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Stories for August 29, 2008

Citizen Voices

Aug. 29
By Candice Suerstedt and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Political Fix by Gloria Penner

Aug. 29
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Is The Circus In Town?

Aug. 29
By Charles Hartley and Citizen Voices

First semi-conscious reaction to this morning's

Citizen Voices

Aug. 29
By Charles Hartley and KPBS Public Broadcasting

SD Laid Off Teachers Offered Temp Jobs

Aug. 29
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Unified teachers who were laid off during the summer are now being offered temporary positions in the district. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Salk Researchers Find a Gene that Affects Fertility and Obesity

Aug. 29
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Researchers at San Diego's Salk Institute say they've found a genetic switch in the brain of mice that regulates both body weight and fertility. Scientists believe it may operate in the same way for humans. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Schwarzenegger Won't Borrow Local Revenues

Aug. 29
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger visited San Diego today to reassure local officials that he does not support balancing the state budget by borrowing from local government revenues.

Transsiberian

Aug. 29
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
Tease photo

We find the young American couple, Roy (Woody Harrelson) and Jessie (Emily Mortimer) at a banquet celebrating the work of a religious group in China. Roy was one of the Americans participating and Jessie took photos of the children whose lives have benefited from the group's efforts. Rather than fly home, the couple opts for an adventure. They decide to take the long way home on the legendary Trans-Siberian Express train from Beijing to Moscow. Their first encounter with a passenger on the train leads to a warning about not messing with the Russian police. That sets the stage for what's to come.

San Diego Union-Tribune Offers Buyouts

Aug. 29
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego Union-Tribune on Thursday announced buyouts that aim to cut its staff by 76 positions, including 30 in the newsroom.

Invasive Species Alert for Labor Day Boaters

Aug. 29
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Before you power up the boat this Labor Day weekend, state officials have some advice -- be sure to clean and drain the vessel before heading to the water. As KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce explains, a tiny invasive shellfish has become a big problem.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Aug. 29
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Presidential Election, DNC Highlights

Aug. 29
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Democratic National Convention took place this week. What were the highlights from the convention? What kind of impact will Senator Joe Biden make as Barack Obama's running mate? What can we expect to see at next week's Republican National Convention? We bring you a special DNC broadcast of the Editors Roundtable, with Gloria Penner hosting live from Denver.

Union Prison Guards Oppose Prop 11

Aug. 29
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Supporters of Proposition 11 have filed a formal complaint with the Fair Political Practices Commission. The measure would change the way political districts are drawn in California.

Hard Workers May Be Insecure

Aug. 29
By Margot Leong and KPBS Public Broadcasting

New research from San Diego State University shows people work harder to make up for low self-esteem.

State Senate to Vote on Budget

Aug. 29
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Two months into the budget stalemate, the state senate has scheduled a vote on a spending plan today. But, Republicans say it's not something they can support. Marianne Russ reports.

The Nightmare Before Christmas Digitally Remastered for DVD and BluRay

Aug. 29
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
Tease photo

Based on a book that Burton wrote and illustrated, the film of

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Aug. 29
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Obama/McCain Ticket??

Aug. 29
By Joe Spurr and Political Fix by Gloria Penner

'I'm Pro Get a Life'

Aug. 29
By Joe Spurr and Political Fix by Gloria Penner

Political Fix by Gloria Penner

Aug. 29
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Political Fix by Gloria Penner

Aug. 29
KPBS Public Broadcasting