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Stories for June 14, 2006

City Hall

June 14
KPBS Commentaries
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We should set a civic alarm clock on the face of City Hall to go off every day and tell us how much deeper we all are in debt.

KPBS Commentaries

June 14
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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USD helps Nepal with Pro-Democracy Movement

June 14
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Two members of the Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego have been working to help Nepal find peace after a period of chaos. Tom Fudge speaks with them to find out what is happening in the country now.

Border Patrol Agents get a lesson in child birthing

June 14
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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About 20 Border Patrol Agents learned how to deliver babies at Scripps hospital in La Jolla today. It's part of a larger initiative to expand border agents' emergency medical training. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Vista rules to regulate day laborers

June 14
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The Vista City Council has voted in favor of a rule to require employers who hire day laborers to register. The measure could go into effect by the end of July. City officials say the new rule will protect day laborers. However, critics say workers' best interests are not the motivation. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.

Richard Somerville remembers Roger Revelle

June 14
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A new documentary about global warming, featuring Al Gore, highlights the pioneering work of Roger Revelle in climate change research. Distinguished professor Richard Somerville talks about the scientific work of Revelle.

A Prarie Home Companion, Nacho Libre, and more...

June 14
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Film critics discuss some of the new films in local theatres. Films include "An Inconvenient Truth," "A Prarie Home Companion," "The King," and "Nacho Libre."

Schwarzenegger requests probe into gas price spike

June 14
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says he wants to speed up a probe into high gasoline prices that hurt consumers this spring.

SD City Council discusses regulations on condo conversions

June 14
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Should the City of San Diego implement more regulations on condo conversions? Host Tom Fudge speaks to Gregg Robinson with the Affordable Housing Coalition, and Chris Christiansen from condoconversions.com about the proposed regulations.

Padres' female sports therapist proves immeasurable

June 14
By Gil Griffin and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Her contributions to the San Diego Padres don't show up in the box score. But Kelly Calabrese's value is immeasurable. Calabrese is the Padres' sports therapist and she's the first woman to work in a Major League team's dugout. KPBS Reporter Gil Griffin has the story.