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Border Fence, Olympics Controversy, Hartley Accusations

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Aired 4/19/09

Audio will be posted Friday afternoon.

The Bush administration pledges to add 470 miles to the border fence by the end of the year, and it is willing to forgo multiple environmental laws in order to complete the project. How does the Executive Branch of the U.S. government have this power, and why does it want to complete the fence by the end of the year?

Also, the upcoming Beijing Olympics have become a hot-button issue, with international concern about China's human rights record. Who's threatening to boycott the Opening Ceremonies and why?

Plus, a local candidate is accused of indecent exposure in a Kensington neighborhood. How will the charges against City Council candidate John Hartley affect his campaign?

Guests:

  • Ruben Navarrette, Jr., a member of the editorial board of the San Diego Union-Tribune.
  • Alisa Joyce Barba, western bureau chief for National Public Radio.
  • David Rolland, editor of San Diego CityBEAT.

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