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Stories for May 17, 2006

Art Buchwald

May 17
KPBS Commentaries

The beloved humorist, Art Buchwald, holds court these days at a hospice in Washington, greeting high-powered visitors and taking screened phone calls. He has had a leg amputated because of poor circulation, a crisis that began with diabetes.

KPBS Commentaries

May 17
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Advocacy group picks best, worst public projects

May 17
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A San Diego taxpayer advocacy group has picked the best and worst public projects in the region this past year. Reporter Ana Tintocalis has a look at some of the finalists.

Congressional race heats up in the 50th District

May 17
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Conservative real-estate developer Bill Hauf has stepped into the race for the 50th Congressional District. Host Tom Fudge speaks with reporter Alison St. John to find out what this means for the district.

Cost of living makes California one of the worst for poverty rates

May 17
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

According to a new report released by the Public Policy Institute, California has the third highest rate of poverty in the country. Host Tom Fudge learns about this report that sheds even more light on the poor in this state.

Study examines preventing asthma in children

May 17
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A groundbreaking new study in California examines whether it's possible to prevent asthma in children. The research is the first of its kind in the United States. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has details.

Congressional candidates debate immigration

May 17
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

With three weeks to go until the June Primary election, the four candidates running to complete the term of convicted San Diego Congressman Randy Duke Cunningham debated Immigration reform last night on a local radio station. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Local community using new approach to combat obesity

May 17
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

American children are fatter than ever. The latest government figures reveal more than one-third of kids in the U.S. are overweight, and nearly 17 percent are obese. One community in San Diego County is taking a unique approach to combating the problem. And it all starts with a new park. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

SD Unified School District facing serious enrollment decline

May 17
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego Unified School District is facing a serious enrollment decline. But the problem isn't new. Thousands of students have been leaving the district for the past five years. Many believe the district's charter school boom is partly to blame. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Listeners sound off on television

May 17
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Americans have a love-hate relationship with the television. And there'll soon be a lot more to love and hate, as television programs becomes more and more ubiquitous, appearing on cell phones, i-pods, on buses and at gas stations. We'll talk to two experts and take calls from listeners about their attitudes towards television.

The artistic and cultural vitality of Tijuana featured in new exhibit

May 17
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge talks with curator Rachel Teagle and critic Josh Kun about artistic and cultural production in Tijuana. The new exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, titled "Strange New World," surveys art made in Tijuana over the last 35 years.

Group wants term limits implemented for county supervisors

May 17
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A small group of San Diegans will begin a television ad campaign soon lobbying for term limits for the County Board of Supervisors. Libertarian Richard Rider says the incumbents have all served several terms and have amassed enough political power and financial clout to make each of them virtually impossible to unseat.

Top spoken word poet performs on These Days

May 17
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge talks to spoken word poet reg e gaines about an upcoming slam poetry event at the San Diego Art Institute. reg e gaines also talks about what attracted him to spoken word, the early days of the movement, and its current popularity.