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Stories for January 15, 2008

Foreign Film Short List

Jan. 15
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Romania's entry unfortunately didn't make the cut. (IFC Films)

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Jan. 15
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Jan. 15
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Schwarzenegger's Proposed Budget Would Cut Federal Matching Funds

Jan. 15
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new analysis says the governor's proposed budget would cause California to lose nearly one-and-a-half billion dollars in federal matching funds. The Assembly Budget Committee says the losses would be due primarily to cuts in the Medi-Cal program. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Witch Fire Was Nation's Second Largest Disaster of 2007

Jan. 15
By Alan Ray and KPBS Public Broadcasting

October's Witch Fire in San Diego county was the the nation's second-largest disaster of 2007, according to the records of an insurance industry information center. KPBS reporter Alan Ray has the story.

‘The Daddy Machine’: Two Moms, Two Kids, and 62 Dads

Jan. 15
KPBS Public Broadcasting

If you grew up with two moms, would you want to build a daddy machine? “The Daddy Machine” is a new family-friendly musical commissioned by Diversionary Theater, celebrating gay and lesbian families.

Finding Common Ground at the Australian-American Leadership Dialogue

Jan. 15
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Australia and American political leaders meet in San Diego this week to discuss international environmental policy, business, and culture. We ask educators from Australia and the U.S. what we can learn from each other, and why the U.S.-Australian relationship is important.

Polls: the Impact at the Ballot Box

Jan. 15
KPBS Public Broadcasting

What happened in New Hampshire? How could all eight polls that predicted Barack Obama would defeat Hillary Clinton have been wrong? We speak to veteran pollster Dan Yankelovich and sociologist Gordon Clanton about the outcome of the New Hampshire primary, and the impact polls have on public opinion.

Expectations High for Super Tuesday

Jan. 15
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Feb. 5 is Super Tuesday: the day when 22 states, including California, hold primaries or caucuses to determine their political party's nominee for president. Mail-in ballots are expected to weigh heavily in the election, but San Diegans will not be using electronic voting machines this time around.

Chinese New Year Spectacular

Jan. 15
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Home Prices Fell 13 Percent in December

Jan. 15
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego County's median home price fell 13 percent in December, compared to the year before. La Jolla-based DataQuick says that's the steepest drop in two decades of record-keeping. But as KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps tells us, it may not be as bad as it sounds.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Jan. 15
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Local Embedded Journalist Shares Update From Iraq War Zone

Jan. 15
KPBS Public Broadcasting

LA Times reporter Tony Perry is embedded with local Camp Pendleton Marines in Iraq. It's his sixth deployment to the Middle East to report on the war from the front lines. Tony talked to Morning Edition’s Dwane Brown and Maureen Cavanaugh via satellite phone from somewhere in Iraq.

Gangs Top Target of San Diego Police in 2008

Jan. 15
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Most of the news about crime in San Diego is good. The city's overall crime rate dropped 2 percent last year. But gang violence shot up significantly. Now gangs are the police department's Number One target. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has the story.

Getting Ready for February 5th

Jan. 15
By Gloria Penner and KPBS Commentaries

Its called Super Tuesday. Actually, some enthusiasts are calling it Super Duper Tuesday because on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 22 states will hold primaries or caucuses to determine their political parties nominees for president of the United States. Many believe that on that day,

KPBS Commentaries

Jan. 15
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Despite Being a Nervous Wreck, I Loved Corteo

Jan. 15
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

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