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Stories for March 16, 2006

Joyeux Noel/Interview with Christian Carion

March 16
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

British schoolboy: "To rid the map of every trace of Germany and of the hunt to exterminate that race, we must not leave a single one'"

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

March 16
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Guinness Brewmaster reveals secrets

March 16
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Guinness is perhaps the most well-known and most consumed Irish stout in the United States. Almost every American bar offers the beer. Host Tom Fudge speaks to a Guinness Brewmaster about the brewing process and the success behind this beer company.

Controversy growing over Navy's Broadway Complex

March 16
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A coalition of citizen groups is growing, in opposition to the way the Navy's Broadway Complex on the Bay will be redeveloped. But city business leaders say opposing the plan jeopardizes the whole North Embarcadero visionary Plan. KPBS reporter Alison ST John has more.

City's pension fund payment to be revealed Fri.

March 16
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Tomorrow the city of San Diego will find out how much of next year's budget will have to go to the employee pension fund. The amount threatens to cripple city services. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

What if the south had won the Civil War?

March 16
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Would slavery exist today if the south won the Civil War? Documentary filmmaker Kevin Willmott creates an alternate history in his new documentary CSA: The Confederate States of America. Willmott joins host Tom Fudge to talk about the film.

UC Regents vote 'yes' to divest

March 16
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The UC Regents voted this afternoon to divest from nine foreign energy and oil companies that do business in Sudan. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has the story.

Redistricting debate continues in Sacramento

March 16
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Last year Californians rejected an attempt to change the way the state's legislative districts are drawn, but a bi-partisan group of lawmakers says the issue hasn't gone away, and they're trying again for reform. Sacramento reporter, Marianne Russ, has more.

UC Regents vote 'yes' to divest from Sudan

March 16
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The University of California's Board of Regents voted yesterday to divest tens of millions of dollars of holdings in companies that do business in the war-torn African country of Sudan. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has the story.

Weekend Preview: March 16, 2006

March 16
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

David Coddon, editor of Night and Day Magazine and AnnaMaria Stephens, nightlife editor for signonsandiego, join host Tom Fudge for a look at the best bets for entertainment this weekend.

Barrio Logan woman shares immigration story

March 16
By Rebecca Tolin and KPBS Public Broadcasting
Tease photo

There are an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants living and working in the United States according to the latest studies. As Rebecca Tolin found out from one woman, the search for better opportunities keeps them coming.

Is San Diego ready for bankruptcy?

March 16
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Bankruptcy is the last hope for solving San Diego's financial problems. But it may not be the best hope. Host Tom Fudge speaks with KPBS Reporters Amita Sharma and Alison St. John about the legal and political question that the threat of bankruptcy raises.

Part 1: Is bankruptcy in the city's future?

March 16
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Most San Diegans are familiar with the number "$1.4 billion" - that's the estimated pension deficit, but that number will grow bigger tomorrow. The pension board will update the estimated deficit, and announce the amount the city will have to pay into the fund this July. As San Diegans wait to learn how much money is left to run the city, some are reconsidering if bankruptcy is in the cards. In the first of a two-part series, KPBS reporter Alison St John takes a look at the question.

It's March Madness time!

March 16
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Will the Aztecs get their first-ever win in the NCAA Basketball Tournament? Host Tom Fudge speaks to sportswriter Jay Posner about his predictions for this year's tournament.

Police association supports Bilbray in 50th District

March 16
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego Police Officers Association today endorsed Republican candidate Brian Bilbray in the crowded 50th Congressional District race.

Vote on Sudan divestment expected from UCSD regents

March 16
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The University of California's Board of Regents is expected to vote this afternoon on a recommendation to divest tens of millions of dollars of holdings in companies that do business in the war-torn African country of Sudan. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has the story.

Local Soroptimist helps women in Rwanda

March 16
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Women helping women is the purpose of Soroptimist Clubs around the world. Tom Fudge finds out more about the organization and speaks with a local member who just returned from helping women in Rwanda.

Bomb scare clears Cox Arena

March 16
By Kris Eitland and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego State's Cox Arena was evacuated today shortly before the start of the NCAA basketball tournament when a bomb-sniffing dog detected something suspicious during a security sweep.

Basketball, baseball give region PR boost

March 16
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego is getting a public relation's boost from two major sporting events hosted here this weekend. KPBS Reporter Erik Anderson has details.

Globe Theater gets $20 million

March 16
By Pat Launer and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Old Globe Theatre gathered together its biggest supporters and high-profile patrons for a major announcement. KPBS theater critic Pat Launer has the story.