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Stories for June 27, 2006

Summertime

June 27
KPBS Commentaries

"Summertime, and the livin' is easy," so the Gershwin song goes. At least that's how it should be, especially in summer-friendly San Diego. If you're a working mom or dad, however, the promise of summer also brings the bittersweet reality that the office doesn't close just because the days grow long.

KPBS Commentaries

June 27
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Aguirre argues to rollback pension benefits

June 27
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

City Attorney Mike Aguirre and attorneys for the city's pension system presented six hours of oral arguments yesterday in the suit over whether to rollback hundreds of millions in city pension benefits. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Why do the rich and the well-educated avoid military service?

June 27
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The military used to be an honorable profession for the rich and the well-connected in the Anglo-American world. But that's no longer the case.

reg e gaines on spoken word poetry

June 27
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge talks to spoken word poet Reg e Gaines about what attracted him to spoken word, the early days of the movement, and its current popularity.

Has your blog hurt your job search?

June 27
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Potential employers are combing the internet doing research on job candidates. The information they find on sites like Facebook and MySpace isn't always in the candidate's favor. Host Tom Fudge talks with career consultant Brad Karsh.

Instead of India, companies outsource to crowds

June 27
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Companies are bypassing contractors and employees by increasingly outsourcing jobs through an open call on the internet. Host Tom Fudge talks with Wired Contributing Editor Jeff Howe about the phenomenon he has dubbed "crowdsourcing."

Fire Chief Tracy Jarman discusses her goals for SDFRD

June 27
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge speaks to Tracy Jarman, the new Fire Chief for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Jarman discusses her experience as a firefighter, her goals as fire chief, and the significance of being the first woman to command the department.

Study: 19 percent of CA children live in poverty

June 27
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California ranks 18th in the nation in a new state-by-state look at the well-being of America's children. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.