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July 3, 2015 (San Diego’s East County) - - -Our May 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 May, click here and scroll down.

Our interviews included Jana Clark with Cleveland National Forest Foundation (on their suit over the county’s transit plan), internationally acclaimed wildlife photographer Roy Toft, , environmental activist Cindy Buxton (on progress toward Eagle Peak wilderness designation and on an ECM investigation that helped stop dumping on public lands) and Leticia Sandoval with Stronger Communities, a new nonprofit bringing help to East County residents.

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 schedule recently changed; this archive reflects the earlier schedule).

Note: All shows also include station IDs, closing credits, and a public service announcement for East County Magazine, a nonprofit media arm of the 501c3 Heartland Coalition.

Friday, May 1, 2015



Sanders announces primary challenge to Clinton

La Mesa Councilwoman Alessio remarks on climate change

State cracks down on water hogs

SDPD settlement

Pork truck fire

Green Scene: Bees addicted to nicotine

Nepal quake relief: local efforts

Newsmaker interview: Jana Clark, Cleveland National Forest Foundation, on Transit First lawsuit

Supreme Court to hear lethal injections case

Extension cord leads to pot bust

Destination East County: Top festivals and events

Fire training

Newsmaker interview: Joel Gossett, Café Murder (rerun)

Tribal Beat: Winona LaDuke at SDSU: Highlights

Monday, May 4, 2015


(Note: second half is Best of East County reruns due to editor’s vacation)


Newsmaker: Estela de los Rios, CSA, on human trafficking

Tribal Beat: Father Serra sainthood proposal stirs controversy

Campfire safety

On the Road to Julian

Interview: Ralee Nichole, singer-songerwriter (rerun)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


(Best of East County reruns due to editor’s vacation)


Interview: Surfrider Foundation (rerun)

Tribal Beat: Interview with Charlie Brown, Kumeyaay elder

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Newsmaker interview: Jim Cooper, Ramona Old West Days

Ramona Heart Murals projects

Vines and Wines: Principe di Tricasi Winery, Ramona

Green Scene: ocean plastics

Ready, Set, Grow: Water saving tips

Friday, May 8, 2015


(Best of East County reruns due to our editor’s vacation)

Newsmaker interview: Hearts and Hands Zebra Ranch, Ramona

Destination East County: Festivals and Events

Sounds of History: Ramona Museum

Green Scene: Bees addicted to nicotine

People Power: Dr. Carrole Jean-Murat

County cool zones in East County

Doctor shortage in Latino communities

Baby Food recall

Monday, May 11, 2015 -did not air due to American Airlines’ mechanical problems that cancelled our editor’s flight home.

Friday, May 15, 2015


UT San Diego sells to Tribune Publishing

Shots fired at SDG&E

Supervisors approve water cuts

Green Scene: CA should increase greenhouse emission cuts, report finds (PNS)

Body found in Alpine fire

County wildfire preparations

San Quintin farmworkers

Destination East County: festivals and events

Cigarette taxes could rise

Dog in hot car

Roadkill reporting (PNS)

Tribal Beat: Pala energy loan

Bookshelf: Bullet Proof Spirit

Monday, May 18, 2015


Capitol Report: House votes on abortion ban

Amtrak crash

Helix Water Board weighs fines

Park Station: third try by developer

Oaks cut at Dos Picos Park

Tubman wins W omen on 20s vote

Escaped prisoner  Sandoval

Tribal Beat: Pala Energy award

PNS: Cigarette tax could rise

Sanchez runs for Senate

Green Scene: Adidas helps clean up ocean plastics

Amber Alerts work

Bridge renamed for border agent in East County

Newsmaker: Cindy Buxton, on dirt dumping in Cleveland National Forest; ECM investigation helped lead to cleanup

Sounds of History: Dick Pennock, Calvert Motor Transport Museum

Plane hits truck in Santee

Reel to Reel: Look Up Here

Wildfire tips

Friday, May 22, 2015


Oil spill in Santa Barbara

Capitol Report: spying powers curbed

Senate vote on fast-tracking  Trans Pacific Trade Pact

Governor’s new budget

Abstinence-only sex ed violates CA law

Stadium plans

5 teens will stand trial for murder of homeless man in Santee

Newsmaker: Cindy Buxton on Eagle Peak Wilderness  designation progress

Green Scene: Vacations on public lands (PNS)

CA Veterans’ tuition

Senator Anderson hosts open house for constituents

County wildfire preparedness

Bookshelf: Susan Mahalik, Baja author

Monday, May 25, 2015


Borrego water cuts

Helix Water Board adopts penalties

Park Station: Planners reject

ACLU mobile justice app

Groper at UCSD

Jail Mail

Tribal Beat: Jamul Casino backers wins suit

Green Scene: Soit4ec sells off solar

PNS:  Foster Kids report

Homes for Troops: New home for El Cajon veteran

Sushi linked to salmonella outbreak

Escondido discrimination case

Mom murdered in El Cajon

Newsmaker: Leticia Sandoval, Stronger Communities

Joblessness drops

PNS: Vacations on public lands

Bookshelf: author Antonio Villana

Veterans’ tuition

Friday, May 29, 2015


Magnolia Elementary toxins lawsuit

West Hills High bomb scare

Green Scene: Sand mining in El Monte Valley report

Capitol Report: Supreme Court to hear redistricting case

IRS tax returns stolen

Crisis pregnancy centers

Immigration orders: block upheld

Newsmaker: Roy Toft, wildlife photographer

Aztecs baseball team wins Mountain West

Foster kids drugged

Missing couple found near Warner Springs, one dead

Destination East County: festivals and events

Ford issues recalls

PNS: Lawsuit over deep sea mining

Sharks seen off San Diego coast

Flash wildfire protection tips