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October 20, 2016 (San Diego's East County)-- Our August 2016 radio shows are now online! (sound files may take a minute to load).  For links to listen to the shows plus a full list of topics an interviewsclick here.

Our newsmaker interviews included bighorn sheep expert and author Mark Jorgensen, La Mesa City Council candidate Colin Parent, Helix Water District candidates Mark Gracyk and Dan McMillan, author and wordsmith Charles Harrington Elster, plus Mark Umphries andMike Urhammer from Helix Water District on water quality issues and more. We talked about hot issues, from the County’s controversial Border Fire report to local council actions to the presidential race.

 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 August shows:

Audio links to hear shows is at the bottom of this page, below the index of shows.

Monday, August 1, 2016


Save Lake Morena petition launched

Local candidate filing period opens

Hot hearings in East County

Drones at Sand Fire

ECM wins Society of Professional Journalism awards

Mercury poisoning: FDA warning

Lemon Grove Sage project

Public  News Service  daily news:  Sanders’ voters dilemma and more

Animal Tales: Roy Toft,  wildlife photographer

Green Scene: August park closures

On the  Road: Desert View Tower, Jacumba

Burning ban announced

Grocery store boycott

Friday, August 5, 2016


No candidates running yet in many East County races

Helix Water hikes rates

Back to school: vaccines now required in CA

Trump’s mental health

Zika virus in Miami:  travel warning

Highway 67 closures Fri.-Sat.

Green Scene: La Mesa climate action meetings

Sports: SDSU Kazee name Sports Illustrated All American

Destination East County: top festivals and events

PNS Daily News: Rio Olympics,  Clinton surge,  election fraud

Reel to Reel: High Tide band (rerun)

Crimebeat:  Fund set up for SDPD officer shot

Petition to save Lake Morena

ECM wins SPJ awards

Monday, August 8, 2016


Trump’s economic plan

Gonzalez bill on  immigration court rights

Crime Beat: Santee SWAT crossbow incident

Recycling center fire in SpringValley

Green Scene: La Mesa climate action

Public News Service: Voting centers

Alpine library wins Orchid award

Newsmaker:  Mark Jorgensen, author of Bighorn Sheep, Wilderness Icons

Back to school:  vaccines now required in CA

Newmaker: DonAxe, urban farming (rerun)

Friday, August 12, 2016

Trump’s threat

Clinton Benghazi lawsuit

El Cajon response to Grand Jury on homelessness

Altitude limit raised at Gillespie Field

Crimebeat:  Fatal SWAT shooting in Santee

Grocery strike averted

Destination East County:  top festivals and events

Newsmaker: Colin Parent,  La Mesa City Council candidate

Monday, August 15, 2016

Public News Service: Clinton releases tax returns

Arsonist convicted in five fires

Green Scene:  La Mesa climate action

Missing horse found in Rancho Cuyamaca area

Halal meat recalled

Skkycrane is back

Japanese internment exhibit in LaMesa: interview with museum curator(original music by C. Iverson)

Public News Service:  Medical marijuana still schedule 1 drug, DEA says

Newsmakers:  Helix Water District candidates Mark Gracyk and Dan McMillan

Cool Zones: public service announcement from  San Diego County

Tune-in radio app

Call 811 before you dig

Friday, August 19, 2016


Trump foreign money:  Justice Dept. complaint

Trump’s Russian ties

Landlords for homeless needed

Border Fire report ignores key issues

Tacks found in Santee park

Destination East County:  top festivals and events

Newsmaker:  Art Madrid, Grossmont Healthcare District board candidate

Japanese internment exhibit in LaMesa: interview with museum curator(original music by C. Iverson)

Aztecs sports

On the Road:  Desert  View Tower,  Jacumba

Public News Service:  Justice Dept. To end private prison use

Monday, August 22, 2016


Dept. of Justice to stop use of private prisons

Lemon Grove downtown plan workshop

CPUC reform bills

Green Scene: solar windows

Law students’ pro bono work bill

Mexican Consul to visit Lemon Grove

Bookshelf:  Charles Harrington Elster,  author and wordsmith extraordinaire

GPS for Alzheimer’s patients

Friday, August 26, 2016


Bail for the poor

Green Scene: National Parks free admissions for  centennial

Prop 61 drug prices

Jamul casino protest

Border Fire:  unsung heroes

Lemon Grove Village  plan meeting

La Mesa candidates forum Sept. 28

Crimebeat: Escaped prisoner

Man arrested photographing girl inWalmart restroom

Newsmakers:  HelixWater Ditsrict’s Mark Umphries and Mike Urhammer

Destination East County:  top festivals and events

Free  GPS for Alzheimer’s patients

Sports:  SDSU golf

Green Scene: solar windows

Monday, August 29, 2016

Show did not air due to technical difficulties

Note: All shows also include station ID, a public service announcement for  East County Magazine, and closing credits.