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Stories for October 5, 2006

Latinos Boycott Escondido Councilman’s Business

Oct. 5
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Latino activists are urging a boycott on an Escondido gas station because the business owner is city councilman who voted to approve a controversial immigration law. KPBS Radio’s Andrew Phelps has more.

Report: Many Uninsured Children Qualify for Public Insurance

Oct. 5
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Nearly a half-million uninsured children in California are eligible for public insurance programs, but aren’t enrolled. That’s one of the key findings of a new report from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Local Researchers Investigate the Causes of Aging

Oct. 5
By Rebecca Tolin and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Reporter Rebecca Tolin explores how your lifestyle as well as your genes can keep your brain young well into your golden years.

San Diego's Economy Declines for Fifth Straight Month

Oct. 5
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The University of San Diego’s index of leading economic indicators continued a gradual downward slide last month. Economist Alan Gin says a big dip in consumer confidence and a surge in unemployment claims pushed the index down. It’s the fifth month in a row that the numbers have declined. Gin says the economy is headed for a rough patch.

Weekend Preview: Dining and Comfort Food

Oct. 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting

With the arrival of fall, comfort food is in high demand. The restaurant critic for the "San Diego Union-Tribune" talks about some of the local offerings for ethnic comfort food. She recommends some places to get a nice bowl of soup.

Cabaret Show Comes to Diversionary Theatre

Oct. 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The name "Lush Life" has its roots in classic jazz. Now it's the name of a new cabaret show playing at Diversionary Theatre this weekend. It features a series of cabaret songs and stories. The creators talk about their performance.

Escondido Polarized by Landlord Ordinance

Oct. 5
By Rebecca Tolin and KPBS Public Broadcasting

On Wednesday, the Escondido City Council passed a new law making it illegal for landlords to rent to undocumented immigrants. Full Focus explores the implications of the ordinance.

Patients Encouraged to Take Control of Their Own Healthcare

Oct. 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting
Tease photo

A new documentary series on KPBS-TV explores the quality crisis in American healthcare. The series producer talks about what people should be doing to avoid getting ill from systemic problems.

Nobel Prize Winning Economist Speaks on Poverty, Globalization

Oct. 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Professor Amartya Sen won the 1998 Nobel Prize in economics. He is know for his theories on how economic policies affect the well-being of a nation. Sen discusses the factors that lead to poverty and famine. His most recent book is called "Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny."

Cheryl Cox Calls for More Fiscal Responsibility in Chula Vista

Oct. 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Chula Vista mayoral election campaign is heating up. Candidate Cheryl Cox is battling incumbent Steve Padilla for leadership of the ciy. Cox talks about her background, the city's current financial health, and her long-term goals for the county's second largest city.

Escondido Landlords May Be Forced to Evict Illegal Immigrants

Oct. 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Escondido City Council voted yesterday on an ordinance that would fine landlords who rent to illegal immigrants. Some say it's a step in the right direction to stop illegal immigration, while others claim it is both illegal and discriminatory. Host Tom Fudge talks with a reporter covering the story and key players on both sides of the debate.

Escondido OKs Landlord Measure

Oct. 5
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A fiery debate over the rights of illegal immigrants and their landlords came to a head last night. The Escondido City Council passed an ordinance that punishes landlords who rent to illegal immigrants. KPBS Radio’s Andrew Phelps reports.