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Stories for June 15, 2006

Andy Warhol's Dream America comes to the San Diego Museum of Art

June 15
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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This summer, the San Diego Museum of Art hosts an exhibit of Andy Warhol's screenprints called Andy Warhol's Dream America. Guest host Maureen Cavanaugh talks with curator Bettie Sue Hertz and modern art historian John Welchman about the cultural and artistic influence of Andy Warhol.

ACLU concerned over recent immigration arrests

June 15
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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American Civil Liberties Union officials say the arrest of more than 400 illegal immigrants in San Diego County during the last few weeks is less about apprehending criminals than it is about fear and political points. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.

A look back at Andy Warhol's influence on music

June 15
By Maureen Cavanaugh and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Guest host Maureen Cavanaugh talks with FM 94.9's Michael Halloran about one of her favorite bands, The Velvet Underground. They'll explore the relationship between Andy Warhol and the band, and play some music.

CA Lawmakers debating Iraq war resolution

June 15
By Max Cacas and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The House is holding 10 hours of debate on a resolution supporting the war in Iraq. Two California lawmakers find themselves in opposite corners on the war. Our congressional correspondent Max Cacas has more.

400 illegal immigrants arrested in San Diego County

June 15
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Federal immigration agents arrested more than 400 illegal immigrants in San Diego County during a six day period last month.

San Diego dismayed over Homeland Security funding

June 15
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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When the Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, announced new homeland security grants in March, New York and Washington DC were not the only cities outraged at funding cuts. San Diego is one of several less high profile cities that also lost out. Hearings start today on Capitol Hill to reassess the new funding criteria. KPBS Reporter Alison St John has more.

The jacarandas are in bloom

June 15
By Maureen Cavanaugh and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Every spring and early summer the San Diego landscape is punctuated by rich shades of purple. Horticulturist Tom Piergrossi joins us to talk about the jacaranda tree: What they are, where they come from, and why they're so popular in San Diego.

Nation's ER system on life support

June 15
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego's system is one of the few bright spots in a new report on the dismal state of emergency care in the United States. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Community Groups Discuss Airport Site Selection Process

June 15
By Maureen Cavanaugh and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Host Maureen Cavanaugh speaks with Sharon Thurston from the San Diego Regional Airport Citizens Coalition about their efforts to create a community dialogue about the airport site selection.

Looking for something to do this weekend?

June 15
By Maureen Cavanaugh and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Guest host Maureen Cavanaugh looks at the best bets for your weekend itinerary with David Coddon, Assistant Arts Editor for the San Diego Union Tribune and Marty Westlin, theater critic for San Diego City Beat.

San Diego gets tough on gangs

June 15
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego is taking a tougher approach to reducing gang activity in the city. The city also will use surveillance cameras at city beaches to reduce crime. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.