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The Conversation with Abby & Luis." Description: Broadcast live The San Diego Union-Tribune, Abby and Luis bring you the stories that will get you talking each day. Good conversation. News you can use.

The Conversation with Abby & Luis." Description: Broadcast live The San Diego Union-Tribune, Abby and Luis bring you the stories that will get you talking each day. Good conversation. News you can use.
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The Conversation with Abby & Luis." Description: Broadcast live The San Diego Union-Tribune, Abby and Luis bring you the stories that will get you talking each day. Good conversation. News you can use.

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Episodes

Will Democrats flip the 50th Congressional District?

10/11/2018
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SPECIAL ELECTION EPISODE: Until recently, Democrats had not considered the deeply Republican 50th Congressional District a viable race. But Rep. Duncan Hunter's campaign finance charges and ensuing scandal has helped his Democratic challenger Ammar Campa-Najjar surge in polls. In this episode, we talk about the race, the ugly ads, and why despite a federal indictment, Hunter might still win the race in November.

Duration:00:24:12

Will California elect a Republican governor next?

10/9/2018
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SPECIAL ELECTION EPISODE: Does Republican candidate John Cox have a chance at becoming California's next governor? We sat down with Charles T. Clark, the Union-Tribune's new government reporter, to talk about Cox and his Democratic opponent, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, and how the two sides of the governor race: a side set on opposing the Trump administration and a side set on focusing on California's affordable housing crisis.

Duration:00:24:05

Why do newspapers still do endorsements?

10/8/2018
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SPECIAL ELECTION EPISODE: We talk endorsements in this first of a special series four weeks away from election day on Nov. 6. Matthew T. Hall, the Union-Tribune's editorial director, explains why newspapers still do endorsements and how they are done. Are newspapers biased? Who is the editorial board? Is that separate from the newsroom? All of your questions answered.

Duration:00:18:06

The #MeToo movement one year after Weinstein: Has anything changed?

10/5/2018
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It's the anniversary of the day The New York Times published an article exposing numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. One year later, we point to five key points to look at when evaluating the #MeToo movement.

Duration:00:19:46

On National Taco Day, how do San Diegans find the best tacos to eat?

10/4/2018
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Oct. 4 came to be known as National Taco Day, so in San Diego where it is known as California's taco mecca, we asked, how does one find the best tacos in town? We recommend "Bookworm" as the podcast of the day.

Duration:00:15:19

Why are we getting presidential alerts now?

10/3/2018
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Bet you never thought you’d get a text message from President Donald Trump. Well, now you have. You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers, starting with this: That “Presidential Alert” you just received was part of a test of the nation’s emergency alert system. Here’s everything you need to know.

Duration:00:11:02

A brief history of women and the Nobel Prize

10/2/2018
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Donna Strickland is the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in physics in 55 years. Before her, the previous winner was referred to in news coverage as a "San Diego mother."

Duration:00:12:03

Should public companies be required to have female board members?

10/1/2018
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Should public companies be required to have far more women on their boards? California thinks so. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill compelling publicly-traded companies to include females on their boards of directors.

Duration:00:14:52

Who gets to keep the dog in a divorce?

9/28/2018
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California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a new way pets get treated during a divorce. Whereas current law treats pets as "assets," the new law will take into consideration their care. Also, Abby has a recommendation for the weekend.

Duration:00:14:24

What the heck happened at today's Brett Kavanaugh hearing?

9/27/2018
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The Senate hearing over allegations of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was a wild one. Tensions were high, apologies were made and tears were shed. Luis and Abby try to make sense of what happened.

Duration:00:20:31

The Brett Kavanaugh saga explained

9/26/2018
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faced accusations of sexual misconduct as a youth in the 1980s. We break down why this story is so complex and why Thursday might be the day it all ends. We also give a shout out to the City of San Diego for a tweet of the day.

Duration:00:20:10

It's National Voter Registration Day?

9/25/2018
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It's #NationalVoterRegistrationDay. Who is behind this "holiday" and how do you actually register to vote? Here's what you should know. https://sdut.us/2N2z3Z0

Duration:00:17:11

4 California DMV problems that finally led to an audit

9/24/2018
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California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered an audit of the DMV after the agency faced public outcry over long wait times, computer glitches, mishandled voter registrations and one worker who slept on the job for three years. Abby is back from vacation and she recaps the Eagles concert in San Diego.

Duration:00:15:28

Family is a lifeline for immigrants in America

9/21/2018
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Abby is out on vacation this whole week, but today's episode is a short one because we dedicate it entirely to show you the second episode of our special project podcast called "To Live In America" -- a five-part miniseries that explores stories of the immigrant experience.

Duration:00:16:49

For immigrants, education is a bridge to the American dream

9/20/2018
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Abby is out on vacation this whole week, but today's episode is a short one because we dedicate it entirely to show you the second episode of our special project podcast called "To Live In America" -- a five-part miniseries that explores stories of the immigrant experience.

Duration:00:15:50

What it means for immigrants to work

9/18/2018
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Abby is out on vacation this whole week, but today's episode is a short one because we dedicate it entirely to show you the second episode of our special project podcast called "To Live In America" -- a five-part miniseries that explores stories of the immigrant experience.

Duration:00:19:09

Introducing our new podcast, "To Live In America"

9/18/2018
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Abby is out on vacation this whole week, but today's episode is a short one because we dedicate it entirely to show you the first episode of our special project podcast called "To Live In America" -- a five-part miniseries that explores stories of the immigrant experience.

Duration:00:16:46

5G has finally arrived to California

9/14/2018
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The long-anticipated, fast-speed 5G broadband network has finally arrived in California. But it's debuting in only a few places. When will it come to Southern California? Also, we give a shout out to The Weather Channel for its amazing coverage of Hurricane Florence.

Duration:00:10:02

California ranks No. 1 in poverty once again.

9/13/2018
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California was given a first-place title this week that it surely doesn’t want. It has the highest rate of poverty of any state in the country, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Duration:00:13:07

FDA declares youth vaping an 'epidemic.'

9/13/2018
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The use of electronic cigarettes by young people has reached an epidemic proportion. The Food and Drug Administration announced on Wednesday that it is cracking down on what’s commonly known as 'vaping' among underage Americans.

Duration:00:15:31