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Stories for May 28, 2008

Political Fix by Gloria Penner

May 28, 2008
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Indian Film Festival: Born into Brothels

May 28, 2008
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Failing School Kids to be Held Back in SD Schools

May 28, 2008
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

First and third grade students who are struggling academically in San Diego public schools will be held back another year under a revised district plan. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

May 28, 2008
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Schwarzenegger Visits with Mexican President

May 28, 2008
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger meets tonight in Mexico City with other border governors and Mexican President Felipe Calderon. They'll be talking about border wait times, smuggling and the environment. KPBS Reporter Mc Lear Amy Isackson has the story.

San Diego City Council District Races: What's at Stake?

May 28, 2008
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego City Council will look very different next year with half the incumbents termed-out and fresh faces vying to represent Districts 1, 3, 5 and 7. KPBS reporter Alison St John spoke with two political consultants -- a Democrat and a Republican -- about what is at stake in the coming elections.

Marine Heads to Trial on Obstruction Charges in Haditha Case

May 28, 2008
KPBS Public Broadcasting

A Marine intelligence officer from faces trial today in San Diego on charges of obstruction of justice and making false statements during an investigation into the killings of 24 Iraqis.

Hot Local Races Discussed in These Days' Ballot Preview

May 28, 2008
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Are you having trouble deciding who and what to vote for in the June 3 primary? KPBS Political Correspondent Gloria Penner joins host Tom Fudge to discuss the important local and statewide races on the primary ballot. We are also joined by Bob Kittle, with the "San Diego Union-Tribune", and former mayoral candidate Pat Shea to get their thoughts on the races for San Diego Mayor and City Attorney.

Inside Sacramento: Budget Latest, Gay Marriage Poll, Prison Health Care

May 28, 2008
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Politicians and the public weigh-in on Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's "May Revise" to the budget, a new gay marriage poll shows a majority of Californians support the idea, and prison health care reform stalls. John Myers, the Sacramento bureau chief for KQED public radio and "The California Report," joins us as we go "Inside Sacramento."

Former Senator Offers Sobering Advice for America

May 28, 2008
KPBS Public Broadcasting

What kind of influence does America currently have on the world? Has America's influence on the world eroded or changed in some way over recent years? If so, why? What can America do to maintain an influential role in international politics? Host Tom Fudge speaks to former governor and U.S. Senator David Boren about America's place in the world. Boren discusses why "leadership" is confused with "dominance" nowadays, and offers some advice from his new book "A Letter to America".

Liberal Democrat Frontrunners Vie for District 3 Seat

May 28, 2008
By Nicole Lozare and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Four-out-of-eight San Diego City Council district seats are up for re-election this year. In District Three, Toni Atkins is stepping down due to term limits. Two liberal democrats are the front runners in the race to represent some of San Diego's oldest neighborhoods. KPBS reporter Nicole Lozare has more.

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SD Program Teaches Somali Immigrants American Culture, Healthy Eating

May 28, 2008
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Imagine coming to this country unable to speak English, and unable to eat much of the food here because of religious dietary restrictions. Add to that the shock of adjusting to a completely different culture. That’s what many immigrants from the East African country of Somalia face. A program in City Heights teaches Somali immigrants healthy eating habits, and much more. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Latest Field Poll Shows Californians Approve of Same Sex Marriage

May 28, 2008
By Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Field Poll researchers say it's a first for them in three decades. Their survey on the issue of same sex marriage shows a majority of people think the idea is OK. From Sacramento, Jenny O'Mara reports.

State Senate Rejects Prison Bonds

May 28, 2008
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A $7 billion plan to build new medical facilities in California's prison system has been rejected by the state Senate. The money was requested by the federal receiver. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ reports.