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Stories for April 4, 2008

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

April 4
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Citizen Voices

April 4
By Sgarrett and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Ruins

April 4
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

April 4
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

When Will We Ever Learn?

April 4
By Candace Suerstedt and Citizen Voices

For one, there was slavery, where the importation of humans to be owned as property was deemed lawful.

TEST: Expression Engine That Could

April 4
By Charles Hartley and Citizen Voices

Shine a Light

April 4
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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The Stones have been spoiled by the caliber of filmmakers that have turned their cameras on these once bad boys of rock and roll. French New Waver Jean Luc-Godard put the band in the background of his

Border Patrol Reports Big Drop in Drug Seizures

April 4
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Border Patrol reports a big drop in drug seizures in the Imperial Sand Dunes and other parts of southeastern California.

Director's Cuts: Musical Interludes of the Week

April 4
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Listen to the best musical interludes heard throughout the week on These Days. This week's picks include tracks from Eric Clapton, the Beatles, Limp, Pigeon John, Bn Loco, Beastie Boys, Booker T. and the MG's, Mad Professor, and Fugazi.

Citizen Voices

April 4
By Candice Suerstedt and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Citizen Voices

April 4
By Charles Hartley and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

April 4
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California's Largest Health Insurer Narrows Its Coverage Scope

April 4
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California’s largest health insurer says it will no longer reimburse hospitals for additional care that stems from preventable medical errors. Anthem Blue Cross says it hopes the policy will force hospitals to cut down on mistakes. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

State Budget Cuts Could Nullify Local Gains in Firefighting Resources

April 4
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego region will get one new fire engine from Governor Schwarzenegger's s Office of Emergency Services. But at the same time, cuts called for in the governor's state budget could reduce firefighting resources in San Diego County. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

U.S. Consulate in Tijuana Breaks Ground on New Facility

April 4
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The U.S. Consulate in Tijuana has broken ground on a new facility. Consular officials say the new building will let them help more people more efficiently. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.

Water Specialist: Dwindling Supply Means Lifestyle Changes Ahead

April 4
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

One water specialist says the future water supply for our region doesn't look promising. That's because climate change models suggest that key supply sources will provide less water ten years from now. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Asssembly Republicans Won't OK New Taxes to Mitigate Budget Crisis

April 4
By California Capitol Network, Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Assembly Republicans say they won't support new taxes to get through the state's budget crisis. But, they're offering bills they say will free up funding for schools in the face of potential cuts. From Sacramento, Jenny O'Mara reports.

Regional Fire Protection Committee Holds Third Meeting This Week

April 4
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Regional Fire Protection Committee convened by County Supervisor Ron Roberts and Mayor Jerry Sanders held its third meeting this week. The goal of the group is to forge a regional solution to the lack of firefighting resources in San Diego County. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Border Fence, Olympics Controversy, Hartley Accusations

April 4
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Bush administration pledges to add 470 miles to the border fence by the end of the year, and it is willing to forgo multiple environmental laws in order to complete the project. Also, the upcoming Beijing Olympics have become a hot-button issue, with international concern about China's human rights record. Plus, a local candidate is accused of indecent exposure in a Kensington neighborhood.

Zombie Strippers Coming To A Theater Near You

April 4
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
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I never, in a million years, thought I would write a title like that. And it's true. On April 20th 18th, fans of zombies, strip clubs, and porn can come together in celebration of the wonders of cinema. & I'm more than a little frightened. & The press release reads: & "As one of the strippers gets the virus, she turns into a supernatural, flesh-eating zombie stripper, making her the hit of the club."

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

April 4
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

His People

April 4
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

I love silent movies because there's something amazing and magical about images that are almost 100 years old.

Sally Mann Documentary A Powerful Artistic Portrait

April 4
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
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I just watched a new documentary called

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

April 4
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

April 4
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting