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Stories for June 22, 2011

"Dream Act" Advances at State Capitol

June 22
Marianne Russ, California Capitol Network

California legislation that would make some undocumented college students eligible for Cal Grants and other state aid has cleared a hurdle at the Capitol.

Obama: 30,000-Plus Surge Troops Leaving Afghanistan

June 22
BEN FELLER and JULIE PACE, Associated Press
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President Obama announced Wednesday he was pulling home 33,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by next summer, withdrawing the "surge" of forces he had sent to rescue a flailing effort.

Border Patrol Shooting At Fence Prompts Criticism

June 22
By Ruxandra Guidi
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A Border Patrol agent yesterday shot dead a Mexican man on the San Diego-Tijuana border, prompting criticism that there was indiscriminate use of force by the agency.

Great Performances At The Met: Nixon In China

June 22
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"Nixon In China" stars James Maddalena as Richard Nixon, a role he created at the opera’s world premiere in 1987. With a libretto by American poet Alice Goodman, the opera is based on significant moments during President Nixon’s visit to China in February of 1972, with the key political figures as the lead characters: Nixon, first lady Pat Nixon (Janis Kelly) and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (Richard Paul Fink) for the Americans; Chairman Mao Tse-tung (Robert Brubaker), his wife Chiang Ch’ing (Kathleen Kim), and Premier Chou En-lai (Russell Braun) for the Chinese.

Become A KPBS Source

June 22
KPBS News
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You have an opportunity to participate in our reporting. KPBS is teaming up with the Public Insight Network to reach out and bring more voices into our newsroom. By joining our network of sources you’ll be able to share information about your community and tell us about your experiences with the topics and issues that are important to you.

A Capitol Fourth 2011

June 22
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"A Capitol Fourth" will capture the stunning pyrotechnics from every vantage point with 20 television cameras stationed around the city – including the U.S. Capitol, the White House, the Washington Monument and across the Potomac River. The show will be capped off with a rousing rendition of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture,” complete with live cannon fire provided by the United States Army Presidential Salute Battery, an audience favorite and now "A Capitol Fourth" tradition.

San Diego Blood Bank Opens Downtown

June 22
By Peggy Pico
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The San Diego Blood Bank opened its new facility downtown on Wednesday.

Insight: High-Speed Rail Is Moving Fast In China

June 22
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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As the U.S. debates the merits of high-speed rail, China is doing it. Also, you don't have to be drunk, just buzzed, to be a dangerous driver.

One Drink, Too Many

June 22
Midday Edition
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California Highway Patrol officers in San Diego County arrested 83 people on suspicion of drunken or drugged driving over Memorial Day weekend this year. As we near the July 4 holiday we'll hear about the results of a new study from UCSD analyzing the relationship between blood alcohol content (BAC) and automotive accidents. Researchers found that in collisions involving alcohol, as little as 0.01 BAC increased the likelihood of death or serious injury by 36 percent.

President Of City School Board Discusses All-Cuts Budget

June 22
Midday Edition
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What will an all-cuts budget mean for the San Diego Unified School District? We speak to school board president Richard Barrera about how the district plans to cut $115 million, and how uncertainty about the state budget influenced the board's decisions.

Military Working To Reduce Stigma Of Seeking Mental Help

June 22
Midday Edition
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What can the military do to improve its abilities to identify combat stress, and treat troops returning home from a war zone? We speak to the director of the Naval Center for Combat and Operational Stress Control in San Diego about the challenges servicemembers face when they return home from deployment.

Operation Tomodachi Troops Not Exposed to Dangerous Radiation Levels

June 22
By Beth Ford Roth
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The results of a study conducted by the U.S. military show American servicemembers involved in the earthquake and tsunami cleanup in Japan were not exposed to dangerous levels of radiation or toxins.

Sweetwater Superintendent Replaced

June 22
Amalia Bersin

The Sweetwater Union High School District has fired its superintendent after disclosures that he billed taxpayers for meals and invited contractors to his daughter's bridal shower.

New Scandinavian Cooking: The Coast Of Mid Norway: Shellfish Eldorado

June 22
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In this episode, host Andreas Viestad visits some of the richest fish banks in mid-Norway and then prepares a seafood dish with native scallops, crabs and lobster. The region also holds some of the most modern aquaculture for salmon and mussels — and Andreas makes the most of these ingredients.

The Greatest Duets: It Takes Two

June 22
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Singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins shines a light on 12 of the greatest duets in music history, showcasing some of the best superstar pairings in classic music videos and television performances, including Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney, Elton John and Kiki Dee, Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes and many more.

Screening: 'The Blob'

June 22
By Beth Accomando
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The Central Library continues its delightful Schlockfest Film Series tonight at 6pm with the original 1958 film, "The Blob" starring a very young Steve McQueen. The screening is free.

NHK World Special: Standing Up, Moving Forward: Unforgettable

June 22
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Three months after the Great East Japan Earthquake, Japanese public broadcaster NHK produced a three-part documentary series, "NHK World Special: Standing Up, Moving Forward," featuring people in the affected region trying to overcome the sorrow and recover from the devastation. The third episode features a family who is living in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture. Ishinomaki is a town focused on the fishing industry. Mr. Kimura is a third generation owner of Oyster cultivation, but his house has been destroyed by the tsunami, and sadly on top of this, he lost his wife and his eldest son.

Rants and Raves: Happy Birthday Bruce Campbell

June 22
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Today is Bruce Campbell's birthday and that's cause for worldwide celebration. Really.

Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Released

June 22
By Angela Carone
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China has released international artist Ai Weiwei after a two-and-a-half month detention for economic crimes. Ai's work is currently on view at MCASD.

NHK World Special: Standing Up, Moving Forward: Miracle Diplomas

June 22
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Three months after the Great East Japan Earthquake, Japanese public broadcaster NHK produced a three-part documentary series, "NHK World Special: Standing Up, Moving Forward," featuring people in the affected region trying to overcome the sorrow and recover from the devastation. March in Japan is the season of graduation ceremonies. After the devastating earthquake hit on March 11, 2011, circumstances surrounding school children changed drastically. The second episode features these school children, their parents and teachers, fighting back and working together to overcome the tragedy and go forward into the future.

Chula Vista Man Kills 2 Sons, Self

June 22
Associated Press

A man fatally shot his two teenage sons and set their suburban home on fire Tuesday before turning the gun on himself, police said, marking the third murder-suicide involving children in the San Diego area within the past month.

In Congress, A Bipartisan Push For Afghan Drawdown

June 22
David Welna, NPR
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Growing numbers of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are balking both at the length of the war in Afghanistan and its cost.

School Board Stuck With All-Cuts Option

June 22
By Kyla Calvert

State budget uncertainty is forcing San Diego city schools toward nearly $115 million in planned cuts for next school year.

Berry Farm In a Blimp

June 22
By Peggy Pico, Katie Schoolov
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A San Diego farmer invents a new way to grow "uber-organic" strawberries.