Stories for September 14, 2006
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Full Focus will be pre-empted tonight for the Envision San Diego Town Hall Forum.
These Days host Tom Fudge talks with freelance journalist AnnaMaria Stephens about some of the musical offerings this weekend in San Diego.
Feminist author Naomi Wolf wrote the best seller The Beauty Myth fifteen years ago, attacking the exploitation of women by the beauty and fashion industries. She joins host Tom Fudge to talk about how those industries influence young women today.
High energy prices, global warming and the population boom are causing homeowners to take a new look at sustainable housing. Two local architects discuss the trend and how going green can make a difference.
After months of record gas prices, consumers are getting some relief at the pump. Consumer advocate Michael Shames discusses what is behind this drop in prices and if this downward trend will continue.
Supporters and opponents of the Sunrise Powerlink debated the controversial project at a public hearing last night. The California Public Utilities Commission is considering SDGEs plan to build a 150-mile power line through the Imperial Valley and rural San Diego.
A nationwide review by Senate investigators finds non-profit hospitals often charge the uninsured more than people with health coverage. A bill that would prohibit that practice in California is awaiting a decision by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
It's dominated national and local politics, it's sparked debate in big cities and small towns, it has even given rise to vigilante groups, and tonight, it will be the focus of a live town hall broadcast. The issue is illegal immigration. San Diego County just may be at the epicenter of this debate. The county line ends at the Mexican border. There is a fence that separates the two countries, a park on one side, a popular beach on the other.
Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter from San Diego has revived his call to fence off more than 800 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. Hunter's fence provision is included in a new border security bill which the House is scheduled to vote on today. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.