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Stories for April 3, 2006

Capitol Hill Report: Immigration, Lobbying, Chief of Staff & Mayor

April 3
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Tom Fudge speaks with Laura Strickler, about immigration proposals, lobbying limits, a change in the White House and mayor Jerry Sanders.

Former CIA guy talks about what makes terrorists tick

April 3
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Jerrold Post spent 21 years at the CIA, creating psychological profiles of people the U.S. government considered potential threats. Host Tom Fudge speaks with him about the value of these profiles and what drives some people to get involved in violent political movements.

Cokie Roberts visits San Diego

April 3
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Tom Fudge speaks with NPR's contributing senior news analyst Cokie Roberts about the politics and culture of Washington.

State treasurer reveals new plan to build up infrastructure

April 3
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California State Treasurer Phil Angelides has a new plan to help build up the state's roads, water supply, and other infrastructure. The candidate for Governor says state pension funds could be the answer. Sacramento reporter Marianne Russ has the story.

CalIt2 monitors future horizon for newest technologies

April 3
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Back in 2000 when California was flush with money, then-Governor Gray Davis directed hundreds of millions of dollars to create four institutes of innovation. One became the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Techonology, or CalIt2. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has the story.

Airport Authority to study moving Miramar Marines

April 3
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego County's Airport Authority voted today to study moving military operations at Miramar somewhere else, to make room for a commercial airport.

Winter shelter program closes its doors

April 3
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A shelter for the homeless in downtown San Diego is closing its doors this week, sending 200 people packing. The Single Adult Winter Shelter Program offered more than food and a place to live. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has more

Take me out to the ballgame

April 3
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge speaks to Padres' Play-by-Play Announcer Matt Vasgersian about the team's hopes for the 2006 season. Vasgersian talks about the team's off-season moves and their chances of repeating as National League West Champions.