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Stories for September 19, 2007

Covering the Beatles

Sept. 19
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

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Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Sept. 19
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego School Superintendent to Resign at End of School Year

Sept. 19
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego school superintendent Carl Cohn says he will resign as the district's top leader at the end of this school year. He made the surprise announcement during a closed door session with the school board on Wednesday. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Local Non-Profit Wins Grant to Boost Poor Mothers' Prenatal Health

Sept. 19
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego-based Project Concern International has won a federal grant designed to improve the health of pregnant women and their babies. The Healthy Start project will target low-income women in parts of San Diego and the South Bay. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Oceanside Council May Crack Down on Predatory Lenders

Sept. 19
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Oceanside city council will consider tonight whether to regulate Payday Loan stores more strictly. More than 20 payday loans stores have sprung up in Oceanside, within easy reach of Marines at Camp Pendleton. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Film Club: Eastern Promises, The Brave One, Across the Universe

Sept. 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting

David Cronenberg has a new film set in the underworld of the Russian mafia, and Paul Haggis follows his Oscar-winning “Crash” by turning to the Iraq War with Tommy Lee Jones in the lead. We'll also talk about Jodie Foster in “The Brave One” and Julie Taymor's Beatles extravaganza, “Across the Universe.”

Efforts to Protect a Small Fish Could Lead to Reductions in Water Supply

Sept. 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting

How could a 3-inch, endangered fish jeopardize a large portion of San Diego's water supply? We speak to California Senator Christine Kehoe and Dennis Cushman with the San Diego County Water Authority about how they plan to respond to potential cutbacks to the region's water supply.

A New Exhibition Gives Visitors a Hands-On Look at Energy Conservation

Sept. 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new exhibition at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center highlights electricity, alternative energy, and conservation methods. Five interactive exhibits offer a hands-on approach for visitors to learn about their energy use. The curator of the exhibit explains why he thinks it's important to show people how they consume energy.

Drug Lord Arellano Felix Pleads Guilty, Faces Life Sentence

Sept. 19
By Amy Isackson

Prosecutors in the case against former drug cartel leader Francisco Javiero Arellano Felix are pleased with the recent resolution of the case and are emboldened by their success. Arellano Felix headed one Mexico's most notorious and ruthless drug trafficking organizations. He pleaded guilty in federal court in San Diego this week. The plea is expected to put him in prison for life. As KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson explains, prosecutors are now focusing on other members of the cartel.

Martha and Grant: Buffet Flats

Sept. 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Do you know what a “buffet flat” is? Is it A) a type of shoe you wear to all-you-can-eat dinners, B) a lull in economic growth predicted by Warren Buffet, or C) a squalid apartment found in the Rocky Mountain States? Find out when Grant gives you the whole megillah.

Charges Dropped Against Marine Officer in Haditha Case

Sept. 19
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

All charges have been dropped against a Marine accused of failing to investigate the Haditha killings of 2005. Captain Lucas McConnell of Camp Pendleton will testify about an attack that left 24 Iraqi civilians dead. But the officer says he did nothing wrong. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has details.

Eastern Promises, The Brave One, Across the Universe

Sept. 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting

David Cronenberg has a new film set in the underworld of the Russian mafia, and Paul Haggis follows his Oscar-winning “Crash” by turning to the Iraq War with Tommy Lee Jones in the lead. We'll also talk about Jodie Foster in “The Brave One” and Julie Taymor's Beatles extravaganza, “Across the Universe.”

S.D. Council Votes to Support Gay Marriage in California

Sept. 19
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego City Council says "I do" to gay marriage. Councilmembers voted 5-to-3 Tuesday to join a fight for legalizing gay marriage in California. Mayor Jerry Sanders says he'll veto the measure. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has details.

Collecting DNA: A Primer

Sept. 19
By Nick Stoffel and Off Mic

A few weeks ago, I came across a well-written

Off Mic

Sept. 19
By Nstoffel and KPBS Public Broadcasting