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Stories for August 28, 2008

Political Fix by Gloria Penner

Aug. 28
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Benefit Screening of Iron Jawed Angels

Aug. 28
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Aug. 28
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Downtown Scaffold Collapse Injuries 16

Aug. 28
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A wooden pedestrian walkway collapsed at a construction site in downtown San Diego yesterday, injuring 16 people. As KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis explains its not clear who is going to investigate the accident.

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Aug. 28
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Darker Side of Hope (And the Audacity of 'Our Posterity')

Aug. 28
By Jessica Jondle and Citizen Voices

Even with many people grappling with when life begins, it is hard to deny that a baby - born live - is a human being. For those who don't know the

CA Education Leader Hopes Obama Revamps NCLB

Aug. 28
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California School Superintendent Jack O'Connell has high hopes the federal No Child Left Behind Act will get an overhaul if Barrack Obama is elected to the White House. O'Connell was in Denver last night for Obama's acceptance speech. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

No Turnaround in Sight for SD Economy

Aug. 28
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The University of San Diego's Index of Leading Economic Indicators last month had its sharpest decline since the beginning of the year. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

16 People Hurt in Scaffold Collapse in San Diego

Aug. 28
KPBS Public Broadcasting

A block-long construction scaffold collapsed in downtown San Diego this afternoon, injuring 16 pedestrians who were walking under the street level barrier. Injuries to three of the people are considered life-threatening.

Citizen Voices

Aug. 28
By Jjondle and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Brews on the Rise

Aug. 28
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Artisan beers are popular these days. We'll talk about the art to making, and enjoying, the malty brews with local beer crafters and critics.

CA Schools Superintendent Discusses Budget Deadlock

Aug. 28
KPBS Public Broadcasting

How will the budget deadlock, and the state's $15 billion deficit impact California schools this year? Host Tom Fudge speaks to state schools' Superintendent Jack O'Connell about what parents and students can expect this fall. We also speak to O'Connell about how the state is doing with it's No Child Left Behind requirements.

Many Changes on the Horizon for SD City Schools

Aug. 28
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Is the San Diego Unified School District in a state of flux? Host Tom Fudge speaks to KPBS Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis about a number of significant changes that could affect day-to-day operations at San Diego City Schools. Tintocalis details new Superintendent Terry Grier's plan to "right-size" the district. We also discuss the potential impact of a $2.1 billion school bond that will appear on the November ballot, and how the teachers union has responded to Grier's plans.

Biographer-Turned-Felon Talks about Her Literary Crimes

Aug. 28
These Days

Can an author redeem herself after being convicted of literary forgery and theft? We'll talk with Lee Israel, author of "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" about what drove her to forge letters of famous people, and ultimately steal literary works from libraries.

Anticipation is Building for Obama's Big Speech

Aug. 28
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting

As the Democratic National Convention heads into its final day, anticipation is building for Barack Obama's acceptance speech tonight.

Barack Obama Officially Chosen as Nominee

Aug. 28
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Delegates to the Democratic National Convention officially chose Barack Obama and Joe Biden as their party's candidates for president and vice president last night. KPBS Political Correspondent Gloria Penner is in Denver covering the convention.

Drive less, Get a Break On Car Insurance

Aug. 28
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Drive less, get a bigger break on your car insurance. That's the goal of new regulations proposed by State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner.

Governor Schwarzenegger Addresses Rumors About Borrowing to Balance the Budget

Aug. 28
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Governor Schwarzenegger is addressing rumors about lawmakers borrowing to balance the overdue state budget. The governor said raiding funds earmarked for other purposes -- such as transportation and local government needs -- would make the state's fiscal problems worse.

Lawyer Questions Autopsy of Male Dancer Shot By SD Police

Aug. 28
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Autopsy results of a San Diego male dancer shot to death by police showed small amounts of methamphetamine and two other narcotics in his blood at the time of the fatal shooting. But The lawyer representing Steven Hirschfield's family says the man didn't have illegal drugs or alcohol in his system.

alt.pictureshows 2008

Aug. 28
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
Tease photo

Phillip Van's Come Wander with Me is one of the short works playing at this year's alt.pictureshows (Phillip Van)

Protest Signage

Aug. 28
By Joe Spurr and Political Fix by Gloria Penner
Tease photo

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