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June 30, 2015 (San Diego's East County)--Our April 2015 radio shows are now online!  You can listen online now (sound files may take a minute to load). For links to listen to the shows plus a full list of topics and interviews in April, click here and scroll down.

Our interviews included Megan Hamilton with Surfrider Foundation on water-saving ideas, Author Deborah M. Pratt, Ashley Mazanec, San Diego Energy District Foundation, Ken Woodward, Ramona’s Woodward Museum, Jim Cooper, Ramona Old West Days, Joel Gossett, Circle Players on Café Murder, and Estela de los Rios on human trafficking.

You can hear the East County Magazine Show on KNSJ 89.1 FM on Mondays and Fridays from 5 to 6 p.m., on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m, and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.  Note:  our show recently changed schedule; the archived shows below reflect the earlier schedule.  East County Magazine is a media outlet of the nonprofit 501c3 Heartland Coalition.

(In addition to the stories listed below, all shows also include station IDs, ECM public service announcement, and closing credits.)

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

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Governor orders 25% water cuts

Mexican farm workers strike

Tikkrit freed from ISIS

SDG&E drones approved

Crimebeat: Bizarre school employee incident in Lemon Grove

CPUC Peevey’s legal bills

Federal agents busted for stealing Bitcoins

April Fool’s: strange but true

April Fool’s ECM stories: summary

San Diego census data

Brewbeat: 4 San Diego breweries in top 50 nationally

El Cajon Police in special Olympics

Newsmakers: Chuck Brown and Roy Anthony, San Diego Concert Band (rerun with Sousa march excerpt)

Destination East County

Friday, April 3, 2015


Religious freedom blils

PNS: national news highlights

CNS: Camp Barrett Baristas

Alzheimer’s disease “mind diet”

Airborne anti-biotic resistant bacteria

ECPD special Olympics

PNS: Ca jobs recovery

Crimebeat: city Heights fires

Police chase ends in crash at La Mesa Chevy dealer

SDG&E drones approved

Destination East County: festivals and events

Spring break activities

PNS: Job prospects improve in CA

Wildest jobs: Rodeo clown (rerun)

Monday, April 6, 2015

Updates on ambulance service changes: ECM special report

Revenge porn sentencing

Water hogs: questoins raised

Arson arrest in City Heights

Mountain lion scream

Spring Valley Fire displaces 10 residents

Opossum peptides have snakebite anti-venom

Hobby Lobby comes to La Mesa

Teddy and Baloo in new habitat at Lions, Tigers & Bears in Alpine

Brewbeat: San Diego breweries make top 50 nationwide list

France bans anorexic fashion models

Is medical marijuana medicine: kills cancer, shrinks brain tumors

Mom arrested, 3 year old killed in East County crash

Lemon Grove holds photo contest

Drowsy driving public service announcement

Newsmaker: Phil Konstantin, drowsy driver awareness day (rerun)

Offbeat: Fund for Animals in Ramona (rerun)

Capitol Report: Davis sexual assault campus bill

Wednesday, April 8, 2015


Ambulance response times – ECM special report

Bill to end solitary confinement of minors

Green Scene: GOP wants to sell off public lands

GUHSD holds special meeting on bonds

Court rules for GUHSD

Deerhorn Valley editor raises map issues regarding ambulances

Supervisor race now 3-way with  Jacob, Anderson, and Reyes

Todd Gloria runs for Assembly

West Nile Virus in Spring Valley

Mass grave found in Tikrit, Iraq

Dog flue

Sports: Padres announce trades

Stadium consultants: county-city to split costs

 Bizarre beach stories

Sounds of History: Helen Stoddard, La Mesa suffragist

Ramona Heart Murals

Destination East County: festivals and events

Lemon Grove photo contest

Mountain lion scream

Home improvement scams

Brewbeat: 4 San Diego breweries in top 50 nationwide

Friday, April 10, 2015

Boston bomber found guilty

Officer charged with murder

Low reservoirs concern fire officials

Santee robbery suspect sought

Craig’s List date robbed

Female poverty study

IRS cuts

Newsmaker: Surfrider Foundation’s Megan Hamilton with water saving tips

Home Start program

Todd Gloria runs for Assembly

Domestic violence resources

Author event preview

Destination East County: festivals and events

SIP program

Tribal Beat: Junipero Serra sainthood proposal (rerun)

Monday, April 13, 2015- did not run due to technical difficulties.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Drought updates

Alcohol ban in El Cajon

ECPAC bids

Vaccines bill

Hummus recall

Tribal Beat: Leroy Elliott, Manzanita leader, remembered

Use tax

Fugitive Prager

New Sheriff helicopter

Bookshelf: Author Deobrah M. Pratt

Composting: Free class in Lemon Grove

Friday, April 17, 2015


Alcohol sales initiative hearing

Capitol Report: inheritance tax repeal

School threats bill

ISIS border camp debunked

Baby food recall

Presidential hopefuls

Equal Pay Day

Blackwater guards convicted

Assemblywoman Shirley Weber’s police bills

Mayor Faulconer’s San Diego budget

Crowd rescues teens from burning car

NFL prisonmurder

Border coalition rally

San Onofre federal ruling

Tribal Beat: Winona La Duke at SDSU: preview

Destination East County: festivals and events

Monday, April 20, 2015


Iraq update

Craft cannabis

Local government report

Measles epidemic is over

Fracking exempt from water cuts (PNS)

Army guardsmen busted for weapons sales

Green Scene: Poway trails connection

Sounds of History: Ken Woodward, Guy Woodward Museum, Ramona

Women on 20s: 4 finalists

Winona La Duke at SDSU: preview

Santee flasher

Fight to save bees

Baby food recall

Computer energy standards

Lemon Grove composting class

Female poverty study

On the Road: Desert View Tower

Ready, Set, Grow: Hummingbirds and butterfly gardens

IRS scammers

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Tiered water rates overturned by court

Somali terror arrests

Ramona slugging pitcher

Ventura fault could produce 8.0 quake and tsunami

El Cajon sales tax rollback

Highway 67 pavement rehab

Newsmaker: Ashley Mazanec, San Diego Energy District

Crows found with West Nile Virus

Save the bees

Measles epidemic over

Atheists’ rights

Capitol Report: estate taxes

Sounds of History: Ken Woodward, Guy Woodward Museum, Ramona

Teens saved from burning car

Friday, April 24, 2015


Laura’s Law

Green Scene: McDonald’s deforestation

PNS: Health insurance fixes in CA

Capitol Report: Trans-Pacific Trade pact

Campfire safety

Alpine art in school controversy

Valley Fever conference

Newsmaker: Jim Cooper, Ramona Old West Days

Dog searches and traffic stops: Supreme Court ruling

Doctor shortage in Latino areas

Highway 67 work begins

Craft cannabis

Destination East County: festivals and events

Women on 20s

Weekend weather

PNS: Computer energy standards

Chavez: military issue

Monday, April 27, 2015


Nepal earthquake

Serra or Sally Ride? Statue in capitol

Remember Enron? Gas price fix ruling

Agricultural report: Raisin farmers’ suit in Supreme Court

Another terror arrest in San Diego

SDSU professor Chin wins poetry prize

Comcast merger stopped

Trespass call ends in death

Roundabouts controversy in La Mesa

Baby’s ashes stolen

Newsmaker: Joel Gossett, Circle Players, Café Murder

Arbor Day tips

Valley Fever conference updates

Wildlife officers honored

Register all drivers to vote: bill in Sacramento

Bookshelf: Diana Lindsey, Sunbelt Publications

Green cene: Poway Trails expansion

Save the bees

Mylar balloons are fire risk

Harley Davidson motorcycle recalls

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Riots in Baltimore

Border Agent not charged in shooting in Mexico over border

Capitol Report: Supreme Court to decide gay marriage

Live fire training in Jamul

Feds recommend reducing fluoride levels in water

Jobs fair at Cuyamaca College

Green Scene: Adidas to make clothes fro plastic in ocean

Ambert Alerts work

Spice, synthetic marijuana, adverise reactions

Newsmaker: Estela de los Rios, human trafficking

Women on 20s narrows field to four

Comptuer energy devices

Sounds of History: La Mesa suffragist Helen Stoddard