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These are cross-border stories that connect us. Border people often inhabit this in-between place. From KPBS and PRX, “Port of Entry” tells personal stories from this place — stories of love, hope, struggle and survival from border crossers, fronterizxs and other people whose lives are shaped by the wall. Rooted in San Diego with tendrils reaching into Tijuana. Hosted by Alan Lilienthal, produced by Kinsee Morlan and sound design by Emily Jankowski.
 
Incoming is a KPBS Explore series that tells true stories from the lives of America's military — told in their own words, straight from their own mouths. Produced by So Say We All, a literary and performing arts nonprofit, Incoming features voices of people from all walks of life associated with the armed forces. This series showcases the raw, honest voices of men and women who have served in every capacity and branch of the military. If you're interested in sharing your story, email info@so ...
 
Satisfy your celluloid addiction with the "Cinema Junkie" podcast, where you can mainline film 24/7. This film and entertainment series is run by KPBS Film Critic Beth Accomando. So if you need a film fix, want to hear what filmmakers have to say about their work, or just want to know what's worth seeing this weekend, then you've come to the right place.
 
Device is a monthly book discussion with a science-based twist. In each episode, we discuss a novel that uses science to drive the story’s action, and dissect the plot device for scientific plausibility.
 
First days can be exhilarating, terrifying — or a mix of both. They mark the beginning of life’s chapters and define who we ultimately become. My First Day is a KPBS Explore series that explores these important days through people who came to San Diego from elsewhere, and now call it home. Produced and hosted by Andrew Bracken.
 
The best source of college baseball recruiting information on the go! Like all Keep Playing Baseball ("KPB") resources, the KPB Podcast provides free, accessible, and accurate player-to-player information and advice on the college baseball recruiting process. Keep Playing Baseball is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping high school baseball players have the opportunity to play college baseball. Visit our site to learn more about why we are working to make college baseball and a degree ...
 
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After a year of virtual classes, UC San Diego came roaring back this week in-person, welcoming what could be the largest number of fall semester students in its history. Plus, The biggest professional tennis tournament in San Diego history is being served up next week. And, this weekend in the arts: a 21st birthday party (and exhibition) for Art Pr…
 
Mayor Todd Gloria signed an ordinance Thursday officially banning firearms without individual serial numbers — so-called "ghost guns." The ordinance was authored by City Councilwoman Marni von Wilpert and is an attempt to address increasing gun violence in San Diego. Meanwhile, restaurant week San Diego is back, amid a staffing shortage. Plus, the …
 
The FDA and a CDC panel approved a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine for seniors and high-risk groups. Plus, care workers who visit people’s homes are not required by the state to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Then, a private prison in Downtown San Diego remains open despite an executive order by President Joe Biden. Also, the San Diego City Counc…
 
Can police officers and the people they protect have honest conversations about race and their own biases? That’s the idea behind the Game Changer program, which brings together police and community members for moderated discussions about their experiences. After an hours-long discussion, the few dozen participants bond at a basketball game or othe…
 
A San Diego Charter school is the first in the county to mandate vaccines for students 12 and older. The move by Urban Discovery School comes as a charter school alliance reports increased enrollment during the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, Governor Gavin Newsom asked for a 15% voluntary water reduction in July but Californians have conserved less …
 
The San Diego City Council on Tuesday approved increasing water rates and a new set of sewer rates that will increase the fees for single-family homes, but decrease it for multi-family units. Plus, the latest wave of Haitian migrants heading to the United States is centered on a little town in Texas called Del Rio, but its effects could be felt in …
 
Earlier this month Marvel delivered its first Asian superhero in its cinematic universe with "Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings." But it’s been a long hard road getting to this point in Hollywood. For the latest episode of Cinema Junkie, I speak with Brian Hu, artistic director of the San Diego Asian Film Festival, about the evolution of As…
 
Come November travel restrictions on foreign travellers will be lifted for those who are vaccinated, what will that mean for San Diego tourism? Plus, a recent analysis shows disparities in COVID testing across San Diego Unified schools. Also, summer ends today, but the weather is still warm and many kids don't have places to swim because the city o…
 
Blaming a staffing shortage, the city of San Diego has slashed September weekend public pool hours. Meanwhile, the border remains closed -- the US has once again extended it’s non-essential ground travel restrictions with Canada and Mexico. Plus, with extended families in Afghanistan, those living in this country with special immigrant visas are le…
 
Pfizer on Monday said its COVID-19 vaccine is safe for children ages 5 to 11 and plans to seek authorization for the age group soon. Plus, tensions appear to be rising between city leaders and the San Diego Housing Commision, as a recent conflict-of-interest case has come to light. Also, one man thought he was doing the right thing to become a perm…
 
A former student at Francis Parker School in Linda Vista went public Friday about a lawsuit filed against school administrators. The student claims the school ignored signs of inappropriate behavior by a former teacher. Meanwhile, there’s a new push by the federal government to reunite children who were separated from their parents at the border du…
 
A federal judge has ruled the government must stop using a public health order to refuse entry to immigrant families at the border. Plus, critical race theory is now front and center in the ongoing culture war over what our children are learning in K-12 schools. And, this weekend in the arts: the Broadway musical that inspired “The Birdcage,” “The …
 
What exactly is critical race theory and why are some people so up in arms about it in our schools? Legal scholars say the concept has been hijacked, rebranded and is being used as a political weapon by conservative activists who don't want ethnic studies taught in school. Plus, at Grossmont College the Puente Program supports Latino students throu…
 
The new "Candyman" has a lot to unpack for a 90-minute horror film. It cleverly continues the story of the original 1992 film that boasted Tony Todd in the title role but it is also a stunning reimagining of the character through a Black lens. The new film was directed by Nia Da Costa and co-written by Da Costa and Jordan Peele.I invited UC Riversi…
 
Infectious disease specialist Dr. Mark Sawyer joins us for an update on COVID in San Diego County. Plus, the board of supervisors approved beginning the process to allow people to legally sell food from their home kitchens here in San Diego County. Then, Governor Gavin Newsom has until October 10 to decide whether to sign a bill that softens produc…
 
The recall election was, in part, a referendum on the Governor’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, parents and teachers are wondering -- will San Diego follow the lead of the Los Angeles school district and mandate vaccinations for public school kids older than 12? Meanwhile, we have 5 takeaways from the recent recall election. Plus, San Dieg…
 
Gov. Gavin Newsom racked up a major win in the recall, with more than 60% of voters supporting the Governor. The question remains: what will Newsom do with this show of support and what happens to his recall challengers? Plus, as the nation grapples with a rise in hateful rhetoric and activity within its own borders, law enforcement and intelligenc…
 
In this bonus episode, meet a woman who takes people’s pets from San Diego to Tijuana for more affordable veterinary care. It’s a story about the great lengths we’ll go to for our furry friends. Meet other Port of Entry listeners by joining our Transborder group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/755492908437157More info about MexiVet Exp…
 
Today is Election Day in San Diego County and the last chance for voters to choose whether they want Gov. Gavin Newsom recalled from office. Plus, an employment expert weighs in on what protections are in place for workers experiencing mental illness and what workplaces can do to help those experiencing mental health challenges. Also, the redistric…
 
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