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East County Magazine Live! Radio Show

HEAR OUR INTERVIEW WITH COLIN PARENT: ATTORNEY, ENVIRONMENTALIST AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVOCATE RUNS FOR LA MESA CITY COUNCIL

 

By Miriam Raftery

Hear our interview with Colin Parent, originally aired on on KNSJ Radio: https://www.eastcountymagazine.org/sites/eastcountymagazine.org/files/au...

August 25,2016 (La Mesa) – Recently,  we  sat down for an in-depth interview with Colin Parent, a lawyer with extensive experience as an affordable housing expert in the Governor’s administration. Currently he’s the policy counsel/attorney for Circulate San Diego, an nonprofit that advocates for public transit, safe and pedestrian-friendly streets, safe routes to school, and smart growth issues.  He’s also cofounder of La Mesa Conversations, a civic discussion group.

Now he’s running for the La Mesa City Council in a three-way race for two seats currently held by incumbents Ruth Sterling and Kristine Alessio.

“I’m running to improve La Mesa,” says Parent, who calls La Mesa a great place, but adds that it can be even better.  Here are the ideas he discussed:

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Interview with Colin Parent, La Mesa City Council candidate 2016

LISTEN NOW: OUR MAY 2016 RADIO SHOWS ARE NOW ONLINE

 

East County Magazine

July 4, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – Our May 2016 radio shows are now online!  You can listen online now (sound files may take a minute to load).

For links to listen to the shows plus a full list of topics and interviews in May, click here or scroll down.

Our newsmaker interviews included homeless advocates Dolores Diaz and MichaelMcConnell (photos) on homeless count results for East County and San Diego, Boulevard resident Tim Cass who is growing a pine forest by harvesting fog and mist, and Jay Gorden with Green Garden Gold on the hemp growing market. On Bookshelf, we sat down with Kirk Kenney, author of 100 Things Every Padres Fan Should Know and Do Before They Die and with former Daily Californian editor Del Hood, author of History in the Headlines. We had coverage of rallies by Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump in San Diego, plus news about hot East County issues from the Alpine high school lawsuit to efforts by local residents to help Iraqi Chaldean refugees.

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

HEAR OUR INTERVIEW: NEW INVENTION BY SDG&E HELPS YOU GO SOLAR FOR LESS MONEY

By Miriam Raftery

 

July 4, 2016 (San Diego) – Recently,  East County Magazine’s Radio Show  featured an interview with Amber Albrecht  from San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E).  The interview originally aired on KNSJ 89.1 FM Radio.

 We talked about a new fast-track process for going solar and about renewable meter adaptors invented by SDG&E employees to help you avoid costly electrical panel upgrades when going solar.

Hear our interview by clicking the audio link below.

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Amber Albrecht, SDG&E, East County Magazine interview on KNSJ

HEAR OUR INTERVIEW WITH DEL HOOD, AUTHOR OF “HISTORY IN THE HEADLINES” AND FORMER DAILY CALIFORNIAN EDITOR

 

East County News Service

Hear our interview with Del Hood:  https://www.eastcountymagazine.org/sites/eastcountymagazine.org/files/au...

June 27, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – Recently, East County Magazine sat down with Del Hood, long-time news editor of the Daily Californian and author of the new book History in the Headlines: Half a Century of the Most Notable Events in the El Cajon Valley and Surrounding Areas 1950-2000.

He recalled some of the most memorable stories of his career, as well as the fascinating history of our region.  This interview originally aired on the East County Magazine Show on KNSJ 89.1 FM Radio. To listen online now, click the link above. (Note: sound files can take a few moments to load.)

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Del Hood interview on East County Magazine Show, KNSJ Radio

A NIGHT OF REVELRY AT BOHEMIAN BASH HELPS RAISE FUNDS TO RESTORE KNSJ TRANSMITTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More donations needed to recover costs of repairing tranmitter on Mt. Laguna after vandalism

By Miriam Raftery

June 25,2016 (La Mesa) – Thanks to all who came out to our Bohemian Bash benefit!   KNSJ 89.1 FM founder Martin Eder announced the good news that thanks to generous community donations plus a loan, KNSJ’s transmitter has been repaired! The station is still working to fix software communication issues but anticipates full restoration of broadcasting soon – thanks to your help. 

Donations are still needed and can be made at www.knsj.org or www.eastcountymagazine.org to support KNSJ Radio and the East County Magazine Show production.

Guests enjoyed an expansive feast with international flavors a plethora of prizes, a wide variety of entertainment and even the opportunity to shimmy and shake as they learned classicial Indian dance steps in true Bohemian flair. Click"read more" and scroll down to see more photos of the festivities over the warm and wonderful summer solstice weekend.


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LISTEN: OUR APRIL 2016 RADIO SHOWS ARE NOW ONLINE

 

 

June 11, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) -- Our april 2016 radio shows are now online!  You can listen online now (sound files may take a minute to load). For links to listen to the shows plus a full list of topics and interviews in April, click here or scroll down.

Our newsmaker interviews included Amber Albrecht from SDG&E on a new invention to help homeowners go solar affordably, Rev. Shane Harris with the National Action Network in San Diego on renters’ issues and police use of force, Lemon Grove Vice Mayor George Gastil, Stephanie Ortega from Promises to Keep, an organization helping foster youths, and more. We also covered hot issues from the Lakeside sand mine proposal to Earth Day’s climate change agreement, landmark legislation and much more.

The East County Magazine Show airs Mondays and Fridays from 5 to 6 p.m. on KNSJ, 89.1 FM.  The shows rerun on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.

LISTEN: OUR MARCH 2016 RADIO SHOWS ARE NOW ONLINE

 

June 11, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) -- Our March 2016 radio shows are now online!  You can listen online now (sound files may take a minute to load). For links to listen to the shows plus a full list of topics and interviews in March, click here or scroll down.

Our newsmaker interviews included Mark Umphries and Michelle Curtis from the Helix Water District, Chaldean-American Chamber president Ben Kalasho,  gospel choir director Ken Anderson, citizens and a trustee concerned about Grossmont-Union High School District redistricting, author Rebecca Grant, Heartland Coalition’s Mark Hanson, and more.  We also covered other hot issues including the presidential primary, methane gas leak, Zika virus, efforts to help bee populations, an urban agricultural incentive program,and more.

The East County Magazine Show airs Mondays and Fridays from 5 to 6 p.m. on KNSJ, 89.1 FM.  The shows rerun on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.

HEAR OUR INTERVIEW WITH TONY TEORA, 71ST ASSEMBLY CANDIDATE

June 7, 2016 (San Diego's East County) -- A lot has changed in the 71st Assembly district race.  Leo Hamel dropped out, though his name still appears on the ballot.  East County Magazine invited both remaining challengers vying for the open seat vacated by Brian Jones due to term limits onto our radio show.

Santee Mayor Randy  Voepel failed to respond to multiple requests. Businessman Tony Teora did sit down for an interview with East County Magazine on KNSJ to discuss the hottest issues facing our region.  You can hear his interview by clicking the audio link below.

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BREAK-IN TAKES COMMUNITY RADIO KNSJ 89.1 FM OFF THE AIR: BROADCAST EQUIPMENT STOLEN & VANDALIZED

 

 

East County Magazine Show is among programming knocked off air; funds urgently needed to restore broadcasting

 

June 7,2016 (San Diego)—Community radio station KNSJ 89.1 FM Descanso has been temporarily knocked off the air after a break-in and theft. KNSJ's transmitter site on Monument Peak in the Laguna Mountains was broken into, with vandalism intentionally disabled broadcasting on Thursday, June 2nd at 7:05 p.m. PST. The immediate impact of this crime is loss of the FM broadcast and service as an emergency alert system. KNSJ continues to stream 24/7 online, but not over the public airways. Because this break-in occurred on federal land and interrupted a licensed FCC full-power FM station, this forced entry is a considered a federal crime.

KNSJ is making a public appeal to raise $5000 to get the station back on the air.

Donations are needed to replace equipment, upgrade a security system and the speedy return of this non-profit radio station to regular programming. Tax-deductible donations can be made at KNSJ.org KNSJ is an all volunteer station relying primarily on donations.

HEAR OUR INTERVIEW WITH BASEBALL WRITER/AUTHOR KIRK KENNEY

 

East County News Service

June 4,2016 (San Diego) – At bat in our lineup of radio interviewees recently was Kirk Kenney, author of 100 Things Padres Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die.

Kenney, a sportswriter with the San Diego Union-Tribune, shared some colorful insights and fascinating facts with our Bookshelf editor Reina Menasche on the East County Magazine Show,  aired originally on KNSJ  89.1 FM Radio.  

You can listen online now to our interview by clicking the audio link below (sound files may take a few moments to load).

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Kirk Kenney interview on East County Magazine Show on KNSJ

HEAR OUR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH PATRICK MALLOY, DEMOCRAT CHALLENGING HUNTER

 

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

May 24,2016 (San Diego) – Patrick Malloy is the endorsed Democratic candidate challenging  Congressman Duncan D. Hunter in the 50th Congressional District.  A realtor running on a platform of “reigniting the American Dream,” he sat down for an exclusive, in-depth interview with the East County Magazine Show originally aired on KNSJ Radio. 

You can hear the full interview by clicking the audio links at the bottom of our story for part 1 and part 2 (sound files may take a few moments to load.)  You can also scroll down to read highlights of his proposals for creating jobs in the district and rebuilding the middle class and helping small businesses, as well as his views on the Middle East, refugees, immigration and other hot topics.

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LISTEN: OUR FEBRUARY 2016 SHOWS ARE NOW ONLINE

 

May 20, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) -- Our February 2016 radio shows are now online!  You can listen online now (sound files may take a minute to load). For links to listen to the shows plus a full list of topics and interviews in February, click here or scroll down.

Our newsmaker interviews included representatives from the ACLU,  Twainfest, Mountain Hempire, San Diego Comic Fest, and Valley View Urban Farms.  Hot show topics included police shootings of the mentally ill,  Borrego springs’ water shortage, Alpine EMFs, the San Aliso gas leak, Grossmont redistricting, the presidential primary and more.

The East County Magazine Show airs Mondays and Fridays from 5 to 6 p.m. on KNSJ, 89.1 FM.  The shows rerun on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.

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HEAR OUR INTERVIEWS WITH GEORGE GASTIL, MAYOR PRO TEM OF LEMON GROVE

 

East County News Service

Hear our interviews at the audio links below.  (Note, audio files may take a few moments to load.)

April 29, 2016 (Lemon Grove) – Recently, East County Magazine sat down with George Gastil,  Mayor Pro Tem of Lemon Grove and a candidate for Mayor.  Our two-part interview originally aired on KNSJ 89.1 FM radio earlier this month.

In our series, he talked about key issues facing Lemon Grove and changes the city has seen through the years. In addition, Gastil, who has also served on the Metropolitan Transit board and the Lemon Grove School District Board, discusses transportation, education and politics--including his upcoming bid to become Lemon Grove's Mayor, after long-time Mayor Mary Sessom announced her retirement.

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OUR JANUARY 2016 RADIO SHOWS ARE NOW ONLINE: LISTEN NOW

 

 

 

Our January 2016 radio shows are now online!  You can listen online now (sound files may take a minute to load). For links to listen to the shows plus a full list of topics and interviews in January, click here or scroll down.

Our newsmaker interviews included Congresswoman Susan Davis, Windwalker and the MCW (Grammy nominees), the founders of Camp Onward, and Steve Lauria from California Health Network.  Hot topics included  new laws in 2016, the presidential primary, a lawsuit over Covert Canyon, a felony charge against a local Superintendent, a police shooting in El Cajon, wild winter weather, and much more.  

The East County Magazine Show airs Mondays and Fridays from 5 to 6 p.m. on KNSJ, 89.1 FM.  The shows rerun on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.

HEAR OUR INTERVIEW WITH ACCLAIMED GOSPEL CHOIR DIRECTOR KENNETH ANDERSON

 

Hear our interview with Rev. Kenneth Anderson, originally aired on KNSJ Radiohttps://www.eastcountymagazine.org/sites/eastcountymagazine.org/files/au...

March 19, 2016 (San Diego) – East County Magazine intern Tasha Matthews interviewed Rev. Kenneth Anderson, director of three prominent gospel choirs at the University of California San Diego, Grossmont College and the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Choir. He’s led choral tours and performances across Europe including at the Vatican. His gospel choir class at UCSD is consistently the most popular course on campus.  He’s also the fifth highest rated university professor in the nation, according to Rate My Professor.

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Gospel choir director Rev. Kenneth Anderson interview on KNSJ

HEAR OUR INTERVIEW WITH "STICKY WEB OF VENGEANCE" AUTHOR REBECCA GRANT

 

Hear our interview with Rebecca Grant, originally aired on KNSJ 89.1 FM:  https://www.eastcountymagazine.org/sites/eastcountymagazine.org/files/au...

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March 18, 2016 (San Diego) -- Rebecca Grant, author of A Sticky Web of Vengeance: The Coach's Wife sat down for an exclusive interview with East County Magazine Radio Show's Bookshelf host Reina Menasche.

Grant endured shocking revelations about her well-known husband's past, forgave him and stood by him in his final challenge: a battle with brain cancer.  She survived these hardships only to endure betrayal by his family members. Yet she weathered the storms in her life, finding inner strength.

She has since dedicated her life to activism, hoping to help others. 

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Rebecca Grant, author of "A Sticky Web of Vengeance" on KNSJ

HEAR OUR INTERVIEW: BEN KALASHO SPEAKS OUT ON CHALDEANS' CONCERNS IN THE ELECTION

 

Hear our interview: https://www.eastcountymagazine.org/sites/eastcountymagazine.org/files/au...

March 16, 2016 (San Diego's East County) -- Ben Kalasho, president of the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce, sat down with the East County Magazine Radio Show on KNSJ 89.1 FM to discuss concerns of the Chaldean community in the presidential primary election. In our interview, which originally aired on KNSJ last week, Kalasho speaks about the issues that matter most to the Iraqi Chaldean and Middle Eastern communities from an international and domestic standpoint.

He also discussed the new Mega TV news network that he helped launch, which debuted earlier this month. In addition, he shared his thoughts on the Grossmot Union High School District's redistricting proposal that divides the Chaldean voting block--and what steps he thinks should be done at the state level to assure fairness in elections for Chaldean Americans.

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Ben Kalasho speaks out on election issues impacting Chaldean Americans and more

HEAR OUR RADIO INTERVIEWS: OPPONENTS OF GUHSD REDISTRICTING PLANS SPEAK OUT

 

Hear our interviews with Craig Beswick, Nick Marinovich and Priscilla Schreiber:  https://www.eastcountymagazine.org/sites/eastcountymagazine.org/files/au...

East County News Service

March 16, 2016 (San Diego's East County) --  The Grossmont Union High School District Board majority's proposed redistricting plan is among the most controversial actions taken by a board long mired in contention over a variety of issues -- many of which stand to be influenced by the outcome of redistricting.  East County Magazine's radio show on KNSJ sat down with several individuals who have voiced strong opposition to the plan approved by the board and now awaiting action by the County Department of Education's Committee on School District Organization.

Click the link above this story to listen online now to a podcast of  our interviews and comments from trustee Priscilla Schreiber, Diego Valley Charter Net principal Craig Beswick, former Citizens Bond Oversight Committee member Nick Marinovich, and Chaldean Chamber President Ben Kalasho on this important issue (originally aired on KNSJ 89.1 FM radio).

The County's committee plans five upcoming hearings to get public comment on the proposed redistricting plan, as well as the GUHSD's request to waive a public vote. The five hearings are set for March 17 in La Mesa, March 28 in El Cajon,  April 4 in Alpine,  April 5 in Jamul, and April 11 in Lakeside.  The public can testify at the meetings and also submit written comments up until April 7. 

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Opponents of GUHSD redistricting speak out: Craig Beswick, Nick Marinovich, Priscilla Schreiber, Ben Kalasho

HEAR OUR INTERVIEW: JONATHAN MARKOVITZ, ACLU, ON POLICE USE OF FORCE AGAINST MENTALLY ILL PEOPLE

 

Hear our interview with Jonathan Markovitz:  https://www.eastcountymagazine.org/sites/eastcountymagazine.org/files/au...

March 7, 2016 (San Diego) –Last month, the American Civil Liberties Chapter of San Diego sent a letter to the U.S. Justice Department signed by 25 community leaders asking for an investigation of the San Diego Police Department’s use of force against mentally ill people.  We sat down with Jonathan Markovitz from the San Diego ACLU for an interview on KNSJ, the Network for Social Justice.  You can hear our interview at the link in this story.

The letter was prompted by recent shootings including the fatal shooting of Fridoon Rawshan Nehad (photo, left), an Afghan army veteran who has suffered post-traumatic stress syndrome.  The officer was mistakenly informed by a dispatcher that Nehad had a knife. But surveillance video showed that he was unarmed, walking down an alley carrying only a pen, when he was shot and killed.

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LISTEN NOW: CLIMATE SCIENTIST JEFFREY SEVERINGHAUS SHARES HIS RESEARCH FINDINGS

 

Hear our interview, which originally aired on the East County Magazine Radio Show on KNSJ  89.1 FM on December 14, 2015: https://www.eastcountymagazine.org/sites/eastcountymagazine.org/files/au...

By Miriam Raftery

Photo: Ice core sample, Creative Commons image from AntarcticGlaciers.org

February 27, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – Jeffrey Severinghaus, PhD, is one of the world’s top climate scientists.   A professor of geosciences at Scripps Institute of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, he was recently appointed to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences.   Dr. Severinghaus has pioneered research efforts measuring trapped gas bubbles in ice cores in Antarctica and Greenland to detect past ocean temperature changes – with astonishing results.

Asked about climate skeptics who claim climate change is merely cyclical, he quickly dispels the theory that recent warming is part of an age-old trend.  That’s because molecules from burning fossil fuels are chemically different from carbon naturally seeping from the ocean floor.  The differences are obvious, measurable, and provide clear evidence that man’s actions are rapidly accelerating climate change.

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Interview with climate scientist Jeffrey Severinghaus

LISTEN NOW: BORREGO RESIDENT WANTS ADJUDICATION TO SAVE VANISHING WATER SUPPLY



 

Hear our interview with Richard Walker, which originally aired on the East County Magazine Radio Show on KNSJ radio February 1st: https://www.eastcountymagazine.org/sites/eastcountymagazine.org/files/au...

By Miriam Raftery

February 27, 2016 (Borrego Springs)—Borrego Springs is running out of water. The community’s sole-source aquifer could dry out within 30 years. But while residents in the community’s water district have been asked to conserve, big agricultural users and golf resorts have virtually no mandate to cut back, since they utilize private wells.

Recently we interviewed Richard Walker, a resident of Borrego Springs who supports adjudication to have the courts resolve Borrego’s vanishing water supply.  But Walker can't afford legal action --and hopes someone in the community will step forward.

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ECM interview with Richard Walker on Borrego Springs water shortage

OUR DECEMBER 2015 SHOWS ARE NOW ONLINE

 

Our December 2015 radio shows are now online!  You can listen online now (sound files may take a minute to load). For links to listen to the shows plus a full list of topics and interviews in December, click here and scroll down.

Our newsmaker interviews included climate scientist Jeffrey Severinghaus of Scripps Institute, Assembly candidate Mike Harrison, authors Caitlin Rother (Then No One Can Have Her) and Bill Swank (Christmas in San Diego), geologist Norrie Robbins on her efforts to bring science to kids on Native American reservations, and Jawdat Al Obeidi on a Chaldean youth conference, plus some “best of East County” reruns including some holiday favorites.

HEAR OUR INTERVIEW WITH TRUE-CRIME AUTHOR CAITLIN ROTHER

 

Listen now: https://www.eastcountymagazine.org/sites/eastcountymagazine.org/files/au...

East County News Service

January 31, 2016 (San Diego) – East County Magazine Show’s Bookshelf host Reina Menasche recently had a fascinating interview with New York Times. bestselling author Caitlin Rother .  Also a Pulitzer-nominated journalist formerly with the San Diego Union-Tribune, Rother discussed her latest true-crime book, Then No One Can Have Her.

The book chronicles the life and murder of Carol Kennedy, an artist, therapist and mother of two, just weeks after her divorce. Her ex-husband, investment broker Steve DeMocker, was convicted of murdering Kennedy in the small mountain town of Prescott, Arizona, though his family contends he was wrongly convicted.

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Listen now to Caitlin Rother on the East County Magazine Show on KNSJ

HEAR OUR INTERVIEW WITH CONGRESSWOMAN SUSAN DAVIS

 

Listen now:  https://www.eastcountymagazine.org/sites/eastcountymagazine.org/files/au...

(Note: Sound file may take a few moments to load)

January 31, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) --Congresswoman Susan Davis was our special guest on the East County Magazine radio show on KNSJ on January 21st.

She shared highlights of the past Congressional session, her legislative efforts, and what we can expect in the coming year. Topics covered include education reforms, college affordability, healthcare, hate targeting religious minorities, support for military women, families and veterans. She also spoke out on the need to prevent future infrastructure disasters such as the L.A. natural gas leak and Flint water poisoning, both the results of regulatory failures.

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BACKYARD FARMER MAKES MOST OUT OF SMALL SPACE

 

Update: Listen to our interview with Don Axe, aired on KNSJ Radio (click here)

 

By Brigitte Garcia

Photo: Don Axe and Brigitte Garcia

 

January 28, 2016 (Spring Valley) -- Spring Valley farmer Don Axe has used extra space in his backyard to create his own agricultural business, Valley View Urban Farm. He can now make anything from soap to ice cream. Axe has found a way to keep all different animals such as chickens, rabbits, goats, ducks, a pet dog and even a pot-bellied pig, also growing vegetables and fruits--all on just a half-acre lot.

 

He’s an accomplished farmer with four first place prizes won in the Del Mar Fair for his own homemade cheeses. You can learn what it takes to make his award winning mozzarella and more when he teaches his next cheese making class--one of several courses he teaches for those seeking farming opportunities in small spaces.

CITY NO LONGER DRAINING LAKE MORENA RESERVOIR

 

 

 

 

 

 

Draining stopped days after our radio broadcast and coverage

By Miriam Raftery

January 22, 2016 (Lake Morena) – Back in February 2014, we ran a story exposing Lake Morena residents’ criticisms of the City of San Diego for draining the Lake Morena Reservoir down to a mere puddle of its former self.  We also aired a radio interview (listen at link) with area residents and a city representative, which won an award from Society of Professional Journalists for best talk radio broadcast. 

After the recent rains, the water level at Lake Morena is still only 2.6 percent of capacity. But here’s some good news for lakefront residents: Kurt Kidman, public information officer for the City, advised East County Magazine this week, “With respect to Morena Reservoir, the City stopped drafting water out of Morena Reservoir back in February 2014 and we have not resumed any drafting since.”

In our radio interview aired that same month, a city official admitted that San Diego had done essentially nothing to ask its citizens to conserve water before making its decision to decimate a lake popular with recreational users, eliminate wildlife habitat and negatively impact the lifestyle and property values for years  to come.

STORM FREEZES, BREAKS TRANSMITTER FOR KNSJ: DONATIONS NEEDED FOR REPAIR

 

By Miriam Raftery

January 14, 2016 (Descanso) -- KNSJ Radio (89.1 FM Descanso) is off the air affter the station's transmitter on Mount Laguna froze and broke during  last week's winter storm.  The repair estimate is $1,500, said Martin Eder, founder of KNSJ, a public nonprofit radio station that serves East County and San Diego.

Donations are urgently needed to cover this unexpected major repair cost and may be made via PayPal, credit card or check at http://knsj.org/donate/.  

The East County Magazine  Show airs on KNSJ on Mondays and Fridays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.  During the outage, which began last week, our radio show and others on the station can still be heard online by downloading the TuneIn App for your cell phone or by listening to the streaming audio online at http://knsj.org/knsjpopup.html.

CAMP ONWARD HELPS TEENS WITH ASPERGER’S SYNDROME GAIN SOCIAL SKILLS

By Janis Russell

Hear a podcast of our interview aired on KNSJ  radio: https://www.eastcountymagazine.org/sites/eastcountymagazine.org/files/au...

January 8, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) - Camp Onward is designed for teens with Asperger’s Syndrome to help with social skills. East County Magazine recently sat down with founder Nancy Hagan, director Kathy Gerstenberg, and parent of a kid with Asperger’s Syndrome, Laura Preble. We asked them questions about how the camp got started, its impact on the kids and parents, and what the camp is like among other topics.

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DESCENDANTS OF EARLY SAN DIEGO AND WRITE OUT LOUD ANNOUNCE PLAYWRITING CONTEST FOR TWAINFEST AT OLD TOWN

 

Update: Hear our interview with Victor Contreras, Descendants of Early San Diego, on Twainfest, including a reading from a monologue on his own famous ancestor from early San Diego.  The interview originally aired on KNSJ; listen here: https://www.eastcountymagazine.org/sites/eastcountymagazine.org/files/au...

East County News Service

January 3, 2016 (San Diego)--The Descendants of Early San Diego (formerly known as the Old Town San Diego Descendants Group seek submissions of short  monologues for presentation at TwainFest 2016 to be held at Old Town San Diego State Park in August of 2016. Each monologue should be in first person, accurately reflecting real people who lived in our region in the 1800s. Two $100 prizes will be awarded and authors can also audition for opportunities to perform their works for additional compensation. See below for details.

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Newsmaker Victor Contreras - Twainfest

OUR NOVEMBER 2015 SHOWS ARE NOW ONLINE

 

January 3, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) -- Our November 2015 radio shows are now online!  You can listen online now (sound files may take a minute to load). For links to listen to the shows plus a full list of topics and interviews in November, click here and scroll down.

Our newsmaker interviews include Molly Nocom (photo, left) on her amazing achievements helping developmentally disabled adults at Noah Homes, Bobbi Brink at Lions, Tigers and Bears on her latest tiger rescue effort, plus a two-part interview with SDSU’s David McIllwain on terror and refugee issues, as well as tips from his class on emergency preparedness. On Bookshelf, hear from Bill “Santa” Swank on his book, Christmas in San Diego. Our news coverage also included the latest in the Alpine High School case, the Covert Canyon controversy, homeless issues,  Tribal Beat coverage of local and national Native American issues, and much more.

The East County Magazine Show airs Mondays and Fridays from 5 to 6 p.m. on KNSJ, 89.1 FM.  The shows rerun on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.

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