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Roundtable: Bank Transfer Day, SDUSD And Navy Pier

Above: Bank Transfer Day

Aired 11/4/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.


San Diego Unified School District - Will Carless, Voice of San Diego

Occupy/Bank Transfer Day - Dean Calbreath, San Diego Union-Tribune

Navy Broadway Complex - Alison St John, KPBS reporter


It's been a busy week, and we'll sum up the news of the week on today's KPBS Midday Edition.

At the San Diego Unified School District, the plan to close some schools to help with the budget shortfall has been scrapped. reporter Will Carless will tell us the latest.

KPBS Reporter Alison St John will discuss what's next for the Navy, after the California Coastal Commission said the plans developed in the 1990s are no longer adequate for redeveloping the headquarters on Broadway in downtown San Diego.

Plus, Occupy San Diego continues to demonstrate downtown. This weekend the movement is calling on the public to move money from bank accounts from traditional banks to credit unions. We'll tell you about Bank Transfer Day.

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Johnt | November 4, 2011 at 1:35 p.m. ― 5 years, 4 months ago

Would it make more sense to remove support for the elected offiials who gave these banks billions of dollars in bailout money.

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kael900 | November 4, 2011 at 1:51 p.m. ― 5 years, 4 months ago

Credit unions have more ATMs and more branches!

The host and guests of today's show left the listeners with several misconceptions about credit unions

- Myth: Credit Unions have fewer branches and ATMs than banks. Fact: my credit union has MORE California ATMs than Bank of America, and over 28,000 ATMs nationwide!

- Myth: Credit unions only have a few branches. Fact: my credit union has over 20 local branches, and a network of over 60 cooperative shared branches in San Diego and Riverside counties, and hundreds of shared branches nationwide!

- Myth: Credit union credit cards are inferior to bank credit cards. Fact: Credit union Visa and Master Card credit cards and debit cards are no different than banks, except: NO fees for debit cards and LOWER interest rates on credit cards"

- Myth: Credit unions only have a few services. Fact: My credit union has all the same products and services that my ex-bank had, except: LOWER loan interest rates, HIGHER savings and CD rates, LOW or NO fees, and a SMILE whenever I go to the branch... Which is rarely because their online and mobile banking ROCK!

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Peking_Duck_SD | November 4, 2011 at 8:57 p.m. ― 5 years, 4 months ago

Alison St. John, I am following the Navy Broadway Development story closely, and I must commend you on your balanced reporting.

Unlike other local media sources (UT, local news stations) you actually dig deep and give the opinions on all sides of the issue.

Please keep up the good work and keep following this story, it's such an important location for our city and I think all San Diegans should be very interested and have a voice in how that land is developed!

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