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Stories for January 30, 2006

Tijuana residents protest against insecurity

Jan. 30, 2006
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

About a thousand people gathered in Tijuana Sunday to voice their disgust with the lack of security in the city. There's been at least a homicide a day this month. A record 490 people were murdered last year. KPBS Border Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

New drug may blunt bad memories

Jan. 30, 2006
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

What if a pill could make bad memories less painful and intense? Host Tom Fudge speaks with a Canadian psychologist who is finding a cure to blunt bad memories caused by traumatic events.

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Local judge recalls Nuremberg Trials

Jan. 30, 2006
By Rebecca Tolin and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Sixty years ago the Nuremberg Trials put Nazi leaders on the witness stand. It was that historic tribunal that defined standards of international law. Rebecca Tolin talked with a local judge who says the trial's significance is still very much alive today.

San Diego Hardware moves

Jan. 30, 2006
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Hardware has been a shopping landmark for 114 years. Despite its iconic status, the owners are moving to a new location. Host Tom Fudge speaks to the owner about why downtown's oldest retail business is moving.

Hamas wins Palestinian elections

Jan. 30, 2006
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

What does Hamas' victory in the Palestinian elections mean to the prospects of peace in the Middle East? Host Tom Fudge speaks to an expert on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict about the impact of Hamas' victory.

Voters can expect fewer measures in June

Jan. 30, 2006
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California's June ballot won't look anything like last November's special election. That's because only one citizen-sponsored measure has qualified for the June 6th primary. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Economics professor questions San Diego airport expansion

Jan. 30, 2006
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is searching for a place to expand San Diego's airport. UCSD economist tells host Tom Fudge why he thinks the need for airport expansion in San Diego is greatly exaggerated.

City budget analyst calls for a "time-out"

Jan. 30, 2006
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

This week, the city of San Diego starts the painstaking process of producing its first accurate budget in a long time. The city council's new "independent budget analyst" will set the stage for an austere year ahead. KPBS reporter, Alison St John has more.

Smoking Gun breaks story but left out of Oprah's big show

Jan. 30, 2006
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Smoking Gun is the investigative website that broke the story of James Frey's egregious fabrications in his best-selling memoir A Million Little Pieces. Tom Fudge talks with Smoking Gun managing editor Andrew Goldberg about breaking a story like this.