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Stories for July 13, 2011

UC Tuition Hike Set For Thursday

July 13
Julie Small, KPCC
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University of California students are bracing for a second tuition increase this fall. Thursday's nearly 10 percent hike would offset additional cuts in state funding to the UC system.

Travelscope: Istanbul - At The Crossroads Of History

July 13
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From its days as the capital of the Roman Empire in the 4th century to its selection as the European Capital of Culture in 2010, Istanbul has been a significant city and major crossroad between East and West for thousands of years. Its geopolitical location has created a vibrant multicultural metropolis rich with a wide range of cultural attractions. Joseph Rosendo investigates the city’s past and meets Istanbul’s diversity head on in the bazaars, restaurants, churches, mosques and alleyways of Istanbul’s many historic quarters.

Critics Trash Plan To Outsource Miramar Landfill

July 13
By Katie Orr
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It may get dirty deciding who will manage the Miramar Landfill in the future. The full San Diego City Council will now weigh in on the issue.

Insight: San Diego May Move $800 Million From Freeways To Transit

July 13
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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Caltrans has downgraded plans to expand Interstate 5 in San Diego, and that may upgrade plans for transit and smart growth.

Car2go Hopes San Diego Car Sharing Gets Plugged In

July 13
By Erik Anderson
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San Diego will be home to the nation's first all electric car sharing service this fall. Diamler-owned Car2go picked San Diego because the city will have more than 1,000 public charging stations by the end of the year.

Privatizing Jobs At Miramar Landfill?

July 13
Midday Edition
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Outsourcing is a buzz word for saving taxpayer money but could it work locally? We'll talk about the mayor's plan to privatize completion of the Miramar Landfill.

Uneasy In New Orleans

July 13
Midday Edition
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You may know him for his voice work on "The Simpsons," today humorist Harry Shearer talks about a much more serious topic, his documentary, "The Big Uneasy."

Republic Of Cannabis

July 13
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Learn more about California's pot growing boom and why it's provoking a major pushback from federal law enforcement. This program is a co-production of the Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED News in association with FRONTLINE.

U.S. Beats France To Reach World Cup Finals

July 13
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The United States is in the World Cup final for the first time since it last won the title in 1999, and once again, it was Abby Wambach coming up big in a 3-1 victory over France.

Seun Kuti, Son of Fela, Performs In San Diego

July 13
Midday Edition
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West Africa has produced some amazing musicians and Seun Kuti is the son of one of the best loved, Fela Kuti. Fela Kuti died in 1997 and Seun took over as vocalist for his band "Africa 80" when he was just 14 years old. Seun's music is connected to the real world struggles in his country today: political upheaval, corruption, powerful oil companies, the ongoing push to break out of poverty. He's just released his second album "From Africa with Fury: Rise" and he's here in San Diego performing at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach tonight!

Active-Duty Military To March In Gay Pride Parade For First Time

July 13
By Beth Ford Roth
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About 350 servicemembers will be breaking new ground on Saturday at the San Diego LGBT Pride Parade.

L.A. Sheriff Reaches Out To Muslims As Feds Increase Surveillance

July 13
By Ruxandra Guidi
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Since the attacks on 9/11, many law enforcement agencies have increased surveillance of the Muslim community, but the Los Angeles County Sheriff has chosen a different approach.