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Stories for June 6, 2006

An Open Letter to All Children on Father's Day

June 6
KPBS Commentaries

To every one of you children out there: this is a letter from a father, any and every father. A father you may have had. A father that, over the years, might have had some trouble expressing himself to you. This is written for him, from his heart to yours, with some universal sentiments that are too often left unsaid.

KPBS Commentaries

June 6
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Omen

June 6
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

David Seltzer's desire for yet another paycheck combined with the irresistible release date of 6-6-06, seem to have prompted Hollywood to revisit

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

June 6
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Joint use of Miramar stirs controversy

June 6
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Regional Airport Authority has finally settled on a site for a possible new international airport to put before the voters in November. And the winner is, not unexpectedly, Miramar. However the decision remains highly controversial. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Nation watching San Diego's 50th Congressional race

June 6
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

People across the country are keeping an eye on the election in San Diego's 50th Congressional district today.

Economist explains why we willingly spend so much on Starbucks coffee

June 6
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Tim Harford explains the economics behind topics as diverse as used car sales, Starbucks coffee, supermarket products, third world poverty and poker. The author of The Undercover Economist and a Dear Economist column joins host Tom Fudge.

The polls are open for today's Primary Election

June 6
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge speaks to County Registrar of Voters Mikel Haas about how things are going at the local polling stations so far. Tom also talks to Professor Frank Baber about the projected voter turnout, and the impact of the seemingly endless election cycle that local voters have experienced over the last couple years.

Sheriffs, immigration agents team up in Vista

June 6
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego County Sheriff's deputies and United States immigration agents have forged an unusual partnership. In a controversial move, they've joined forces to patrol the City of Vista. KPBS Border Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

All four councilmembers win re-election

June 6
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego city council will NOT be changing as a result of Tuesday's election. KPBS Reporter Erik Anderson has details.

Grossmont Hospital bond passed

June 6
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Two hospital bonds were on the ballot in San Diego County. And while the one for North County's Tri-City Hospital went down to defeat, East County's Grossmont Hospital bond passed with flying colors. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Filner headed back to Washington after defeating Vargas

June 6
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Democrat Bob Filner is likely headed back to Washington after defeating Juan Vargas in the race for the democratic nomination in the 51st congressional district. KPBS Reporter Erik Anderson has details.

San Francisco jazz vocalist Sherri Roberts comes to Dizzy's

June 6
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Nationally acclaimed jazz vocalist Sherri Roberts performs in studio and talks with Tom Fudge about searching for the obscure and forgotten jazz standards. She has a new CD called The Sky Could Send You. Sherri Roberts has just signed with San Diego based label Pacific Coast Jazz.

Airport Authority Endorses Miramar

June 6
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority recommends joint-use at Miramar for the region's new airport site. Tom Fudge talks to the chair of the Airport Authority, an official from Miramar and These Days listeners to get reactions.