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Stories for June 25, 2008

Museum of San Diego African American History

June 25
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Political Fix by Gloria Penner

June 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

June 25
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Battle Continues Over Calif. Bill Requiring Paid Sick Leave for All

June 25
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The battle continues over an Assembly bill that would require all California employers to provide paid sick leave. Supporters say it would be good for public health. But critics say it would lead to major job losses. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Councilman Peters & Mayor Sanders Reach Compromise on Pension Plan

June 25
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and City Council President Scott Peters today reached a compromise on competing ballot initiatives aimed at overhauling San Diego's pension system.

On Personal Responsibility

June 25
By Charles Hartley and Citizen Voices
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It was this kind of attitude that always kept me wary of Democrats. For too many years, it seemed to be the party of too many people telling me I had to not drink, not smoke, wear organic fabrics made by overpaid workers, not eat certain foods and only drive an underpowered car with a plethora of safety features.

Before Being Fired, Carol Lam Challenged Justice Dept. Over Rejected Applicant

June 25
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Ex-San Diego U.S. Attorney Carol Lam challenged the Justice Department two years ago over why a young accomplished lawyer seeking a prestigious post was dropped. A new report finds the department used politics rather than merit in recruitment hiring. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has more.

San Diego County Approves Rural Fire Agency Merger

June 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego County's board of supervisors has unanimously approved $15.5 million to consolidate a dozen small firefighting agencies into a single entity responsible for protecting more than a million rural acres.

Mongol, Up the Yangtze, Savage Grace, The Wackness, Mother of Tears

June 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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On this Film Club of the Air, we talk about a new epic film made in the old Hollywood style about Genghis Kahn, a documentary about the modernization of China, a stoner comedy with heart, and a tragic drama about a wealthy family with no sense of boundaries.

Film Club: Mongol, Up the Yangtze, Savage Grace, The Wackness, Mother of Tears

June 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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On this Film Club of the Air, we talk about a new epic film made in the old Hollywood style about Genghis Kahn, a documentary about the modernization of China, a stoner comedy with heart, and a tragic drama about a wealthy family with no sense of boundaries.

'Little Rock 9' Member Says Public School Segregation Exists

June 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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On Sept. 25, 1957, nine black students -- later referred to as the "Little Rock Nine" -- tried to enter Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Fifty years after one of the most famous school de-segregation moments in our nation's history, what lasting impact does this event have on public education today? We speak with Dr. Terrence Roberts, one of the original Little Rock Nine, about what went through is head that day, what motivated him and why he thinks segregation still exists in public schools.

Citizen Voices

June 25
By Charles Hartley and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Mexico Officials to Extradite Benjamin Arellano-Felix to U.S.

June 25
By Amy Isackson
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Federal officials in Mexico say they will extradite the reputed leader of Tijuana's Arellano Felix Drug Cartel. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Sanders' Pension Reform - What Can Alaska Tell Us?

June 25
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders will present the pension reform proposals he wants to put on the November ballot to a city council committee today. At the heart of Sanders’ plan is a change the State of Alaska has already made to its public employee pensions. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more on how it’s working up there.

Legal Update: Children's Pool, Navy Sonar, Ex-Charger Lawsuit

June 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals makes a decision about the seals at the La Jolla Children's Pool, the Supreme Court agrees to hear a case about sonar testing off California's coast, and former San Diego Charger Steve Foley's civil lawsuit moves forward.

Californians Face Super Ballot in November

June 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The November election could see a "super ballot." There may be as many as 36 state-wide propositions on the ballot in California. And with a historic presidential race in the works, voter turnout could be large. We'll talk with KPBS Political Correspondent Gloria Penner about how the general election is shaping up for Californians.

Weekend Forecast Worries Firefighters in Northern California

June 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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California's US Forest Service manager says the number may seem overwhelming but firefighters do have the 800 wildfires in the state in check, at least for now.

Reorganizing Backcountry Fire Protection

June 25
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego Supervisors will vote today on a 15 million dollar proposal to consolidate the region’s independent fire agencies in unincorporated areas. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Film Club Free Screening: Gonzo

June 25
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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