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Stories for May 28, 2007

The Effect of Rhetoric on Voter Habits

May 28
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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How does political spin affect your voting habits? On Monday’s Full Focus, we’ll talk about misinformation and voter persuasion.

Sunroad's Timeline, Step By Step

May 28
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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It's a dispute over 20 feet and just how the Sunroad office tower grew to be so tall. And it's also a dispute involving lawsuits and countersuits that's landed San Diego's city attorney and the developer in court. Amita Sharma has more.

War Correspondence

May 28
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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When you go through one of those anti-clutter frenzies usually associated with spring cleaning and you prepare to shred old paper, here's one category you should avoid: your family's letters, especially those written during wartime.

Environmentalists Call for Action on Salton Sea

May 28
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Environmental groups say action is needed this summer to save the decaying Salton Sea. The final plan to restore California's largest man-made lake is now up for debate in the state Legislature. KPBS environmental reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Tomato Virus Could Threaten State Crops

May 28
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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California agriculture officials have discovered a potentially devastating tomato virus in an Imperial County greenhouse. They're worried the disease will infect tomatoes in the rest of the state. KPBS Reporter Erik Anderson has details.

Memorial Day Reflections: Two Vets, Two Paths

May 28
By Jenny O'Mara, Capital Public Radio and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Most veterans return from war content to try to rebuild their pre-war lives. A few come home changed by their service, and wanting to change others. Jenny O'Mara has the story of two men who came home from the war and moved in very different directions.

Staying Competitive: State Wants to Keep Show Biz in California

May 28
By Capital Public Radio, Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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California has long been a center of the entertainment world. But state lawmakers say that's not something they can take for granted anymore. They've formed a committee to make sure the industry keeps doing business in the golden state. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ reports.

Lawmakers Look to New Technology to Curb Gun Violence

May 28
By Jenny O'Mara, Capital Public Radio and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The state legislature is expected to take up measures this week aimed at curbing gun violence in California. From Sacramento, Jenny O'Mara reports.

Memorial Day Reflections: Notifying Military Families of Death is Difficult

May 28
By Capital Public Radio, Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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It's the most heartbreaking news the parents or spouse of a soldier may ever hear: Their loved one has died in the line of duty. It's also an emotional experience for the serviceman or woman who has the responsibility of delivering the message. Marianne Russ talked with a Sacramento Army National Guard Sergeant who's performed that difficult duty.