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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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How dockless bikes are failing and succeeding in America

8/15/2018
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From New York City to San Diego and many cities in between, the dockless bike (and scooter) revolution has been one of the major stories of 2018 in tech and transportation. Here’s just a handful of other examples of how dockless bikes are succeeding and failing across the country.

Duration:00:16:58

Public open-air urinals? Yes, we're talking about them.

8/14/2018
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Public open-air urinals are a real thing in Paris, France. The city says its an effort to stop the sights and smells of public urination. Here's the full story: sdut.us/2Mp6SaA

Duration:00:13:26

How would you fix the DMV?

8/13/2018
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Wait times at the DMV in California have gotten worse, but why? In today's podcast episode we explore the real reason this is happening and what lawmakers would like to see being done. How would you fix the DMV?

Duration:00:19:30

What is "Snapchat dysmorphia?"

8/10/2018
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The rise of filtered selfies is bringing with it some serious consequences according to some plastic surgeons. Abby and Luis explore the concept of "Snapchat dysmorphia" on this episode of The Conversation.

Duration:00:19:18

Did the 'Space Force' just get one step closer to reality?

8/9/2018
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The United States will have a sixth branch of the military by 2020 — the “Space Force” — if the Trump administration gets its way. But that's a big "if."

Duration:00:12:35

The Oscars' new "popular film" award category is not popular at all

8/8/2018
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Film critics panned The Academy's decision to begin nominating popular films for an Oscars category. In today's episode we talk about "Black Panther" or any other Marvel films that could easily fall into this category. Plus, today's tweet of the day pours some salt on old wounds in San Diego.

Duration:00:15:55

What some California firefighters battling worst wildfires make in an hour

8/7/2018
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In today's podcast episode we give a quick update for California's wildfires, which includes the biggest one in history. We also discuss a little known band of firefighters on the front lines that make as little as $1 an hour.

Duration:00:15:20

Making sense of Trump's California wildfire tweets

8/6/2018
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Trump tweeted that California wildfires were the result of water mismanagement by state leaders. What did he mean by that? In today's episode, we explain what the president was trying to get at with two tweets he sent.

Duration:00:21:39

Can almond milk be tainted with milk?

8/3/2018
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What happens when the FDA recalled almond milk due to a contamination of milk? Debate over whether plant-based products like almond milk should use the word milk continues, and in today's episode we discuss why this is still a big deal. dlvr.it/QdklL7

Duration:00:13:41

The California-EPA war for fuel emission standards has begun

8/2/2018
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The old EPA wanted what California wanted: high standards for fuel efficiency in cars. But the new EPA has other plans. Now, California is poised to fight President Trump's EPA for the sake of the environment. Today, we make sense of what happened Thursday morning that got Gov. Jerry Brown all riled up.

Duration:00:16:07

Remember the Heaven's Gate cult? Rapper Lil Uzi Vert is hearing from its former members

8/1/2018
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Before it even has a release date, rapper Lil Uzi Vert’s eagerly-awaited sophomore album is facing criticism from just about the last group on Earth you’d expect: surviving members of Heaven’s Gate.

Duration:00:17:22

Should elected officials be allowed to block Twitter users for any reasons?

7/31/2018
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A growing number of publicly elected officials are getting sued for blocking people on Twitter and Facebook. But is that illegal? In today's episode we discuss how this has become a common trend and why it's not so simple.

Duration:00:15:15

Why more California college students are heading to Arizona

7/30/2018
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Year after year, thousands of California students get rejected from state universities. That seems to have emboldened Arizona universities and others to aggressively recruit California students. If you were a college student today, would you go to a California university?

Duration:00:15:13

Trevor Hoffman's Hall of Fame induction

7/27/2018
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Legendary San Diego Padre Trevor Hoffman will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend. Here's a little bit about his career and how fans are celebrating him earning baseball's highest individual honor.

Duration:00:16:28

The side of San Diego tourists don't get to see

7/26/2018
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To discuss this often overlooked side of San Diego, South Bay reporter Gustavo Solis joins us to talk about a world that combines rich and poor, immigrant and military. We also discuss his most recent dispatch -- a story about a Philippino-Mexican food restaurant named "Mexipino."

Duration:00:15:44

Shark Week gets real when you live in California

7/25/2018
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Here in California, we think about sharks more than just seven days out of the year. Here’s the latest in shark news and information in the Golden State.

Duration:00:18:34

When it gets hot, California goes into flex alert mode

7/24/2018
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What is a flex alert? Californians know this term all too well, but what does it actually mean? Is it illegal if you disobey it? Luis explains that when temperatures soar, electricity use also goes up -- enough that it strains the power grid. I mean, what's the worst that can happen?

Duration:00:15:59

Star Wars' Mark Hamill put the con in Comic-Con this year

7/23/2018
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Mark Hamill, aka Luke Skywalker, used mind tricks to make his Twitter followers think he was at San Diego Comic-Con, but we busted his ruse. Also, business reporter Phillip Molnar tells us Hall H was not always full and how an absence by Marvel and HBO let other brands take the stage. Abby and Luis sound very excited to be moving on to other topics.

Duration:00:34:47

Huge Comic-Con drama and news on DAY 2

7/20/2018
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"Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn lost his jobs today over old tweets. A major "Walking Dead" character plans his exit. And we need your help finding Mark Hamill in San Diego.

Duration:00:16:24

San Diego Comic-Con welcomes new Doctor Who and other DAY 1 things we saw

7/19/2018
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San Diego Comic-Con gave Jodie Whittaker a warm welcome at the Doctor Who panel on Day 1 of the annual convention. We discuss what went right and what went wrong with our scavenger hunt. We also give a big shout out to our friends at San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog and their podcast SDCONCAST.

Duration:00:15:29