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KPBS News serves the people of the San Diego region with trustworthy, in-depth information that allows the community to hold its leaders accountable. We show how global and local current affairs change our lives, and how San Diego changes the world. We tell you more than just what is happening—we tell you why. Be sure to go back and listen to our first series, "Dr. J's." In it, KPBS investigative reporter Claire Trageser explores a horrific crime and its lasting impacts on Southeast San Diego, a lower income and predominantly African-American pocket of the city.

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KPBS News serves the people of the San Diego region with trustworthy, in-depth information that allows the community to hold its leaders accountable. We show how global and local current affairs change our lives, and how San Diego changes the world. We tell you more than just what is happening—we tell you why. Be sure to go back and listen to our first series, "Dr. J's." In it, KPBS investigative reporter Claire Trageser explores a horrific crime and its lasting impacts on Southeast San Diego, a lower income and predominantly African-American pocket of the city.

    When The World Stopped

    When The World Stopped

    The KPBS Investigates podcast is where our news team is able to dive more deeply into the stories we cover.

    Today, investigative reporter Claire Trageser brings us the story of one woman and her struggle to keep her massage business afloat during the past turbulent year. Her story is emblematic of what has happened to many small businesses all across San Diego county because of the economic fallout of the pandemic.

    This episode explores the difficulties San Diego businesses faced accessing the loans and resources aimed at helping them survive the brutal cycles of shutdowns and reopenings. Many businesses were forced to close but, it turns out, some parts of the county fared far better than others.

    • 30 min
    Should San Diego Be Its Own Power Company?

    Should San Diego Be Its Own Power Company?

    As San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer gets close to signing a new deal with a private company, activists push for “municipalization,” which means the city takes over the power grid.

    You're listening to "KPBS Investigates," a podcast from the KPBS newsroom bringing you in-depth stories that help us better understand our region.

    Support our work: www.kpbs.org/donate

    • 15 min
    Dr. J's Part 6: What's Next For The Community 16 Years After The Shooting

    Dr. J's Part 6: What's Next For The Community 16 Years After The Shooting

    More than 15 years after the Dr J's shooting, a lot of people are thinking about what's next. Southeast San Diego residents want the government and police to change, and they want their communities to change for the better.

    • 11 min
    Dr. J's Part 6: What's Next For The Community 16 Years After The Shooting

    Dr. J's Part 6: What's Next For The Community 16 Years After The Shooting

    More than 15 years after the Dr J's shooting, a lot of people are thinking about what's next. Southeast San Diego residents want the government and police to change, and they want their communities to change for the better.

    • 11 min
    Dr. J's Part 5: The Use Of Informants In The Shooting At Dr J's Liquor

    Dr. J's Part 5: The Use Of Informants In The Shooting At Dr J's Liquor

    After the shooting at Dr J's, police and prosecutors looked for informants who would trade information for reduced sentences and money to move away from San Diego. One informant in particular shows what a difficult decision that can be.

    • 10 min
    Dr. J's Part 4: The Gang Stigma When A Case Goes To Trial

    Dr. J's Part 4: The Gang Stigma When A Case Goes To Trial

    In the case against James Carter, the prosecutor used a common tactic when trying people from Southeast San Diego, especially young black men. He established a link between Carter and a gang, and then used that link to establish a motive.

    • 7 min

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