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Stories for September 18, 2007

Tales of A Working Mother: Home Alone

Sept. 18
By Deanna Mackey and KPBS Commentaries

My husband was out of town this past weekend and I was home alone with my three sidekicks. I generally try to face these single parent days with a positive attitude, because the alternative is pretty bleak.

KPBS Commentaries

Sept. 18
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Insurers May Be Required to Cover Cervical Cancer Vaccine Costs

Sept. 18
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A bill that would require health insurers to cover the cost of vaccinating young women against cervical cancer is awaiting a decision by Governor Schwarzenegger. The California Legislature approved the measure before adjourning last week. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Lt. Gov. Scolds CSU Trustees Over Plan to Up Executive Salaries

Sept. 18
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California's Lieutenant Governor is blasting California State University trustees for considering another plan to boost executive salaries. The trustees are meeting Tuesday and Wednesday to talk about the proposal. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Chula Vista City Council to Receive Chargers Report Tuesday Night

Sept. 18
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Chula Vistans will get their first chance Tuesday night to run with the idea of a new NFL stadium in their city. The city council will receive an initial report on two viable sites. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Local Marine Drill Instructors Accused of Abusing Recruits

Sept. 18
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Several drill instructors at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego face charges of abusing recruits. Military prosecutors suggest a culture of recruit maltreatment at MCRD, while attorneys for the accused argue that drill instructors adequately prepare Marines during a time of war. Tony Perry, the San Diego bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, explains how these cases might impact guidelines for Marine recruits.

Former UCSD Economist Helps Rebuild A New Orleans University

Sept. 18
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Michael Bernstein spent many years teaching economics and helping to run UCSD. Now, he's helping guide New Orleans biggest private employer and academic powerhouse: Tulane University. We'll find out how Tulane weathered the storm, and we'll get a San Diego economist's view of how New Orleans is changing and, hopefully, recovering.

Southern California Climate Fosters Local Wineries

Sept. 18
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Local wine experts discuss the importance of wine to greater San Diego County, what makes our region a unique "wine country," and how to pick the perfect merlot or chardonnay to go with your meal.

The Film's the Thing: Shakespeare on Film

Sept. 18
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

When MoPA asked me if I'd be interested in doing a Shakespeare film series, I leapt at the opportunity. This has been a dream of mine for years. My parents began taking me to see Shakespeare from the age of six (three plays a summer at the

San Diego Lawmakers Fight Subpoenas in Cunningham Bribery Trial

Sept. 18
By Capital News Connection, Charles Davis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Two San Diego Congressmen have been called to testify in the trial of a defense contractor accused of bribing former Congressman Duke Cunningham. Charles Davis reports from Washington.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Sept. 18
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Pink Martini's Thomas Lauderdale on These Days

Sept. 18
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Wes Anderson for AT&T

Sept. 18
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

to see five new commercials for AT&T directed by

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Sept. 18
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Sept. 18
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting