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Stories for July 20, 2006

Today, the BBC's The World Today broadcasts live from San Diego

July 20
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

George Arney of the BBC's

Local couple seeks peace in the Mid-East

July 20
By Gil Griffin and KPBS Public Broadcasting

As the Israeli army and Hezbollah continue their bloody struggle and the death toll escalates on both sides of the Israel-Lebanon border, one San Diego couple is heartbroken. For years, they hosted groups of Jews and Arabs at their home to talk peace. Now, there is just mounting despair. KPBS Radio's Gil Griffin has the story.

SDSU holds Mid-East conflict discussion

July 20
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Political scientists in San Diego say the current Mid-East conflict is not so different from others in history. Professors gathered at San Diego State University today to share their insight with the public. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps was there.

San Diego Blood Bank warns of critical shortage

July 20
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge speaks to a representative of the San Diego Blood Bank about the public health risks associated with the county's low blood supply.

Governor drops mandatory managed care proposal

July 20
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has abandoned his idea of forcing half a million elderly and disabled Medi-Cal recipients into managed care plans. The proposal was unpopular from the start. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Navy Broadway Complex to house new Navy offices

July 20
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A downtown planning group met last night to hear details of the Navy Broadway Complex redevelopment. It was one of three public hearings left before the city gives its OK to the billion dollar Bay front project. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Tony Vick and his band Ex Maquina perform on These Days

July 20
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Local music expert, Tony Vick, is leaving town. He reminisces about the San Diego music scene and performs in studio with his band Ex Maquina.

Weekend Preview: Comic-Con, the Flaming Lips, and more

July 20
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

AnnaMaria Stephens of

Health clinics to open in retail stores in SD

July 20
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

KPBS health reporter Kenny Goldberg talks about how health clinics are opening in retail stores across California. Ten centers are planned for San Diego.

Who can revive the electric car?

July 20
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Film Director Chris Paine talks about his documentary film