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Stories for September 7, 2006

Growing concerns over lack of migrant farm workers

Sept. 7
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California farmers say their fall harvests are beginning to accelerate, but their numbers of farm workers are not. Growers in some counties report financial losses due to the lack of migrant farm workers.

Weekend Preview: Theater

Sept. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge talks with KPBS theater critic Pat Launer about what’s on San Diego’s stages this weekend.

What does the future hold for Fiesta Island?

Sept. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge speaks with a development consultant and a representative of San Diego Park and Recreation about the proposed development of Fiesta Island.

San Diego's tensions high over medical marijuana

Sept. 7
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Medical marijuana is legal in California, but some say you wouldn't know it in San Diego County. The Board of Supervisors is suing the state to overturn California's medical marijuana law. And the district attorney's office has worked with the DEA to close down all of the region's marijuana dispensaries. KPBS health reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Filmmaker documents the heated debate over immigration

Sept. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Writer and director Kevin Knoblock profiles five disparate views on immigration and the cost of political inaction in his latest documentary Border War: The Battle Over Illegal Immigration.

Homework load increases under political pressure

Sept. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Political pressure to improve classroom performance has increased the amount of homework children are expected to do. Co-author of The Case Against Homework, discusses the negative impact of increasing workloads on families.

Diversionary Theatre presents Gaytino!

Sept. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge talks with performer and playwright Dan Guerrero about his one man show Gaytino!

New State Board of Education president discusses priorities

Sept. 7
By Heather Hill and KPBS Public Broadcasting

We talk with Oceanside Superintendent Ken Noonan, who was recently appointed president of the State Board of Education.

Indianapolis mayor supports Sanders' outsourcing plan

Sept. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Mayor Jerry Sanders’ proposal to outsource city services is getting a boost from an outside cheerleader. Former Mayor Stephen Goldsmith of Indianapolis is in town to help tout “managed competition” as the move that saved his city. He’ll be speaking at a forum arranged by the Performance Institute and coming to studio for a one-on-one interview with host Gloria Penner.

Chargers player shooting raises questions

Sept. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting

There are more questions than answers in the strange case of the San Diego Chargers football player who was shot by an off-duty police officer. On Thursday’s Full Focus, we’ll talk about police procedures that led to the shooting.