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Stories for August 5, 2008

Trailer Tuesdays: Pineapple Express

Aug. 5
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Aug. 5
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Leadership and Financial Management

Aug. 5
By Charles Hartley and Citizen Voices
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Two interesting articles in the

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Aug. 5
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Citizen Voices

Aug. 5
By Charles Hartley and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Masquerade 2008: Best Original Design 'The Rock' by Blair Heald

Aug. 5
By Nathan Gibbs
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Blair Heald won "Best Original Design" at the 2008 Comic-Con Masquerade with his rendition of the infamous "Rock."

Bill Would Crack Down on Unauthrorized Access to Patients' Medical Records

Aug. 5
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Numerous breeches in patient privacy at UCLA Medical Center are prompting a new piece of legislation from state lawmakers. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Water Authority’s Cash For Grass Program Resumes

Aug. 5
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The San Diego County Water Authority has resumed its rebate program for people replacing grass with synthetic turf. The water-saving program had been suspended when reports suggested the turf might pose a lead exposure risk. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Conditions of Huge Desalination Project to Soon Be Decided

Aug. 5
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The California Coastal Commission is expected to decide Wednesday morning whether to approve conditions for the construction of the largest desalination project in the country. Poseidon Resources wants to build the plant in Carlsbad. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Water Authority’s Cash For Grass Program Resumes

Aug. 5
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The San Diego County Water Authority has resumed its rebate program for people replacing grass with synthetic turf. The water-saving program had been suspended when reports suggested the turf might pose a lead exposure risk. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Beijing Cuisine Preps for International Olympic Crowd

Aug. 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The 2008 Summer Olympics begin in Beijing, China, this Friday. As part of our ongoing coverage of the games, we talk with a former San Diegan who now lives in Beijing and writes about food.

Legal Update: Employee Breaks, Mt. Soledad Cross, Club Privileges

Aug. 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Are employers in California required to ensure that employees take their breaks? Is the Mount Soledad cross unconstitutional? And what privileges does membership to a club or team entail? We'll discuss a number of legal issues with KPBS Legal Analyst Dan Eaton.

Don't Ask, Don't Tell: 14 Years Later

Aug. 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, banning gays in the military from serving openly, has been a rule for 14 years. A coalition of legislators and retired military are seeking to repeal the act and allow gays to serve openly in the military for the first time.

Rape By Intoxication on the Rise, DA and SDSU Working to Educate Public

Aug. 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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What's causing the increase in rape cases in San Diego County? Local police are seeing an increase in rape cases involving women who are too intoxicated to say "no". The rise in rape cases that involve binge drinking is one of the factors causing the increase in rapes overall. Host Alan Ray speaks to Dave Hendren, with the District Attorney's office, and Jim Lange, from SDSU, about the dangers of drinking too much alcohol, and to talk about what can be done to reduce the number of rape by intoxication cases.

State Controller Needs Six Months to Enforce Governor's Order

Aug. 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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State Controller John Chiang says it would take his office six months to enforce the Governor's executive order to reduce workers' pay.

Governor Schwarzenegger Puts a New Tax on the Table

Aug. 5
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is proposing a new tax as part of a deal that would include budget reform. That could include a spending cap, which he's been pushing for some time.

Political Consultant Leo McElroy on the Budget Stalemate

Aug. 5
By Dwane Brown and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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California's budget stalemate has been making headlines for weeks, but lawmakers returning to Sacramento this week will be taking up another challenging task, voting on hundreds of bills before session ends at the end of the month. We're joined on Morning Edition by independent Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.

No Time to Drain Creative Energy

Aug. 5
By Alma Sove and Citizen Voices
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The CEO's of these big oil companies have