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Stories for September 12, 2007

KPBS General Manager on Aguirre Inquiries

Sept. 12
By Nicole Lozare and Off Mic

Today, we were in the news.

Off Mic

Sept. 12
By Nlozare and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Random Gem #6: Nose Trumpet

Sept. 12
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

In the spirit of

The Brave One

Sept. 12
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

was based on a book by Brian Garfield who also wrote

Magnolia's New DVD Label

Sept. 12
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Sept. 12
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Chargers Stadium Report to be Released Thursday

Sept. 12
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A report commissioned by the Chargers to see if Chula Vista has viable sites for a new NFL stadium will be released to the public tomorrow. The Chargers say the initial findings are positive. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Sept. 12
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Sept. 12
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California Bill Aims to Make HIV Testing More Routine

Sept. 12
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A bill that would make HIV screening more routine in California is headed to the governor's desk. Supporters say more frequent HIV testing would help curb the spread of the disease. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Schwarzenegger Nixes Ballot Question About U.S. Troop Withdrawal

Sept. 12
By California Capitol Network, Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Californians won't be voting on an advisory measure about the Iraq war this February. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ explains.

Former Mayoral Candidate Chides Sanders For 'Lethargic Approach'

Sept. 12
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego businessman Steve Francis released a report on Wednesday suggesting the city of San Diego could save up to $200 million a year if it outsourced city services to the private sector. Francis, who lost to Jerry Sanders in the mayor's race in 2005, accused Sanders of being too slow to implement managed competition at the city. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

All Charges Dropped Against Pendleton Marine Accused of Murder

Sept. 12
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

All charges are dropped against a Camp Pendleton Marine accused of murdering an unarmed prisoner in Iraq. A general wants to review the evidence against Sergeant Jermaine Nelson. The charges could be reinstated. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has details.

Federal Judge Rules States Can Regulate Tailpipe Emissions

Sept. 12
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California and several other states scored a victory today in their battle to get automakers to comply with rules aimed at reducing global warming. The states want to use tougher auto emission standards than the federal government requires. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Wildfire Spreads Quickly in Eastern San Diego County

Sept. 12
KPBS Public Broadcasting

A wildfire quickly burned more than 100 acres of heavy vegetation Wednesday in a remote, mountainous area east of San Diego.

Inside Sacramento: Healthcare Reform, Iraq War Ballot Measure, Bill Deadline

Sept. 12
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Governor Schwarzenegger calls a special session to discuss health care. We know the fate of an Iraq ballot measure, and a flurry of bills await signature or veto before the three-and-a-half month legislative recess. Marianne Russ – bureau chief of the California Capitol Network – takes us "Inside Sacramento."

Local Trauma Surgeon Returns from German Hospital that Treats Wounded American Soldiers

Sept. 12
KPBS Public Broadcasting

A local trauma surgeon operates on traumatically-injured American troops at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. He explains how the American medical system can learn from the efficiency of how the military handles extreme casualty situations, and he tells us the most common question injured soldiers and marines have asked him.

Art Detective Reveals Lost Da Vinci Fresco

Sept. 12
KPBS Public Broadcasting
Tease photo

Maurizio Seracini develops technology to uncover mysteries behind famous artwork. He explains how science and art co-exist, what we can discover about centuries-old art through modern-day technology, and why he thinks a famous Da Vinci fresco lies beneath an existing one in Florence's Palazzo Vecchio.

Proposed Location for S.D. Winter Homeless Shelter Draws Concerns

Sept. 12
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego City Council is poised put its winter homeless shelter back in Barrio Logan, in spite of the community's all-out attempt to have it moved. Councilmembers wrestled with the issue and then postponed a decision. KPBS reporter Alison St. John has more.

Martha and Grant: This Week or Next?

Sept. 12
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Pod Couple – also known as Martha and Grant – consider just when is “next week,” anyway? A husband and wife with a long running dispute turn to Martha and Grant for help.

Electronic Patients Simulate Emergencies for SDSU Nursing Students

Sept. 12
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting
Tease photo

Wednesday morning, the San Diego State University School of Nursing will celebrate a $ 1 million gift from Sharp HealthCare. The school will use the gift to operate its human patient simulation center. This classroom houses seven fully-automated electronic mannequins, that mimic dozens of different medical conditions. Students practice on these simulators to hone their clinical skills. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Will California Legislators Find a Political Fix for our Health Care System?

Sept. 12
By Gloria Penner and KPBS Commentaries

On January 8, 2001, I moderated the first of four hour-long radio programs on KPBS called Health Care Roundtable. These programs were broadcast statewide and brought together distinguished medical professionals, advocates, policy makers, and elected officials. We talked about the struggles of Californians to gain access to health care, the quality of that care, the growing population of people without health insurance, and whether the government should take over from the much criticized private health care market. Four hours of straight talk just werent enough. The programs won some prestigious journalism awards, but the health care landscape has not improved in the last six years.

San Diego's Sushi Announces a Pay-What-You-Can Season

Sept. 12
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

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KPBS Commentaries

Sept. 12
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Sept. 12
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting