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Stories for May 2, 2006

What Does it Mean to Mother?

May 2
By Angela Carone and KPBS Commentaries

It's the month reserved for mothers and as the day approaches I am reflecting on how differently I feel about it today, than I did on my first Mother's Day 10 years ago.

KPBS Commentaries

May 2
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Capitol Hill Report: Immigration, Gas Prices, Bush's Staff

May 2
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge speaks to Laura Strickler, a reporter for Capitol Hill News Connection about the boycott for immigrant rights, rising gas prices, and the recent shake-up in the White House staff.

Boycott impacts San Diego businesses, schools, border crossing

May 2
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Thousands of people across the country participated in rallies calling for immigrants' rights yesterday including people on both sides of the California Mexico border. KPBS Border Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Council votes to guarantee pension board legal protection

May 2
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego City Council has finally reached agreement on whether the city should be responsible for the legal bills of pension board members indicted on conflict of interest charges. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

ERs lack on-call specialists

May 2
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new survey of emergency rooms reveals the number of specialists who are willing to be on-call has declined over the past year. The report comes from the American College of Emergency Physicians. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Immigrants' rights activists vow to keep pressuring Congress

May 2
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Immigrants' rights activists are vowing to keep pressure on Congress and to continue to push for comprehensive immigration reform. Some social scientists say yesterday's Great American Boycott is the blossoming of a civil rights movement. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.

Are today's politics funnier than usual?

May 2
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge talks with Elaina Newport, a performer and co-founder of the popular political satire show The Capital Steps.

SD City council approves mending the Chargers lease

May 2
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Could we be watching the Chula Vista Chargers come 2008? Yesterday San Diego City Council approved amending the Chargers lease. Tom Fudge finds out what this means for San Diego and surrounding communities.

Thousands pack Balboa Park to show support for Immigrants

May 2
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Thousands packed the park at 6th and Laurel Street near downtown San Diego at the end of the day yesterday , to show their support of immigrants and to be a part of the National Day of Civic Engagement. KPBS reporter Alison St John was there.

What kind of impact will the immigrant boycott have?

May 2
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

We speak to Hans Johnson with the PPIC to get some statistics on California's illegal immigration population. Tom Fudge also talks to UCSD Professor Jorge Mariscal about yesterday's boycott for immigrant rights, and to get his thoughts on the current Latino social movement. We end the segment by talking to columnist James Goldsborough about sensible immigration reform.

Fifty ways to save the ocean

May 2
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Take your kids surfing, live a reasonable distance from the beach, and eat healthy seafood. According to David Helvarg these are just three of the fifty things you can do to save the ocean. Tom Fudge finds out more.