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Our October 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 a two-part chad with Chida Warren-Darby on domestic violence and African-American issues and Emma Higgins, Grid Alternatives, on creating job training and solar opportunities for low income people locally.  We also covered top local and national issues, from wildfires across California to the Las Vegas mass shooting s and defunding of Children’s healthcare, as well as top local stories such as the hepatitis A outbreak, homelessness and invasive Aedes Egypti mosquitoes.

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 October shows:

Monday, October 2, 2017


Vegas mass shooting

Calif. affordable housing bills

Hurricane Maria response

US Forest Service firefighting costs increase

SDG&E grants for firefighting equipment

Dish TV disses rural residents

Crimebeat: La Mesa shooting

State Route 67 lane closures

Flu vaccines as season kicks off

Spring Valley park proposed

GUHSD Citizens Bond Oversight Committee

Bookshelf: Diana  Lindsay, Coast to Cactus (rerun)

ECM awards

Green Scene: River Park bill

Friday, October 6, 2017


Capitol Report: Children’s Healthcare expires

Vegas shooting: Calif. victims’ compensation

Vegas shooting: gun control debate

Campo planner threatens woman

GUHSD: Citizens Bond Oversight Committee vacancies

Aedes mosquitoes in East County

Fire station open house

Border cities have lower crime rates than other cities

*Newsmaker interview: Chida Warren Darby, YWCA Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Destination East County: festivals and events

Monday, October 9, 2017 – rerun of 10-6-2017 due to technical problems

Friday, October 13, 2017


Wildfires in Northern CA are deadliest in CA history

Sanctuary state bill signed

Capitol Report: Trump tax plan

Trump healthcare order

Crimebeat: Swat team in Boulevard, trailer burned

Revote in El Cajon due to Kalasho conflict of interest

Bumpstock lawsuit sparked by Vegas shooting

Carfentinil: deadly elephant tranquilizer drug hits streets

Destination East County: festivals and events

People Power: GHD donation to Challenge Center

Public News Service: Latinos’ college graduation rates lag

Retriever rescue

SD Crop report 2017

US Forest Service firefighting costs rise

Vacancies on GUHSD

Monday, October 16, 2017


Hepatitis A state emergency

Free community college bill signed

Drowning prevention bill signed

Fire relief caravan from East County

SDSU autism grant

Teen driving safety

Trump healthcare order (Public News Service)

Alpine Library assault

People Power: challenge center grant

Carentinil: deadly elephant tranquilizer drug this streets

*Newsmaker interview: Chida Warren Darby, Voice and Viewpoint editor, on African-American issues

Wilson and Green fires

Ready, Set Grow: fall planting season

Home safety tips

Friday, October 20, 2017


Capitol Report: Trump travel ban 3 blocked

Healthcare reform effort dead

Immigrant abortion case

Northern CA fires: water tenders

Fire weather watch: extra staffing added

El Cajon cracks down on marijuana dispensaries

Kalasho censure threatened by mayor

Hepatitis A outbreak by zip code

Lake Jennings closes for dye test

Tony the movie highlights homelessness locally

Crimebeat: Trafficking arrests made by FBI

Destination East County: festivals and events

Greene Scene: Monarchs million pollinator gardens program

Julian Fiddlers (rerun); music by Shira Ellison, old-time fiddle tunes

Teen drivers’ safety

SDSU autism grant

Monday, October 23, 2017


Aerobatics plane crashes

Megafires: More to come (Public News Service)

Church fire

State suspends building rules for homeless shelters

Red flag warning and excessive heat warning

Hope rally Oct. 24 for domestic violence survivors

Crimebeat: strangling on an East County trail

GM ignition switch recall

Green Scene: million pollinators garden

Tony the Movie Oct. 30 highlights local homelessness

Lake Jennings closes for dye testing

2007 firestorms: Miriam Raftery’s recollections

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Public News Service daily national news: Trump budget bill, right to discriminate and more

Friday, October 27, 2017

Hepatitis A emergency extended, no testing of SD River

Obamacare enrollment opens in November

Greene Scene: National Park fee hikes

Prescription drug take back day

ECM SD Press Club awards 2017

NAACP travel advisory re American Airlines

Wine Aid to help N. Calif. fire victims

*Newsmaker interview: Emma Higgins, Grid Alternatives, on job training and solar for low income residents

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Public News Service: Racial disparities in child welfare

Sports: Seals LAcross team in SD

Aztes hard times, loss in Mountain West

Borrego groundbreakings

Food drive for homeless in El Cajon

Ghost story: Borrego ship

Monday, October 30, 2017


Public News Service (PNS): Manafort indicted, Puerto Rico update

PNS: Children’s healthcare will be broke by December in California

Jamul Casino granted alcohol permit

Immigration survey: SD

Santee theater

Mercury Insurance case

Domestic violence statistics and Hope Rally in El Cajon

Greene Scene: NPS hike

Wine aid benefit for fire survivors in northern CA

Sports: SD Seals LaCross team

East County ghost stories for Halloween

ECM SD Press Club Awards

Note: All shows also include intro music, station identifications, PSA for East County Magazine nonprofit news, and closing credits.