EAST COUNTY MAGAZINE’S APRIL RADIO SHOWS ARE NOW ONLINE: LISTEN NOW

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In April, we interviewed top newsmakers on hot local issues ranging from closure of rural fire stations to a State Senate race.  We also covered some national and international topics including an interview with a local pastor whose family is impacted by Uganda’s new law criminalizing homosexuality.  Plus we’ll take you on the road to discover Lakeside’s colorful history, cover the 50th anniversary of the Lakeside rodeo, interview local authors and much more.

For a complete list of interviews and topics covered in April, and to listen to our shows online now, click here.

You can hear our show Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 5 p.m. on KNSJ 89.1 FM.

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

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Newsmakers: Bishop Terry Angel Mason speaks out on  Uganda’s harsh  new law that provides life in prison for gay people, the impact on his own fiancé and children, and a shocking rise in hate crimes and extremist laws targeting gay people across Africa.

Public News Service:  Latino and African-American students lag behind in education

News:  Binge drinking on rise among minors

Capitol Report: Supreme Court throws out election spending limits

Public service announcement: Viejas Wildfire & Emergency Alerts Service

Public service announcement: East County Magazine – send news tips and volunteer

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Green Scene:  State Senator Ben Hueso asks FAA to take action to protect Ocotillo residents from flashing lights on wind turbines

Destination East County:  This week’s festivals, events and attractions

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Missing El Cajon Man David Marquez found dead off freeway exit in Crest

Health: Pertussis cases on rise in county

Jobs Talk:  Congresswoman Susan Davis hosts career reentry and development program at SDSU

Public News Service:  AARP offers free tax preparation services for seniors in CA

Newsmakers: Robin Reardon, Lakeside Riverpark Conservancy, on efforts to clean up San Diego River

Pubilc Service announcement: Donate to KNSJ, Network for Social Justice

Closing credits

Friday, April 4, 2014

News: AT&T lobbying to get rid of land lines in next few years; Boulevard residents object in public meeting

News: DMV in El Cajon closing for remodeling until October

Crimebeat: Man found shot behind Lakeside Laundromat

Free defensible space workshop coming up in Julian Library

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Jobs Talk: Which jobs attract the most psychopaths?

Public service announcement: Ramona High School seeks donations of prom attire to help students in need

 Spring Eggstravaganza at Santee Lakes 

Public service announcement: East County Magazine – volunteer and send news tips

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SDSU to commemorate 50 year anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. speech here -- seeks photos, transcript, or video

Destination East County: this week’s festivals, events and attractions

Bookshelf: Reina Menasche interviews Peggy Snyder, author of 10 Minute Cognitive Workout

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Public Service Announcement: National Weather Service seeks Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network weather observers in rural areas

Ready, Set, Grow:  Plants to attract hummingbirds

Public News Service: AARP offers free tax preparation services for seniors

Public service announcement: Viejas Wildfire and Emergency Alerts Service

Closing credits

Monday, April 7, 2014

Politics: Councilman Mark Arapostathis announces he will challenge Mayor Art Madrid in La Mesa; Councilman Ernest Ewin won’t seek reelection, leaving two open seats

Newsmakers: Leon Thompson interviews Kathy Cassell, executive director of Lakeside’s Chamber of Commerce

News: California proposes to name state amphibian: endangered red legged frog immortalized in Mark Twain’s classic frog-jump tale

News: El Cajon to build new park in a day--designed by community members

Local Government Report: GUHSD , El Cajon, La Mesa, Helix Water Board, San Miguel Fire board, and Spring Valley Planning Group agenda highlights

Politics: League of Women Voters to host meet-the-candidates reception for San Diego races

Green Scene: Invenergy acquires Soitec solar facility in Borrego Springs

SDSU to commemorate 50 year anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. speech here -- seeks photos, transcript, or video

Public News Service:  Bill to require epi-pens for allergic reactions in schools advances in Legislature

Public service announcement: National Weather Service seeks Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network weather observers in rural areas

Crimebeat: Borrego Springs residents rally against placement of child molester Terry Stone

Health report: Pertussis cases on rise

Public News Service: AARP offers free tax aid program to help seniors

Public service announcement: Viejas Wildfire & Emergency Alerts service

Public service announcement: East County Magazine – volunteer and send news tips

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Newsmakers: Nancy Nunke, Hearts and Hands Animal Rescue, a zebra ranch and rescue facility in Ramona

News: binge drinking on rise; County reminds adults it’s a crime to hold underage drinking parties as spring break begins

Green Scene: Robin Reardon, Lakeside Riverpark Conservancy, on efforts to clean up San Diego River of invasive bamboo-like reeds

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Newsmaker: Frank Fotios Tsimboukakis, candidate for State Senate, challenging Senator Joel Anderson

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Scammers, Schemers and Swindlers:  Corrupt employees selling driver’s licenses for cash at El Cajon Department of Motor Vehicles

Destination East County:  this week’s festivals, events and attractions

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Public service announcement: East County Magazine, volunteer and send news tips

On the Road in East County:   Profiling Lakeside, California’s colorful history and highlights of Lakeside today – from the rodeo to the riverfront

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Introduction

Public News Service: Women still lagging in pay; CA legislator holds hearing

Capitol Report:  Senate Republicans block passage of Paycheck Protection Act

Crimebeat:  Fishermen say shots fired at them along San Diego River

News: El Council votes to seek proposals from groups to rent or lease space at East County Performing Arts Center

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Jobs Talk:  Report shows immigrants create small businesses at double the rate of other Americans

Destination East County: this week’s festivals, events and attractions

Public service announcement:  Pool safety tips from Dept. of Environmental Health

 Public service announcement: East County Magazine, volunteer and send news tips

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Public service announcement: Viejas Wildfire & Emergency Alerts Service

Newsmakers: La Mesa Councilwoman Kristine Alessio and Craig Maxwell discuss their efforts to put a Term Limits measure on ballot

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Education: Grossmont Union High School District votes 4-1 to oppose unification efforts with Alpine Union High School District

California News Service: Bills would offer free preschool for low-income students, expand college financial aid to undocumented immigrants

News:  Dog reunited with family  nearly 7 years after 2007 wildfires-thanks to microchip

Green Scene: Daniel Sullivan, president and founder of Sullivan Solar on net metering decision by CPUC

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News:  Proposed energy projects and more on Hammond properties in Boulevard area stir controversy

Crimebeat:  Police doctored photos in murder trial of Shaima Alawadi

County News Service:  rabbit rescues and responsibilities of rabbit ownership: think twice before giving a bunny for Easter

Crimebeat: Triple murder case remains unsolved; relatives held fundraiser in Lakeside to boost reward

Public service announcement: Viejas Wilidfire and Emergency Alerts

Public service announcement: East County Magazine – volunteer and send news tips

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What to do over spring break:  ECM staffers offer tips for students and parents

Scammers, schemers and swindlers:  Corrupt employees selling driver’s licenses at El Cajon DMV

Bookshelf: Dr. Joy Carter (Dr. Joy), author, forensic pathology consultant, and columnist

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Introduction

ECM investigation: Slow Sheriff response times in rural areas

Border Patrol asks public to report suspicious ultra-light aircraft

Green Scene: Daniel Sullivan, Sullivan Solar, discusses incentives for rooftop vs. industrial solar and wind

Public service announcement: Viejas Wilidfire and Emergency Alerts

Public service announcement: East County Magazine – volunteer and send news tips

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Newsmaker: Frank Fotios Tsimboukakis, Democrat challenger to Senator Joel Anderson

Destination East County: this week’s festivals, events and attractions

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Newsmakers: Craig Williams reveals understaffing and closures of rural fire stations under new County Fire Authority

Public service announcement: Viejas Wildfire & Emergency Alerts Service

Public Service announcement: East County Magazine – volunteer and send news tips

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News: Quail Brush applicant takes step to keep gas-fired project alive, asks for extension of suspension for a year

Capitol Report: Veterans lobby Congress to reduce suicides among veterans

News: La Mesa Council votes to allow Council members to continue receiving and sending cell phone messages during meetings, though public cannot

Green Scene:  Supervisors extended PACE solar financing program to homeowners

News: Hundreds of butterflies and birds found dead, many burned, at Ivanpah and other solar facilities

Destination East County: this week’s festivals, events and attractions

News: dog reunited with 2007 fire survivors, thanks to microchip

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Newsmakers: Chris Lavin, editor of La Mesa Today newspaper, on latest news from La Mesa

Tribal Beat: Families file lawsuit alleging Jamul Indians desecrated human remains, seek injunction to halt casino construction

Green Scene:  Solar roadways prototype installed

Public Service announcement: East County Magazine – volunteer and send news tips

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Education report:  Hearing set in Alpine by County Board of Education on unification proposal

Sports report: Local athletes make big splash  at US National synchronized swimming championship

News: Lakeside skate park  to open

News: La Mesa Council votes to continue allowing council members to use cell phones in meetings, though public cannot

April is distracted driver awareness month

People Power: Tad Parzen, City Heights Partnership for Children discusses successful efforts to help local children

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FBI offers warning for college students traveling abroad: beware of espionage recruitment efforts

Public service announcement: Viejas Wildfire and Emergency Alerts

Border Patrol asks public to report suspicious ultra-light aircraft

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Introduction

Sports: San DIego refugee wins Boston Marathon

Newsmakers: Taylor Smith, Chair of Performing Arts and Annie Zuckerman, music industry marketing instructor at Cuyamaca College preview Coyote Music Festival (song:Gonzalo:  PTSD)

Crimebeat: Guilty plea in murder trial of Shaima Alawadi

U.S Dept. of Agriculture public service announcement: Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program seeks to attract  veterans, young people and others to agriculture

News: Where do federal government’s revenues come from—and how are your tax dollars spent?

News: Consumers persuade General Mills to drop policy  that took away customers’ rights to sue company if they like company on Facebook or downloaded coupons

Warning: Easter lilies are toxic to cats

News: County asks public to conserve water during drought

Health: U.S. FDA on verge of approving new drug treatment for a type of muscular dystrophy

Public Service announcement: East County Magazine – volunteer and send news tips

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Lakeside Rodeo preview: Interview with Betty Washburn

Destination East County: this week’s festivals, events and attractions

Where your tax dollars go

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Newsmakers: John Valencia and Laurie Corbin, Cuyamaca College Foundation on “Give the Dream” music video filming – community invited to participate

Politics: Mayor Art Madrid formally announces mayoral reelection bid

News: The show will go on at Ken Cinema after fans protested planned closure

Politics:  Ethics controversies surround judicial candidate Ken Gosselin

Wildest Jobs in East County: Interview with rodeo clown Kevin Higley

Public Service announcement: East County Magazine – volunteer and send news tips

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News: El Cajon votes to fund San Diego Youth Choir

California News Service: bill would restrict antibiotics use in livestock

Monday, April 28, 2014

Politics:  Crawford vs. Prager in Seat Nine Judicial Race: Douglas Crawford faces suspension of law license and racism complaints

Chariot Fire caused by Bureau of Land Management, attorney for fire survivors alleges

Capitol Report: 3 competing budgets introduced in Congress

News:  Councilman Todd Gloria asks for minimum wage increase in San Diego

Jobs Talk: Dr. Larry Paul, President, Mt. Helix Toastmasters offers Speechcraft program to help job-seekers

Education: Grand Jury finds many San Diego schools have private foundations running website, lacking security and soliciting students for information

Chaldean Corner:  Journey to the Sun production at Cuyamaca College depicts history from 6000 BC Babylon to immigrants newly arrived in U.S. in search for a better life

Public service announcement: Viejas Wildfire and Emergency Alerts

Public service announcement: East County Magazine – volunteer and send news tips

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Crimebeat: Federal  and local charges filed against gang members, ranging from racketeering to murder

Sports: Injured veterans and service members  to participate in horsemanship competition withTeam Semper Fi and Team America’s Fund

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Health: West Nile Virus update from County News Service

Education: Senator Marty Block’s bill  for pilot program to allow community colleges to offer limited 4-year degrees passes key committee

News:  Fatal hit and run accident in San Carlos

Green Scene: California Fish and Game Commission delays action on protecting gray wolves

News: Search and Rescue personnel save stallion found by Border Patrol fallen into ravine

News: General Mills drops controversial policy; customers who downloaded coupons or liked GM on Facebook were duped into giving up right to sue company

Public service announcement: Viejas Wildfire and Emergency Alerts

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Wednesday,  April 30, 2014

Viejas Emergency Alert: National Weather Service issues red flag alert for fire danger and high wind warning

Fire report: 3 fires scorched region; Nadin Abbott reports from Santee

News: 2 killed by drunk driver charged with murders

California News Service:  FCC considers “speed lanes” on Internet, watchdogs call this a setback for consumers, say it would create separate but unequal access online if net neutrality is eliminated

Chaldean Corner: Iraq to hold elections, Iraqi immigrants cast ballots locally

News: San Diego Police seek information on fatal hit and run accident in San Carlos

Green Scene: California Fish and Game Commission delays action on protecting gray wolves

Health: West Nile Virus update from County News Service

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Green Scene: Disabled-friendly cabins open at Potrero County Park

Sports: : Injured veterans and service members to participate in horsemanship competition withTeam Semper Fi and Team America’s Fund

News:  Ballot initiatives on the June ballot

Politics:  FPPC weighs fine against Christian Voters  group in East County for flyer lacking disclosure

News: Governor asks California residents to save water during drought; county offers videos on water-wise gardening tips

Sports: Harlem Globetrotters to offer  basketball clinics in East County and San Diego

Public service announcement: East County Magazine – volunteer and send news tips

Public service announcement: Viejas Wildfire and Emergency Alerts

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Bookshelf: Paul DeLancy, comedic author and economist

Interview with Robin Reardon, Lakeside Riverpark Conservancy, on  arrundo control project to clean up local creeks

On the Road in East County: Jacumba Hot Springs, a town bubbling with activity (rerun)

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Sports: Sea Stars make a splash in national synchronized swimming competition

FBI warns students abroad to beware of espionage recruitment efforts

News: new skate park opens in Lakeside

Border Patrol asks public to report suspicious ultra-light aircraft

Public service announcement: Viejas Wildfire and Emergency Alerts

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