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Stories for June 22, 2006

SD School Superintendent discusses new management team

June 22
By Dwane Brown and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Dwane Brown speaks to Dr. Carl Cohn, Superintendent for the San Diego Unified School District, about his plan to reorganize the district by creating positions for five area superintendents. Cohn also talks about High School graduations, and the California High School Exit Exam.

TJ police offering GPS security devices

June 22
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Tijuana's Municipal Police are offering a new service to help keep people safe from kidnappers. For $1,000 businessmen and high-profile residents will be able to buy a personal GPS device that's equipped with a panic button. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.

Looking for something to do this weekend?

June 22
By Dwane Brown and KPBS Public Broadcasting

These Days guest host Dwayne Brown talks with AnnaMaria Stephens and Anders Wright about the best bets for your weekend itinerary and check in with local music maven Tony Vick about a new film series at the Museum of Making Music.

Medicaid patients soon required to prove citizenship

June 22
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

State health officials and advocates for the poor are worried about some new federal regulations that take effect next month.Beginning in July, all 50-million Medicaid recipients nationwide will have to prove they are either U.S citizens or legal residents. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

The Museum of Photographic Arts names new director

June 22
By Dwane Brown and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park has named a new director who will take the reins full-time in September. Dwane Brown speaks with Deborah Klochko who will become only the second director in the museum's twenty-three year history.

Marine life artist Wyland discusses his book, "Hold Your Water!"

June 22
By Dwane Brown and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Dwane Brown speaks to wildlife artist/environmentalist Wyland about his latest book, "Hold Your Water!" The book discusses the importance of water conservation, and gives tips about how we can all conserve as individuals.

Remembering the history of San Diego's county fair

June 22
By Pat Finn and KPBS Public Broadcasting

As every San Diegan knows, it's that time of year again and the fair is on. But not every San Diegan knows how or where it began, or why it ended up in Del mar. Pat Finn has the story.

Seven Marines, One sailor charged in death of Iraqi civilian

June 22
By Dwane Brown and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Did a group of U.S. Marines shoot and kill an unarmed Iraqi civilian without provocation? Dwane Brown speaks with Tony Perry, the San Diego Bureau Chief for the LA Times, who has been following this story since the beginning.

CalPERS health plan to remain the same

June 22
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The California Public Employees Retirement System has decided to keep most of its health benefits intact for next year. As a result, health plan co-pays will remain the same, but monthly premiums will be going up. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Immigration field hearing to be held in San Diego

June 22
By Chad Pergram and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Congress is planning a series of field hearings on immigration this summer, including one in San Diego in July. Critics call the move an effort to put off meaningful reform. Capital correspondent Chad Pergram has details.

A classic anti-war play comes to the La Jolla Playhouse

June 22
By Dwane Brown and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Guest host Dwayne Brown talks with members of the creative team behind the La Jolla Playhouse's production of Mother Courage and Her Children.

Study: Southern CA due for massive earthquake

June 22
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A San Diego researcher says Southern California is on the verge of a major earthquake, that could devastate the Los Angeles basin. KPBS Reporter Erik Anderson has details.