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Stories for December 5, 2006

Alan Bersin Discusses Airport Authority’s Future

Dec. 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Alan Bersin's career is multi-faceted from activist U.S. Attorney in San Diego to controversial Superintendent of San Diego City Schools and now just confirmed as Mayor Sanders' appointee to the beleaguered Airport Authority's Executive Committee. Host Gloria Penner talks with Bersin about the future of the Airport Authority.

Tijuana Police Officers Honor Fallen Colleagues

Dec. 5
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Tijuana's Municipal Police Chief says it's been a difficult year for law enforcement in Tijuana. Officers gathered today to honor fellow agents who died in the line of duty. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.

United Health Foundation Ranks CA in the Middle

Dec. 5
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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When it comes to the health of its citizens, California ranks near the middle of the pack. The latest edition of health rankings from the United Health Foundation places California in 23rd place nationally. But there are some bright spots. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Airport Authority's Focus Returns to Expanding Lindbergh Field

Dec. 5
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego's Airport Authority voted Monday to go ahead tentatively with their master plan to expand Lindbergh Field. Now that voters have rejected negotiating a move to MAS Miramar, the authority is trying to decide how best to maximize Lindbergh's capacity. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

California Faces Effects of Dwindling Fish Supplies

Dec. 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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What does a global decline of the fish population mean to Californians? What is the state of our fish supply? Should we be concerned? A fishing industry representative and a conservancy manager discuss what is happening to California's fish.

Troops Cope With Limited Mental Health Services After Combat

Dec. 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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At least 20% of soldiers who have served in Iraq show signs of mental health problems, but a recent NPR report finds that very few get the help they need from the Army. NPR correspondent Daniel Zwerdling talks about his investigative report on the mental health issues that troops are facing when they return home from combat.

California Lawmakers Begin 2007 Session

Dec. 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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California lawmakers face issues like universal healthcare, gay marriage, redistricting, and prison healthcare as they take up the 2007 session. Host Tom Fudge talks to John Myers with KQED about what we can expect during the coming years.