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Stories for February 14, 2006

Public Radio's Two Cultures

Feb. 14
KPBS Commentaries

About a year ago I asked Jack Mitchell how he would describe the typical public radio listener. Jack Mitchell was one of the founders of NPR. He was the first producer of All Things Considered and he's now a professor of mass communication at the University of Wisconsin. He told me the typical public radio listener is "a person who attended college and enjoyed the experience.?

KPBS Commentaries

Feb. 14
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Exequiel Ezcurra talks about preserving the environment of Mexico

Feb. 14
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Exequial Ezcurra has headed up ecological research for the Mexican national government, and he's now director of the Biodiversity Research Center of the Californias at San Diego's Natural History Museum. Host Tom Fudge speaks with him about environment protection in developing countries.

Future of San Diego non-profits uncertain

Feb. 14
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new study released by the University of San Diego reveals that a large number of the county's non-profits are run by people who plan to leave the business in the next five years. And often times there is no succession plan in place. Tom Fudge explores the study and discovers what the future looks like for non-profits in San Diego.

StoryCorps comes to San Diego

Feb. 14
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The StoryCorps MobileBooth has come to San Diego to record peoples' stories and archive them in the Library of Congress where they will become a part of American history. Tom Fudge finds out more about this exciting public radio project.

Local biotech's cancer drug produced bad test results

Feb. 14
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

News that a cancer drug produced by Genentech has had some bad test results should not affect plans at a major manufacturing plant in Oceanside. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Long border waits cause huge economic impact

Feb. 14
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Long waits at San Diego Tijuana border crossings are not only frustrating, they also have a massive economic impact on the region. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Report finds disability benefits cut in half

Feb. 14
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Attorneys who represent injured workers are reacting angrily to a report that shows new state regulations have cut workers' disability benefits in half. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Supplemental airport sites considered

Feb. 14
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

How does the North County figure in to the discussion about sites for a new San Diego airport? Host Tom Fudge speaks with three guests about the air transportation needs of the North County, and the idea of building a supplemental airport in that area.

Local couples get hitched, renew vows

Feb. 14
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

It's Valentine's Day and hundreds of love-struck couples will get married or renew their vows at clerk's offices around the county. Host Tom Fudge speaks with George Smith, the county's assessor, recorder and clerk about the surge of activity.

City's budget analyst calls for a halt in new spending

Feb. 14
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge speaks with San Diego's new Independent Budget Analyst Andrea Tevlin about paying off the pension deficit, the flawed budgeting practices of the past, and preparing a budget for the next fiscal year.