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Stories for August 22, 2006

Snakes on a Plane

Aug. 22
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

It's late Thursday night at the UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Aug. 22
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Marine shares his experience from Fallujah, Iraq

Aug. 22
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A Camp Pendleton-based Marine, stationed at Camp Fallujah in Iraq, speaks with host Tom Fudge about life in a war zone.

The Race to Space: Part I

Aug. 22
By Dwane Brown and KPBS Public Broadcasting

NASA is hoping a little competition will spur the commercial space industry. The agency is providing half a million dollars in seed money for private companies to develop space vehicles. In part one of our three-part series on the commercial race to space, KPBS morning anchor Dwane Brown spoke with the founder of a Poway company that's leading the charge.

Kroll report recommendations -- will they save the city ?

Aug. 22
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders will hold a Town Hall Meeting this week to respond to the $20 million Kroll Report. The report has been the topic of water cooler conversations around San Diego since it was released earlier this month. It blames the City's massive financial problem on a culture of political expediency. KPBS reporter Alison St John speaks with some keen observers of the city about the report's recommendations for the future.

San Diego real estate unaffordable for many

Aug. 22
By Maureen Cavanaugh and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Guest host Maureen Cavanaugh talks with a local real estate expert about the latest trends, what we can expect from the market in coming years, and the biggest mistake new home-buyers make in purchasing property.

Merck loses another Vioxx case

Aug. 22
By Maureen Cavanaugh and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Law professor Bryan Liang speaks about the pair of losses that Merck suffered last week in lawsuits over the drug Vioxx.

Economist reveals financial forces behind everyday things

Aug. 22
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Economist Tim Harford explains the forces behind everything from used car sales, Starbucks coffee, supermarket products, third world poverty to poker.

Father Joe forced to cut back on homeless services

Aug. 22
By Maureen Cavanaugh and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Father Joe Carroll, president of the homeless services charity, Father Joe's Villages, joins Maureen Cavanaugh to discuss how disaster relief has impacted the homeless problem in San Diego.