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Stories for November 19, 2008

Mayor Sanders Opposes Budget Analyst's Suggestions

Nov. 19
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diegans descended on city hall for an emotional public hearing to protest the closure of Libraries and Rec. Centers.

San Diego's Pension Deficit Prompts More Talk of Bankruptcy

Nov. 19
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego city attorney Mike Aguirre is pushing for bankruptcy to deal with the growing pension deficit. But the city’s pension fund administrator urges against panic. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

State Cap and Trade System Has Flaws

Nov. 19
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A National City-based environmental group is displeased with state plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Environmental Health Coalition will make its case in Sacramento today (Thursday). KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

San Diego County Assumes Responsibility for More Fire Protection

Nov. 19
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

As of today, San Diego County assumes responsibility for fire protection of hundreds of thousands of acres in San Diego’s back country. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Auto Industry Woes Reverberate in San Diego

Nov. 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The U.S. auto industry is in big trouble. It's being hammered by costly pensions and health care for retired employees but mostly by a terrible economy, which has resulted in (even more) abysmal sales and very tight credit. These Days looks at the state of the industry, how the recession is affecting local car dealers, what the Big 3 are asking for this week from Congress, and what the ramifications would be if one or all went under.

Will Obama Be the Next FDR?

Nov. 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Barack Obama made history this month by becoming the first African-American president of the U.S. Some are now comparing him to Pres. Franklin Roosevelt. Can Obama save the country from economic ruin? We'll explore the future of America with KPBS TV's "Envision San Diego: Change."

State of SDSU Athletic Department Discussed

Nov. 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting

What can we expect from the SDSU Men's Basketball team this season? Host Lee Hamilton speaks to Men's Basketball Coach Steve Fisher about the team's goals for the season. We also discuss the general state of the SDSU Athletic Department with two local sports reporters.

How to Raise Good Kids in Today's Hectic World

Nov. 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting

How do you raise good, decent kids in today's fast-paced, high-achieving, conflict-driven world? Is it harder to raise kids today than in years past? We'll talk with an author of a new book on parenting and a child psychologist about raising kids with character in today's world.

Analyst Says He Saw Drop in Fuel Price Coming

Nov. 19
By Dwane Brown, Maureen Cavanaugh and KPBS Public Broadcasting

In a brutal economic environment, gas prices may be the silver lining. Prices continue to drop as the price of oil plummets. We're joined on Morning Edition by Phil Flynn, a Senior Market Analyst at Alaron Trading in Chicago and a Fox Business News contributor.

Another Sunrise Powerlink Alternative

Nov. 19
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

There are now three alternative proposals for the Sunrise Powerlink project. The California Public Utilities Commission President Tuesday issued another choice for San Diego Gas and Electric Company's 150-mile electric transmission line project. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Primary Frustration

Nov. 19
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new nationwide survey of primary care doctors shows widespread dissatisfaction with the medical business. Nearly half of the physicians who responded said they would get out of medicine if they could. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

San Diego School Principals Under Review

Nov. 19
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Principals in the San Diego Unified School District will soon be getting a report card of their own. The San Diego school board has voted to revamp the way the district evaluates administrators. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.