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Stories for February 28, 2006

Dance

Feb. 28
KPBS Commentaries

This is a subject that, right off the bat, suggests a public act of physical effort. Note the words "public" and "physical" in the same sentence. It also implies that it be done with another person, a gesture of shared affection, executed with some semblance of coordination. Swell.

KPBS Commentaries

Feb. 28
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Study finds it's easy to mislead in email

Feb. 28
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

As more and more people communicate through email, it's important to consider how often and why miscommunication happens within the medium. Host Tom Fudge talks with experts about the ambiguity and tone in email communication.

CA senators investigate UC pay practices

Feb. 28
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The UC Board of Regents has come under fire for its lavish pay practices. Newspapers like the San Francisco Chronicle have uncovered millions of extravagant perks and privileges for top executives. Host Tom Fudge discusses the abuse, waste and secrecy.

Research targets West Nile Virus prevention

Feb. 28
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Researchers say their study on West Nile Virus might help public officials predict when future outbreaks will occur. Last year California had the highest concentration of the mosquito-borne disease. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has details.

Will San Diegans vote on outsourcing city services?

Feb. 28
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Mayor Jerry Sanders would like San Diegans to decide if managed competition should be the way of the future for city government departments. Will city council give him the go-ahead? Tom Fudge gets reaction from the mayor's office and from a local union.

Study reveals a mix bag of commutes in California

Feb. 28
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Jobs are moving to the suburbs and the car is still the fastest way of getting to work. Tom Fudge speaks with the authors of a recent study about where people live and where they're trying to go during morning rush hour.

AFL-CIO wants alternative to guest-worker program

Feb. 28
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The AFL-CIO calls the nation's immigration policies outdated. The union proposed a plan today in San Diego that would allow foreign workers to become residents. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Mayor Sanders commits to negotiations

Feb. 28
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders is juggling pressures from taxpayer advocates on one side and labor unions on the other. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.