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San Diego Explained: A Shallow River With Deep Controversies

On this week’s San Diego Explained, Voice of San Diego’s Ry Rivard and Monica Dean break down the debates surrounding the San Diego River and the numerous efforts to beautify and protect it.

San Diego Explained: The Pot Shop Crime Wave Hasn't Hit

On this week’s San Diego Explained, Voice of San Diego’s Jesse Marx and NBC 7’s Monica Dean break down the ongoing concerns over the legal marijuana industry and consider some of the major proposals that failed to win support in the state Legislature.

San Diego Explained: Juvenile Halls Across the State Are Mostly Empty

On this week’s San Diego Explained, Voice of San Diego’s Will Huntsberry and NBC 7’s Monica Dean break down why juvenile halls have emptied and unpack some of the challenges that lay ahead.

San Diego Explained: Ports of Entry and Their Power

Much of the current political rhetoric on immigration centers on parts of the border where people aren’t supposed to cross. But on this week’s San Diego Explained, Voice of San Diego’s Maya Srikrishnan and NBC 7’s Monica Dean explain why ports of entry are so powerful.