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Stories for April 13, 2006

FilmOut 2006

April 13
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

has always looked to films from both home and abroad to highlight the best in gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender cinema. But this year, the festival boasts a particularly international flavor. Sampling

FilmOut

April 13
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

has always looked to films from both home and abroad to highlight the best in gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender cinema. But this year, the festival boasts a particularly international flavor. Sampling FilmOut's 2006 foreign entries is like taking a trip around the globe. So let's begin our travels in Asia with the Taiwanese romantic comedy,

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

April 13
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

ACLU says Fallbrook student's rights were violated

April 13
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The American Civil Liberties Union says Fallbrook High School officials violated a student's civil rights when they disciplined her for wearing an American flag in her back pocket. The ACLU will sue if the school does not respond within ten days. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Mayor's budget won't make dent in deferred maintenance

April 13
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders says his budget will hardly make a dent in the city's massive deferred maintenance needs, which run into the hundreds of millions of dollars. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

What do we want from a city?

April 13
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge speaks to Professor Janet Smarr about UCSD's new lecture series titled "The City." The lecture series will ask, "How do we envision the city, and how have those images changed across time and place?" We also talk to Professor Teddy Cruz about his lecture on creating a border community.

Cookbook author offers recipes from biblical times

April 13
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

What did people eat when Christ walked the earth? According to Kitty Morse, people of the Old and New Testaments ate the original Mediterranean diet. She offers recipes from the Holy Land in her cookbook A Biblical Feast.

Arts program faces funding challenges

April 13
By None and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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For ten years, the Coronado School of the Arts, or CoSA as it's called, has provided students with an extended-day arts curriculum mixed with regular high school academics. Located at Coronado High School but open to all San Diego County students, the school's story is indicative of the struggle arts programs face throughout the state. Tobin Nageotte, has more.

Health care company ordered to shut down

April 13
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

State regulators have ordered San Diego's First Choice Health Care to shut down. State officials say the company has been selling bogus health insurance. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Student walkouts hark back to the Chicano Movement

April 13
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Tom Fudge speaks with Sal Castro, a key figure in the historic Chicano/a-led student walkouts of 1968. He also speaks with two UCSD professors about Chicano/a history and identity.

Looking for something to do this weekend?

April 13
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

These Days host Tom Fudge talks with AnnaMaria Stephens and Anders Wright about the best bets for your weekend itinerary.

Residents countdown to tax day

April 13
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

There are only a couple more days left before the 2006 Federal Income tax filing deadline. We speak with and an IRS spokesman about trends in filing, financial illiteracy, and last-minute tax tips.