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Stories for June 18, 2008

Mongol

June 18
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Bumped by Scott McClellan

June 18
By Gloria Penner and Political Fix by Gloria Penner

This week, as I was reflecting on Friday's grim news that

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

June 18
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Political Fix by Gloria Penner

June 18
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Other Side of the Rainbow

June 18
By Trina Boice and Citizen Voices

First of all, I actually believe in God (oh great, here comes the religious drivel!). I don't understand how people who believe the scriptures to be the word of God can have pre-marital sex, and yet it is so commonplace that the virgins are the ones who seem odd nowadays.

Citizen Voices

June 18
By Tboice and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Kafka Project Does Prague

June 18
By Kathi Diamant and KPBS Commentaries
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California Officials Reject Call for Offshore Drilling

June 18
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger disagrees with calls by President Bush and Republican presidential candidate John McCain to lift a ban on new oil drilling in coastal waters. And opponents say even if allowed the oil wouldn't lower pump prices. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Stem Cell Research a Hot Topic at Biotech Conference in S.D.

June 18
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The world's largest meeting of the biotech industry is taking place at the San Diego Convention Center this week. And stem cell research is one of the hot topics. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Troy Johnson's First Memoir About Growing Up With a Lesbian Mother

June 18
KPBS Public Broadcasting

For years now, San Diegan Troy Johnson has guided locals on music, restaurant trends, and the Padres. Now he's gone personal with a new memoir about growing up with a lesbian mother. Johnson's first book has just been published and it's called Family Outing: What Happened When I Found Out My Mother Was Gay.

Local Woman Recounts Her Childhood Living in Nazi Germany

June 18
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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What was life like for civilians living in Berlin during WWII? We speak to Eleanor Ramrath Garner about her book “Eleanor's Story: An American Girl in Hitler's Germany.” Garner talks about the hardships her family endured while living in Berlin before, during and after WWII.

KPBS Commentaries

June 18
By Kdiamant and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego to Get Night Water Drops by Fire Season

June 18
KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego's two city-owned firefighting helicopters may be flying nighttime water-dropping missions in county areas in time for this fall's fire season.

Museum Honoring Immigrant History Opens in San Diego

June 18
KPBS Public Broadcasting

America is a nation of immigrants, and San Diego is one of our nation's most diverse communities. With our close proximity to the U.S.-Mexico border, San Diego seems like the perfect place to build a museum that honors America's immigrant history. Host Tom Fudge speaks to Deborah Szekely about the grand opening of the New Americans Museum.

Airline Passengers Showing More Frustration as the Industry Changes

June 18
KPBS Public Broadcasting

What are the big issues facing air travelers this summer? How will the airline industry respond to higher gas prices? Will passengers willingly pay to have their baggage checked, or can we expect to see more crowded overhead bins on our next flight? Host Tom Fudge speaks to a couple air travel experts about the hot topics in airports and on airplanes this travel season.

Former Press Secretary Speaks Out Against Bush Administration

June 18
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Former press secretary Scott McClellan has been asked to testify before Congress on Friday, June 20, 2008, to discuss information in his new book "What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception." Congress wants to know whether administration officials obstructed justice and engaged in a cover-up regarding the CIA leak case. We'll talk with McClellan about his White House days and why he decided to write a book that's become a lightening rod for both conservatives and liberals.

Pilgrims Still Progressing

June 18
Citizen Voices

Admittedly, I come to the issue of gay marriage with all of the baggage of a liberal with gay friends. Still, I have been diligent in my pursuit of a clear and logical rationale behind opposition to gay marriage. Maggie Gallagher, president of the

Citizen Voices

June 18
By Chris McConnell and KPBS Public Broadcasting

After 27 Years of Commitment, Now It's Marriage

June 18
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Hundreds of same-sex couples are waking up as married men and women. A record 230 couples received marriage licenses in San Diego Tuesday, the day same-sex marriage became legal in California, the day Kevin Settles and David VanGilder thought they would never see.