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 October 23, 2016 (San Diego's East County)-- Our September 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 interviews, click here.

You can hear full candidate forums we moderated with Helix Water District and Lemon Grove mayoral candidates. We also interviewed candidates for other local offices and chatted with La Mesa’s Mayor and Vice Mayor on Oktoberfest and the future of La Mesa. Hot topics in September included the shooting of Alfred Olango by El Cajon Police, water quality issues, the presidential race and more.  Plus hear our interview with a La Mesa Historical Society museum curator on an exhibit about Japanese-American students at Grossmont High School who were interned during World War II.

 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 September shows:

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

Friday, September 2, 2016


Private immigration detention centers may close

Crimebeat: Ramona DUI charges

Green Scene: underwater homes

Power outage in Potrero-Dulzura

Toucan spotted in Alpine

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Newsmaker:  La Mesa Council member Kristine Alessio

Monday, September 5, 2016


Jobs Talk:  Teacher tenure upheld

Diaper bill signed into law

Issa-Applegate poll

Trump gives immigration speech

PNS Daily News: Clinton emails, charter schools, med.taxes

Green Scene:  developer fined in Lemon grove for water pollution

Witness comes forward in case of missing teen Mickey Guidry

Crimebeat:  La Mesa attackers terrorize woman

Truck standards on emissions

Senior gift baskets: La Mesa Chamber seeks donated items

Hops deadly for dogs

Barona powwow highlights with victory music

Zika virus:  California warns travelers

Greene Scene: Salton Sea agreement  with federal government

Reel to Reel:Cory Wilkins(rerun)

Pete Seeger:  John Henry (Labor Day)

Friday, September 9, 2016


Lemon Grove mayoral and council races

Santee mayoral and council races

La Mesa Village Association:  new business organization

Transit measure lawsuit

Arson arrest made in Pointe Fire, Spring Valley

Antibiotic hand washes banned

Green Scene: Salton Sea agreement with federal government

Sports: SDSU’sNicklau soccer standout

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Barona Powwow highlights;  Sycuan powwow coming up

PNS daily news: Dakota pipeline protest,  911 anniversary, Wells Fargo fined

Green Scene: Lemon Grove developer fined

Hops deadly to dogs

La Mesa senior gift baskets: Chamber seeks donated items

Monday, September 12, 2016


911 candidate responses

PNS:  School accountability bill

Dakota pipeline protests with audio clips from  Democracy Now

Feds halt construction of Dakota Access pipeline after tribal protests

Journalist Amy Goodman arrested for covering pipeline protest

Newsmaker interview: Ruth Weiss, Election Integrity Project

Hazardous waste collection event Sept. 17 in Potrero (public service announcement for county)

Sports:  Adam Allred, SDSU soccer named PAC 12 conference men’s player of week

Friday, September 16, 2016


Preview of Helix Water and Lemon Grove mayoral candidate forum

Preview of Santee mayoral and  city council candidate forum

Preview of La Mesa city council candidate forum

Agriculture report: farm workers overtime bill signed

Deer hunting season opens

Green Scene: hottest August

Rabid bat found

Sports: SDSU soccer update

Newsmaker interview:  John Linden, Helix Water District board

Destination East County:  top festivals and events

PNS: Oil and gas increase asthma rates in California kids

Monday, September 19, 2016


County’s Border Fire report whitewashes residents’ concerns

SDSU use of force incident

La Mesa candidates’ views on homelessness

DUI checkpoint in El Cajon Sept. 24

Preview of Helix Water and Lemon Grove mayoral candidate forum

Green Scene: Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan signed

Arsenic in Water:  Warner Springs School District

Sports:  Aztec football’s Munson named player of week

Weather: thunderstorms possible

Crimebeat: Warner Springs shooting

Japanese American internment exhibit

La Mesa Peace Day

Campo Stone Store

Thunderstorms possible

Ready, Set, Grow:  Fall trees

Rabid bat found

Agricultural  Report: Farm workers’ overtime bill signed

Santee/Lakeside minor decoys

Home safety tips

Friday, September 23, 2016


First presidential debate won’t have third party candidates

El Cajon candidate forum preview

Blood drive

Halt deporting veterans effort launches

Connect Lemon Grove project

Firefighter injured in  La Mesa liquor store fire

Lightning strikes

Newsmakers:  Grossmont Healthcare District board candidates Bob Ayres and Virginia Hall

Newsmaker:  Grossmont Healthcare District candidate Jimmy Parker

Destination East County: top festivals andevents

Aztecs’ big win: Pumphries sets record

Lemon Grove mayoral candidates’ debate moderated by East County Magazine editor Miriam Raftery

Tuesday,  September 27, 2016


Alfred Olango shooting by El Cajon Police (with sound clips)

High poverty rate in San Diego

Green Scene: Safe  drinking water bill

Fire insurance rates to drop

Destination East County: top festivals and evetns

Newsmakers:  La Mesa Mayor Mark Arapostathis and Vice Mayor Guy McWhirter on Oktoberfest and what’s new in  La Mesa

Tribal Beat: Standing Rock caravans: local tribes aid pipeline protest

Friday, September 30, 2016

Helix Water District candidate forum moderated by East County Magazine editor Miriam Raftery

All shows also include station identification, public service announcement for East County Magazine,  and closing credits.