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Stories for October 17, 2007

I Was Never a Water Fan

Oct. 17
By Pat Finn and Off Mic

Whenever someone brought up the topic of water (or, more accurately, the lack of water) as a possibility for a documentary or a feature for

Off Mic

Oct. 17
By Pfinn and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Oct. 17
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Grant Saves San Diego's Sole One-Room Schoolhouse

Oct. 17
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Governor Schwarzenegger has signed legislation that keeps San Diego County's only one room schoolhouse open until the end of this school year. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

SANDAG Says Violent Crime at Lowest Rate in a Decade

Oct. 17
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Violent crime is dropping, both in the city of San Diego and across the county. Two new reports say homicides fell more than any other crime this year. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has more.

San Diego Housing Market Said to be National Bellwether in 2008

Oct. 17
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego's commercial real estate market is still considered one of the best in the nation, but there are signs a correction is on the way in 2008. KPBS reporter Erik Anderson has details.

Global Warming Said to Worsen Allergies, Asthma

Oct. 17
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Global warming is predicted to make allergies and asthma worse in some areas of the country. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce tells us our region is one of those areas.

Study: a California Family Needs $50k Per Year Just to Function

Oct. 17
By California Capitol Network, Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting

How much does it take for a California family to make ends meet? According to a new study -- $50,000 a year. Jenny O'Mara reports from Sacramento.

Acclaimed San Diego Artist Talks About Making Art Out of Light and Space

Oct. 17
KPBS Public Broadcasting
Tease photo

Internationally acclaimed artist Robert Irwin joins us in studio to talk about how the light and space of Southern California became central to his groundbreaking installations. The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is hosting a survey exhibition of Irwin's work that will include five major new works. It's also the largest survey of Irwin's work to be mounted in 15 years.

UCSD's New Vice Chancellor Talks About Life and Learning in a New Academic Year

Oct. 17
KPBS Public Broadcasting

As UCSD begins a new academic year, Paul Drake begins a new job. We'll speak UCSD's new senior vice chancellor about what the school's new class looks like what philosophy the university brings to the creation of its academic program.

New Developments to Obtain Drinking Water on the Horizon

Oct. 17
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Will the promise of large-scale water reclamation and desalination remain a dream or become a reality for San Diego? We speak to 10News reporter Elizabeth Sanchez about the criticisms against, and challenges to, using desalinated and reclaimed water to quench San Diego's thirst for more drinking water.

Prosecution Wrapping Up in Defense Contractor's Trial

Oct. 17
By Seth Hettena and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A Poway defense contractor accused of bribing Randy "Duke" Cunningham will soon get the chance to present his defense to a federal jury. Brent Wilkes is facing charges of money laundering, fraud, conspiracy and providing Cunningham with more than $600,000 in bribes. Reporter Seth Hettena has more.

San Diego has a History of Water Challenges

Oct. 17
By Pat Finn Burkhard and KPBS Public Broadcasting

One question in particular has troubled arid Southern California for over two centuries. It is the question of water, so fundamental, so obvious -- and so lacking. We have learned that whoever controls our water controls our destiny. Pat Finn Burkhard has more.