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Stories for August 7, 2008

BEST of BestFest America Screens August 7 at UltraStar Cinema

Aug. 7
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Bartholomew's Song, from Destin Cretton and Lowell Frank, screens as part of the Best of BestFest (Flagpop)

Local Jazz Students Compete for College Aid

Aug. 7
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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There aren't many places for young people to learn jazz in San Diego County, but this week San Diego Mesa College is holding auditions for students who are competing to get one of seven jazz scholarships at the campus. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Aug. 7
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

American Teen

Aug. 7
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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CLIP: "Good morning Tigers..."

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Aug. 7
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego to Receive 14% More Homeland Security Money This Year

Aug. 7
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego County is getting more than $7.5 million in grants from the office of homeland security this year. That's an increase of 14 percent from last year.

Changes to Environmental Law Could Hurt Ocean

Aug. 7
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Environmental groups say proposed rule changes to a federal law could threaten marine life off our coast. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Diana Kennedy Shares Tips on Mexican Cooking

Aug. 7
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Tom Fudge talks with Diana Kennedy, author of numerous books on Mexican cuisine.

Eating Local Food is Good for Body and Earth

Aug. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting

What is sustainable food? And how does it make people and the planet healthier? As part of our special series: "The Food We Eat," we'll explore the movement to buy, cook and enjoy foods grown and delivered in better ways.

Carlsbad Desalination Plant Gets OK

Aug. 7
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The California Coastal Commission approved construction of a desalination plant in Carlsbad. The project still faces at least one more hurdle. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Hospitals Can Save Money By Identifying Potential Drug Users

Aug. 7
By Margot Leong and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new study finds hospitals can save money by finding out if patients are at risk of drug abuse.

Market Analyst Phil Flynn Discusses Falling Gas Prices

Aug. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Crude oil prices are now at their lowest level in almost two months. Oil prices have fallen below the $120-per-barrel range, down from the high of nearly $150-per-barrel just a few weeks ago.