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Stories for November 24, 2008

Ray Caesar's Dreamy Victorian World

Nov. 24
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
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Wallflowers by Ray Caesar

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Nov. 24
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Feds Withhold $1M Linked to CA Algebra Mandate

Nov. 24
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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California's Department of Education stands to lose about $1 million in federal funding because its eighth-grade Algebra mandate is tied up in court. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

County Supes Want More Solar

Nov. 24
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego County supervisors say residential solar users should be able to reap the benefits of their investment. The supervisors say allowing homeowners to sell their excess power would be good for the economy and the environment. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Pot Farms Damaging County Land

Nov. 24
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The Drug Enforcement Administration says so far this year it has found nearly 200 outdoor illegal marijuana growing operations in San Diego County. And the DEA says those growing sites cause environmental damage to public lands in the county. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Joyce Carol Oates Talks About Her Life of Writing

Nov. 24
These Days
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A conversation with American author Joyce Carol Oates about her five decades of writing novels, short stories, poetry, plays and essays.

San Diego Could Look Very Different in 2050 Due to Impact of Global Warming

Nov. 24
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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What kind of plan should the San Diego region implement to deal with climate change in the future? What kinds of changes will the San Diego region likely face as a result of global warming? Host Alison St. John speaks to Dr. Emily Young about The San Diego Foundation's Regional Focus 2050 Study. The Regional Focus 2050 Study examines the potential impact global climate change will have on San Diego.

Obama Announces Economic Team

Nov. 24
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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President-elect Obama announces his economic team. These Days follows up with local analysis.

Chargers Lose Again at the Last Second

Nov. 24
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Alan Ray and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The San Diego Chargers lost yet another heart-breaker, losing to the Indianapolis Colts 23-to-20 on a last-second field goal. It was the fourth game the Chargers have lost during the final 30-seconds of a game. We're joined on Morning Edition by North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.

Solar Homeowners Can't Sell Excess Power

Nov. 24
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Homeowners in California that use solar can't sell their excess energy back to the local utility. San Diego County supervisors say residential solar users should be able to reap the benefits of their investment. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Winter Shelters Open

Nov. 24
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The city of San Diego’s Winter Shelter tent opens today . It is the one of a network of homeless shelters around the County scheduled to open in the next week. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

SDSU Analyzes Achievement Gap 'Best Practices'

Nov. 24
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Many experts say the academic achievement gap is the single most persistent and pressing issue facing public schools today. Now San Diego State professors are exploring ways they can train future teachers to help close the gap. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.