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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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United States

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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

Report uncovers roadblocks for housing permits

12/9/2022
A study, commissioned by the San Diego city council, wanted to find out why we’re behind. It may look like there’s a lot of construction underway in San Diego, but the city is way below the estimated 13,500 new housing units a year needed to keep up with the population. Then, the Pentagon is finishing a review of its policies regarding suicide. Though the number of military suicides declined slightly last year, it remains a major problem, and the armed services are trying to address it in a...

Duration:00:20:02

No charges filed in SDSU rape case

12/8/2022
No charges will be filed against any of the SDSU football players accused of a gang rape on campus last year. And, for the fourth month in a row, the number of homeless people in downtown San Diego has reached a new record high. Plus, Zillow says the average price for a home in Escondido is $800-thousand dollars. So it’s not surprising that hundreds of families have signed up for a chance at a home costing less than half that. Also, San Diego Unified has a new school board, and two new...

Duration:00:45:56

Q&A: COVID expert on worse-than-expected winter surge

12/7/2022
COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising dramatically across the nation. How deadly will this surge be? And what can we do to protect ourselves and our loved ones over the holidays? Next, when you think of San Diego’s Mira Mesa neighborhood you might think of car-dependent strip malls and vast open spaces. But a recently approved blueprint could bring big changes to the neighborhood. Then, as Russia’s war on Ukraine continues to rage, we bring you the story of a North County family...

Duration:00:45:12

San Diego Mayor speaks at national housing conference

12/6/2022
San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria is in Washington DC today , speaking at the National Housing conference and meeting with the head of Homeland Security. He’ll also have meetings about his new executive order to crack down on fentanyl use. Then, the San Diego City Council bids farewell to its sole Republican representative - Chris Cate. Then, at the Salk Institute, there is one researcher who is able to see himself in the genetic science he does. Plus, LGBTQ+ activist Nicole Murrary Ramirez was...

Duration:00:45:21

Cybersecurity threat hits San Diego schools

12/5/2022
The San Diego Unified School District has been hit by a cybersecurity threat. Also, city officials face a dilemma on how city towing policies should handle people living in vehicles. Next, Chula Vista representatives claim a new policy bans the sale of data picked up by police surveillance tools. But privacy advocates warn most personal information could still lawfully be sold. And, the authors of a new book talk about running and their book “Born To Run 2: The Ultimate Training Guide.”...

Duration:00:46:51

Mayor signals action on fentanyl crisis

12/2/2022
This week, San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria signed an executive order responding to the fentanyl crisis in San Diego. It directs the San Diego police department to focus more of its efforts on disrupting sales of the drug. Later, Santa takes on a group of mercenaries who hold a family captive on Christmas Eve in the new R-rated action comedy film Violent Night. David Harbour plays the put upon St. Nick who serves up a different kind of holiday cheer. And finally, For our weekend arts preview, we...

Duration:00:19:03

As quarter ends, UCSD students express support for strike, uncertainty about grades

12/1/2022
It’s the third week of the academic workers strike at UC San Diego, and students are feeling it. Then, the eruption of Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano has shut down a research project that’s measured carbon dioxide in the air since 1958. And, earlier this year San Diego passed a new law that would tighten regulations on street vendors throughout the city. Enforcement of these new rules, however, hasn’t been consistent. Next, a new book by a local scholar on China looks at what changes in that...

Duration:00:47:23

City release water from Lake Hodges to protect dam

11/30/2022
Concerns about the condition of the Lake Hodges dam prompted officials to release water from the lake this week. Water is flowing into the San Dieguito river to bring the lake’s level down to 275 feet. Then, the U.S. Men’s national soccer team reached the final round of 16 of the World Cup after a dramatic 1-0 win against Iran on Tuesday. San Diego Wave FC’s President Jill Ellis, reflects on the game and the next matchup against the Netherlands on Saturday. Later, Mexico has deployed...

Duration:00:46:27

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