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Stories for August 30, 2006

Host of Mystery Science Theater 3000 moves to San Diego

Aug. 30
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host of Mystery Science Theater 3000 moves to San Diego

Aaron Sorkin returns to television's 2006 fall line-up

Aug. 30
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Guest host Maureen Cavanaugh talks with Bob Thompson, professor of television and popular culture at Syracuse University about the golden age of television and whether this fall's line-up makes the grade.

HBO's critically acclaimed drama The Wire launches a new season

Aug. 30
KPBS Public Broadcasting

HBO's critically acclaimed drama The Wire launches a new season

Does surfing have the power to heal?

Aug. 30
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Steven Kotler, author of West of Jesus, tells the story of how surfing saved his life. Kotler talks about overcoming Lyme disease, and his global quest to unravel the mysteries of the "Conductor".

Students seeing success through AVID

Aug. 30
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) prepares students in 5th grade through high school for success through an elective course that includes tutoring and motivational activities.

Over 300,000 San Diegans live below the poverty line

Aug. 30
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Yesterday, the Census Bureau released its latest data on income and poverty rates across the Country. Paul Karr of the Center on Policy Initiatives explains what these numbers mean for San Diego.

Carlsbad company requests approval of desalination plant

Aug. 30
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Construction of a desalination plant in Carlsbad could be a year away. The company hoping to build the plant wants the state Coastal Commission to approve its plans. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Mexican drug cartels using public land to grow marijuana

Aug. 30
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

State and federal law enforcement authorities say Mexican drug cartels are increasingly using public land to grow marijuana. However, authorities say this is not the case in San Diego. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.

Illegal immigrants may be eligible for college aid

Aug. 30
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A bill that would allow illegal immigrants to receive financial aid for college is moving through the California legislature this week.

Report: despite healthy economy, working class still struggling

Aug. 30
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The U.S. Census Bureau has released the latest figures on poverty and income. They cover changes from 2004 to 2005. The statistics show poverty nation-wide remained at the same level, in spite of an improving economy. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more on the situation in San Diego.