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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.

    The New Administration

    The New Administration

    San Diego’s politicians give their reactions to the Biden/Harris Inauguration. Also, we’ll take a close look at some of the executive orders signed yesterday by President Biden and the barriers immigrants still face along the southern border. Plus, a deeper conversation about the allergic reactions that happened at Petco Park’s vaccination super station last week.

    • 24 min
    ‘It Feels Like Freedom’

    ‘It Feels Like Freedom’

    How an older pair of San Diegans described getting the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Plus: more windy weather, a big win by the California Innocence Project and more of the local news you need.

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    • 19 min
    Racial Justice Activists Want More Action On Police Shootings

    Racial Justice Activists Want More Action On Police Shootings

    San Diego’s racial justice activists call on the District Attorney to prosecute police officers for past shootings. Meanwhile, local San Diego climate leaders react to the incoming Biden Administration’s climate action plan. Plus, the Trump administration is looking to remove protections for millions of acres of California desert.

    • 14 min
    Anti-Vaxxer Threats Prompt State Capitol Closures

    Anti-Vaxxer Threats Prompt State Capitol Closures

    Portions of the California State Capitol were closed last week after lawmakers received threats from so-called anti-vaxxers. Also, as San Diego County Senior Care facilities scramble to get covid-19 vaccines for their residents and staff, they’re finding that roughly half their caregivers are refusing the shots. Plus, Air Force leaders have had to make cuts to basic training to keep troops safe during the pandemic.

    • 14 min
    San Diego Covid-19 Deaths Doubled

    San Diego Covid-19 Deaths Doubled

    Between late November and now, the number of COVID-19 deaths in San Diego County doubled from 1,000 to more than 2,000. Experts expect the number to continue to rise rapidly for at least another month, if not two. Meanwhile, Covid-19 vaccines have arrived in Imperial County, but not enough -- and decisions on who to vaccinate are difficult. Plus, local workforce experts are hoping for a rebounding economy in 2021.

    • 18 min
    The State Of The City

    The State Of The City

    San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria delivers his first State Of The City address on Wednesday. Meanwhile, San Diego congressional representatives make their case for or against impeachment on Capitol hill - mostly for. Plus, delivery drivers at supermarkets are already seeing the effects of Prop 22.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

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63 Ratings

63 Ratings

ScottJN92078 ,

Pretty good

Pretty good but not without some left bias. Pandering to their perceived audience?

SnootyCritic ,

Too long.

Went from a tight ten min just tops local news to longer than needed. Midday edition is for the king stories. Make this one short.

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Thank you!

I love this podcast, thank you for keeping us up to date on the important things in our community. And I LOVE the name change!!

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