainment production workers say they're ready to strike, and a roundup of local Halloween returning after COVID-19 forced cancellations last year.
28 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
Protecting Big Tech Workers
KPBS race and equity reporter Cristina Kim hosts a discussion on a newly signed law aimed at improving conditions for warehouse workers for Amazon and others.
27 minutes | Sep 24, 2021
Risking It All To Enter The US
KPBS race and equity reporter Cristina Kim hosts our discussion on the situation involving Haitian asylum seekers in Texas and what it says about United States policy and actions toward vulnerable groups fleeing their home countries.
27 minutes | Sep 17, 2021
California's Record-Breaking Heat
California experiences its hottest summer on record as supersized wildfires burn millions of acres, and local Hispanic journalists mentor the next generation of reporters.
27 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
How 9/11 Changed San Diego
KPBS race and equity reporter Cristina Kim hosts a special look at how the September 11th attacks were covered in San Diego and how the affects linger in our community 20 years later.
27 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
California On The Brink
KPBS race and equity reporter Cristina Kim hosts a special episode of Roundtable dedicated to the 2021 recall election for California's governor.
27 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
Schools Welcome Students Back To Campus
Local K-12 schools and colleges begin the academic year with a return to campus amid the COVID-19 pandemic, prep sports including high school football begin play after having their seasons canceled last year, and a look at some of the seemingly solvable issues that have gone addressed in San Diego for decades.
28 minutes | Aug 20, 2021
A Shocking Afghanistan Exit
Also, boosters are coming and a look back at a police killing 6 years on
27 minutes | Aug 13, 2021
Confronting The Climate Emergency
We devote this week's episode to the new IPCC report on global climate change and examine the political and business challenges here in San Diego.
27 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
California Recall Race Tightens
New polling shows a tightening recall race for governor, exploring political extremism in east county, and an update on the COVID-19 situation in San Diego.
27 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
Comic-Con Weekend Moves Online Once Again
Comic-Con returns with another virtual convention due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of California system implements a new series of tuition increases, and the environmental cost of electric car batteries.
27 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
Pride Weekend In San Diego
San Diego Pride enters its biggest weekend with a mix of in-person and virtual events, a milestone for construction of the new SDSU stadium in Mission Valley, and KPBS relaunches its Cinema Junkie podcast about all things film.
27 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Roundtable: What Happens In Haiti Matters At The Border
Political turmoil in Haiti adds to the asylum situation at San Diego's border with Mexico, an update on the city of San Diego's latest effort to provide shelter for people experiencing homelessness downtown and a new study that might help ease restrictions on blood donations from gay men.
27 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
Roundtable: Wildfire Readiness For The Underserved
The outreach campaign to connect with underserved communities for wildfire and emergency readiness, new data shows many California cities are becoming more segregated and the rise of abusive fan behavior in sports.
27 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
Coronado Coach Fired Following Racist Postgame Incident
Racist taunting by fans at a high school basketball game leads to one of the coaches losing his job, Vice-President Kamala Harris visits the border region in Texas, and the latest rise in downtown San Diego's homeless population.
27 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
San Diego's First Few Days Of Reopening
Most COVID-19 restrictions come to an end in San Diego County, an Oceanside city council member faces a recall effort after just a few months on the job and a new effort to track and boost racial representation in California's life sciences industry.
28 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Big Events Make A Return To San Diego
Large events like the San Diego County Fair and the U.S. Open golf tournament come to San Diego as California ends its COVID-19 tier system, a federal judge in San Diego rules the state's assault weapons ban and a new public media podcast reveals how police departments police themselves.
27 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Reflecting On One Year Since The La Mesa Riot
The changes to policing in La Mesa one year after a destructive riot, local governments spend millions of dollars on public relations campaigns, and Scripps Health recovers from a cyber attack.
27 minutes | May 28, 2021
Family Of COVID-19 Victim Files Wrongful Death Claim
A Southern California family files a wrongful death claim after an inmate at San Diego County's Donovan State Prison died from COVID-19, conflict of interest investigations shake up operations for Volunteers of America and the San Diego Housing Commission, and a conversation on the role of statues and public building names in the ongoing social justice movement.
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