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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.

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    • 4.1 • 48 Ratings

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.

    San Diego County received whistleblower complaints on public defender office in 2020

    San Diego County received whistleblower complaints on public defender office in 2020

    Whistleblowers alerted San Diego County about alleged poor treatment of employees in its public defender office in late 2020. That was two years before a jury awarded $2.6 million dollars to an ex-employee earlier this month in his wrongful termination suit. Then, for our weekend preview, we have a Oaxacan festival, piano music, palm trees, and some Scandinavian art.

    • 18 min
    Service providers, volunteers take part in countywide homeless count

    Service providers, volunteers take part in countywide homeless count

    Hundreds of volunteers across the county coordinated this morning to accomplish one single task: record an accurate count of the region’s homeless population. Then, the woman at the center of a national conservative media firestorm, stemming from a shower she took at the Santee YMCA, addresses the Santee city council. Plus, the small California community of Half Moon Bay is still reeling from a mass shooting earlier this week. Later, a kitchen in Barrio Logan introduces students to potential culinary careers. Plus, we dig into our archive for a 2019 conversation with “Sesame Street” co-creator Lloyd Morrisett whose death was announced Monday. Finally, the San Diego Regional Arts and Culture Coalition has a new leader who is reimagining a ‘new normal’ for local artists and arts organizations.

    • 45 min
    San Diego to end COVID state of emergency

    San Diego to end COVID state of emergency

    After nearly three years, San Diego’s COVID state of emergency is coming to an end. Then, in the wake of this week's mass shootings, there's more focus on gun violence restraining orders or red flag laws, which allow authorities to temporarily take away firearms and ammunition from people who have been reported by a family member or co-worker. Plus, students at San Diego City College now have the opportunity to earn a 4-year degree for the first time in the school’s history. The California Community Colleges Board of Governors approved the new Cyber Defense and Analysis Baccalaureate Program this week. And, with more San Diegans receiving new bins for kitchen waste, one local writer is sharing what it means to be zero waste. Finally, a story from the Bay Curious podcast exploring a forgotten Bay Area neighborhood that was once a hub of Black political power, excellence and community.

    • 44 min
    Looking at mass shootings through a public health lens

    Looking at mass shootings through a public health lens

    After multiple mass shootings in California, some researchers want to reframe the issue of gun violence as a public health issue. Then, on the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service removed four plants and a bird unique to San Clemente Island from protected status. And, the long and storied history of Aztec football is the subject of a new book featuring a treasure trove of images capturing the highs and lows over a century.

    • 43 min
    Mental health advice after another mass shooting

    Mental health advice after another mass shooting

    The shooting in Monterey Park over the Lunar New Year weekend is serving yet another reminder of how random acts of mass violence can be. We talk about the impact mass violence has on mental health. The presence of a transgender woman in the women's locker room at the Santee YMCA has sparked national conservative media attention, and that of right wing extremists. Then, San Diego Gas and Electric customers are opening surprisingly high utility bills this month. We hear how some San Diegans are copping with the financial pain and what options there are to help. Finally, industry and government collect a lot of data about us. So much that states like California have placed some strict rules in data collection in the interest of privacy. But University of San Diego Law Professor Orly Lobel argues that, in many cases, we don't need less information about people. We need more to help create a just society.

    • 45 min
    Migrants apply for entry through new app

    Migrants apply for entry through new app

    veiled a mobile app to allow asylum seekers to schedule appointments for entry. Then, for our weekend arts preview, we have some "blue sky" artwork, a poetry reading, harp music and a few options to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

askepticisneverfooled ,

A vital source of local news, but why do the sound levels vary so much?

This is a really valuable source of local San Diego news, and I would miss it a lot if it went away. There is one thing about it that I find frustrating, though: why are the sound levels so different between different parts? Often the interviewer in studio is more much quieter than the phone/skype interviewee. Field pieces are much quieter than host segments. Ads are much louder than everything else. I can't just set the volume and walk away without three minutes later either being unable to hear something, or else being blasted with sound. One episode is much quieter or much louder than the previous one, so when I fall behind a bit and my computer runs through the backlog, I get these jarring changes in sound levels in going from one episode to the next.

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TomThomas

I haven’t heard from Tom Fudge in many years. He was good.

It is sad that every story has someone sucking up to the Pro-Trump extremists.

ionproj ,

Sweet local news

Thanks for bringing KPBS to the podcast world so I don’t ever have to miss another episode of Midday Edition. I appreciate the guest selection, the short and succinct interviews, the thoughtful questions, and of course, the local coverage. I love hearing about the upcoming weekend highlights with Beth Acomando, and the direct smooth coverage presented by Maureen Cavanaugh.

My only caveat is that I sometimes have technical problems. This week, for example, I stopped receiving updates. It seems the subscription canceled and stopped downloading episodes on its own, without me doing anything. This is not the first time that happens. Sometimes there will be no audio when I play. The volume is typically very low compared to other podcasts I listen to, like Marketplace. They are little technical issues that keep happening. I hope this gets resolved.

Updated May 2019:
I like all podcasts in one. Less commercials, better flow. I just have to select one podcast, instead of five or more, when curating my feed. Love Jade Hindman. I can hear her loud and clear in my car. More diversity-driven coverage. Thank you!

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