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Stories for February 27, 2006

Who's behind Google's logo design?

Feb. 27
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

One could argue that more people see Dennis Hwang's artwork than any other living artist. That's because he designs the artwork for the Google logo. Host Tom Fudge talks with the 27-year-old artist.

City Council to vote on outsourcing public services

Feb. 27
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego city council will decide today whether to ask voters to allow the city to outsource public services. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Military against sharing land with new airport

Feb. 27
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego County's airport authority got its first look Monday at military bases as potential new airport sites. But the military is far from enthusiastic about sharing its land with a new airport. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has the story.

Women may inherit breast cancer from their fathers

Feb. 27
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Dr. Mary-Claire King discovered that a particularly lethal kind of breast cancer is genetically linked to a woman's father. Tom Fudge speaks with the award-winning geneticist about her discoveries. And to a man who found out that he passed breast cancer on to his daughter.

Schwarzenegger could face recall election in June

Feb. 27
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Governor Schwarzenegger could face a recall election in June. A grassroots petition drive is underway to get the governor out of office.Sacramento Reporter Marianne Russ has details.

Will CCDC's development plan be approved?

Feb. 27
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge speaks to CCDC President Nancy Graham and Planning Commissioner Carolyn Chase about the Downtown Community Plan. The plan, which is supposed to be a blueprint for the next two decades of downtown growth, will be considered by the City Council tomorrow.

How is Mexico protecting its people and visitors?

Feb. 27
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A major concern today in Mexico is the crime and violence in its bordering states. What is Mexico doing to protect its people and its visitors? How are these states prosecuting criminals?

Court challenges stem cell research program

Feb. 27
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The state's voter-approved stem cell research program is being challenged in a Northern California court. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Student drug testing, ports deal, downtown redevelopment

Feb. 27
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The editors gather at the roundtable for opinions on the week's news.

Morales execution postponed indefinitely

Feb. 27
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The execution of convicted rapist and murderer Michael Morales has been postponed indefinitely after a legal battle over the state's method of capital punishment. Host Tom Fudge speaks to Professor Bryan Liang about the case.