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Stories for August 19, 2008

The Gits Screens At The Whistle Stop

Aug. 19
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
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Mia Zapata, lead singer of The Gits

Politics and Law, Not Religion

Aug. 19
By Charles Hartley and Citizen Voices

If a candidate has a plan to balance the budget, reduce taxes and cut the lines at the DMV, does the fact that his inspiration comes from the

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Aug. 19
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Citizen Voices

Aug. 19
By Charles Hartley and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Military Money Impacts San Diego

Aug. 19
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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More Department of Defense dollars are now spent in San Diego County than in any other county in the nation. A new report highlights the growing influence of military spending on San Diego’s economy. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Architects Seek to Plant Some Orchids and Onions

Aug. 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting

This year's Orchids and Onions distinctions for San Diego architecture are coming up. And the event is looking for nominations from the general public. We'll speak with some of the people organizing the contest which renders judgement on what's good and bad about San Diego architecture. And we'll learn a little bit about how much influence Orchids and, particularly, Onions have had over our built environment.

Lawmakers Reject Measure to Ban Controversial Chemical

Aug. 19
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The California Assembly has rejected a measure that would have banned the controversial chemical bisphenol A from baby bottles. Supporters say lawmakers missed a golden opportunity to protect young children. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Science and Comics Meet in the Books of Jim Ottaviani

Aug. 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Jim Ottaviani has merged his love of science with his love of comic books. He has authored numerous non-fiction comic books on scientific figures and events. His latest works explore what he calls "the science of the unscientific," such as the science in stage magic and the nature of love.

Military's Impact on San Diego Economy

Aug. 19
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A new analysis of the military’s economic impact on San Diego shows a dramatic increase in the last few years. San Diego now receives more Department of Defense money than any other county in the nation. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Australia Using Agressive Measures to Combat HIV/AIDS; U.S. Continues to Push Abstinence

Aug. 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting

What can the United States learn from Australia's programs for treating people infected with HIV and AIDS? Host Tom Fudge speaks to KPBS News Reporter Kenny Goldberg about his recent trip to the International AIDS Society conference in Australia. We also hear from a couple local experts about the HIV/AIDS population in San Diego.

CA Population Changes Present Challenges for Future

Aug. 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting

How much larger will California's population be in 2020? How will the state's racial demographics change in the next 12 year? And, what kind of growth can we expect to see in the state's elderly population? Host Tom Fudge speaks to Jean Ross, with the California Budget Project, about "The Golden State's" growing, aging population. We also speak to Ross about how these demographic changes will impact public policy in the future.

Pendleton Marine on Trial for Killing Detainees

Aug. 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The trial of a former Camp Pendleton Marine accused of killing four detainees in Iraq four years ago gets underway today. But, the fate of Sergeant Jose Nazario, Jr., will not be put in the hands of his military peers.

Another Look at the Overdue Budget

Aug. 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting

California's budget impasse now enters its eighth week and it does not appear lawmakers are any closer to a compromise.

Less Betting at Del Mar

Aug. 19
By Maureen Cavanaugh & Margot Leong and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Del Mar race track officials estimate the same amount of money will be generated for the county as last year, but less than previous years.

Code Word "Christian"

Aug. 19
By Alma Sove and Citizen Voices

In polite company, so the saying goes, refrain from speaking about religion and politics. & The two subjects tend to roil deep ideological divides between friends and peers where none were apparent. & In the interest of political conversation, however, perhaps discussing the two topics is a worthier pursuit than silence, especially when contemplating a candidate's character. &