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July 2, 2017 (San Diego's East County)-- Our May  2017 radio shows are now online. For links to listen to the shows plus a full list of topics an interviews,  click here, or click "read more" and scroll down. (Sound files may take a few moments to load).

Our newsmaker interviews included  author Mollie Moon, author of Five Wishes, Ammar Campo-Najir, Congressional candidate running against Duncan Hunter, paleontologist Tom Demere from the Natural History Museum on a discovery suggesting early man occupied our area thousands of years earlier than previously believed,  Mark Hanson and Terri Steele from Heartland Youthbuild  on opportunities for young people locally thanks to a federal grant.

Plus we  have highlights of last year’s Julian Fiddle and Pickin’ Contest with clips from winner Shira Ellison and national champion Matt  Hartz.  We also had coverage and analysis of hot national issues including Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director James Comey’s testimony,  and hot local issues ranging from a gas pipeline proposed in Santee to toxic vapors in El Cajon to a revival of La Mesa’s summer car shows.

 The East County Magazine Show airs Mondays and Fridays from 5 to 6 p.m. on KNSJ, 89.1 FM.  Our 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:

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

Monday, May 1, 2017


Healthcare for all bill advances in CA Legislature

Green Scene: Sea levels rising fast

Bees flight affected by pesticide

Border Angeles activist has head injury

Ready for Wldfires App

Hikers rescued

Hikers rescued

Highway 67 safety issues

Newsmakers: Mark Hanson and Terri Steele, Heartland Youthbuild

National monuments threatened by Trump (Public News Service)

SANDAG power grab bill

Sounds of History: Guy B. Woodward Museum (rerun)

Crimebeat:  East County tax prepare fraud sentencing

Friday, May 5, 2017


Oil drilling proposed off CA coast

Lead testing in schools

Green Scene: EPA scrubs website

Fiddling in Julian:  Shira Ellison (Sally Johnson) and Matt Hartz (Shuck in the Bush)

Crimebeat:  Shooting at Jolt N Joe’s in  La Mesa

Bookshelf:  Interview with author Mollie Moon, author of Five Wishes

Destination East County: Top festivals and events

Warner Springs Ranch Resort: cabins reopen

Ready for Wildfires App

Highway 67 safety concerns

Monday, May 8, 2017 – rerun of May 5, 2017 show

Friday, May 12, 2017


Toxic vapors in El Cajon homes

Capitol Report: Trump fires FBI director Comey

San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council splits

Cal Fresh events

Newsmaker interview: Tom Demere, paleontologist, San Diego Natural History Museum, on mastodon find suggesting possible early humans in our region

Destination East County:  Top festivals and events

Hepatitis A outbreak

Green Scene: California water problems

Sports: Hutson Associate Coach at SDSU

Public News Service Daily News: Contradictions in Trump-Comey firing and more

Monday, May 15, 2017


Capitol Report: Trumpcare passed in House; Hunter and Issa cast deciding votes

Agricultural Report: Farm workers protection bill

Newsmaker interview: Ammar Campo-Najir, Congressional Candidate running against Duncan Hunter

Friday, May 19, 2017


Special prosecutor appointed

Juvnile justice fines (Public  News Service)

Undocumented immigrants contribute to economy

Hannah Gbeh drops out of 50th Congressional race

Capitol Report: Kobach to head Voting Integrity Commission

Newsmaker interview: Greg Palast (rerun) on his investigation into Kobach and election theft

Destination East County: Top festivals and events

Monday, May 22, 2017


Gate fire  may have been started by target shooters, video suggests

County’s Defensible Space program

Crimebeat:  Man dies in Lemon Grove after Taser by deputy

Health: Lawsuit filed by Calif. Attorney General and others

5G Wireless bill

Health alert: Porvassan Virus

Padre Dam rate hikes proposed

Area code changes

Cattle escape in Lakeside

Public News Service Daily News: Net neutrality, anti-regulations bill, gap healthcare and more

Agricultural Report: Farm workers Protection bill

Crimebeat: Viejas shooting ruled murder

Destination East County: Top festivals and events

Friday, May 26, 2017


Capitol Report:  Trumpcare CBO report draws testy responses

Marijuana edibles: regulations proposed

Mudslide blocks Highway 1

Gas pipeline proposed in Santee and Mission Trails Regional Park

La meas Car Show goes on for 25th year, but without long-time DJ

Cowles Mountain Fire

Homeless event in El Cajon

Gillespie Air Show off due to lack of  donations

Lemon Grove park limits

I-8 closures announced

Green Scene: Cowles Mountain epic hike

Destination: Top festivals and events

Congresswoman Susan Davis to hold townhall meeting in June

Green Scene: Living with coyotes workshop

Doug Manchester named Ambassador to Bahamas