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Stories for February 21, 2006

KPBS Commentaries

Feb. 21
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Filner fights for veterans rights

Feb. 21
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Congressman Bob Filner is leading the fight to get equal benefits for merchant marines and equal recognition for all prisoners of war. Tom Fudge talks to the congressman about his initiatives and to a merchant marine that almost lost his life during World War II.

You might want a second opinion

Feb. 21
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Have you ever asked for a second opinion on a medical diagnosis? Host Tom Fudge speaks with Dr. Peter Salgo about the benefits of seeking a medical second opinion, and the proper procedures for making the request.

Feinstein says building border tunnels should be outlawed

Feb. 21
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California Senator Diane Feinstein wants to make it illegal to build or finance a cross-border tunnel. Feinstein made the announcement at the Otay Mesa warehouse where the longest ever tunnel under the U.S. Mexico border was discovered last month. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.

The MTS seeks new bus routes

Feb. 21
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Metropolitan Transit System has proposed a major overhaul of its bus routes to save money and better reflect San Diego traffic patterns. Tom Fudge speaks with two MTS officials about the changes and takes calls from listeners to find out what they think of local bus service.

Rate cut rescinded for state physicians

Feb. 21
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California lawmakers have rescinded a five percent rate cut for physicians who treat Medi-Cal patients. But doctors complain the Medi-Cal rate is still too low. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Belize has highest per capita HIV rate in Central America

Feb. 21
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diegans may know Belize as a popular tourist destination for its diving, sports fishing, and exotic wildlife. But health officials say Belize has something else: the highest per capita HIV infection rate in Central America. Under a special journalism fellowship, KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg traveled to Belize to find out why.

Belize has highest HIV infection rate in Central America

Feb. 21
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Belize has the highest per-capita HIV infection rate in Central America. Tom Fudge speaks with KPBS health reporter, Kenny Goldberg, about how the virus is spreading and what is being done to stop it.

Bond proposals to protect state from flood damage

Feb. 21
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to put a series of bonds before voters that aim to protect the state form major flood damage. Today the governor's resources secretary visited San Diego to answer questions about how the bonds would benefit our region. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has more.