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April 5, 2015 (San Diego’s East County)--Our February radio shows are now online!  You can listen online now (note sound files may take a minute to load). For links to listen to the shows plus a full list of topics and interviews in February, click here and scroll down.

Our top newsmaker interviews included John Hartley on a local clean elections initiative, Susan Brinchman alleging a CPUC cover-up of smart meter dangers, Brooke Haggarty from the Foundation for Animal Care on a program to help fund life-saving treatments for pets, voter Tom Biggers who says he was banned from Senator Anderson’s office for asking about special interest ties, Robert Germann on a proposal to build a Chargers’ stadium in East County,  and more. We also had interviews with local authors and  special report on major energy projects approved for East County.

You can hear the East County Magazine Show on KNSJ 89.1 FM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5 to 6 p.m., on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m, and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Monday, February 2, 2015



CPUC Chair Michael Peevey’s home raided

Junior Seau named to Hall of Fame

Boulder hits Alpine business

Santee apartment fire

Supervisors race: Jacob in, could Anderson run?

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Newsmaker interview: John Hartley, Neighborhoods for Clean Elections

County expands Feeling Fit Clubs

On the Road: Desert View Tower, Jacumba

ECM public service announcement, station ID

Tribal Beat: Coppermine controversy in Apache land

Bookshelf: Author Paula Marguelies (repeat)

Free infant car seats

Closing credits

Wednesday, February 4, 2015



Sports: SuperBowl

Grand Jury report on officials’ pay

Crimebeat: Jacumba sexual assault conviction

Arrest in threat on Islamic group

Capitol Report: veterans’ suicides

Drone zones: near misses

Author Harper Lee to publish sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird

Jacumba airport upgrades

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Newsmaker interview: Jim Moreno, poet, on Valentine’s weekend poetry campout at Kumeyaay Lakes

County’s Feeling Fit  Clubs

Viejas Winter Alerts PSA, station ID, ECM PSA

Daily News from Public News Service

Bookshelf: Zoreh Gharemani, author of Sky of Red Poppies (rerun)

On the Road: Desert View Tower

Health: First pediatric heart transplant in San Diego

Newsmaker: Mary England, Local Heroes cabaret dinner preview

Closing credits

Friday, February 6, 2015



Special report: Soitec approved by Supervisors

Newsmaker interviews: Sullivan Solar  (rerun)

Destination East County: top festivals and events


Monday, February 9, 2015



Veterans services update

Covered California: Feb. 15 deadline to enroll

Vaccination rates in East County schools

Local Government report

Vaccinations required at UC for measles and more

Green Scene: Fracking march

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Ramona rides to help burn victim Lynn Fuller

Controlled burns

Drone zones

PSA: El Cajon Youth of Year nominees sought

Station ID, Viejas Alerts and ECM psa

Newsmaker interview: Susan Brinchman , Center for Electrosmog Prevention, on smart meters


Wednesday, February 11,2015



American hostage death confirmed

Capitol Report: ISIS threatens first family

Brian Williams takes hiatus from NBC

E-cigarettes explode

Forbes calls for criminal probe of GUHSD

Mt. Laguna boil water alert

UT sued over calls

Wild weather week

Water cuts possible

Radio Shack in bankruptcy, stores closing

Trail ride for burn victim

Heart health month

Southwest Airlines announces medical flight grants

Mounted Patrol volunteers sought for Sheriff: Feb. 17 meeting

Station ID, ECM and Viejas Alerts  PSAs

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Covered California enrollment deadline

Jacumba airport upgrades

On the Road: Desert View Tower, Jacumba

Green Scene: fracking march

Vaccination rates in East County

Viejas Alerts PSA


Friday, February 13, 2015



Obama seeks war declaration

Christians fight ISIL

ACLU opposes Border Patrol roving patrols

CBS sportscaster Kraska shot, SWAT team captures suspect in EL Cajon

Target settlement announced

Sports: Freitas dies

Station ID

Newsmaker: Brooke Haggarty, FACE (Foundation for Animal Care—face4pets.org)

Tribal Beat

Destination East County

Station ID, ECM and Viejas Alerts

Southwest medical flight grants

Heart health month

Vaccinations required at UC

Youth of Year nominations sought in El Cajon

Viejas PSA

Veterans services update


Monday, February 16, 2015



Port showdown

Drone rules proposed by FAA

Republicans threaten Homeland Security shutdown

Roberts’ Soitec support  raises concerns over special interest ties

Crimebeat: Jewelry store robbed in Parkway Plaza

Measles vaccines: safety vs. risk of disease

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Tears for Kylie: Alpine tot loses cancer battle

Bolt Brewery holds benefit for firefighter in need of heart transplant

New drugs causing fatal overdoses

Southwest Airlines medical grants

Station ID, ECM and Viejas Alerts PSAs

Newsmaker interview: Sullivan Solar, Ann Bessinger (rerun)

Station ID

Tribal Beat: Cuyamaca College Pow-wow

Sounds of History: Dick Pennock, Pacific Southwest Railway Museum

East County Youth of the Year Awards nominations sought


Wednesday, February 18, 2015



Capitol Report: Immigration ruling

California Senate asks Congress for path to citizenship for immigrants

Egypt bombs ISIS

Smoking: worse than you thought

Pine Valley fire

Fox TV in San Diego airs Obama photo with rapist story

Drive-by shooting in Spring Valley

Firefighters to hold boot drive for Burn Institute

Newsmaker: John Hartley, clean elections (rerun)

ACLU sues Border Patrol

Station ID, ECM and Viejas Alerts PSAs

Destination East County: festivals and events

Bookshelf: Don Harrison, author of Schlepping across the West: There’s a Jewish story everywhere

Heart health month

UT San Diego sued over calls

Drone zones


Friday, February 20, 2015 (no show due to technical difficult)

Monday, February 23, 2015



GUHSD appeals Alpine high school ruling

Immigration ruling’s local impacts

Drones at border not effective, Homeland Security report finds

Greene Scene: Community Choice customers pay less

Newsmaker: Tom Biggers, voter banned by Senator Anderson’s office after asking about special interest ties

Destination East County: festivals and events

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Anti-Semitism rising worldwide

Station ID, ECM PSA

Drive-by shooting in Spring Valley

On the Road: Desert View Tower

Firefighters’ boot drive

Women’s heart health

Viejas Alerts PSA, Tune-In PSA


New Dr. Seuss books to be published


Wednesday, February 25, 2015



Capitol Report: Homeland Security shutdown  looms

Blizzard in East and Midwest

Attempted kidnapping in Spring Valley

El Capitan school custodian arrested

Pizza carjacking

Local woman in running for Mars one-way trip

Eagle extermination? New bill would allow 30-year take permits

Fire extinguisher recall

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Newsmakers: Monstah PAC

ECM PSa, Station ID

ISIS targets Rome

Boot Drive

Destination East County: festivals and events

Bill Horn declares 2015 year of the veterans

PSA: Helen Knolls open house

Tribal Beat: Agave pits

Viejas PSA, Tune-In PSA

 New Dr. Seuss books to be published


Friday, February 27, 2015



Green Scene: Three Sisters Falls – trail changes proposed by Forest Service

San Diego caregivers hold vigil at Governor’s home

Missing hiker: Chris Sylvia

Plastic bag ban block: initiative qualifies for ballot

Tobacco ban at baseball parks

Diaper tax bill

Pot legalized in Alaska and Washington DC

Crimebeat: Hair salon bandit in El Cajon

More flu deaths

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Newsmaker interview: Robert Germann, Gillespie Chargers stadium advocate

Station ID, ECM PSA, Viejas Alerts PSA

Health: Sauna prevents cardiac arrest

CA poverty safety net: Public News Service

Fire extinguishers recalled

Destination East County: festivals and events

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Bookshelf: Marnie Friedman (rerun)

Women’s heart health