LISTEN NOW: OUR MARCH-MAY 2018 RADIO SHOWS ARE NOW ONLINE

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Our March, April and May 2018 radio shows are now online. For links to listen to the shows plus a full list of topics and interviews, click here, or click "read more" and scroll down. (Sound files may take a few moments to load).

Our interviews included wildlife biologists Tommy Hough and Renee Owens on their adventures in the field and conservation efforts, Sheriff Bill Gore, El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells, legal thriller novelist Teresa Burrell, judicial candidate Matt Brower, Assembly candidate  Larry Wilske, County School Board candidate Eric Lund, Victor Crosswaithe Contreras on a historical script-writing contest, and investigative journalist Greg Palast. (Note: candidate interviews were previously posted separately before the election and are now also available in complete show files.)

We also covered hot local, state and national issues including school gun violence, a lawsuit over powerline easements in East County, a lawsuit against  Lemon Grove Councilman Arambula , El Cajon Councilman Kalasho accused of false real estate filings, homelessness, the Trump-Russia investigation, family separations, La Mesa’s new farmer’s market, an initiative to limit growth in Santee, Earth Day activities and more.

The East County Magazine Show airs Mondays and Fridays from 5 to 6 p.m. on KNSJ, 89.1 FM.  Our shows rerun on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.  Read more and listen to our March, April and May shows below:

Friday March 2, 2018

http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/un0rwmharw/ECMShow3-2-18.mp3

Intro

Public News Service daily news: Trump imposes steel tariffs, ACLU suit on immigration, and more national news headlines

West Hills High School student arrested over Lego gun threat

Parkland, FL high school shooting aftermath: companies drop support of NRA; Dick’s Sporting Goods halts assault gun sales; retailers restrict gun sales

Winter weather report

CA Democratic convention in SD:  endorsements announced

Hantavirus in East County

Anti-Semitic attacks on the rise

Instant Pot dangers: consumer alert

Green Scene: La Mesa’s Arbor Day

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Bookshelf: Interview with Kirk Kenny, Padres fan book author (rerun)

Sounds of History: Cal Calvert, Motor Transport Museum (rerun)

Earthquake early warning funds at risk

Monday March 5, 2018

http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/hdmlnpyg0n/ECMShow3-5-18.mp3

El Cajon drops charges against activists who fed homeless in public park

Jamul Casino splits with Penn Gaming

Alpine-Grossmont school district settlement

Capitol Report: Indefinite detention of immigrants upheld by court

Rep. Duncan Hunter endorsed by Republican Party

Crimebeat: Santee stalker chased girl at ball field

Women and Families Resource Fair

Health alert issued over Kratom

Instant Pot consumer alert

Destination East County: Top festivals and alerts

Companies dropping National Rifle Association support

Wildest Jobs: Lakeside rodeo clown (rerun)

Crimebeat: Shots fired at Roland grocery store

Jail break rescue (rerun)

Friday, March 9, 2018 –Rerun of March 5th show

Monday, March 12, 2018

http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/n9cmp82ukp/ECMShow3-12-18.mp3

Intro

50th Congressional district race tightens

El Cajon Councilman Ben Kalasho accused of false real estate filings

President Trump coming to San Diego; protests planned

SDG&E holds forums on fire and power shut offs

Firefighters have high cancer rates: Public News Service

Crimebeat: Vehicle burglar in El Cajon killed

Shoulder tap sting in El Cajon over alcohol sales to minors

Leaping Lizards: monitor lizard found

People Power: prom dress donations in El Cajon

Weather: storm coming

PNS: Trump administration sues California over sanctuary laws

Green Scene: Walker Preserve tree plantings in Santee

Moms demand action: Public News Service

Public News Service daily news: Korea talks, tariff issues

Public News Service: gun issues Trump updates, Sunshine week

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Grant for Julian’s fiddle camp

On the Road: Julian Fiddle and Pickin’ Competition (rerun)

Women and Families Resources Fair

Friday, March 16, 2018

http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/o6cku0n9dn/ECMShow3-16-18.mp3

Introduction

Public News Service: bridge collapse, ICE courthouse arrests, bill to fix national parks

Trump visits border wall in San Diego

Public News Service: immigrant rights advocates speaik out

Capitol Report: Tillerson fired as Secretary of State

Lemon Grove Councilman David Arambula alleged to have assaulted marijuana dispensary applicant

St. Patrick’s Day DUI patrols

Local hiker found hurt at Joshua Tree

SDG&E powerline easements widened

County urges hepatitis boosters

Crimebeat: jewelry store heist in El Cajon

Utility box artists sought in Ramona

Green Scene; Walker Preserve tree plantings in Santee

Destination East County: top festivals and events

ECM radio volunteers needed

On the Road: Campo Stone Store

Prom gown giveaways

Public News Service: Firefighters’ high cancer risk

Monday, March 19, 2018 – Rerun of March 16th show

Friday, March 23, 2018

http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/9oglbc2v7j/ECMShow3-22-18.mp3

Intro

Special report: Trump-Russia findings

Green Scene: La Mesa climate action plan approved

Crimebeat: Sexual predator released in McCain Valley

Congressional candidate Josh Butner criticized for saying military should be required for office

Pet adoptions: County of San Diego public service announcement

Public News Service:  Ghost fishing nets killing seals, whales and dolphins

San Diego’s Toni Atkins named first woman to head State Senate

United Airlines’ pet death problems

Public News Service: John Bolton new National Security advisor, March for our Lives

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Bookshelf: Matt Palamari, Land without Evil author (rerun)

Hepatitis boosters urged by County

Utility box artists sought in Ramona

Monday, March 26, 2018

http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/459x44jimz/ECMShow3-26-18.mp3

Intro

Public News Service: Stormy Daniels-Trump scandal, gun violence protests, federal disaster planning ignores climate change

La Mesa Farmer’s Market: council votes on move to downtown village

Jamul:  Viillage 14 housing project

Crimebeat: arsonist arrest in Jamacha

*Newsmaker interview: Jeff Griffith, State Senate candidate and Cal Fire Captain

On the Road: Desert View Tower (rerun)

People Power: prom dresses through Princess Project

Public News Service: firefighter deaths

Friday, March 30, 2018

http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/nx9ffxnaoc/ECMShow3-30-18.mp3

Intro

Capitol Report: Census citizenship question lawsuit

Emoluments lawsuit filed against Trump

La Mesa Farmer’s Market moving to downtown

Miracle March rains – not

Driver found dead

Gas station crash

DUI checkpoint Friday in Santee

Substance abuse expanded by County

People Power: Princess Project

Sports: Ramona vs. Helix in La Crosse

Million dollar donation to Grossmont Cuyamaca Community College District

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Animal Tales: Wildlife photographer Roy Toft (rerun)

ECM needs radio volunteers

Monday, April 2. 2018 – Rerun of March 30th show

Friday, April 6, 2018

http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/82hebis3qh/ECMShow4-6-18.mp3

Intro

Supervisors may join Trump sanctuary state lawsuit

Sinclair media expansion

Battling bots

Marijuana dispensary decisions in La Mesa and Lemon Grove

Mosquito season

Green Scene: SDSU helps restore San Diego River

Crimebeat: Baskin Robbins robbery

Flu still strong across county

Rattlesnake season is here

Bostonia Elementary in El Cajon is a CA distinguished school

Destination: Top festivals and events

Green Scene: Earth Day volunteers needed

Cuyamaca College president makes million dollar donation

Miracle March rains – not

Water conservation tips

Tweets for Research

Monday, April 9, 2018

http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/0ne0o5w1wa/ECMShow4-9-18.mp3

*Newsmaker: Sheriff Bill Gore

Green Scene; Earth Day activities

Friday, April 13, 2018

http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/efhizn6od0/ECMShow4-13-18.mp3

Intro

Capitol Report: Trump lawyer Cohen offices raided, Speaker Paul Ryan stepping down

Santee ballot initiative to limit growth

Green Scene: March for Science

La Mesa marijuana dispensary appeal filed

Cannabis apps

People Power: Stoney’s Park

Korren Garda’s ordeal: struck twice on Alpine freeway

Freeway deaths: Good Samaritan killed

Crimebeat: Chase ends in Lemon Grove

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Defensible space public service announcement from County of SD

Sports: El Cajon Valley vs. West Hills baseball

Sounds of History: remembering La Mesa suffragist Helen Stoddard

Public News Servcie:  Health care costs bill

Water saving ideas

Rattlesnake season is here

Monday, April 16, 2018

http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/buxiowsp9h/ECMshow4-16-18.mp3

Intro

Public News Servie: Trump justifies Syria bombing, Tax Day – where does your money go, Comey’s tell-all book

Digital spring cleaning

Santee district elections: Mayor Minto’s map approved

El Cajon’s new animal shelter to open

La mesa volunteers needed for boards and commissions

High wind advisory for mountains and deserts

Tribal Beat: Native American tribal chairs attend summit with SANDAG

People Power: Stoney’s Park opens in El Cajon

Scammers: Sheriff warns of warrant scam

Health: Botulism and black tar heroin warning

Defensible space public service announcement from County for fire season

Bookshelf: Teresa Burrell, author of the Advocate and other legal thriller novels

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Public News Service: Calif. bill to control healthcare costs

Sports: Coach Long contract at SDSU extended

High wind advisory for mountains and deserts

Grilling safety tips

Friday, April 20, 2018

http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/q8ixif96yz/ECMShow4-20-18.mp3

Intro

Capitol Report: DNC sues Trump and Russia

Former First Lady Barbara Bush dies

Cajon Valley School District gun rights controversy

Supervisors support sanctuary law challenge by Trump administration

Green Scene: Ozone levels at “F” grade in San Diego communities including Alpine

Housing costs soar

Highrise housing bill dies

Sinkhole swallows car in East County

Motorist dies after killing deer, falling off bridge

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Green Scene: park champions

ECM radio volunteers needed

Wildest Jobs: Lakeside rodeo clown interview (rerun)

Monday, April 23, 2018

http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/j4ig6lxjfm/ECMShow4-23-18.mp3

Public News Service: Waffle House shooting, evictions, coal regulations, tribal suit, high rents

CSU tuition won’t rise

Grand Jury proposes consolidating community planning groups

Green Scene; parks champions, ozone levels increase

Sanctuary law challenge supported by Supervisors

*Wildest Jobs: Patrick Hord, wildlife biologist

ECM radio volunteers needed

Friday, April 27, 2018

http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/l2tmf81jb4/ECMShow4-27-18.mp3

Intro

Capitol Report: DACA ruling

Assemblyman Randy Voepel accused by opponent of stolen valor/falsified military claims:  hear audio tapes

*Newsmaker: Greg Palast, investigative reporter, warns of serious election integrity problems

Julian Fiddle and Pickin’ Competition (rerun)

Poll workers needed

Monday, April 30, 2017 – Rerun of April 27th show

Friday, May 4, 2018

http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/o32lun3t20/ECMShow5-4-18.mp3

Intro

SDG&E sued over powerline easements in rural East County including Pine Valley plaintiffs

Green Scene: Calif. sues EPA over emissions

Healthcare Relief Act

Calf Fesh Awareness Month

Voting in June primary: registration deadline

Destination East County: top festivals and events

*Newsmaker: Victor Crosswaithe Copntreras, 2018 local history script contest for TwainFest

Public News Service: Guilani comments on Stormy Daniels, high death rates of Native American women

Monday, May 7, 2018 – Rerun of May 4th show

Friday, May 11, 2018

http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/btd9rvczno/ECMShow5-11-18.mp3

Intro

Immigrant children separated from families at border

Calif. is 5th largest economy in world

Lemon Grove Council votes to reverse redevelopment plans

El Cajon approves water recycling

Santee apartment fire displaces 40 residents

Destination East County; top festivals and events

*Newsmaker: Renee Owens, Wild Zone Conservation, on her adventures as a wildlife biologist, from wrestling anacondas in the Amazon to preserving local habitat

Monday May 14, 2018

http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/xzkc8js2eq/ECMShow5-14-18.mp3

Intro

Cal Fire issues no-burn proclamation

Charter school funds

Calif. is 5th largest economy in world

People Power: Padre for life Matt LaChappa

Primary election registration deadline

*Newsmaker: Jonathan Zide, Cabrillo Credit Union, with tips for consumers

Destination East County: Top festivals and events

Blood donors needed in Santee

Artists sought for Masters of the Moment

Green Scene: AARP grants available for livable communities

Primary voting registration deadline

On the Road: Julian Fiddle and Pickin’ Competition (rerun)

Friday, May 18, 2018

http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/65eicpabo0/ECMShow5-18-18.mp3

Intro

Cal Fire issues no-burn proclamation

 Republicans eject neo-Nazi Senate candidate from state convention

San Diego Council votes to oppose sanctuary state lawsuit

Santa  Ysabel tribe’s marijuana business may go up in smoke

Health: tuberculosis at Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges

Volcan Mountain plane crash sparks brush fire

Waterfall rescues rise in Cleveland National Forest

*Newsmaker: Larry Wilske, 71st Assembly District candidate

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Register to vote online

Monday, May 21, 2018

http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/xzvpi5xwd0/ECMShow5-23-18.mp3

intro

County to bundle general plan waiver applications for developers

Lemon Grove Councilman David Arambula sued

Fire safety grants

El Cajon launches “stay cool” campaign

*Newsmaker: El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells, Congressional candidate

Friday, May 25, 2018

http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/o0hcahu9oi/ECMShow5-25-18.mp3

Intro

Homeless in East County: 2018 updated count

Crimebeat: La Mesa Police shoot knife-wielding man who chased schoolgirl

Blackwater verdicts upheld

Jobs Talk: unemployment drops

*Newsmakers: Eric Lund, candidate for San Diego County School Board

Missed voting deadline? You can still register and vote provisionally

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Vines and Wines: Cuyamaca College has a new vineyard

Tuberculosis on Grossmont and Cuyamaca College campuses

Sports: CIF baseball

Waterfall trail rescues on the rise

Missed voting deadline? You can still register and vote provisionally

El Cajon launches “stay cool” campaign

Cal Fire no-burn proclamation still in effect

Green Scene: livable communities grants

Monday, May 28, 2018

 http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/ukoh8g0njh/ECMshow5-28-18.mp3

intro

Public News Service: Korea summit, veterans fight to save monuments, scientists ask United Nationals to take EMF risks from powerlines and cell towers seriously

Lemon Grove brush fire at trolley station

Tribal Beat: Sycuan tops off new resort hotel high-rise

Crimebeat: Campo school bus knife attack thwarted

*Newsmaker: Matt Brower, judicial candidate

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Vines and Wines: Cuyamaca College’s new vineyard

Campo Stone Store museum

Missed voting deadline? You can still register and vote provisionally

Veterans fight to save monuments, Public News Service

Memorial Day Tribute

Note: All shows also station IDs and credits.