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Stories for February 1, 2006

What is consumer-directed health care?

Feb. 1
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

In his State of the Union address, President Bush pushed for the expansion of tax-free health savings accounts. Host Tom Fudge talks with two doctors on opposing sides of the issue to debate the pros and cons of consumer-directed health care.

Bush optimistic in State of the Union address

Feb. 1
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

President Bush presented his fifth State of the Union last night. Tom Fudge finds out how San Diego Democrats and Republicans react.

Residents & environmentalists protest Sunrise powerlink

Feb. 1
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Not in my backcountry. That's the cry of residents and environmentalists alike in protest of San Diego Gas and Electric's Sunrise Powerlink. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth was there, and has this report.

SD County challenges California marijuana law

Feb. 1
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California's medical marijuana law is facing a legal challenge from the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. The board questions the legality of Prop. 215 and the medical pot ID law. Host Tom Fudge and his guests tackle the debate.

Hunter backs Bush's foreign policy strategy

Feb. 1
By Laura Strickler and KPBS Public Broadcasting

About half of the President's State of the Union addressed foreign policy. Capitol Hill reporter Laura Strickler caught up with San Diego Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter on what Bush's words might mean for troops in Iraq.

Local professor's planet-like discovery is larger than Pluto

Feb. 1
KPBS Public Broadcasting

German astrophysicists have measured the planet-like object discovered last year at Palomar Observatory and they say it's bigger than Pluto. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has more.

Income inequality is growing

Feb. 1
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The gap between rich and poor has grown substantially over the last two decades. Host Tom Fudge talks with two experts on income inequality to find out what is causing the gap to grow.

Is Mission Valley anything more than asphalt?

Feb. 1
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Thousands of people live in condominiums in Mission Valley, but does anyone consider it home? Tom Fudge speaks with Voice of San Diego writer, Will Carless, about the past, present, and future of Mission Valley.