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Roundtable Analyzes Obama's Plan, Wastewater Recycling...11/22/14
President Obama announces executive action on immigration, drawing cheers and jeers. The prolonged drought has made it easier to recycle wastewater. And when philanthropists drop billions in one neighborhood, what can they expect?
Country Anticipates Obama's Immigration Announcement
President Barack Obama's long-awaited announcement about his executive action on immigration reform is set for Thursday night. We find out what San Diego immigration activists and opponents are hoping to hear.
Is Rise In Extremism Linked To Violence Against Women?
International women rights activists are in San Diego for the 2014 Women Peacemakers Conference underway at the University of San Diego. We hear from two experts on "honor violence" being committed against women and girls worldwide and find out how...
San Diego Chefs' New Cookbook Celebrates Seafood
Consider fish for holidays. We'll get some tips on cooking tuna, tilapia and more from Chefs Bernard Guillas and Ron Oliver of the Marine Room.
San Diego City Council Approves Wastewater Recycling Deal
A new wastewater recycling program will be paid for by a mix of state and federal grants, and rate increases on consumers.
Mexicans Protest Disappearance Of 43 Students
An estimated 22,000 people have gone missing in Mexico since 2006. But lately, anger has reached a tremendous pitch in the country as a result of the kidnapping and disappearance of 43 students.
Avoiding Holiday Cyberscams
This time last year a major credit card breach was being uncovered at Target stores and consumers learned just how vulnerable they are to cybercriminals. We take a look at cyber scams as many begin their online holiday shopping — and we're taking your...
San Diego Woman Recognized For Program Teaching Autistic Children How...
Drowning is among the leading causes of death for autistic children and one San Diego woman is helping teach them skills that could help save their lives. Tammy Anderson-Lee is being honored for developing a swimming program for children with autism...
The Impact Of Prop 187, 20 Years Later
Proposition 187 was passed 20 years ago. It was aimed at prohibiting people living in California illegally from using health care, public education, or getting other social services.
Roundtable Digs Into SDPD Pay, Reporting Campus Rape, Vets Charities
San Diego Police Department pay ranks low compared to most other California cities, reporting sexual assault on campus can be a huge ordeal and some well-known veterans charities get failing grades.
Drought Led To Assyrian Empire's Fall — Are There Similarities Today?
A new study led by a UC San Diego researcher links drought and overpopulation with the demise of the Assyrian Empire. As California deals with its own drought, we ask whether ancient mistakes can serve as lessons today.
Covered California Works To Insure More Youths, Latinos
Covered California officials say they’re trying new moves to get more people to sign up for health insurance as open enrollment approaches Saturday.
'Thunder In The Mountains' Explores America's Gun Culture
In his debut memoir, 'Thunder in the Mountains: A Portrait of American Gun Culture,' San Diego author Craig Collins writes about growing up with guns and invites readers rethink the gun debate.
A Look At San Diego's Fiscal Health After The Great Recession
San Diego's economy is expected to exceed $200 billion in GDP in 2014. A new report looks at how San Diego navigated fiscal challenges in the years following the Great Recession.
San Diego Travel Writer Completes 800-Mile Walk To California's Missions
Maggie Espinosa visited all of California's 21 missions by foot. She is one of 11 people in modern times to complete the 800-mile journey from San Diego to Sonoma County.
San Diego Group Trains Civilian Health Care Workers To Treat Service...
Many active-duty service members and veterans receive mental health treatment from civilian health care workers. But many of these providers lack adequate training to effectively treat people from a military background.
Addressing SDPD's Retention Problem Begins With More Pay, Officers Say
After a city-funded statewide salary survey showed the pay of police officers in San Diego ranks near the bottom, Mayor Kevin Faulconer said he is "committed" to finding a solution.
Effects Of Prop 47 Immediately Felt In San Diego County
Nearly 60 percent of voters passed California's Prop 47, which dropped some crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. It went into effect immediately and is having a big impact on San Diego law enforcement.
Roundtable Reflects On The 2014 Midterm Election
With Scott Peters now ahead in the 52nd Congressional District contest, the post-election Roundtable looks at the vast sums of money spent on a race that won't change anything in Washington and the nastiness of that campaign. It will also look the...
Czech Philharmonic Visits San Diego
Before the Czech Philharmonic performs in San Diego tonight, hear a live Midday Edition performance from concert master principle and first violinist Josef Spachek.
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