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Stories for September 10, 2007

Deep Water

Sept. 10
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

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Oprah May Endorse Obama, But Chris Rose Gets the Shaft

Sept. 10
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Want a peek behind the iron-clad doors of Oprah's show?

Tech Talk: iPhone Price Cut Fallout; the Future of Digital Music

Sept. 10
By Alan Ray and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The iPhone you bought last month may be obsolete by next year. KPBS reporter Alan Ray talks to the CNet.com Editor-At-Large, Brian Cooley.

Hunter Scolds MoveOn.org For Criticizing Top U.S. Iraq Commander

Sept. 10
By Capitol News Connection, Sara Sciammacco and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter attacked Democrats and a liberal group for criticizing General David Petraeus. His remarks came during testimony on Capitol Hill. Sara Sciammacco reports.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Sept. 10
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Sept. 10
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Report: Most Clients of 'Safety Net' Health Providers Are Insured

Sept. 10
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The uninsured aren't the only ones using California's public hospitals and community clinics. A new report from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research reveals three-quarters of those who use safety net providers have insurance. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Three North County Kite Surfers Robbed at Gunpoint in Baja

Sept. 10
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

U.S. law enforcement officials say three North County surfers report they were robbed at gunpoint in Tijuana over Labor Day weekend. Authorities say the thieves impersonated police and made off with about $60,000 worth of equipment. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Governor to Call Special Session to Address Healthcare Reform

Sept. 10
By California Capitol Network, Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Governor Schwarzenegger says he will call a special session of the Legislature to address health care reform. Meanwhile, lawmakers debated a Democratic plan Schwarzenegger has pledged to veto. The state Senate passed that plan on a 22-17 vote and sent it to the Assembly shortly after the governor announced his intention. Marianne Russ reports from Sacramento.

Diocese Victim Payouts to be Divvied Based on Nature of Abuse

Sept. 10
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Now that the sexual abuse claims against the San Diego Diocese are settled, it may seem like the legal part, at least, is over. But there's a crucial step left. A judge still has to decide how much money each molestation victim will receive. KPBS reporter Amita Sharma has more.

New Ordinance Aims to Crack Down on Underage Smoking

Sept. 10
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego city council passed a tobacco ordinance on Monday after two years of negotiations. The law should make it more difficult for underage youth to buy cigarettes. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

San Diego at a Crossroads: Analyzing Homeland Security Post-9/11

Sept. 10
KPBS Public Broadcasting

"San Diego at a Crossroads" is a two-hour special feature examining the implications of a post-9/11 world in San Diego and the region with regard to such issues as immigration, interfaith relations, border and port security and area military bases during a time of conflict. This program creates a dialog between San Diegans who influence, plan and implement polices shaping local perceptions as well as local cultures and communities. We start the series talking to local security strategists about how their priorities have changed over the past six years.

San Diego at a Crossroads: Examining the Military Post-9/11

Sept. 10
KPBS Public Broadcasting
Tease photo

We continue our special coverage of San Diego in a post-9/11 world. We speak with local retired military analysts about the city’s unique military community and how military families’ lives have changed.

San Diego at a Crossroads: Reflecting on Religion Post-9/11

Sept. 10
KPBS Public Broadcasting

We continue our special coverage of San Diego in a post-9/11 world. We speak with local religious leaders about their diverse perspectives on the way religion has been affected in the past six years.

Sanders Outlines Managed Competition Plan

Sept. 10
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders is laying out a time line to start managed competition at the city. Voters authorized him to privatize some city services last year with Proposition C. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Jury Selection Begins in 'Environmental Terrorist' Trial

Sept. 10
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Jury selection begins today in the trial of Rod Coronado, a man some people call an "environmental terrorist." Coronado's in trouble for a speech he gave in San Diego four years ago. He told a group of activists how to build a firebomb.