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San Diego news; when you want it, where you want it. Get local stories on politics, education, health, environment, the border and more. New episodes are ready weekday mornings. Hosted by Anica Colbert and produced by KPBS, San Diego and the Imperial County's NPR and PBS station.

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San Diego news; when you want it, where you want it. Get local stories on politics, education, health, environment, the border and more. New episodes are ready weekday mornings. Hosted by Anica Colbert and produced by KPBS, San Diego and the Imperial County's NPR and PBS station.

    Local leaders call on Congress to act on gun legislation

    Local leaders call on Congress to act on gun legislation

    A week after the Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on bump stocks, Representative Scott Peters and other local leaders say Congress needs to act to protect people’s safety. In other news, over the last decade, California lost half of its recycling centers, which means fewer opportunities for people to recycle their bottles and cans. Our KPBS investigative reporter joins the podcast to discuss how the state is planning to transform how we recycle in the coming years. Plus, young poets are inscribing their words on the pavement of a City Heights alley. The public art project is being unveiled Saturday.

    • 14 min
    Mental health experts support warnings on social media platforms

    Mental health experts support warnings on social media platforms

    Mental health experts support the U.S. surgeon general's call for social media platforms to carry warnings. In other news, the Metropolitan Transit System has extended the deadline for youth, seniors and people with disabilities to renew their discounted transit passes. Plus, the San Diego VA Medical Center is trying to get the word out to local veterans about the recent sweeping expansion of benefits under the Pact Act, and we have details on an event happening this weekend.

    • 16 min
    Biden’s new executive order to help immigrant spouses of U.S. citizens

    Biden’s new executive order to help immigrant spouses of U.S. citizens

    Immigrant spouses of U.S. citizens and their children will be able to apply for lawful permanent residency, thanks to an executive order announced by President Joe Biden Tuesday. In other news, San Diego firefighters are helping fight the Post Fire near Gorman, California. Plus, some San Diego Unified students honored this week’s national Juneteenth holiday by raising a flag over the district’s headquarters.

    • 12 min
    Update on charges against protesters arrested at UCSD

    Update on charges against protesters arrested at UCSD

    Pending legal issues will continue into the summer for Gaza solidarity protesters arrested last month at UC San Diego, and we have details on where their cases stand right now. In other news, President Joe Biden's new executive actions direct asylum seekers toward existing legal pathways, but those pathways aren’t working for the most vulnerable migrants. Plus, tonight, the public will get a chance to ask questions and voice their opinions on SANDAG’s plans for relocating the train tracks through Del Mar.

    • 11 min
    Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego filing for bankruptcy

    Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego filing for bankruptcy

    The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, in the wake of hundreds of legal claims from alleged sexual abuse victims. In other news, the latest San Diego County Respiratory Virus Surveillance report shows a slight increase in COVID-19 cases. We find out whether there is a need for concern. Plus, a Normal Heights nonprofit is helping students turn recycled objects into art, and giving San Diegans a chance to donate and buy second-hand supplies.

    • 11 min
    Overdraft fees are subject of new federal report

    Overdraft fees are subject of new federal report

    The federal government is shining a light on how much money credit unions collect in overdraft fees. In other news, a new report documents how the California Coastal Commission blocks and delays housing. Plus, Father’s Day is Sunday, and we’ve put together some well wishes from our newsroom to share with you in celebration of all the dads and caregivers out there.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

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Good, could be great

They do a great job picking out local stories and items that impact most San Diegans. The show loves arts segments, they have one almost every episode, I choose to fast forward on most cases. Otherwise, it’s a great morning update about what’s happening in San Diego.

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Finally San Diego news

Every morning I listen to it and even better they don’t only pick stuff that gets you scared they do the opposite

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A really useful way to keep up with local news

I listen to this every morning, and I find it very helpful in keeping up with local news and government

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