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October 31, 2014 (San Diego’s East County)-- East County Magazine Show's September shows are now online.  We covered top local and national issues, from East County election races to to air strikes in Iraq. Our top newsmaker interviews included Supervisor Dianne Jacob on child predator releases, Nathan Fletcher on his new Three Wise Men Foundation helping veterans, Lane Sharman from San Diego Energy Foundation on defeating the Monopoly Protection Bill, Santee Council candidates John Minto and Maggie Acerra, Kristin Kjaero and Dexter Levy from No Term Limits for La Mesa, charitable leaders from Sprites and Boys to Men, Alby Quinlan on the climate change march,  Susan Barron on bringing a cash mob to La Mesa, Jack Shu on transportation justice for East County. Plus hear from local authors, artists, theater producers and more.

To listen to our September shows and view a full list of stories and interviews in September, click here, or click “read more” and scroll down. To listen to future shows, tune in to KNSJ 89.1 FM Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. or listen online live during our broadcasts at www.KNSJ.org.

Audio links to listen to shows are at the bottom of this page, below the index of shows.

Monday, September 1, 2014


Labor Day story

Iraq update

Trolley beating in La Mesa

Jobs Talk

Station ID

Newsmaker: Amnesty International: Renee Altson

Local Government Report

Transportation Justice meeting announced

Low-flying helicopter hurts horse in Descanso

Green Scene: Plastic bags ban

Tribal Beat: Agave roasting pits found

Capitol Report: President’s Labor Day message

Passenger pigeons

Autumn activities in East County

Closing credits

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


4 bills by Lorena Gonzales on Governor’s desk

Yes means yes bill

Sports: Aztecs win opener

Newsmakers: Kristin Kjaero and Dexter Levy: No Term Limits for La Mesa

Station ID/East County Magazine & Viejas Wildfire Alerts public service announcements (PSA)

Mountain lion in Scripps Ranch

Water lawsuit

Skateboarder skates west coast

Green Scene: Fish and Wildlife whistleblower

Crimebeat: Wanted: Garcia

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Health: 3-D vertebra implanted in boy

Agricultural Report: Water-wise crops

Fund for Descanso family struck by motorcycle tragedy

Vote By Mail Bill

Tribal Beat: Agave roasting pits found

Viejas Alert PSA

Closing credits

Friday, September 5, 2014


Fast food strike

Capitol Report: Mail Service – Susan Davis bill

Weather: Tropical storm Norbert

Neurotoxic snakes

Three Wise Men foundation aims to help vets

SDG&E hit and run: guilty plea

North Park Creep sought

Predator Fields release ordered

Wilderness Act anniversary

Swastika graffiti at SDSU

Station ID

Newsmaker: Jack Shu, Transportation justice in East County

Station ID, ECM and Viejas Wildfire Alerts public service announcements

Destination East County: festivals and events

Green Scene: Plastic bags

Scammers: SDG&E warning

Station ID

Newsmakers: Mbira maker PatrickHadley (improv music)

Closing credits

Monday, September 8, 2014


Rescue Task Force goes to Iraq

CPUC meeting  on rates: Sept. 18 in El Cajon

Al Shabaab leader killed

Green Screne: Climate march

Newsmaker: Lane Sharman, SD Energy Foundation, on victory defeating “Monopoly Protection Act”

County: new firefighting tools

Staiton ID, ECM and Viejas Wildfire Alerts PSAs

Local ballot measures

Drone bill on Governor’s desk

Roads closed in Cleveland National Forest

Green Scene: Lake Jennings reprieve

 Poll shows CA support for border kids

Agricultural report: CA Conservation Lands Program: Deadline for farmers

Abandoned to die: Smugglers

Station ID

Sexual assault at SDSU

Yosemite Fire

9-11 memorial planned at Cuyamaca College

Scammers: Utility phone scam

Closing credits


Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014


Capitol Report: Senate passes amendment to repeal Citizens United

Obama to address nation on war powers

Koch Sisters ads launched by labor (Public News Service)

State Senator Ben Hueso charged with driving under the influence

Jobs Talk: taxi drivers in San Diego

Station ID

Free parking in La Mesa

Newsmaker: Susan Barron – Cash Mob comes to La Mesa

Escaped prisoner

Slick thieves: cooking oil theft bill

Station ID, ECM and Viejas Wildfire Alerts PSAs

Crimebeat: Flamethrower thieves

Rock art graffiti

Green Scene: SDG&E hearing (Public News Service)

Destination East County: top festivals and events

League of Women Voters candidate forum Oct. 1

Station ID

Tree trimmer death and heating

Tree trimmer horror stories

Drones bill

Viejas Wildfire Alerts PSA

Yes means Yes bill

Closing credits


Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Asylum bill introduced by Issa

Hunter-Kimber debate announcement

CA Chief Justice in San Diego

Border kids poll

Weekend weather

Station ID

Obama speech on ISIL; Mark Arabo’s reaction

Station ID, ECM and Viejas Wildfire Alerts PSAs

Arts & Music: David Codden interviews Moxie Theater Jennifer Eve Thorn

Sports:  Film on Joe Roth, ex-Grossmont football player, released

Green Scene: Climate change is killing birds

Quilt Trails to open in Julian area

Station ID

Destination East County: Top festivals and events

Scammers and schemers: utility scam

Wilderness Act anniversary (Public News Service)

School attendance awareness month

Rescue Task Force heads to Iraq

Closing credits


Monday, Sept. 15, 2014


Quail Brush power plant application withdrawn

Six Californias ballot initiative fails to qualify for ballot

Alert: Fires burning statewide

Health: Enterovirus cases suspected in San Diego

Hurricane Odile to bring rain, strong winds

Jobs Talk: Paid sick leave signed

Refinery bill threatens Public Records Act

Newsmaker: Supervisor Dianne Jacob speaks on sexual predator releases

Station ID, ECM and Viejas Wildfire Alerts PSAs

Newsmaker: Pat Setzer, Cuyamaca College Music Dept.

September is Education Month

Stay cool tips

Station ID

On the Road in East County: Santee Lakes

Viejas Wildfire Alerts PSA

Closing credits


Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014


Storm damage in East County from Hurricane Odile

Park Station back before La Mesa Planning Commission

PG&E: undue influence at CPUC revealed

CPUC hearings in El Cajon: Sierra Club accuses Chamber of deception on rate hikes

Hikers rescued on Cowles Mountain

Mama’s Pies cooks up holiday treats to help those in need

Station ID

Santee City Council candidates’ forum

Health: Crest embeds plastic microbeads in toothpaste

Lakeside candidate forum preview

Viejas sets two world records

Green Scene: Oak infestation

Viejas Wildfire Alerts and ECM PSAs, Station ID

Destination East County: festivals and events

Arts and Music: David Codden interviews Jennifer Eve Thorn from Moxie Theatre

Green Scene: Climate march

Local ballot measures

Quail Brush power plant application withdrawn

Closing credits


Friday, Sept. 19, 2014


San Pasqual Fire Dept. dissolved

Crimebeat: Man tries to lure Alpine girl into car

Anti-minimum wage initiative signatures turned in

City public comment limits may violate Brown Act

San Diego City Council okays vaping restrictions

Penny Halgren, ex-LMSV school board member, dies

Car plunges off freeway

Station ID

Hunter-Kimber debate announced

Newsmaker: Alby Quinlan, SD 350, on climate march in San Diego

Station ID, ECM and Viejas Wildfire Alerts PSAs

People Powers: Boys to Men plans 100 Waves event

Station ID

Destination East County: festivals and events

Park Station hearing planned Oct. 1 in La Mesa

Viejas Wildfire Alerts PSA

Closing credits


Monday, Sept. 22, 2014


Climate change march: clips from San Diego event

Medicare expansion helps kids (Public News Service)

Hunter-Kimber debate: how to submit your questions

Local Government report: Supervisors to hear hot items

MRAP: San Diego Unified says thanks but ` no tanks’

Smart grid means faster storm repairs, SDG&E says

Green Scene: clean vehicle bills signed

US Border Patrol tests body cameras

Station ID

Salerno Winery: opera and fine art

Health: First enterovirus D68 cases

Living Independently

Prepare to evacuate tips (Public News Service)

Viejas Wildfire Alerts and ECM PSAs, Station ID

Adams Avenue Street Fair

Raelee Nicole interview (rerun)

Station ID

Newsmaker: Supervisor Dianne Jacob on child predators (rerun)

Viejas Wildfire Alerts PSA

Jobs Talk: Sick leave bill signed

Closing credits


Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014


Air strikes on Syria launched; Obama addresses nation

Poll: Public supports air strikes

Air strikes: are they legal?

Green scene: Climate change vote

Rockefellers divest from fossil fuels

Rock the Vote at SDSU

Station ID

Newsmaker: Nathan Fletcher, Three Wise Men Foundation to help vets

Station ID, Viejas Alerts and ECM PSAs

Destination East County: festivals and events

People Power: Sprites and Father Joe Carroll representatives

Salerno Winery:  opera and art in Ramona

Closing credits


Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

Vote San Diego registration drive

Medi-Cal lawsuit filed against state

Obama cracks down on corporate tax dodgers

Enterovirus confirmed

Firefighting upgrades announced

UT San Diego newspaper may turn nonprofit

Station ID

Public News Service daily news: Eric Holder retires and more U.S. news

Lunar eclipse

Green Scene: Butterflies return

Gas scam

Rock the Vote

New app to help blind read

Station ID, ECM and Viejas Wildfire Alerts PSAs

Project Wildlife:  report from event at Joan Embery’s Lakeside ranch

Station ID

Destination East County

Drug Take Back Day

Viejas Wildfire Alerts PSA

Closing credits


Monday, Sept. 29, 2014


Congress adjourns, fails to act on Iraq refugees bill

ALEC dumped by Google

Douglas Holbrook, KNSJ president, dies

Desert plan to open 22 million acres to renewable energy development

Green Scene: Eagle lawsuit filed over Tule Wind in McCain Valley

Station ID

Health: most flu deaths ever in county

Bookshelf: Reina Menasche interviews John Miksa and Dr. Leary

Station ID, ECM and Viejas Wildfire and Emergency Alerts PSAs

Newsmakers: John Minto and Maggie Accera, Santee City Council candidates

Closing credits





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