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KPBS Midday Edition is a daily talk show hosted by Maureen Cavanaugh and Jade Hindmon, keeping San Diegans in the know on everything from politics to the arts.

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Haggling Over Mission Valley Stadium Begins, San Diego GOP Fails To Endorse Rep. Duncan Hu...

San Diego State and the city of San Diego are millions of dollars apart on the price for the Mission Valley stadium. Can they strike a deal? For the first time in his political career, embattled Rep. Duncan Hunter failed to win the endorsement of the San Diego County Republican Party, a sign of a turbulent campaign to come. After a KPBS story about her detention, a 9-year-old asylum-seeker, who was being held in Border Patrol custody for more than 10 days, has been released. Plus, people living outside the city of San Diego don't seem to have the same problem with broken trash bins. We'll explain why. Also, the executive director of San Diego 350, a group of climate activists, says they aren't backing away from a dispute with Rep. Scott Peters over the Green New Deal. And, a preview of the San Diego Italian Film Festival. — Editor's Note: KPBS is a service of San Diego State University.

Haggling Over Mission Valley Stadium Begins, San Diego GOP Fails To Endorse Rep. Duncan Hu...

Gov. Newsom Signs A New Batch Of Bills; Covered California Open Enrollment Begins And The ...

Gov. Gavin Newsom cleared his legislative desk this Sunday, signing and vetoing hundreds of bills. What he signed and what he didn't. Covered California's open enrollment period starts Tuesday and starting in 2020 Californians must have health insurance or pay a fine. Also, why are there so many broken trash bins in San Diego? We've got answers. Plus, armpits are smelly. Meet the San Diego scientist, known as Dr. Armpit, who is trying to find ways to make them smell better. And, how a simple request for a custom-built boat turned into a sailing trip to some of the most remote corners of the world.

Gov. Newsom Signs A New Batch Of Bills; Covered California Open Enrollment Begins And The ...

Fire Danger Continues, Military Fighting Against Heat-Related Injuries And Poefest Is Back

Santa Ana winds are continuing to pose a fire danger for San Diego County mountain and valley areas. Plus, the number of reported heat-related injuries in the military has skyrocketed in the past few years. So, the Pentagon is turning one base into a world center for fighting those injuries. And, Poefest — everything Edgar Allan Poe — returns to town this weekend at the Adobe Chapel in Old Town, which will be lit with candles to provide the perfect backdrop for reading the stories by the master of the macabre.

Fire Danger Continues, Military Fighting Against Heat-Related Injuries And Poefest Is Back

Santa Ana Winds Raise Fire Danger, A Review Of Earl McNeil's In-Custody Death Finds Sherif...

The season's first Santa Ana windstorm is raising the fire threat in San Diego's East County. A citizen's review board concluded that a San Diego sheriff's deputy violated the department's procedure when he placed a shirt over Earl McNeil's head while detaining him. Meanwhile, a San Diego City Councilwoman wants to strengthen civilian oversight of police officers. Also, local Kurds are fearful, angry and outraged over the U.S.'s withdrawal from Northern Syria and Turkey's attack on Kurdish militias. They see it as the United States abandoning a key ally in the fight against Islamic State. And, Samin Nosrat, a celebrity chef and host of the popular Netflix series, "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat," makes her hometown debut Friday at Balboa Theatre.

Santa Ana Winds Raise Fire Danger, A Review Of Earl McNeil's In-Custody Death Finds Sherif...

SDG&E Prepares For Possible Power Outages, California Rent Control Law, The Ethics Of Gene...

San Diego Gas & Electric warns there may be power outages in the East County because high winds and low humidity are creating a fire danger. Gov. Newsom on Tuesday signed into law a bill that caps rent increases to 5% plus inflation, making California the second state in the nation to control rent increases. Plus, the co-founder of CRISPR, a gene-editing tool, sits down with KPBS to talk about the ethics of gene editing. Also, California's frequent wildfires are cutting into the state's effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. And, 50 years ago, San Diego State became one of the first colleges in the nation to offer Chicano Studies.

SDG&E Prepares For Possible Power Outages, California Rent Control Law, The Ethics Of Gene...

San Diego Kurdish Leader Reacts To US Withdrawal From Syria, What San Diego Can Learn From...

San Diego Kurdish Leader Reacts To US Withdrawal From Syria, What San Diego Can Learn From...

News of the Trump administration's plan to withdraw U.S. troops out of Syria has local Kurds fearing Turkey's reprisal against the Syrian Kurds who've been fighting Turkey for independence. Plus, building affording housing to combat homelessness is easier said than done. What San Diego can learn from Los Angeles' approach to solve the problem. Also, as the war in Vietnam dragged on for years, the wives of American POWs were faced with a choice. Hear how their decision to go public became a national movement. A new study shows Native American students in California schools are being suspended and expelled at disproportionately higher rates than the state average. And, a new book by journalist and author James Verini chronicles the long and complicated history of America's presence in Iraq.

San Diego Kurdish Leader Reacts To US Withdrawal From Syria, What San Diego Can Learn From...

Rep. Susan Davis On Impeachment Inquiry, U.S. Supreme Court Begins New Term, Basic Income ...

Rep. Susan Davis speaks to Midday Edition about the impeachment inquiry against President Trump as House Democrats subpoena the White House, Pentagon and OMB for documents. Plus, the U.S. Supreme Court is back in session, we'll get a preview of some of the hot-button issues before the high court. Preliminary results are in from the city of Stockton's basic income project. Plus, a number of programs are trying to treat PTSD by getting veterans into nature, even deep under the sea. And, a look at the lowrider car culture along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Rep. Susan Davis On Impeachment Inquiry, U.S. Supreme Court Begins New Term, Basic Income ...

Border Update: Corruption At The Border And DNA Test For Migrants, Elizabeth Warren In San...

Border Update: Corruption At The Border And DNA Test For Migrants, Elizabeth Warren In San...

A new SDSU study examines corruption by Customs and Border Protection agents. Meanwhile, the Trump administration plans on moving forward with collecting DNA from migrants in detention, a move civil rights groups call "deeply problematic." Plus, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren told a 8,500-strong San Diego crowd Thursday she will tax the wealthy to help the middle class. And, KPBS' arts and culture reporter says the new "Joker" movie is a poor man's Scorsese film.

Border Update: Corruption At The Border And DNA Test For Migrants, Elizabeth Warren In San...

Dems 3-Way Tie In California Poll, Cannabis Equity Program, VA Training Clergy To Recogniz...

Elizabeth Warren, who is hosting a town hall in downtown San Diego on Thursday, is in a statistical three-way tie in California's Democratic Presidential Primary, according to a new poll. Two San Diego City Council members are proposing a "cannabis equity program" to help those disproportionately affected by the war on drugs jumpstart a career in the legal cannabis industry. Plus, the VA is training clergy members to look for mental health issues among veterans in their congregations. Also, San Diego Unified's school choice application window is now open. And, a San Diego native wins a MacArthur "Genius" Award.

Dems 3-Way Tie In California Poll, Cannabis Equity Program, VA Training Clergy To Recogniz...

San Diego County Leaders Consider Vaping Ban, 'Operation Gatekeeper's' Legacy, The Changin...

San Diego County Leaders Consider Vaping Ban, 'Operation Gatekeeper's' Legacy, The Changin...

In light of 22 vaping-related illnesses in San Diego County, the Board of Supervisors is considering a temporary ban on vaping products. Twenty-five years after the roll out of "Operation Gatekeeper," which increased border security, activists say the measure led to the deaths of thousands of migrants. Also, a Cinderella costume, created by an Oceanside woman who was born without an arm, has inspired people with limb differences. Plus, thousands of military homes are getting a make-over. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. A new report shows a slight uptick in the number of reported domestic violence incidents in the county. And, a new play opening at the San Diego Rep mixes Molière, Shakespeare, and a narco telenovela.

San Diego County Leaders Consider Vaping Ban, 'Operation Gatekeeper's' Legacy, The Changin...

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