Get the story behind the story every weekday. Host Kristy Totten interviews Union-Tribune reporters about what matters in San Diego.
San Diegans react to the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts of murdering George Floyd. Kristina Davis shares local reactions. Then, Black Student Union Co-President Arsemma Aklog shares her reaction to the verdict.
A combat photographer reflects on the ‘forever war'
Nelvin C. Cepeda has been to Afghanistan seven times in his 30 years as a photographer at the U-T. He’ll share his experiences. Then, columnist Charles T. Clark shares his take on the guilty verdict in the trail of Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who murdered George Floyd.
Here's what San Diego veterans think of leaving Afghanistan
President Joe Biden has announced that the US will pull troops from Afghanistan by September 11th of this year. We asked what San Diego veterans thought about the decision. Then, actor, director and professor Jesse Perez is our guest on this week’s episode of Name Drop San Diego.
Entertainment venues are open in San Diego. What are the rules?
With San Diego County in the orange tier, more entertainment venues can reopen. Reporter George Varga will tell us what that landscape looks like. Then, The San Diego Union Tribune Editorial Board writes that President Biden is right to pull troops out of Afghanistan. Chris Reed explains why.
FBI raids dozens of illegal casinos in San Diego
Dozens of illegal gambling parlors have been busted in San Diego County. Reporter Kristina Davis has more. Then, the opinion team asked San Diegans whether they’d consider leaving California. Andrew Kleske shares their answers.
San Diego unveils a new plan to improve the lives of Black residents
Mayor Todd Gloria has unveiled a plan meant to improve the lives of black residents. Reporter David Garrick has more. Then, high school students share their experiences with online learning during the pandemic.
Pretty good but not without some left bias. Pandering to their perceived audience?
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