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Stories by Megan Burke

Block Proposes Giving Grants To California Students Who Finish College In 4 Years

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State Sen. Marty Block is proposing a bill that would invest millions into the University of California and California State University systems. The plan includes giving students money for finishing school on time.

Survival Rate Increases Among Cancer Patients

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New cancer treatments bring hope, but does that mean a cure or a lifetime of cancer-fighting drugs and careful monitoring?

The Latest In Cancer Research And Treatment In San Diego

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The first part of a documentary based on the book "The Emperor of All Maladies" will air Monday on KPBS television. The series traces the history of cancer treatment and research.

California Housing Restrictions Relaxed For Some Sex Offenders

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The California Department of Corrections has changed its policy of prohibiting all sex offenders from living near parks, schools and other places where children congregate.

Permaculture Comes To Southeast San Diego

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Re-learning the lessons of nature, and using that knowledge in your own community. That's the core of a new series of workshops starting up in a community of San Diego that has long been considered a food desert.

'A Growing Passion' Begins Third Season With Focus On Balboa Park

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The third season of the KPBS series begins Thursday. The first episode examines the variety of plants, flowers and trees in the gardens of Balboa Park.

San Diego City Council Approves Plan for New Homeless Shelter

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The new shelter will be located in an existing building and offer 100 beds beginning April 1. An additional 250 beds will become available over the next couple of months, for a total of 350 by July 1.

San Diego Nonprofits Help Tijuana Sex Workers Start New Businesses

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More than 100 women who work in the sex industry in Tijuana were selected to receive microloans to start new businesses.

How The Drought Is Affecting Spring Gardening In San Diego County

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It feels like a summer heat wave and it's not even spring. Garden expert Nan Sterman will offer tips on how to maintain a spring garden during the unseasonal weather.

Napolitano Says UC Tuition Hikes Won't Affect Neediest Californians

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In an interview with KPBS, University of California President Janet Napolitano talked about enrollment caps, UC funding and her National Peacemaker Award.

San Diego Author Tells Stories Of The Women In The Shadows Of Men

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The stories of women behind famous men are told in a new book by a National City teacher.

One ALS Patient's Fight For The 'Right To Try'

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David Huntley is a former San Diego State University professor and triathlete who was diagnosed with ALS in 2013. He wants the right to take a drug called GM604, which is aimed at fighting the progression of the disease.

Grab Your Binoculars — San Diego Bird Fest Starts Thursday

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The San Diego Audubon Society is sponsoring the Bird Festival, and is emphasizing the environmental and conservation benefits of maintaining bird habitats.

New Studies Shed Light On Children And Allergies

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Two new allergy studies confirm what doctors and many parents have thought for years: We may be a little too clean and controlled for our own good.

International Rescue Committee San Diego Director Retires After 38 Years

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Bob Montgomery has been with the International Rescue Committee during the resettlement of Iraqis, Somalis, Eritreans and refugees from more than 20 other countries.

Joyce Carol Oates On Writing About Differences Among People

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Novelist Joyce Carol Oates has written more than 40 novels. She is in San Diego to speak at the 20th Annual Point Loma Nazarene University Writer's Symposium by the Sea.

'Short Term 12' Director Destin Cretton Speaks About Art Of Screenwriting

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San Diego writer-director Destin Cretton, now making feature films in Hollywood, speaks at Point Loma Nazarene University's Writer's Symposium By The Sea.

Exhibit Unites Humanity Through 45 Questions

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San Diego's Museum of Photographic arts is celebrating the centennial in Balboa Park with a video exhibition of people and voices from around the world. It's called "7 billion Others."

California Committee Explores Road Usage Charge In Place Of Gas Tax

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The state has mandated cars have high-fuel efficiencies, and encouraged drivers to buy hybrid and electric vehicles, all in an effort to reduce gas consumption. And it's been working - so well, that we now have to find a new way to finance road maintenance.

How Should Drug Trials Be Conducted In The Middle Of An Ebola Outbreak?

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The anti-Ebola drug ZMapp, developed in San Diego, is about to start clinical trials in Liberia. Doctors will explain the ethical challenges posed by drug testing during an outbreak.

Leading Linguists Lecturing On Language Evolution At UC San Diego

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When it comes to language — how often do people stop and think: How did these sounds come to mean anything?

San Diego Family Justice Center Offering Domestic Violence Prevention Training To Businesses

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When domestic violence happens in the home, the consequences can easily spill over into the workplace. The Family Justice Center wants to get the word out to San Diego businesses about what they can and should try to do.

San Diego Officers Prepare To Vote On New Contract

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The tentative agreement increases benefits, such as uniform and equipment allowance, over the next three years and raises pay by 6.6 percent over the last two.

Documentary Recounts A Wisconsin Town's Reaction To A Deadly Hate Crime

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A documentary about a deadly shooting at a Sikh temple screens in San Diego, and opens up a conversation about how to stop the hate.

What The Veteran Suicide Prevention Bill Would Mean For San Diego

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President Barack Obama has said he would sign the "Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act" into law. The Senate passed the bill on Tuesday.

Military Roundup: Defense Budget And Proposed Changes To Retirement Benefits

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What President Barack Obama's new defense budget means for San Diego, plus recommendations from a presidential commission to revamp military retirement and health care.

Study: Federal Government Not Enforcing Child Welfare Laws

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National child welfare laws are on the books, but a San Diego study finds a lack of enforcement.

First Women's Studies Department Founder On A Life Committed To Feminism

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Carol Rowell Council co-founded the first Women's Studies Department in the world at San Diego State University in 1970.

How Your Smartphone Is Changing Modern Medicine

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Eric Topol is out with a book outlining the cutting-edge technology of digital medicine. The book is called "The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands."

Are We Living In The Golden Age Of Book Publishing?

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The 31st annual San Diego State University Writers' Conference is this weekend. The keynote address focuses on changing the world of publishing.

The Value Of The Colorado River In Dollars And Cents

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The Colorado River generates $1.4 trillion in economic activity — making the shrinking water levels an economic issue for California.

A Discussion On The Motivations Behind The Paris Terror Attacks

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The shootings in Paris last week renewed questions about the challenges nations face in identifying terrorist threats and preventing attacks.

'San Diego's Historic Places' Looks Back To 1915 Expo

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The KPBS-TV series "San Diego's Historic Places" is devoting a whole six-part series to the evolution of Balboa Park.

How A Little Rainfall Can Turn Into A Bountiful Resource

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Brad Lancaster, author of the book, "Rainwater Harvesting for Dry Lands and Beyond" is giving a lecture in San Diego about strategies for harvesting natural resources such as rainwater and greywater.

San Diego County's Meth Problem Not Going Away

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If you think the meth problem in San Diego is a thing of the past, a new Meth Strike Force report card says otherwise.

San Diego's Cuban-Americans Respond To Effort To Revive U.S.-Cuba Relations

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President Barack Obama's announcement on Wednesday sparked debate across the country. Now, local Cuban-Americans share their reactions.

Tips For Winter Gardening In California

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All of this rain reminded us that we are approaching the time of year when it is best to plant native species.

San Diego's Rep. Vargas On The Budget Bill, Homeland Security, Salton Sea

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Democratic Rep. Juan Vargas was the only member of San Diego County's congressional delegation to vote against the government spending bill, which the House approved last week and the Senate passed over the weekend.

The Blind Boys Of Alabama Coming To California Center For The Arts

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Tis the season for holiday music. Finding new music to celebrate Christmas is a true holiday treat. A collaboration between the celebrated gospel group The Blind Boys of Alabama and legendary blues musician Taj Mahal, is just that.

Rolling Stone's Journalistic Missteps Cause Fallout For Victims Of Sexual Assault

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Rolling Stone has backed away from its exposé on a sexual assault at the University of Virginia. The Washington Post is re-reporting the story and has found several discrepancies. The debacle has left many questions in its wake: How should news organizations verify allegations made by sexual assault victims? And what kind of fallout will there be for victims of sexual assault who want to come forward?

San Diego University Raising Money To Help Human Trafficking Survivors Get A College Education

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Point Loma Nazarene University's Center for Justice and Reconciliation is raising a first-of-its-kind $40,000 college scholarship for survivors of human trafficking. It's just one way the university is trying to abolish the sex-trade industry.

Documentary Raises Questions About Mexican Cartel Leader's Arrest

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A new documentary — "¿Es El Chapo?" — opened Friday in Chula Vista and raises questions about Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's capture.

San Diego Chefs' New Cookbook Celebrates Seafood

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Consider fish for holidays. We'll get some tips on cooking tuna, tilapia and more from Chefs Bernard Guillas and Ron Oliver of the Marine Room.

San Diego Group Trains Civilian Health Care Workers To Treat Service Members

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Many active-duty service members and veterans receive mental health treatment from civilian health care workers. But many of these providers lack adequate training to effectively treat people from a military background.

Effects Of Prop. 47 Immediately Felt In San Diego County

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Nearly 60 percent of voters passed California's Prop. 47, which dropped some crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. It went into effect immediately and is having a big impact on San Diego law enforcement.

KPBS Wants To Know: How Are You Saving Water During The Drought?

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KPBS Midday Edition wants to hear how San Diegans are cutting back on their water use. Share your water saving tips by calling into the show at noon on Tuesday or by leaving a comment here.

Previewing The 2014 San Diego Asian Film Festival

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The San Diego Asian Film Festival opens this Thursday. It has become the largest exhibition of Asian films in the Western United States.

Older Adults Planning For A Carless Future In San Diego Consider Public Transit

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A San Diego nonprofit teaches older adults to navigate the public transportation system in San Diego.

Helping First Responders Deal With The Trauma They've Seen

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Police officers, paramedics and firefighters all are trained and ready to respond when emergencies and tragedies occur. The first responders are a community's first line of defense. But who defends them against the memories of what they've seen and dealt with?

Preparing For The Return of Gray Wolves To California

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An October event in Julian explored the return of the gray wolf. As one California wildlife expert puts it, the public is fascinated by the issue of wolves in the West.

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