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Stories for November 9, 2006

World War II POWs Share Memories

Nov. 9
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting

On this Veteran’s Day eve, Amita Sharma caught up with some former soldiers who shared their remembrances from World War II.

Filner Discusses Democratic Control of Congress

Nov. 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Democrats now control both the House of Representatives and the Senate. What kind of agenda will the Democrats roll out? Host Gloria Penner talks with Democratic Congressman Bob Filner about the implications of Tuesday’s election on foreign and domestic policy.

Bilbray Discusses Implications of Election

Nov. 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Voters dealt a big blow to Republicans, handing over majority control of Congress to Democrats. Now that the political landscape has shifted, how will the Republicans adapt to being the opposition? Host Gloria Penner talks with with Republican Congressman Brian Bilbray about the implications of Tuesday’s election.

S.D. Economic Indicators Down for Sixth Straight Month

Nov. 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego County’s Index of Leading Economic Indicators predicts the region’s economy will likely slow down around the first of the year. The University of San Diego’s indicators are down for the sixth straight month. KPBS Radio’s Andrew Phelps has more.

Money Will Flow to SD Following Passage of Prop. 84

Nov. 9
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Millions of dollars will flow to San Diego County after this week’s passage of Proposition 84 by voters. The measure allows the state to borrow more than $5 billion to fund a variety of water quality and conservation projects. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

CA School Board Approves New Science Textbooks

Nov. 9
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The California State School Board approved a new batch of science textbooks for local school districts Thursday. The materials highlight the latest scientific discoveries, like Pluto’s demotion. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Californians Reject Parental Notification Measure, Again

Nov. 9
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

For the second time in two years, Californians have rejected a measure that would have required doctors to notify parents before performing an abortion on a minor. But supporters say they’re not going to give up. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Schwarzenegger Visits Mexico to Build Relations, Promote CA Products

Nov. 9
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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In his first official act after the election, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has left on a two-day trade mission to Mexico. The Governor hopes to promote California businesses south of the border and strengthen California-Mexico relations. This morning Schwarzenegger meets with outgoing Mexican President Vicente Fox in Mexico City and later sits down for the first time with President elect Felipe Calderon. KPBS Border Reporter Amy Isackson is traveling with the Governor and has this story.

Weekend Preview: Art and Cuisine

Nov. 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Local experts recommend several events to check out this weekend in San Diego.

Artist Celebrates Salton Sea 100th Anniversary

Nov. 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

A hundred years ago, the Salton Sea was created by flooding onto an ancient lakebed. The lake has an eerie beauty, yet many people worry the lake and the ecosystems it supports are threatened by thirsty Southern California cities. We speak with an artist who's been documenting the culture, history, and environment around the Salton Sea.

Returning Marines Face Challenging Reintegration

Nov. 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

How do you switch from the battlefield to the classroom? We’ll talk to an Iraq war veteran whose new mission is to pass his exams at San Diego State University.

Billions in Grants to be Released for Stem Cell Research

Nov. 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

California taxpayers voted to spend three billion dollars on stem cell research in 2004. Today, the first grants have yet to be awarded. We’ll find out how this multi-billion dollar program is coming along. And we’ll ask what will be the payback to the people who are footing the bill.

Supreme Court Holds Hearings on Partial-Birth Abortions

Nov. 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Yesterday, the highest court in the land heard arguments in two cases that challenge the Partial-Birth Abortion Act, passed by Congress in 2003. Host Tom Fudge speaks with Julie Rover, the health policy correspondent for NPR, about the hearings on partial-birth abortion from Washington, D.C.