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March 8, 2015 (San Diego’s East County)--Our January 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 January, click here and scroll down.

Our top newsmaker interviews included representatives from Cleveland National Forest, the County’s Farm to School produce program, a War Victims group seeking reparations for Iraq War refugees, the postal workers’ union on cuts in postal services, a leading solar company on changes in solar incentives for consumers, an environmental advocate battling Soitec Solar’s projects in Boulevard, and La Mesa’s Chamber of Commerce president on honoring local heroes. Plus we interviewed two law-enforcement officers-turned-authors, La Mesa Police Chief Dan Willis and former ICE special agent Timothy Daniels.

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, January 5, 2015



Snow jam in mountains

Rainy day travel tips

Capitol Report: House Whip spoke to White supremacists

SD Sheriff is recruiting

CDC declares flu epidemic

Green Scene: Monarch butterflies may get endangered status

Station ID

Newsmaker interview: Jack Shu, Cleveland National Forest Foundation (rerun)

Station ID, Viejas Alerts and East County Magazine public service announcements

Bookshelf: Dan Willis, La Mesa Police, on his book, Bullet Proof Spirit

Closing credits

Wednesday, January 7, 2015



Capitol Report: Speaker John Boehner reelected

Keystone Pipeline update

Local Government Report: Lakeside and Boulevard Planningagendas

Immigrant drivers’ licenses

Deputies assaulted by slingshot

AARP tax aide

Powdered caffeine: FDA issues warning

Station ID

Newsmakers interview: SD County Farm to School Program

Station ID, ECM and Viejas Alerts public service announcements

Destination East County: top festivals and events

New Year’s resolution: Stay Fit (County PSA)

Station ID

Reel to Reel:  High Tide band (rerun)

Green Scene: Monarchs may get endangered species status

Closing credits

Friday, January 9, 2015



Je Suis Charlie: Standing up for slain French journalists

Capitol Report: Issa loses oversight chairmanship

Senator Boxer announces retirement plans

Chaldean Corner: Pope rules to keep Father Noel in El Cajon

Green Scene: Safeway settles hazardous waste case

EPA postpones carbon emission rules

Measles exposures at Parkway Plaza and Disneyland

Station ID

FDA okays trials of Ebola treatment by SD manufacturer

San Miguel Fire: State investigation of finances

Satellite soil measurements

Weather: warm and sunny

AARP tax aid

New Laws in California

Station ID

PETCO pulls Chinese treats

Station ID

Destination East County

PSA: La Mesa Spring Valley school board vacancy

Car dealership thief arrested

Cheese recalled by Whole Foods

Healthy resolutions for the New Year

Sheriff is recruiting

E-reader workshops at county libraries

Vijeas Alerts PSA

Closing credits

Monday, January 12, 2015



Governor introduces budget

Capitol report: Republicans set stage for Social Security and disability cuts

Marriage equality bill

Former local imam tied to French terror attacks

Jobs talk: Haggen buying Safeway, Vons, Albertsons stores locally

Sales tax cheaters

Safe surrender law

Chance the Dog reunited with El Cajon owners

ECM PSA/station ID/Viejas Alerts PSA

Newsmaker:  Al Sanati, War Victims Group on efforts to seek reparations for Iraqi refugees

Station ID

Free car seats from County of SD


Local student gets perfect score on ACT test

Green Scene: Monarchs may get endangered status

Viejas Winter Alert PSA

Rainy day driving tips

Closing credits

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Capitol report: veterans suicide bill

Green Scne: Delta smelt ruling

Ramona skatepark

Station ID

Tribal Beat: Justice Dept. marijuana memorandum

Bookshelf: Tim Daniels, ex-ICE special agent and author of An Ongoing Investigation

Newsmaker interview: Mr. Sanati, War Victims Group (rerun)

Station ID

Business report: Haggen Markets comes to San Diego

Pet treats removed by PETCO

Chance the dog reunited with owners

Viejas Winter alerts

Measles outbreak in East County

New Year’s resolutations

Closing credits

Friday, January 16, 2015



Health alert: Measles outbreak now 10 local cases


Snavely predator released in Jacumba

Capitol report: House blocks immigration reforms

Free parking continues in La Mesa

PNS: Electronic cigarette poisonings on the rise

SD UInified to sell two school sites including infamous school shooting location

Newsmakers interview: Tom Wood and Eddie B. Cooper Jr., Postal union (APWU) on cuts to postal service

Station ID

Kaiser strike


Destination East County


Monday, January 19, 2015



Local MLK events

Eric Holder speech on MLK and Justice Dept reforms on police issues

Station ID

Jobs Talk: Obama seeks sick days for workers

Geen Scene: Ocotillo Wind fire

Crime beat: Barona double murder

Viejas winter alerts, ECM PSA, Staiton ID

Picker announces CPUC reforms

Ramona skatepark efforts ramp up

Picker announces CPUC reforms

PNS: Over half of CA economy depends on Colorado River

ECO Substation energized

Station ID

Newsmaker interview: Dannie Marie (3 songs: Anything I want to Be, Countin Down Summertime, Fix My Broken Heart (excerpts)

Closing credits

Wednesday, January 21, 2015



Measles – a rash of cases

Holder halts asset seizure sharing program

Capitol Report: Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage

Chaldean corner:  Chaldean leader defies Pope

Pope Francis to visit U.S.

Station ID

Hottest year since 1990

Green Scene: Supervisors to vote on Soitec Solar projects Feb. 7

CrimeBeat: Attempted rape in Santee

Capitol Report: Veterans  Suicide Prevention Act passes

Tribal Beat: marijuana on reservations

Station ID

Gillespie Field board vacancies

Bookshelf: Timothy Daniels, ex-ICE special agent and novelist, author of An Ongoing Investigation

Station ID

Destination East County

Cold case murder: Cynthia Diane Coleman

New Year’s Resolutions

Closing credits

Friday, January 23, 2015



State of the Union speech – analysis

State of the Union – GOP response

State of the Union – San Diego impacts

Capitol Report: Abortion bill

Station ID

Alpine High School – tentative ruling

Helicopter crash in Ramona

Drought report

Alcohol  sales to minors: shoulder tap stings in La Mesa

Destination East County: festivals and events

ECM PSA, Station ID, Viejas Alerts PSA

Newsmaker interview: Sullivan Solar – changes in the solar field

Bookshelf: Timothy Daniels, former ICE agent, author of An Ongoing Investigation

Station ID

School campus sales by SD Unified Schools

Delta smelt

Viejas Alerts PSA

Closing credits

Monday, January 26, 2015



GUHSD must pay for Alpine High School, judge rules

Soitec Solar may exit solar business

Barona double homicide suspect released

Citizens United marches

Station ID

Newsmaker interview: Donna Tisdale on Soitec projects set for hearing

Station ID/ECM PSA/Viejas Alerts PSA

Lakeside vandals

Local government report

Unemployment drops in county

Weather: Rain forecast

Alcohol sting/shoulder tap program in La Mesa

Station ID

Green Scene: Arctic wildlife refuge

Bookshelf: Kirk Lee Adler, author of Child of the Storm

Colorado River Study

Closing credits

Wednesday, January 28, 2015



Flights threatened


Human trafficking taskforce

Hockey team coming to San Diego

Rattlesnake bite at Mission Trails

Sheriff plans DUI  Super Bowl patrols

State bill may ban e-cigarettes

Newsmaker interview: Mary England, La Mesa Chamber, on Salute to Local Heroes

Grossmont Center: Cushman family to take back ownership

Bookshelf: La Mesa Police Captain Dan Willis, author of Bullet Proof Spirit

Station ID, ECM and Viejas Alerts PSAs

Destination East County: festivals and events

Green Scene: Supervisors to vote on Soitec projects

PNS: USDA meat center animal abuse

Drug magnets

Station ID

PSA: Descanso Library needs volunteers

Business: Haggen Grocery coming to San Diego

Viejas Alerts PSA

Closing credits

Friday, January 30, 2015



CPUC Chair Michael Peevey’s home raided

Capitol Report: Border Act, human trafficking bills

Supervisors approve involuntary mental health treatment

Doctors on strike at UCSD

Pediatric heart transplant: 1st in San Diego

Station iD

Grossmont Center changes ahead

On the Road: Desert View Tower at In-ko-pah

Destination East County

Station ID/ECM and Viejas Alerts PSAs

Newsmaker interview: Donna Tisdale, Soitec hearing (rerun)

Station ID

Descanso Library needs volunteers (PSA)

PNS: National news report

Viejas Alerts PSA

Closing credits