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Stories for January 22, 2008

Superintendent Wants Cultural Sensitivity Training For Teachers

Jan. 22
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California's public schools will soon have to satisfy another set of state academic benchmarks. Educators will also have to take cultural sensitivity training. It's all part of a new statewide plan to close the state's racial achievement gap. From KPBS Radio in San Diego, Ana Tintocalis reports.

Chargers Still Fighting For Feasible Stadium Site

Jan. 22
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego Chargers have finished playing football for the season, but the team is still fighting to find a feasible site for a new stadium. Tonight, Chargers' spokesman Mark Fabiani presents the City of Chula Vista with plans for two more studies. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

New La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Announces 2008-09 Season

Jan. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The La Jolla Playhouse has just announced its 2008-09 season, which is the first programmed entirely by new artistic director Christopher Ashley. We talk to Ashley about what to expect this season on the stage.

Understanding Young Voters

Jan. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

It seems like every presidential candidate wants to attract the young voter, but what do the young voters want in a candidate? We speak to Jean Twenge, author of Generation Me: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled--and More Miserable Than Ever Before, to learn about the presidential qualities that are appealing to "Generation Me.” We also talk to a pair of politically-active twenty-somethings to find out what they are looking for in a presidential candidate.

Embedded Reporter Talks Life in Iraq: Week 2

Jan. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Local journalist Tony Perry visits Iraq for the sixth time as an embedded journalist with local Camp Pendleton Marines. We get a weekly update from Tony about life in a war zone as he lives full-time with local Marines.

San Diego School Enrollment Expected to Drop Next Year

Jan. 22
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

More kids are attending San Diego City schools this year but the outlook doesn't look so bright for the next academic year. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

California Poll: Clinton Leading Obama by 12 Points

Jan. 22
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new California Field Poll shows Hillary Clinton holds her double-digit lead over Barack Obama among Democratic voters. The Field Poll surveyed likely voters in the February 5th primary election. KPBS Reporter Andrew Phelps has details.

Feds Seek 60 Year Sentence for Former Defense Contractor

Jan. 22
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Federal prosecutors are seeking a 60 year sentence for former Poway defense contractor Brent Wilkes. Wilkes was convicted of bribing ex-Congressman "Duke" Cunningham. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has details.

Teachers, Parents Begin Taking Positions on S.D.'s New School Superintendent

Jan. 22
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The San Diego city school board picked a new superintendent over the weekend. Parents and teachers are starting to take positions on the type of reforms Terry Grier might bring to the district. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.