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Stories for August 11, 2008

Errol Morris Short on Movies

Aug. 11
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Filmmaker

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Aug. 11
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Aug. 11
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Zhang Yimou and the Beijing Olympics

Aug. 11
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
Tease photo

Zhang Yimou directing Gong Li in Curse of the Golden Flower (Sony Pictures)

City Attorney Candidates Face Off

Aug. 11
By Gloria Penner and Political Fix by Gloria Penner

Bush's Third Term?

Aug. 11
By Alma Sove and Citizen Voices

The second idea layered into this message may be more powerful. & John McCain has fancied himself a maverick who bucks the traditional, "old" way of working in politics. & Presumably he's not trading favors with Washington insiders but is working toward substantive policy ideas. & His 2000 presidential bid versus Bush earned him a strong following where he challenged the Republican Party. & What didn't win him the White House in 2000 though, may work to quell independent voters' fears that McCain is just another Republican towing the far right's party-line.

New Report Finds Teachers Improperly Assigned

Aug. 11
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new report finds a surprising number of California public school teachers don't have the proper training or credentials to teach the subjects they're teaching. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Aguirre spars with Goldsmith in KPBS City Attorney Debate

Aug. 11
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

City attorney Mike Aguirre sparred with his challenger Jan Goldsmith at a debate moderated by KPBS’s Gloria Penner. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Aug. 11
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Political Fix by Gloria Penner

Aug. 11
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Hot Buttered Soul Man Isaac Hayes Remembered

Aug. 11
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Citizen Voices

Aug. 11
By Alma Sove and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Aug. 11
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Candidates for San Diego City Attorney Face Off

Aug. 11
KPBS Public Broadcasting

KPBS political correspondent Gloria Penner hosts a special conversation with San Diego city attorney candidates Michael Aguirre and Jan Goldsmith.

The Hunt for Kafka’s Final Writings

Aug. 11
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Local author and Kafka Project Director Kathi Diamant will lead a group on a ten day Magical Mystery Literary History Tour through Eastern Europe to search for literary treasure: the final writings of Franz Kafka.

SDG&E Struggles to Provide Alternative Energy

Aug. 11
KPBS Public Broadcasting

In 2002, California ordered the state's energy suppliers to get 20 percent of their power from renewable sources, like solar, wind and biomass, by 2010. With the deadline fast approaching, there are questions about whether San Diego Gas and Electric will meet the deadline. We'll get an update from KPBS reporter Amita Sharma about how SDG&E and other utilities are doing.

Two Major SD Malls Up for Expansion & Renovation

Aug. 11
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Two shopping centers owned by Westfield Corporation, UTC and Mission Valley mall, have plans to update and expand. The $900 million UTC project was given approval to proceed by the San Diego City Council last week. Westfield first submitted the plans 7 years ago to intense opposition from some community members. The Mission Valley plans have just been released to the public and are likely to face opposition as well. Mission Valley mall opened in 1961. It sits right next to Fashion Valley mall, another Westfield property. Both properties aim to become part of the newest trend in shopping centers, "walkable villages," with retail stores sharing the space with apartments, condos and office space.

SDG&E Lagging Behind in State Deadline for Renewable Energy

Aug. 11
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Gas and Electric claims its mission is to provide more energy from solar, wind and biomass. But, the company is lagging far behind California's two other major utilities in meeting a key state deadline for generating power from sources that don't pollute. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has more.

Sports Columnist Jay Paris Talks About SD Sports and the Olympics

Aug. 11
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Padres take two-out-of-three games against a division rival this weekend, while the Chargers take care of business in their first pre-season game.

State Lawmakers Are Calling the Governor's Bluff

Aug. 11
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California lawmakers are calling Governor Schwarzenegger's bluff. The governor pledged not to sign any bills until lawmakers pass a long overdue budget. But now, they're sending him a measure that has to be signed. And it's a bill he likes.

A New Budget Proposal Would Make Visiting State Parks Free

Aug. 11
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A proposal for the state budget would make visiting state parks free for people with a valid state license plate.

California Developing Plans to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions to 1990 Levels

Aug. 11
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The California Air Resources Board is developing plans that will rollback greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels...and to do that by 2020. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

If I Were King

Aug. 11
By Candace Suerstedt and Citizen Voices

Talk radio is banned from the airwaves, all 25,000 conservative hosts, as well as you five or six progressives who are still allowed a tiny broadcast frequency. All country western DJ's who feel compelled to punctuate their shows with misogynist or racist ignorance are hereby sent away for sexual and racial reassignment...I mean sexual and racial sensitivity training.

Citizen Voices

Aug. 11
By Candice Suerstedt and KPBS Public Broadcasting