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Stories for March 9, 2006

San Diego Latino Film Festival

March 9
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Spain has more than a dozen shorts, documentaries and features screening at this year's San Diego Latino Film Festival. While features draw the most attention, festival-goers should also seek out the condensed and often more experimental format. Tonight, for example, you can feast upon a delectable array of Spanish shorts, each spiced with a twist. Take

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

March 9
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Latino Film Festival starts tonight!

March 9
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

This is the thirteenth year for San Diego's critically acclaimed Latino Film Festival. Festival founder and director Ethan van Thillo joins host Tom Fudge to talk about the festival highlights.

Solar storms may threaten Earth

March 9
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

NASA scientists announced that an 11-year epoch of solar storms will begin this fall. These storms may severely disrupt power and communications on Earth. Host Tom Fudge speaks to an expert on space weather about this scientific phenomenon.

Senator working to pass controversial immigration reform bill

March 9
By Jill Morrison and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Democratic California Senator Dianne Feinstein is working with members of the Judiciary Committee to pass a controversial immigration reform bill to the floor by the end of the month. Jill Morrison reports from Capitol Hill.

Accord signed to make Tijuana safer

March 9
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The City of Tijuana and the State of Baja California promised to collaborate today to make Tijuana safer. State and local officials signed an accord detailing their collaboration on public security going forward. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Bada-Bing, the Sopranos are back

March 9
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Is The Sopranos one of the best TV shows ever? Host Tom Fudge speaks to Professor Robert Thompson about the show's legacy, its impact on the HBO Network, and what to expect for the sixth, and final season of The Sopranos.

Amnesty International targets human rights violators

March 9
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

What are the biggest current threats to human rights? Host Tom Fudge speaks to Dr. William Schulz, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA. Schulz talks about human rights violations in Iraq, China, Sudan, Libya, and here at home in the USA.

Our experts recommend what to do this weekend in San Diego

March 9
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge looks at the best bets for weekend entertainment with David Coddon, editor of Night and Day Magazine and Anders Wright, film critic and arts writer for San Diego City Beat.

These Days reads your letters

March 9
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge and senior producer Ana Tintocalis read your letters.

Children's hospital employee charged with molestation, child pornography

March 9
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Police have arrested a 54-year-old man who works as a respiratory therapist at Children's Hospital. Authorities say the man took pornographic pictures of at least nine incapacitated children and molested two. The man worked at the hospital for 26 years and had no criminal record. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has more.