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Job Cuts, Food Stamps, Guantanamo Detainees

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Aired 4/19/09

Tens of thousands of layoffs were announced this week by massive companies like Home Depot, Caterpillar, and Sprint Nextel. Is the worst behind us, or should we expect more layoff announcements in the coming months? What are the key elements of President Barack Obama's $819 billion stimulus package that's making its way through Congress?

Plus, the board of supervisors agreed to examine and improve the way San Diego County administers the federal food st38 program. Why do only one in five eligible people receive federal food st38s in San Diego? What can the county do to improve the way it operates the food assistance program?

And, the debate over whether or not detainees from Guantanamo Bay should be shipped to C38 Pendleton is already under way. Why is C38 Pendleton being discussed as a potential destination for the detainees?

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