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Stories for March 19, 2008

Political Fix by Gloria Penner

March 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Tom Fudge On The Horton Hears A Who! Controversy: The Intersection Of Politics And Art

March 19
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

The other hand of this discussion is that artists do have personal views on politics that are interesting to know & hellip; that lend us some insight into their work and their times. The most interesting thing I've learned about Ted Geisel's political views came from a

Petition to Recall State Senator Qualifies to Go Before Voters

March 19
By California Capitol Network, Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting

What's been called “down and dirty” politics by some is now a fight at the ballot box. A petition to recall a Republican state Senator has qualified to go before voters. From Sacramento Jenny O'Mara reports.

On 5th Year War Anniversary, Lt. Col. Says Guard Still Underfunded

March 19
By California Capitol Network, Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

On the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war, the California National Guard is having no trouble getting new soldiers. But it’s a different story when it comes to their equipment.

Marine Wives Speak Out After Five Years of Deployments

March 19
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Some Marines from Camp Pendleton leaving for Iraq this month are on their fifth deployment. On this, the five-year anniversary of the war, we ask Marine wives if seeing their loved ones go off to war gets any easier with experience. And what is the cumulative effect of multiple deployments on their children? KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

March 19
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Oceanside Council Mulls Permit For Concrete Plant

March 19
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Oceanside city council expects a full house at city hall tonight. The matter of permitting a concrete plant on Oceanside Boulevard, less than two miles from the coast, has proved controversial. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

State Lawmaker Pushes For Mandatory Climate Change Education

March 19
By California Capitol Network, Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

One State lawmaker wants to require “climate change” to be taught in California schools. Democrat Joe Simitian says his measure would instruct the Board of Education and the Department of Education to handle the specifics -- but it would guarantee students are exposed to the phenomenon.

Class Sizes Inflate as State College Funding Drops

March 19
By Alan Ray and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Palomar College has set a new enrollment record this semester. But that's not all good news. The story from KPBS reporter Alan Ray.

La Jolla Board Meets to Discuss Thorny Issue of Parking Meters

March 19
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

La Jolla's Parking Advisory Board meets this afternoon to discuss ways to tackle the long standing problem of how to manage parking in the upscale beach community. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Teacher Layoff Uncertainty Could Mar Future Workforce

March 19
By California Capitol Network, Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting

This month, thousands of teachers got word they might not have a job come September because of potential state budget cuts. One group says the uncertainty will devastate the future workforce. From Sacramento, Jenny O'Mara reports.

Horton Hears a Who!, Chicago 10, Funny Games, Married Life, Snow Angels

March 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting

We hear what Dr. Seuss’ widow, Audrey Geisel, has to say about the anti-abortion contingent politicizing the newly released “Horton Hears A Who!,” and we discuss the films “Chicago 10,” “Funny Games,” “Married Life,” and “Snow Angels.”

Film Club: Horton Hears a Who!, Chicago 10, Funny Games, Married Life, Snow Angels

March 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting

We hear what Dr. Seuss’ widow, Audrey Geisel, has to say about the anti-abortion contingent politicizing the newly released “Horton Hears A Who!,” and we discuss the films “Chicago 10,” “Funny Games,” “Married Life,” and “Snow Angels.”

KPBS Listeners Discuss What They Think Should Be Done in Iraq

March 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Iraq war began five years ago today with the bombing of Bagdad. Now, American troops are still there, and nobody believes the country is stable enough to stand on its own. Iraq is a major issue in the presidential race, with a deep split between John McCain and the two Democratic contenders as to what should be done. We open up the phone lines to our listeners on the subject of Iraq.

Gloria Penner On the Candidates’ Stance on Iraq

March 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting

March 19, 2008 marks the 5th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. According to the Pew Research Center, only 38% of Americans still support the decision to invade Iraq. The war will be a factor in the presidential race as the candidates square off on their foreign policy positions regarding Iraq.