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Stories for June 7, 2006

Do You Speak American?

June 7, 2006
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

What does it mean to speak American? Ethnic diversity and regional slang give local flavor to our native tongue. In his first public television documenta

Who were the winners and losers in the Primary Election?

June 7, 2006
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge speaks to Scott Lewis, with, and John Nienstedt from Competitive Edge Research about the results of yesterday's Primary Election. They discuss the congressional races in the 50th and 51st districts, the statewide propositions, and the race for Governor of California.

President Bush says immigrants must learn English

June 7, 2006
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

President George Bush said today that immigrants to the United States must learn English. According to a recent survey by the Pew Hispanic Center the majority of Latinos agree. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details

Prop 82 rejected, preschool advocates still hopeful

June 7, 2006
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Preschool advocates in San Diego County are saying all is not lost on Proposition 82 - the universal preschool initiative that was soundly rejected by county voters Tuesday. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Sanders signs city budget ahead of schedule

June 7, 2006
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders signed the city's 2007 budget Wednesday, ahead of schedule. He made the most of the small amount earmarked for deferred maintenance by spreading a little asphalt on a Point Loma street. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.


June 7, 2006
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting

CA schools skimping on PE

June 7, 2006
By Milne and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California schools are skimping on PE. That's according to a new report that says more than half the public schools surveyed are not following state rules requiring that students get a minimum amount of exercise. Amanda Purcell with the nonprofit group California Center for Public Health Advocacy says kids need exercise.

These Days explores the great speeches in history

June 7, 2006
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

These Days hears some of U.S. history's best speeches with history prof Michael Parrish.