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Stories for March 21, 2006

Junk food ads marketed toward high school students

March 21
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new survey of California high schools reveals the vast majority of product ads on campuses are for junk foods and sodas. The non-profit Public Policy Institute conducted the survey. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

SANDAG: San Diego-Imperial County "maglev" train feasible

March 21
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new study finds it's technically feasible for a magnetic levitation, or maglev train to be built between San Diego and Imperial County. But its hefty price tag might make it a difficult sell. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has more.

San Diego-Imperial "maglev" train feasible, but costly

March 21
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new study finds it's technically feasible for a magnetic levitation, or maglev train to be built between San Diego and Imperial County. But its hefty price tag might make it a difficult sell. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has more.

Federal officials join the airport location debate

March 21
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Federal officials joined in the debate today over where San Diego should locate a new airport. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Mexican Gov. asks U.S. for fair immigration policy

March 21
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Mexican Government is asking for a seat at the table as United States lawmakers hammer out immigration reform. KPBS Reporter Erik Anderson has details.

Seniors have highest suicide rate

March 21
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

They're often called The Golden Years . But for some seniors, life after 65 can be filled with declining health, isolation, and depression. Those are some of the factors that can lead to suicide. And as it turns out, seniors have a higher suicide rate than any other age group. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

These Days explores teenage life and culture

March 21
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Teenage life is very different than it was in years past. Today, These Days investigates the history of teenagers, marketing to teens, teenage clubs, and how they use technology.