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Stories for March 14, 2006

Those darn euphemisms & the optimism of Arthur Guinness

March 14
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A few of weeks ago,

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Bird Atlas documents feathery flyers

March 14
By None and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego County has more kinds of plants and animals than any other county in the continental United States. Our diverse topography also draws a diversity of avian creatures. Tonight we introduce you to some locals who combed the far reaches of the county documenting hundreds of species. Rebecca Tolin shows us one of the San Diego Natural History Museum's most ambitious projects -- the Bird Atlas.

Many Teens Come Out as Gay in High School

March 14
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More gay teens are coming out of the closet and declaring their sexual orientation. In fact several academic studies found gay teenagers are coming out on average by age 15 or 16. What is it like growing up gay?

Who gets to teach at Brooklyn Elementary School?

March 14
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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When Brooklyn Elementary School opened its new campus in December, the teachers were surprised to find out that they would have to reapply for their jobs for the next school year. Host Tom Fudge speaks to teacher Kristin Abboud about the staffing controversy.

Green spaces may decrease crime, improve public health

March 14
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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What is the impact of green space and public areas on a city? Tom Fudge speaks with Fred Kent, the founder and president of

Ex-gang member inspires youth

March 14
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Travis Stocking was in and out of prison for most of his adult life. But Stocking turned his life around and now gives young people positive alternatives to gangs and violence in southeastern San Diego.

Poll shows most Californian's are pro-choice

March 14
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A woman's right to choose remains popular in California. The latest Field Poll shows nearly two out three Californians support the state's abortion laws. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Debt increases for San Diego City

March 14
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Just when it looked like things couldn't get much worst for the city of San Diego, a new report is out that reveals another billion dollars of debt. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

San Diego elementary teachers won't be transferred

March 14
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Teachers at a San Diego elementary school were surprised to learn they won't be transferred. The issue threatened to break-up a faculty that's been successful at improving student test scores. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Freezing temperatures kill three illegal immigrants

March 14
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Three illegal immigrants died crossing the border in San Diego County last weekend. All succumbed to freezing temperatures. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.