EAST COUNTY MAGAZINE’S JANUARY SHOWS ARE NOW ONLINE: LISTEN NOW

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Our January 2014 shows are now online—including special reports on East County issues, holiday specials, interviews with top newsmakers and people making a positive difference in our community.  Click here for a list of our January shows and interviews with links to listen online.

You can also hear our one-hour show live when it airs on KNSJ 89.1 FM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 5 p.m. and reruns Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9 a.m.  Or listen live online during those hours at www.KNSJ.org.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

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News: FAA shoots down drone testing proposal for San Diego (includes phone interview with Lisa Elkins, Backcountry Voices activist in Julian), Miriam Raftery reports

News: Court hearing on sexual predator placement in Jacumba; Nadin Abbott reports on scene

Sports:  Chargers have a shot at SuperBowl, Ed Barrena reports

News:  New state laws take effect in 2014, Miriam Raftery reports

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White House holiday address from President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama

News: Alpine couple loses everything in fire, Miriam Raftery reports

Sounds of History:  Helen Ofield, Lemon Grove Historical Society, shares memories of a childhood holiday season in Victoria, British Columbia

World hunger report: how you can help

Capitol Report:  Long-term unemployment benefits expire as Congress fails to act

Vines and Wines: Greg Maness reflects on the past year in our local winemaking industry

Public Service Announcement; Visiting Angels announces that Halo Community Foundation established to provide in-home care for low-income people

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Tribal Beat:  Barona awards education grant to Hill Creek Elementary in Santee

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Friday, January 3, 2014

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Pope Francis calls for peace, denounces economic injustice in New Year’s message (music: I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, recorded by Harlan B Sorrell and dedicated to the public domain)

Leon Thompson: report from Grossmont Hospital after his quintuple bypass surgery

San Diego Car Show:  Nadin Abbott reports on new models, at the Sports Arena

Sports:  Ed Barrena reports on Chargers’ shot at the SuperBowl

Public Service Announcement: AARP offers tax filing help for low-income residents and seniors

SDG&E asks customers to conserve energy amid cold spell, offers safety tips, Tom Abbott reports

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Destination East County: Ariele Johannsen reports on top festivals, events and attractions

News:  Alpine pulls together to help couple who lost home to fire, Miriam Raftery reports

Tribal Beat: Miriam Raftery interviews Norrie Robbins, PhD, geologist and adjunct faculty member at SDSU on her Science Explorers Club bringing science to children on Native American reservations

 New laws take effect in 2014, Miriam Raftery reporting

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Monday, January 6, 2014

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Newsmaker: Kelly Fuller, consultant, Protect Our Communities Foundation and past wind campaign coordinator for the American Bird Conservancy in Washington D.C., on impacts of big energy projects on birds locally and nationally

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Ed Barrena: Local Government Report:  Helix Water Board, Santee City Council, Lemon Grove Council, Lakeside Community Planning Group, and County Supervisors agendas for this week

Weather report:  Over 3,000 flights nationwide cancelled due to Polar Vortex, Miriam Raftery reports

Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice to share stories on efforts to help working families at La Mesa event, Norrie Robbins reports

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Bookshelf:  Miriam Raftery interviews Bookshelf host Reina Menasche on her new novel, Silent Bird, and her award-winning novel, Twice Begun

Sports report: Chargers advance in play-offs

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Fire destroys medical clinic in El Cajon, Reina Menasche reports

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

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Health report: Severe flu cases in San Diego and nationwide, Ed Barrena reports

 Fatal hit and run: El Cajon Police ask public help to find driver, Janis Mork reports

Tribal Beat:  Steven Newcomb, Shawnee and Lenape, author of Pagans in the Promised Land on the doctrine of domination

Destination East County: Ariele Johannson shares info on festivals, events and attractions

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Green Scene:  Takeda to plant 2,000 trees along San Diego River in Santee’s new Walker Preserve, Miriam Raftery reports

Crest resident, students at SDSU crowned Miss California USA, Ed Barrena reports

Bookshelf:  Mike Sirota, author of Freedom’s Hand and over 20 novels, with host Reina Menasche

Sports report: Chargers advance in playoffs

People Power: Janis Mork reports on Boys & Girls Club plans for new clubhouse and Brady Family Teen Center, with help from a $3 million donation

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Public service announcement: AARP offers free tax help for low-income residents and seniors

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January 10, 13 and 15:  (Reruns due to illness of editor)

Friday, January 17, 2014

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Threat of drought declaration, Mark Gavit reports

Cloud seeding report by Julian Rudd-Falls

Hatfield the Rainmaker:  A colorful true tale from East County’s past: Leon Thompson interviews ECM editor Miriam Raftery

News: Spring Valley teen hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning from hookah smoking, Julian Rudd-Falls reports

El Cajon Council weighs restrictions on electronic cigarettes and hookahs, Miriam Raftery reports

Navy Pilot from Santee killed in plane crash off Virginia, Miriam Raftery reports

Public service announcement: AARP offers free tax help for low-income residents and seniors

Health report: Ed Barrena provides update on flu outbreak

New laws take effect in 2014, Miriam Raftery reports

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Green Scene:  Bighorn sheep sighting in McCain Valley near  Tule Wind project site, Miriam Raftery reports

Tribal Beat: Barona’s Brian Van Wanseele on Intertribal Sports, interview by guest host Norrie Robbins

Destination East County: Ariele Johannson on festivals, events and attractions

Ready, Set, Grow: Connie Beck on plants to attract hummingbirds

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Monday, January 20, 2014

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Reflections on Martin Luther King Day and efforts to update the Voting Rights Act, by Miriam Raftery

News: Helix Charter High’s new performing arts center; Julian Rudd-Falls and Mark Gavin report on scene

Health alert:  More influenza deaths, Miriam Raftery reports

News: Governor declares drought, orders hiring of more seasonal firefighters, Ed Barrena reports

Green Scene report: CPUC commissioner resigns, warns of pressures by utility industry; Miriam Raftery reports on potential impacts on San Diego County

Health report: Study shows wildfire smoke may suppress immune systems, Ed Barrena reports

Agricultural report: Winemakers warn proposed zoning ordinance changes could crush industry; Miriam Raftery reports

Education news: SDSU named model for improving graduation rates, Ed Barrena reports

News: Lakeside Community Planning Group announces vacancy, Miriam Raftery reports

News: Governor’s budget gets high marks on sustainability, cleaning up polluted communities, Lori Abbott, Public News Service reports

Local Government Report: Lemon Grove, Santee and La Mesa agendas, and  Jamul community meeting on proposed casino

News: Sign ordinance changes; Mark Gavit reporting

Worker justice issues:  Miriam Raftery reports on a presentation in La Mesa by Interfaith Committee  for Worker Justice

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Bookshelf:  Wes Albert, novelist, police officer and author of Black and White, and director of Southern California Writers Conference, with host Reina Menasche

Ready, Set, Grow: Connie Beck offers tips on how to mulch your garden

Emergency preparation tips: Miriam Raftery reports

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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Newsmaker: Lorenzo Higley, Communities Against Substance Abuse(CASA) on dangers of and attempts to regulate electronic cigarettes and hookahs; Miriam Raftery interview

News: State of the County address highlights; Mark Gavin reports

Health report: STD cases rise, CDC warns; Miriam Raftery reports

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News: Lorena Gonzales introduces paid sick leave bill, Julian Rudd-Falls reports

Capitol Report: Congresswoman Davis introduces bill to extend unemployment insurance

Agricultural report: Farm Bureau approves resolution calling for legalization of hemp growing

East County Trivia Quiz

Destination East County: Ariele Johannson with festivals, events and attractions

Fire weather report

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Friday, January 24, 2014

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Newsmaker interview: Lori Saldana, past chair of San Diego Sierra Club and former Assemblywoman on national Sierra Club proposal to suspend local Sierra Club board

Crimebeat:  El Cajon Police ask help to find suspect who attacked jeweler; Julian Rudd-Falls reports

Black wildcats in East County? Miriam Raftery reports on sightings

Governor’s State of the State Address; Mark Gavit reports

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Crimebeat: SDG&E driver arrested for hit and run; Mark Gavin reports

Public service announcement: AARP tax help for seniors and low income people

Green Scene: Soitec to hold workshop on solar projects

News: Winery owners voice concerns at County workshop on winery ordinance proposed changes; Julian Rudd-Falls reports

News: High poverty rates in East Coutny Mark Gavin reports

East County Trivia Quiz

Tribal Beat:  Norrie Robbins interviews Brian Van Waseele, Barone, on Intertribal Sports

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Monday, January 27, 2014

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Newsmakers:  In Jacumba Hot Springs, experts speak out on Soitec Solar industrial project concerns: Donna Tisdale, Boulevard Planning Group chair, Howard Cook, chair of Jacumba Sponsor Group, Mar Ostrander, retired Cal Fire Battalion Chief, and Danielle Cook, Chair, Jacumba-Boulevard Revitalization Committee

News: Colorado River supplies cut amid drought; Mark Gavit reports

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Newsmaker: Danielle Cook, chair of Jacumba Hot Springs Centennial Committee, on upcoming centennial events

On the Road in Jacumba Hot Springs: visits to the Jacumba Hot Springs spa, Lake Jacumba, Jacumba Blues Fest, and interview with Mama Christie; songs by Mama Christie (Drip and Tugboat, permissions granted)

News: New Boulevard Fire Station groundbreaking, Miriam Raftery reports

Interviews with interns Mark Gavit and Julian Rudd-Falls on their ECM internship experiences

Traffic alert: Highway 94 delays, Eli Cameron reports

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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President’s State of the Union address highlights: Opportunity for All

Marilyn Lyons, insurance broker, on Affordable Care Act/Covered Californians; interview with Leon Thompson

Capitol Report: Deportations rise under Obama administration, new report finds

Free cash for attending financial aide workshops, Julian Rudd-Falls reports

Tribal Beat:  Quechan tribal members mourn desecration of ancestors at Ocotillo Wind; Miriam Raftery reports

Crimebeat: SDG&E worker arrested for hit and run fatality, Mark Gavin reports

2 arrested for assault on jeweler

Green Scene: Robin Reardon,Lakeside Riverpark Conservancy, talks about new trail along San Diego River with opening March 8 and a race May 10; Miriam Raftery reports

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Crimebeat: Sheriff seeks witnesses to skateboard attack in Spring Valley, Mark Gavin reports

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News: Supervisors participate in homeless count, Miriam Raftery reports

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Traffic alert: Eli Cameron

Bookshelf: Reina Menasche interviews Diana Lindsey, author and president of Sunbelt Publications

Green Scene: Cloudseeding report by Julian Rudd-Falls

Public service announcement:  AARP tax help for seniors and low-income people

East County Trivia Quiz

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Friday, January 31, 2014

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SuperBowl Sunday alternatives: Miriam Raftery and Leon Thompson offer tips from the County

Sheriff to hold Super Bowl Sunday DUI enforcement patrols

Green Scene:  Leon Thompson interviews ECM editor Miriam Raftery on international award for environmental reporting from World Council for Nature

Supervisor Jacob calls for alternative to SDG&E in State of County message; Miriam Raftery reports

Tribute to Pete Seeger, by Martin Eder, read by Leon Thompson: Music – John Henry, public domain music from Library of Congress/National Archives

Public service announcement:  AARP tax help for seniors and low-income people

East County Trivia Quiz

Newsmaker: Martin Eder, founder of KNSJ radio and CEO of Activist San Diego

Destination East County: Miriam Raftery guest hosts, with festivals, events and attractions

Sports: SDSU softball player honored; Leon Thompson reports

Chaldean Corner: Chaldean Bishop receives titular see from Pope Francis

Health report: Grossmont Hospital’s $6 million cardiac care lab; Leon Thompson reports

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