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Stories for March 27, 2006

Lindbergh Field history reveals years of debate

March 27
By Pat Finn and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Where will the airport land? The deadline to choose an alternate airport site for the November ballot is fast approaching. But the debate on where to put the airport has raged almost since the first plane landed near downtown in the nineteen twenties. Pat Finn looked into the history of San Diego International Airport - Lindbergh Field to find out how it got where it is and why it stays there.

HIV cases increase in Tijuana

March 27
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Research complied and analyzed by UCSD experts show one in 125 people ages 15 to 49 are infected with HIV. They say the border region is on the cusp on an alarming AIDS outbreak if something isn't done.

Thousands of students protest immigration bill

March 27
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

More than 1,000 North County students walked out of classes today, to protest legislation in Congress to crack down on illegal immigration. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Catholic church stands up for immigrants

March 27
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

One of the groups leading the charge against federal legislation that would crack down on illegal immigration is the Catholic Church. Nationwide - and statewide - clergy are speaking out for the undocumented among us. Sacramento reporter Marianne Russ has more.

Feinstein takes part in immigration battle

March 27
By Jill Morrison and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein is part of a last-ditch effort to complete an immigration reform bill today. KPBS Reporter Jill Morrison has more.

High-school students learn philosophy

March 27
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Tom Fudge speaks with Jack Bowen, author and athlete, who is trying to make philosophy fun and relevant for kids today.

USD Professor passionate about surf history course

March 27
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

For many San Diegans surfing is simply a great way to spend a sunny day. But for Jerome Lyn Hall, it's much more. Hall is professor at the University of San Diego, and is teaching an undergraduate anthropology course on surf history and culture. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth recently sat it on a class, and brings us this story.

Can Americans forgive the terrorists?

March 27
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Should rape victims forgive their rapists? Should Americans forgive the terrorists? Tom Fudge speaks with Azim Khamisa about how, and when, adults can learn to forgive.

Students attend "virtual" schools

March 27
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Virtual public schools are popping up all over the country. A handful of these schools are located here in Southern California. Host Tom Fudge speaks to a principal of a non-classroom charter school catering to students in San Diego County.

Airport authority focuses on military bases

March 27
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego County's Airport Authority meeting today over whether it's possible to build a new airport on a military base. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has the story.