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Stories for July 6, 2006

Study finds global warming increases wildfires

July 6
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new study finds global warming is tied to the growing number of in wildfires in the Western United States. The La Jolla-based Scripps Institute of Oceanography conducted the study. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has more.

Olympic gold medalist, Greg Louganis, shares his life of loneliness

July 6
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Many people remember the day when Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis hit his head on the diving board during the Seoul Olympics. Tom Fudge speaks with Louganis about that story, and his many years of loneliness as an HIV-positive, gay athlete.

Will San Diego's needle exchange program begin again?

July 6
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Will the San Diego City Council re-instate the city's needle-exchange program next week? Mayor Jerry Sanders hopes so. Tom Fudge speaks with a local advocate about the controversial program.

World Cup blogger reports from Berlin

July 6
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Will France or Italy win the 2006 World Cup? Tom Fudge speaks with a well-known World Cup blogger about this year's tournament, the scene in Berlin, and his love of soccer.

Veteran journalist Robert Scheer comes to San Diego

July 6
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Host Tom Fudge talks with veteran journalist Robert Scheer about his book Playing President, which is a collection of his interviews with past presidents.

House Republicans meet in SD for immigration hearing

July 6
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

House Republicans are hitting the road this summer. They're taking their immigration bill with them and have a schedule filled with hearings on the topic. KPBS Border reporter Amy Isackson brings us this report from the first meeting that was held yesterday in San Diego.