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Stories for April 19, 2006

Ronne Froman

April 19
KPBS Commentaries

San Diego's bad luck is turning. A serious nucleus of San Diegans is forming to help rebuild city government, and to restore this uneasy city's reputation. At a City Hall disgraced by corruption, a straight-arrow ex-cop is mayor and, as his back-up, stands a normally calm lady admiral who can turn tough as nails.

KPBS Commentaries

April 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Senate votes on Bersin as education secretary

April 19
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The California Senate votes today on the confirmation of former San Diego school superintendent Alan Bersin as the governor's education secretary. Bersin has already held the job for a year. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

These Days explores human trafficking and child labor

April 19
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Is the West ignoring child labor and trafficking? Host Tom Fudge talks to Sister Jeanne Devos about the conditions children live in around the world.

San Diegans view news through spiritual lens

April 19
By Dwane Brown and KPBS Public Broadcasting

What does the news look like when viewed through a spiritual perspective? What do our church leaders think about the War on Terror... Hurricane Katrina. government corruption scandals. and the state of San Diego politics? Next time on These Days guest host Dwane Brown speaks with some of San Diego's spiritual leaders to find out what they think about the news.

SDG&E opens Escondido Energy Center

April 19
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Gas and Electric officially opened the state-of-the-art Palomar Energy Center in Escondido today. It is the first new power plant to be built in San Diego County in 40 years. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Organization urges immigration limits to protect environment

April 19
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

In 1969, a devastating oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara inspired the idea for Earth day. The first Earth Day, April 20, 1970, brought millions of Americans together to develop plans to protect the environment. And, one organization believes too many Americans -population growth - is the biggest threat to the environment.

DJ Tony Vick's music picks!

April 19
By Dwane Brown and KPBS Public Broadcasting

DJ Tony Vick talks with host Dwayne Brown about the eclectic mix of music currently occupying his CD decks and ipod playlists.