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Stories for March 8, 2006

Pension board protecting assets in case of bankruptcy

March 8, 2006
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Members of San Diego city's Pension Board met today to get advice on how to protect their assets if the city declares bankruptcy. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

San Diego is cleaning its air the fastest in the nation

March 8, 2006
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego County is cleaning up its air faster than any other county in the nation over the past 15 years. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has the details.

UC ordered to pay millions to students

March 8, 2006
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A state Superior Court judge ordered the University of California to pay more than $33.8 million to about 4,000 students. What did the UC do to receive such a hefty financial penalty?

Worldwide shark populations are declining

March 8, 2006
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Did you know that a small island 200 miles south of San Diego is the seasonal home to a large population of Great White Sharks? Host Tom Fudge talks to local shark experts about Isla Guadalupe, the mysterious Great White, and the alarming decrease in the ocean's large shark population.

Female students fed up with portrayal of spring break

March 8, 2006
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new survey reveals most female college students don't like the way spring break is promoted or advertised. The American Medical Association conducted the survey. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Cupcake Brown shares her story of recovery from addiction and abuse

March 8, 2006
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The New York Times describes A Piece of Cake as a calamity-packed addiction memoir. Tom Fudge speaks with the author, Cupcake Brown, about her story from prostitution, abuse and addiction to a thriving legal career. And finds out how she has been impacted by the controversy surrounding James Frey and his memoir,

The Ali Jackson Quartet performs on These Days

March 8, 2006
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Ali Jackson Jr. is part of a new generation of jazz musicians that continue the long tradition of preserving the musical roots while keeping an open and absorbing mind. Mr. Jackson discusses the delicate balance of individualism and collaboration that jazz is built upon, as well as performs some of his original tunes.