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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.

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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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

How the Supreme Court could change immigration enforcement

11/29/2022
The U.S. Supreme Court today heard a case that could upend immigration enforcement for the Biden administration. Then, concerns have long been growing that a tripledemic of COVID, RSV and flu cases could have a major impact on health systems around the nation. Next, a new lineup of county leaders at the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) may make a new vision for San Diego transit harder to achieve. And, a new study from the UC San Diego Rady School of Management found when it...

Duration:00:47:30

Cyber Monday deals lure in consumers amid high inflation

11/28/2022
Cyber Monday spending is expected to break records with a projected $11 billion in sales. Next, now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, health officials are monitoring how holiday get-togethers impact flu and other respiratory cases across the county. And, UC San Diego climate scientists will share their thoughts on the latest UN climate conference later this week. Then, a changing climate is threatening the beloved Joshua trees in the Mohave Desert. But for years, California officials have...

Duration:00:46:46

Native American Heritage Day

11/25/2022
Native American Heritage Day has been officially celebrated for the last 14 years on the day after Thanksgiving. The long-overdue civic holiday is aimed at celebrating and teaching Native American history and culture. Then, Governor Gavin Newsom says California has recovered all of the jobs lost during the pandemic. But with the holiday season upon us, border communities continue to suffer. Finally, we may be aware of December Nights and “The Grinch,” but there are countless events and...

Duration:00:18:46

KPBS Midday Edition Thanksgiving special

11/23/2022
How to enjoy this inflation Thanksgiving, without busting your budget. Chef Brad Wise talks turkey, side dishes and gives some Thanksgiving meal budgeting tips. Then, what are some of the biggest fallacies about Thanksgiving? We explore the true history of Thanksgiving with a scholar of American Indian studies. Next, from a simple thank you to writing a list of the things you are grateful for, gratitude is powerful and uplifting to our wellbeing. And, we’ll hear what you, our listeners, are...

Duration:00:45:29

Q&A: Rep. Mike Levin talks about the next Congress

11/22/2022
Congressman Mike Levin, D-San Juan Capistrano, secured a third term representing San Diego’s 49th District. He joins us to talk about bipartisianship and the next Congress. Then, if you’ve been to the San Diego International Airport lately, you may have noticed it’s very much under construction. We have tips and advice for holiday travelers. Next, a stay in the hospital for someone experiencing homelessness may mean getting off the street long enough to be treated. But what happens when...

Duration:00:45:13

San Diego LGBTQ leader reflects on Club Q shooting

11/21/2022
Members of San Diego’s LGBTQ community are shaken after a shooting late Saturday night at a Colorado Springs nightclub left five people dead. Then, allegations regarding a San Diego County Public Defender supervisor’s use of racist terminology are scheduled to be aired in Superior Court soon. And, the controversies surrounding the World Cup have made it hard for many fans to focus on the games being played. We’ll hear from a San Diego-based reporter who’s in Qatar. The University of...

Duration:00:47:14

Election update, surprise turnaround has Measure B narrowly leading

11/21/2022
The latest election results include a turnaround for Measure B. The proposal to charge single-family homeowners in San Diego a fee for trash pickup is narrowly in the lead after trailing for most of the vote count. Then, it’s been five years since the #MeToo movement. But many female police officers still experience sexism on the job. KPBS investigative reporter Claire Trageser looks at what departments are doing to fix this. And, in our weekend preview, art that explores street markets,...

Duration:00:19:39

Report: California likely to have $25 billion budget deficit

11/17/2022
State officials are projecting a $25 billion budget deficit for next year. The news is a stark contrast to back-to-back years of record budget surpluses in California. Then, rents are down in San Diego county by almost 5% but the same economic forces that are pushing rents down are also slowing what was on track to be a record year for housing construction in the county. And, women trying to climb the ranks in law enforcement sometimes have to battle sexism, toxic masculinity, even sexual...

Duration:00:44:12

Midway district’s NAVWAR land up for bid

11/16/2022
The U.S. Navy is offering its 70-acre Navwar property up for bid. Developers could turn the enormous Midway area property into housing and commercial space alongside a smaller Navy complex. Then, more is being learned about the cause of COVID-19 symptoms like brain fog and the effects of long Covid. Next, on Tuesday, a federal judge struck down Title 42, the pandemic-era public health order used to expel migrants. But the judge granted a stay at the Biden administration's request, which will...

Duration:00:46:56

Thousands of UC employees strike

11/16/2022
Thousands of graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and other academic workers left their jobs to strike Monday, after months of failed negotiations with UC leadership. And, the city’s Independent Budget Analyst has released a new report on San Diego’s affordable housing crisis. It focuses on the barriers to providing more housing and bringing rents down. Plus, the uncertainty hanging over California’s solar marketplace is beginning to clear now that regulators have unveiled their plan...

Duration:00:46:47

Thousands of UC employees strike

11/16/2022
Thousands of graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and other academic workers left their jobs to strike Monday, after months of failed negotiations with UC leadership. And, the city’s Independent Budget Analyst has released a new report on San Diego’s affordable housing crisis. It focuses on the barriers to providing more housing and bringing rents down. Plus, the uncertainty hanging over California’s solar marketplace is beginning to clear now that regulators have unveiled their plan...

Duration:00:46:25

Mexican immigration officials to screen northbound border traffic

11/14/2022
In what’s being called a “binational collaboration exercise,” beginning Tuesday Mexican immigration officers will begin screening northbound traffic at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. Then, San Diego could soon be saying farewell to styrofoam. The city council is set to hear a proposal Tuesday that would ban the sale and use of the product within the city. Plus, ever since museums have existed, directors have tried to imagine the best way to arrange and illuminate the objects on display. Now...

Duration:00:47:06

The turnout story emerging from the 2022 midterm elections

11/11/2022
As the vote count continues in the 2022 midterm elections, a story is emerging about who turned out and why. Next, it looks like Republicans will be in the majority in the House of Representatives come January. Bakersfield Republican Kevin McCarthy is expected to become Speaker, but his path forward is far from clear. And, on this Veterans Day we hear about an exhibition on display now at the Oceanside Museum of Art that celebrates the work of artists who are also military veterans. Pop...

Duration:00:20:55

San Diegans approve Measure H

11/10/2022
More than 60% of San Diego voters said yes to Measure H. The approval allows the city to open parks and rec facilities to childcare businesses. Plus, the San Diego City Council is considering new regulations to protect renters. Council President Sean Elo-Rivera says part of what motivates him to help others is his own experience with eviction. Later, some takeaways from the the midterm election. And, California voters’ approval of Proposition 28 guarantees as much as $1billion from the state...

Duration:00:45:49

Key races still up for grabs in 2022 midterm election

11/9/2022
Voting may be over, but a number of key races across the country have yet to be decided. In California’s 49th Congressional District, incumbent Democrat Mike Levin had 51% of the vote as of Wednesday morning to opponent Republican Brian Maryott’s 49%. Then, undersheriff Kelly Martinez currently holds a 14-point lead over former city prosecutor John Hemmerling in the race to become San Diego’s next sheriff. Next, in the majority Democrat city of Chula Vista mayor's race, Republican John...

Duration:00:46:02

BURNED: Stalled U.S. Forest Service projects expose California communities to catastrophic wildfires

11/8/2022
“BURNED,” a yearlong investigation from the California Newsroom, reveals how the U.S. Forest Service is struggling to complete the work it knows it must do to keep Californians safe from wildfires. For decades, the agency has developed projects to thin and manage overgrown forests in an effort to reduce wildfire intensity. But those plans routinely stall out, and sometimes are abandoned completely.

Duration:00:51:29

Midday Edition 2022 election special, state propositions

11/7/2022
Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent promoting the issues and candidates on this year’s ballot, but voters get to make the final call on Tuesday. San Diego County Registrar of Voters, Cynthia Paes has information on what to expect on election day and how soon the public will learn election results. Then, it’s no secret that San Diego County voter registration has been trending away from the Republican Party in the last two decades. Claire Trageser looks at what’s driving the...

Duration:00:44:57

Pres. Biden stumps for Rep. Mike Levin in tight 49th District race

11/4/2022
President Joe Biden rounded out his visit in San Diego Friday morning with a visit to ViaSat-Global Communications in Carlsbad. The president arrived Thursday night to speak at a rally in Oceanside in support of Congressman Mike Levin. Next, the San Diego Democratic Party is promoting a deceased candidate in the Chula Vista City Attorney race. If the late Simon Silva wins, the city may be forced to spend $2 million on a special election. And finally, For our Weekend Preview, we have the...

Duration:00:19:22

Election special: the key issues and races facing San Diego voters

11/3/2022
On Midday Edition we’re bringing you a special program featuring our reporting and analysis of some of the key races voters will be weighing in on in San Diego County on Tuesday. President Joe Biden will be in San Diego Thursday to campaign for Congressman Mike Levin, (D-San Juan Capistrano). Levin is in a tight race with Republican Brian Maryott. Then, San Diego County voters will choose a new sheriff for the first time in 12 years. And, we’ll dig in to Measure A which proposes taxing...

Duration:00:45:30

California enables sexual assault victims to track rape kits

11/2/2022
California has just introduced a way for survivors of sexual assault to track the testing of evidence in their cases. And, if you’re a renter, there’s a chance your rent has gone up over the past few years. A recent ProPublica investigation looked at whether widely used rent pricing software could be driving up rental prices in housing markets across the country. Then, voters are being asked to choose a new county assessor. What does the job entail and who are the candidates? Next, academic...

Duration:00:45:14