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Stories for January 18, 2007

New Program Helps Felons Re-Enter Society

Jan. 18
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego County is leading the fight against felons who re-offend. On Thursday's Full Focus, we'll talk with District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis on a model program that works with felons so that they can successfully re-enter society.

Habitat for Humanity Founders Talk About Latest Efforts

Jan. 18
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Housing the poor and disadvantaged is the mission of Habitat For Humanity, the world's largest non-profit home construction enterprise. Two year ago, founders Millard and Linda Fuller moved on and started another non-profit housing foundation. Full Focus reporter Joanne Faryon interviewed the couple.

Local Journalist Reports on Kurd Deployment to Baghdad

Jan. 18
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Tony Perry, San Diego bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, is in Haditha with troops from Camp Pendleton's 1st Marine Expeditionary Force. Host Gloria Penner speaks with Tony Perry by phone.

San Diego Looking to Upgrade Brown Field

Jan. 18
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The city of San Diego has opened the door to new airport related developments at Brown Field. Brown Field is one of only two international Airports in San Diego -- the other is at Lindbergh. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Eight People Vie for Chula Vista School Board Seat

Jan. 18
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Eight people are fighting for just one school board seat in the Chula Vista Elementary School District. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis explains why there;'s so much interest.

Man with Rare Genetic Disorder Rides Across America

Jan. 18
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A California man with a rare genetic disorder will embark on an 1,800 mile bike ride next Monday. The goal of the cross-country journey is to call attention to a disease known as Freidrich’s Ataxia. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Order to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Jan. 18
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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California has a new fuel standard to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The law aims to reduce the carbon content of gasoline sold in the state. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Weekend Preview: Art and Music

Jan. 18
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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We speak with an assistant arts editor and freelance writer about the art exhibits and music events San Diegans should pay attention to this weekend.

A Tribute to Local Jazz Legend Jimmy Cheatham

Jan. 18
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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In memory of local jazz legend Jimmy Cheatham, we’ll play an interview with the musician and his wife Jeannie from April of last year. The interview took place upon the publication of Jeannie Cheatham’s biography Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On.

Founders of Habitat for Humanity Discuss Dedication to Charity

Jan. 18
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Over three decades, Habitat for Humanity has built housing for more than a million people all over the world who would otherwise be without safe or durable shelter. The organization’s founders, Millard and Linda Fuller, are no longer associated with Habitat for Humanity. They’ve started a new enterprise, the Full Center for Housing. Why are they starting all over and what do they hope to achieve with their new endeavor? Millard and Linda Fuller explain their plans and share their philosophy of “building on higher ground.”

U.S. Attorney Carol Lam Resigns

Jan. 18
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Carol Lam leaves her position as the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of California, effective February 15th. The federal government says her reputation of prosecuting white collar crime collides with the federal government’s desires to crack down on immigrant smuggling cases. We speak with a KPBS Television reporter about what her resignation means for the office, why it happened now, and the recent trend of U.S. attorneys under fire.

Sen. Feinstein Confronts Attorney General on Departure of Carol Lam

Jan. 18
By Benjamin Shaw and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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This morning at a Capitol Hill hearing, California Democrat Dianne Feinstein confronted Attorney General Alberto Gonzales about what she considers the forced departure of San Diego U.S. Attorney Carol Lam. Benjamin Shaw reports from Washington.

Local Journalist Reports From Iraq - Week 5

Jan. 18
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Tony Perry is the San Diego Bureau Chief for the Los Angeles Times. He's embedded with the first Marine Expeditionary Force out of Camp Pendleton. Today he's on a massive ten story hydro-electric dam that provides power to the town of Haditha, near the Euphrates River. He spoke with KPBS Anchor Dwane Brown.

Latest Wartime Technology, Products Displayed at Camp Pendleton Weapons Expo

Jan. 18
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The Camp Pendleton Marine Base is the site of one of the largest displays of new weapons and defense technology on the West Coast. The Weapons Expo allows defense contractors to meet with their military customers. It’s also a place to see where military technology is headed. KPBS reporter Alison St John takes us there.