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Stories for August 6, 2008

Lyle Lovett Performs With San Diego Choir

Aug. 6
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
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Critical Condition Free Screening

Aug. 6
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

DOCUMENTARY THAT REVEALS THE IMPACT OF BEING SICK AND UNINSURED IN AMERICA TO SCREEN AT CENTRAL LIBRARY

Workers Union Files Third Suit to Block Schwarzenegger's Layoff Order

Aug. 6
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The largest state employees union has filed a third legal action against the governor's executive order to cut state jobs and pay. SEIU Local 1000 filed suit against the state in Sacramento County Superior Court today.

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Aug. 6
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Pineapple Express

Aug. 6
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Produced by Judd Apatow and written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (the same creative team that delivered Superbad),

Coastal Commission Approves One of Two Conditions for Carlsbad Desal Plant

Aug. 6
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The California Coastal Commission has approved one of two conditions for construction of a desalination plant in Carlsbad. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has this update on the meeting in Oceanside.

San Diegans Will Decide Whether to Tax Themselves for More Fire Protection

Aug. 6
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

County Supervisors voted this morning to ask San Diegans this November if they want to tax themselves for more fire protection. The measure would raise money for more fire engines and aerial resources. Mayors of the 18 cities in the County are divided over the proposal. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Aug. 6
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Aug. 6
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Pineapple Express, Man on Wire, The Last Mistress, Vicky Christina Barcelona, Baghead

Aug. 6
KPBS Public Broadcasting

There's a new documentary about the man who walked a wire between the World Trade Towers in the 1970's and a horror movie that satirizes indie movies. We talk about these films and more on this Film Club of the Air.

S.D. Residents Upset at County Supervisors for Refusing to Drop Medical Marijuana Suit

Aug. 6
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Some people are angry at San Diego County Supervisors for continuing a legal challenge against California's medical marijuana law. Supervisors say they'll ask the State Supreme Court to review last week's appellate court ruling that rejected the County's suit. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Film Club: Pineapple Express, Man on Wire, The Last Mistress, Vicky Christina Barcelona, Baghead

Aug. 6
KPBS Public Broadcasting

There's a new documentary about the man who walked a wire between the World Trade Towers in the 1970's and a horror movie that satirizes indie movies. We talk about these films and more on this Film Club of the Air.

3 Charged in Federal Courthouse Bombing

Aug. 6
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Authorities say three people have been charged with bombing a federal courthouse and a FedEx building in San Diego.

San Diegans Prepare to Vote on Local Issues

Aug. 6
KPBS Public Broadcasting

This Friday is the deadline for getting ballot measures submitted to the County Registrar of Voters. A number of issues - from banning alcohol at the beach to adding a hotel to the 10th Avenue Marine Terminal - have qualified for the ballot. We'll talk about them with KPBS Political Correspondent Gloria Penner.

Sparing Children the Trauma of Divorce

Aug. 6
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Divorce is never pleasant. After all, it's the breakup of a family. But children can suffer serious trauma when parents battle over custody rights. We talk about high conflict divorce and how parents can get past the fighting and move forward with their lives, while looking out for the best interests of their kids.

Teen Critic Interviews American Teen Filmmaker

Aug. 6
By Teen Critics and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Fishing Takes Toll on Shark Populations

Aug. 6
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A new study says sharks are necessary for healthy oceans, but commercial fishing is taking a toll on their populations. Each year, tens of millions of sharks are caught only for their fins. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce spoke with a marine biologist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography about the role of sharks in the ocean ecosystem.

Pineapple Express at Comic-Con

Aug. 6
By Beth Accomando and KPBS Comic-Con News

Gas Prices Falling

Aug. 6
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The average price of gas continues to fall from the record high set earlier this summer.

School Board Rejects a Plan for Failing Eighth Graders

Aug. 6
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego Unified school board shot down a plan that would have made failing eighth grade students go to a special school.

Buoys Considered for Deadly Border Canal

Aug. 6
By Elliot Spagat and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The agency that is lining a border waterway with concrete agreed Tuesday to consider adding ladders and buoys to prevent migrants from drowning when they cross illegally from Mexico into Southern California.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Aug. 6
By Teencritics and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Pineapple Express at Comic-Con

Aug. 6
By Beth Accomando
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"Pineapple Express" opens today so I thought it would be appropriate to run a highlight from the panel at this year's Comic-Con. Producer Judd Apatow moderated and actror-writer Seth Rogen, actor James Franco, and indie director David Gordon Green were on hand to answer questions about their "weed action comedy." They sneaked about ten minutes of the film at the panel. You can also check out the official trailer from Sony below.

Tropic Thunder Cast Feature

Aug. 6
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando