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Stories for April 26, 2011

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San Diego Military Veterans Break Their Silence On Sexual Assault

April 26
By Susan Murphy

Military sexual-assault victims in San Diego are using a silent display to let their voices be heard. But the clothesline of painted T-shirts sends a loud message.

Study: San Diego Should Invest Millions In Early Childhood Education

April 26
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

Investing now in early childhood education could protect San Diegans and save money in the long run.

Fund Delivers $10 Million To 2007 San Diego Wildfire Victims

April 26
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

A new report shows a San Diego organization invested more than $10 million to help victims of the 2007 wildfires in San Diego County.

UCSD To Start Five-Year Study Of Parkinson's Disease

April 26
City News Service

The UC San Diego School of Medicine is embarking on a five-year study of Parkinson's disease in partnership with a foundation created by actor Michael J. Fox, the school announced today.

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Home Prices Dropping Across Nation

April 26
By Erik Anderson

Housing market continues its weakness across America's top 20 cities, according to monthly index.

SD Emergency Medical Service Partner Denies Wrong Doing After Audit

April 26
City News Service

San Diego's partner for providing emergency medical services today denied doing anything wrong despite a critical audit.

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How Can Published Memoirs Be Trusted?

April 26
By Pat Finn, Alison St John

KPBS listeners were no doubt distressed to hear the accusations that the book, "3 Cups Of Tea," by Greg Mortenson and David Relin, featured as our One Book One San Diego in 2008, contained exaggerations and possibly outright lies.

State Assembly Advances Fracking Bill

April 26
Joe Rubin, Capital Public Radio

The California Assembly’s Natural Resource committee yesterday took a key step in advancing a new bill which would regulate the controversial oil and natural gas drilling process known as fracking.

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SECRETS OF THE DEAD: Escape From Auschwitz

April 26

The truth about the Auschwitz death camp was one of the most closely guarded secrets of the Third Reich. Prisoners who tried to escape were executed in public as an example to other inmates, and very few ever made it out alive. This program tells the story of two young Slovak Jews, Rudolph Vrba and Alfred Wetzler, who escaped Auschwitz and wrote a detailed account of atrocities being committed at the camp by the Nazis.

Doc With Rural Background Is A Champion For Community Medicine

April 26
By Megan Burke, Alison St John

We'll speak to a Harvard-educated doctor who grew up in a small farming community in the Coachella Valley. Dr. Raul Ruiz, a son of farm workers, now devotes his life to building a pathway for youth from rural communities to become doctors who will return to practice medicine in their home towns.

Legal Update: Facebook Lawsuit, Employment Law, Trump University

April 26
By Hank Crook, Alison St John

In today's Legal Update, we'll give you a rundown of cases involving an ongoing dispute over who founded Facebook, whether an employee with bipolar disorder can be fired for making threats in the workplace, and a federal lawsuit against Trump University. Joining us to break down the cases is These Days Legal Analyst Dan Eaton.

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Should Governments Make Happiness A Priority?

April 26
By Hank Crook, Alison St John

One of the most famous lines from the United States Declaration of Independence states "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Today we will focus on the "pursuit of Happiness" portion of the Declaration of Independence as we speak to the author of "The Politics of Happiness." Should governments focus as much on "gross national happiness" as they do on the gross domestic product? How can governments assess happiness? And, what can be gained from having a happier populace?

San Diego Unified Considers More Staff Layoff Notices

April 26
City News Service

The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education today will consider a proposal to increase the number of layoff notices going to classified staff.

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Challenges Loom Large, 25 Years After Chernobyl

April 26
Christopher Joyce, NPR

The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant 25 years ago not only changed the lives of people in Ukraine, it put a radioactive stain on the continent.