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May 20, 2017 (San Diego's East County)-- Our February 2017 radio shows are now online. For links to listen to the shows plus a full list of topics an interviews, click here. (Sound files may take a few moments to load).

We interviewed representatives from the International Rescue Committee and Survivors of Torture on impacts of President Trump’s refugee restrictions and travel ban,  Dr. Patrick Sullivan, an anesthesiologist suing Grossmont Hospital over patient privacy concerns, women’s rights advocate Bonnie Price,  SDSU climate scientist Walter Oechel on melting permafrost, and Victor Crosswaite Contreras on Twainfest, who performed a dramatic reading of bandito Joaquin Murrieta.  We also covered top East County issues as well as regional and national news headlines.

 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 February shows:

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

Friday, February 3, 2017


Local government report: Olango autopsy, San Miguel Fire Board recall, Glover gaffe, GCCCD immigration vote, El Cajon redistricting

Newsmaker interview: David Murphy,  International Rescue Committee and Kathi Anderson, Survivors of Torture, on Trump’s refugee restrictions and travel ban

Gene Carpenter and Miriam Raftery discuss Trump’s executive orders on border wall, sanctuary cities and travel ban

Monday, February 6, 2017

No show due to transmitter problem

Friday, February 10, 2017


Arts & Music:  Live Nation interested in managing East County Performing Arts Center

Capitol Report:  Betsy Devos confirmed as Education Secretary

Trump travel ban: 9th circuit court

Newsmaker interview: Bonnie Price, women’s rights advocate, on women’s march and women’s issues

Destination East County:  Top festivals and events

Monday, February 13, 2017

Rerun of Feb. 10, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017


ICE raids

Alert: Storm warning

National Security Director Flynn resigns

Resistance movement grows

Labor leader Kasparian in controversy

Lemon Grove votes on marijuana regulations

Ramona plane crash

Newsmaker interview: Dr. Patrick Sullivan, anesthesiologist suing Grossmont Hospital over patient privacy violations

Destination East County

Monday, February 20, 2017


Capitol report:  Public Citizen sues Trump administration over rule requiring two regulations cut for each added

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin confirmed

New nominee for Labor Secretary

Email Privacy Act

Hispanic Congressional members barred from ICE meeting on Capitol Hill

Rep. Hunter targets sanctuary cities and states in bill he introduced

Animal welfare info scrubbed off USDA website

Lemon Grove SANDAG appointment

Potholes plague state of California

Borrego Days Festival faces financial troubles

Desert wildflowers

Immigrant Tenant Protection Act

Newsmaker interview: Walter Oechel, Climate Scientist, SDSU speaks on climate change and CO2 emissions from melting arctic permafrost

Crimebeat:  Lemon Grove home invasion

Friday, February 24, 2017


Capitol Report: Deportations expanded

Immigration March San Diego

ISSA healthcare bill

Town hall controversies

Atkins’ universal healthcare bill in California Legislature

Arts and Music:  Live Nations negotiations for ECPAC approved by El Cajon Council

Santee to get movie theatres

Green Scene:  Scott Pruitt confirmed to head Environmental Protection Agency; Supervisors postpone community choice energy study

Health: Anthem-Cigna merger blocked

Grossmont Healthcare District grant helps refugees

Chaldean Corner: Neighborhood Markets Association becomes sanctuary organization

Star Ranch proposal: Back Country Land Trust

El Cajon tickets

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Public News Service daily national news:  Trump-Mexico meetings, transgender student rights rolled back, Affordable Healthcare Act repeal objections, oxygen tank fires, solitary confinement of juveniles, $69 million divested from Dakota Access Pipeline banks

Desert wildflowers

On the Road: Desert View Tower, Jacumba

Monday, February 27, 2017


Capitol Report: Issa calls for special prosecutor

Trump cracksdown on press – like Nixon

Border wall bids

Diplomas at county libraries

Ful deaths

Star Ranch proposal

Santee health centers

Newsmaker interview: Victor Crosswaite  Contreras, Twainfest and dramatic reading of bandito Joaquin Murrieta

On the Road in Julian

All shows also have station identifications and closing credits.