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We're in classrooms and courtrooms, on the beach and past the border. KPBS reporters are digging deep to bring you stories you won't find anywhere else. We're here to tell you what matters most in San Diego — and why.
||CleanWhat Learning Looks Like: Creating A Well-Tuned Orchestra In Your Head||What Learning Looks Like: Creating A Well-Tuned Orchestra In Your Head GUEST: Assal Habibi, Ph.D., research scientist, USC's Brain and Creativity Institute||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHome Developer Offers Concessions In Rancho Peñasquitos Project||Home Developer Offers Concessions In Rancho Peñasquitos Project GUEST: Andrew Bowen, metro reporter, KPBS News||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTwo Years After Congress Required It, The VA Now Is Offering Veterans An ID Card||The new veterans ID cards were mandated by a 2015 law. But some veterans groups are raising questions about the possibility that the cards will include corporate branding.||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSDSU Athletics To Reveal Details On Potential Stadium In Mission Valley||SDSU Athletics To Reveal Details On Potential Stadium In Mission Valley GUEST: Erik Anderson, reporter, KPBS News||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIncreased Homeless Population Along San Diego River Hampers Water Quality||The San Diego River is more crowded since the city began moving homeless people off of downtown streets. The extra people are putting additional pressure on an already stressed ecosystem.||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHomeless Children In San Diego To Transition From Campground To Large Tent Structure||Homeless Children In San Diego To Transition From Campground To Large Tent Structure GUEST: Kim Mitchell, president and CEO, Veterans Village of San Diego||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHomeless Children In San Diego To Transition From Campground To Large Tent Structure||One of the city of San Diego’s three large tent structures for homeless people is scheduled to open on Friday. Two others are expected to open in late December and early January. One will be dedicated to children and families, including the nearly 50 children currently living at the city’s homeless campground.||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAfter 38 Years The Annual Chargers Blood Drive Is Gone, But Not The Need For Blood||The annual Chargers Blood Drive took place during a critical holiday season when blood donations are typically down. However, just because the NFL team has left, does not mean the need for blood is gone.||11/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCalifornia PUC Used Public Money To Block San Onofre Investigation||Court documents released this week indicate the California Public Utilities Commission used public money to try to block search warrants in an investigation into possible collusion with Southern California Edison over the premature closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDel Mar Beachfront Facing Challenges Of 'Managed Retreat'||Del Mar Beachfront Facing Challenges Of 'Managed Retreat' GUEST: Terry Gaasterland, chair, Del Mar Sea Level Rise Technical Advisory Committee||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'As One' Is A Modern Opera About Transitioning||You don’t generally think of opera as ripped from the headlines, but San Diego Opera’s production of "As One" has a distinctly contemporary feel. The latest dētour series production tackles a transgender story through the character of Hannah, who’s portrayed by two singers — a baritone and mezzo soprano.||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTwo Ways Natural Gas May Be Escaping At Your Meter||Two Ways Natural Gas May Be Escaping At Your Meter GUEST: Ingrid Lobet, reporter, inewsource||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMexican Billionaire Drops Potential Bombshell Against Former DA Dumanis One Day Before His Sentencing||A Mexican billionaire convicted of illegally funneling hundreds of thousand of dollars to San Diego candidates said he informed Bonnie Dumanis that he was a foreign national during her 2012 mayoral campaign.||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPoway Voters To Decide On New Housing For StoneRidge Golf Course||Poway Voters To Decide On New Housing For StoneRidge Golf Course GUEST: Alison St John, KPBS North County Reporter||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHomeless Campground In San Diego Providing Lifeline For 40 Children||Homeless Campground In San Diego Providing Lifeline For 40 Children GUESTS: Jennifer Coronel, program manager Children and Youth in Transition, San Diego Unified School District Susie Terry, project specialist Homeless Education Services, San Diego County Office of Education||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn Assignment: 2007 Wildfires Captured Through San Diego Photojournalist’s Lens||A decade after the 2007 Harris fires charred tens of thousands of acres in San Diego County, a San Diego Union-Tribune photographer reflects on his career and lessons learned from covering wildfires.||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFighting The Fire: Firefighters Faced Roaring Flames, Extreme Weather||Javier Mainer, an assistant fire chief for the city of San Diego when wildfires consumed large swaths of San Diego County in 2007, talks with KPBS reporter Erik Anderson.||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2007 Wildfires: Losing Their Homes Changed Their Lives||How Much Insurance Do You Need To Rebuild? GUEST: Amy Bach, executive director, United Policyholders||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn 2007, Qualcomm Stadium Became A Refuge For 15,000 Wildfire Evacuees||Some 15,000 people fleeing wildfires in 2007 sought shelter in Qualcomm Stadium, since renamed SDCCU Stadium. Officials say the effort was proof the city can manage massive evacuations — with the help of volunteers and donations.||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2007 Wildfires: Losing Their Homes Changed Their Lives||The wildfires that tore through San Diego County 10 years ago this week destroyed an estimated 1,600 homes. Two couples who lost everything when their homes burned to the ground talk about how the experience changed them.||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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You should 100% be listening to this show! I never missed an episode!!
Thank you for making a podcast for the local news in SD. Whoever came up with this idea should be promoted. Podcast are the future.
Great to see more of San Diego!
Nice way to catch up on some important stories in the area. I appreciate the audio quality!