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Stories for March 7, 2006

Tales of A Working Mother: How much is too much?

March 7
KPBS Commentaries

What are we telling our kids when we dress up their reports with fancy borders in Microsoft Word or create detailed Excel spreadsheets that document the timeline of the industrial revolution? When their California missions look like the work of a professional artist, what are we teaching them about responsibility, individual creativity and, even, failure?

KPBS Commentaries

March 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Discovery may help scientists fuel cars with hydrogen

March 7
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new discovery by some Southern California scientists could bring the auto industry one step closer to being able to use hydrogen to fuel cars. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has the story.

Aguirre urges city employees to reinvest

March 7
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego city attorney Mike Aguirre is encouraging city employees to take money out of the city's ailing pension system and reinvest it in their 401k's. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Lowriders embody Chicano culture, spirit

March 7
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Lowriders have remained a uniquely expressive medium for Chicanos, painted in brilliant colors often depicting cultural and religious imagery. Host Tom Fudge speaks to two experts about the history and culture of lowriders.

Are farm workers living in poverty?

March 7
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The migration of Mexican farm workers to rural California sustains agriculture, but it also sustains poverty. Host Tom Fudge speaks to the author of a report that analyzes immigration and the rural economy.

San Diego's embryo bank raises provacative issues

March 7
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Ethicists say the formation of what's believed to be the country's first public embryo bank raises some provocative issues. The San Diego bank, called the Stem Cell Resource, is collecting donated human embryos for possible distribution to researchers worldwide. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Is the record industry guilty of online price-fixing?

March 7
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The US Department of Justice has launched an investigation into "possible anti-competitive practices" by the online music industry. Host Tom Fudge speaks two experts about the federal investigation into possible price-fixing by the four major record labels.

Lawmakers don't want illegal immigrants factored into census

March 7
By Jill Morrison and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Lawmakers in Washington say illegal immigrants shouldn't be factored into population counts that are used to determine Congressional districts. Jill Morrison reports from Capitol Hill.

San Diego Taxpayers set guidelines for airport decision

March 7
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

What principles do taxpayer advocates want the Airport Authority to follow when selecting a site for the airport? Tom Fudge speaks with representatives of both organizations about the latest news is on site selection.