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Stories for November 16, 2007

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Nov. 16
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

Nov. 16
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Dustin Hoffman dusts off his performance from

No Country for Old Men: Suspense in the West

Nov. 16
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Nov. 16
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Nov. 16
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Daily Show Writers Still Striking And Still Funny

Nov. 16
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
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Daily Show Writers Still Striking And Still Funny

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Nov. 16
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Firefighters Prepping For Dangerous Santa Ana Winds Next Week

Nov. 16
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego and California firefighting agencies are ramping up for next week’s Santa Ana winds. 260 extra fire engines from fire agencies in other parts of the state will be positioned around Southern California, almost 50 of them in San Diego. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

City Won't Reduce Employees' Overvalued Pension Benefits

Nov. 16
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego city’s pension board has decided not to reduce the value of benefits awarded to employees by the previous pension board, even though those benefits were overvalued.The shortfall $150 million will have to be born by the taxpayer. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Environmentalists May Challenge Desal Project Approval

Nov. 16
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The California Coastal Commission voted last night to approve the largest desalination project in the country. Poseidon Resources says it's now on track to build the $300 million plant in Carlsbad next year. But environmental groups may challenge the project in court. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Marine Answers Charges in Iraq Killings

Nov. 16
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A Marine lieutenant colonel has been arraigned on charges of failing to investigate the killings of 24 Iraqis civilians.

Downed Power Lines Confirmed as Cause of Deadly Wildfire

Nov. 16
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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State officials confirm that downed power lines sparked the largest of the wildfires that ravaged Southern California last month.

California Loses 15,800 jobs; Construction Industry Leads Fall

Nov. 16
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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California employers cut payrolls by 15,800 jobs in October, marking a sharp contrast to gains nationwide, the state reported Friday.

Sacramento Hate Crime May Prod State to Bolster Park Safety

Nov. 16
By California Capitol Network, Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Recent reports of hate crimes in state parks are prompting questions about public safety. A Democratic Assemblyman says he wants to know whether the state can do a better job on that and the reporting of such crimes. From Sacramento, Jenny O'Mara reports.

After Fires, Washington Farmer Sends Food and Faith

Nov. 16
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Just in time for Thanksgiving, 20 tons of potatoes, onions and beans are headed for Potrero, southeast of San Diego. The small town was scarred last month by the Harris Fire. And a Christian farmer in Washington state took notice. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has the story.

Health Insurer Slapped For Concealing Termination Quota Policy

Nov. 16
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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State regulators have fined California-based Heath Net $1 million for failing to disclose a quota system used for the cancellation of individual insurance policies. Internal documents show Health Net paid a bonus to a senior analyst who exceeded termination goals. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Universal Healthcare, Peters Re-elected, 2008 Local Elections

Nov. 16
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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This week, State lawmakers continue to discuss how to create a system that provides healthcare coverage to millions of uninsured Californians. Also, Scott Peters is re-elected as the City Council President. And, the local elections for 2008 are starting to take shape.

Director's Cuts: Musical Interludes of the Week

Nov. 16
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Listen to the best musical interludes heard throughout the week on These Days. This week's picks include tracks from Charles Lloyd, Cedar Walton, Buster Williams, Billy Higgins, The Lively Ones, Charlie Hunter, Tin Hat Trio, Tom Scott and the L.A. Express, Autechre, Eileen Barton and the New Yorkers, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

Beowulf

Nov. 16
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Beowulf is based on the Old English Epic poem (yes the one that many of us struggled through in junior high or high school) supposedly written around 700AD.

John Waters on Culture Lust

Nov. 16
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
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I had a good day.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Nov. 16
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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