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August 25, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) -- Our radio shows from  May and June 2019 are now online.  For links to listen plus an index with full list of topics and interviews in each show, click here or click the "read more" link and scroll down for audio links below the index. (Audio files may take a few moments to load.)  Our recent interviews include Sierra Club leader Peter Anderson on risks posed by developments in fire-prone rural areas, La Mesa Councilmembers Kristine Alessio and Colin Parent on regional transportation issues, and actor Victor Contreras on BonitaFest and San Diego’s 250th birthday celebration.

We also covered hot issues including affordable housing, the Poway synagogue shooting, a local mountain lion attack, the future of La Mesa’s farmer’s market, a vacancy on the El Cajon Council, and the corruption charges facing Congressman Duncan Hunter as well as top events.

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.

Friday, May 3, 2019


Beta O’Rourke, presidential candidate, in San Diego

SDSU announces arrest re: Snapchat racial threat

Poway synagogue shooter charged with murder

Poway synagogue: courage and heroism by survivors and victims

Supervisors approve funds for affordable housing

Borrego revitalization

Measles outbreak in Southern CA

Lakeside hit and run driver who struck child in El Cajon sentenced

East County Performing Arts Center’s new name: Magnolia Center

Destination East County: Top festivals and events

Spring hikes in county parks

Public News Service: World Press Freedom Day

Campfire safety tips

On the Road in Julian (rerun)

Monday, May 6, 2019


National Day of Prayer: Poway Rabbi and El Cajon Mayor at White House

Homeless count 2019

Crimebeat: Man shot in head in vehicle in El Cajon

Green Scene: Lindo Lakes get upgrades in Lakeside

Public News Service: Court blocks fracking off CA coast

Hotel fire in El Cajon

Social host ordinance: County adds marijuana rule

Affordable housing funding form county

Public News Service: Mueller may testify, and more national news

Destination East County: Top festivals and events

Spring hikes in county parks

Ready, set grow: Butterflies and hummingbirds in your garden

Sounds of History: Dick Pennock, railway museum in Campo

Borrego revitalization

Friday, May 10, 2019


Capitol Report: 700 federal prosecutors say Pres. Trump obstructed justice

Weather: wet weekend

Hate crimes filed against Poway synagogue shooter

La Mesa’s age-friendly plan

County budget helps most vulnerable

Green Scene: Lindo Lakes upgrades

Public News Service:  Out of network insurance bills

Social host ordinance expanded to include marijuana

Destination East County: top festivals and events

22 apply for El Cajon Council vacancy

Wildest Jobs: Lakeside rodeo clown

Monday, May 13, 2019


Cajon Valley Union School District controversies

SDG&E seeks Supreme Court ruling on fire cost recovery

Wildfire danger: be prepared

Vehicle housing ordinance protest

Stroke awareness

Weather forecast

Age-friendly La Mesa

Cal Fresh expands

County budget focuses on most vulnerable

Rehab for homeless drug users

Green New Deal Forum (Activist San Diego)

Destination East County: festivals and events

Highlights of the 22 people who want to be El Cajon’s next councilmember

On the Road: Desert View Tower, Jacumba

Friday, May 17, 2019


Cory Briggs represents East County Magazine against Cajon Valley Union School District over threats to arrest reporters

Police shooting bill: San Diego supervisors and city council differ

Phil Ortiz is new El Cajon Councilman

Priest abuse victims compensation

Poway Shooter’s plea

Drug takeback results countywide

County urges travelers to get measles vaccine

D-Day vet endorses Campa-Najjar for Congress

PNS: Trump immigration proposal criticized

SDG&E asks Supreme Court to rule on fire cost recovery

Cal Fresh expands

Stroke awareness

Destination East County: Top festivals and events

Fire danger: be prepared

Sounds of History: Lemon packing in Lemon Grove

Social Security scam alert

On the Road: Campo Stone Store

Monday, May 20, 2019 (rerun of  May 17 show)

Friday, May 24, 2019


SANDAG crime report countywide

Met lab takedown

Hash lab explosion

Christian High teacher arrested

Green Scene: Farmers market may end in La Mesa

FPPC warning

Rep. Hunter hosts Ramona event on border issues

Immigrants flown to San Diego from Texas

Flu at detention facility here

Beef recalls

PNS: Disaster aid bill, immigration bill

Destination East County: festivals and events

Social Security scams

Bookshelf: Dakota Blues author Lunn morgan Spreen (rerun)

Monday, May 27, 2019 (rerun of May 24 show)

Friday May 31, 2019


*Newsmaker Peter Anderson, Sierra Club, fire-risk developments in rural areas and habitat are endangering people and wildlife

Reservoirs replenishing in our region

Mountain lion attack in Penasquitos preserve; lion killed

People Power: Trevon Harris memorial tournament to benefit Lemon Grove youths

Green Scene: Lake Morena solar proposed

Santee ban on smoking in parks

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Viejas blood drive

Race Amity Day in Lemon Grove

Bighorn sheep count slated in Borrego

Public News Service: Restorative justice in CA

La Mesa Farmers Market may end

Cool Zones PSA

Beef recall

Travel vaccinations recommended by County

Monday, June 3, 2019 (rerun of May 31 show)

Friday, June 7, 2019


County’s fire plan 2019

Rep. Hunter admits firing on civilians in Fallujah

DNA confirms lion killed attacked boy in Penasquitos

El Cajon planning commission has opening

Graduation speakers 2019 at Grossmont-Cuyamaca colleges

El Cajon has new ordinance on dog and cat ownership

100 deadly days of summer

No burn proclamation

Mountain man Dennis Ruth of Jacumba dies

PNS: Fracking in California: comments  through June 10

Stay cool tips

Reservoirs replenished locally

Count sheep: bighorn volunteers needed in Borrego

Donate to support KNSJ

Monday, June 10, 2019


Heat warning

PNS: Trump tariffs seek to curb immigration

Hunter admits firing on civilians

Berry recalls

Gas line break in El Cajon

El Cajon’s new dog and cat ordinance

Graduation speakers at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges

No burn proclamation

*Newsmaker: Victor Contreras, BonitaFest and San Diego’s 250th anniversary

Cool Zones

Mountain Man Dennis Ruth of Jacumba dies

Friday, June 14, 2019


Margaret Hunter pleads guilty to conspiracy; cooperates with prosecution

Grocery strike looms

Trump says he’d take foreign campaign donations: FEC says it’s illegal

Cajon Valley Union School District’s obstruction

How hot was it? Records broken

County budget increases funds for people in need

Guatay cyclist injured

El Cajon planning vacancy

County gears up for fire season

Destination East County: festivals and events

Berries recalled

Sounds of History: Dick Pennock, Pacific Southwest Railway Museum, Campo (rerun)

100 deadly days of summer

Monday, June 17, 2019 (Rerun of June 14 show)

Friday, June 21, 2019


Rep. Hunter’s seat: how could a vacancy be filled if he resigns?

Rep. Susan Davis backs Green New Deal

La Mesa tree planning grant

In-Ko-Pah rescue of motorists by Native American runners

Destination East County

*Newsmakers: Colin Parent and Kristine Alessio, transportation issues in region

Monday, June 24, 2019 (Rerun of June 21 show)

Friday, June 28, 2019


Hunter seeks dismissal of corruption case

Hunter spent campaign funds on 5 mistresses, prosecutors say

La Mesa Oktoberfest deal with city

Grocery strike vote

Rents rising in East County

Crimebeat: Lemon Grove assault

Summer feeding sites for hungry children


Ramona: 2 new murals

La Mesa Youth Advisory Commission openings

Gas tax increase

Green Scene: mountain lions may be endangered in CA

Destination East County: festivals and events

Library reading challenge

Registration shifts in East County

PNS: Citizenship question on census? Supreme Court ruling

PNS: CA ranks 35th in child well being

Campo’s new farmer’s market

Sounds of History: Greatest Generation at Gillespie Field, El Cajon

KNSJ fundraiser



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