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Stories for January 28, 2008

Mingei devleopments

Jan. 28
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

The items under investigation in last week's raid at the Mingei International Museum are from Thailand, specifically from the Ban Chiang culture and excavation site, which dates back to 1000 B.C.. & In fact, most of the looted art in Southeast Asia goes through Bangkok, according to Terressa Davis, a law student at the University of Georgia who specializes in international law regarding cultural heritage and preservation. & "A lot moves through Thailand, it's a mecca of collectors and high end galleries showing a lot of looted art from places like Cambodia and China. & As a result, there is a lot of money going into Thailand because of the antiquities trade."

Untraceable

Jan. 28
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Jennifer Marsh (Diane Lane) works in the cybercrime division of the FBI. So rather than running around in the field tracking down criminals, she sits in front of a computer screen all day looking for online scams and Internet predators.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Jan. 28
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Jan. 28
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Jan. 28
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cinema Lounge

Jan. 28
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Deacon's Monday kicks off the new series Cinema Lounge at Basic Urban Kitchen+Bar

Sanders Pushes For Stronger Veto Power

Jan. 28
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The city of San Diego hopes to have a measure on the June ballot that would settle important questions about the balance of power at city hall. But speaking on KPBS's These Days, Mayor Sanders said that, in spite of months of negotiation, the city council and he have not reached agreement on the mayor's veto power.

Parks, Libraries, Youth Programs Endangered by Projected Budget Gap

Jan. 28
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego city council is looking ahead to another difficult budget year. Both the mayor and council agree that strengthening police and fire is their first priority. But a citizens campaign has begun, to protect programs that prevent crime. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Still Hung Up on 2000

Jan. 28
By Alma Sove and Citizen Voices

I'm conflicted about voting Democratic right now.

UCSD Pushes to Reduce Primary Care ER Visits by the Uninsured

Jan. 28
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

An innovative partnership between UCSD Medical Center and local community clinics will soon be expanding. The goal of the project is to reduce the number of uninsured people who use emergency rooms for primary care. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Jan. 28
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Over the weekend, many industry guilds gave out their top awards.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Jan. 28
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Welcome to Citizen Voices

Jan. 28
By Nicole Lozare and Citizen Voices

They live here and there in San Diego from Chula Vista to Carlsbad. They are gay, straight, Latina, Jewish, Mormon and, uh, a surfer.

Citizen Voices

Jan. 28
By Alma Sove and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Fire and Police Forces a Priority in 2009 Budget Plan

Jan. 28
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego city council on Monday discusses how to spend your money next year. Council members are looking at the budget for fiscal year 2009. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has some highlights.

Contaminated Water From Mexico Forces Beaches to Close

Jan. 28
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The weekend rains have driven polluted water from Baja California into the ocean off San Diego County's coast. Health officials are warning people to stay out of the contaminated water from the border to Coronado. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Jan. 28
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Citizen Voices

Jan. 28
By Nlozare and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Finding Peace in Sudan

Jan. 28
KPBS Public Broadcasting

What will it take for there to be peace in Sudan? The country is in the midst of genocidal warfare with no end in sight. We speak to Ambassador Tom Vraalsen about the difficulties in reaching a peace agreement, and how the instability in Sudan could have further consequences throughout the horn of Africa.

Mayor Sanders Talks On the State of the City

Jan. 28
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Mayor Jerry Sanders recently delivered his third State of the City address, and this year he heads into a re-election campaign. He joins us in studio to answer the questions in a wide-open discussion of the big issues that face San Diego.

Rain Floods Wildfire Areas as Heavy Rain Replenishes a Dry San Diego

Jan. 28
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Heavy rain has caused problems for people around San Diego County this morning. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has details.

Sycuan Gaming Compact Up for Vote on Super Tuesday

Jan. 28
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The battle over four Indian gaming propositions on next week’s ballot has cost well over $150 million. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more on one of those propositions: Prop. 96. That’s the referendum on the gaming compact between Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and San Diego’s Sycuan Indian Band.

Whale Watching In Peak Season Off San Diego's Coast

Jan. 28
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The annual gray whale migration from the Arctic to Baja is at its peak right now. It's an ideal time to go whale watching off San Diego's coastline. And that's just what Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce did recently.