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Stories for November 7, 2008

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Nov. 7
By Teencritics and KPBS Public Broadcasting

GOOD TIMES (Ain't We Lucky We Got'Em)

Nov. 7
Citizen Voices

I am reminded of another beautiful black family from Chicago that I came to love around 30 years ago in a rerun. & James, Florida, JJ, Willona, Michael and, when we were lucky, Penny too. Specifically, I remember the

Synecdoche, New York

Nov. 7
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Samantha Morton and Philip Seymout Hoffman in Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut Synecdoche, New York (Revolver Entertainment)

Building Bridges

Nov. 7
By Candace Suerstedt and Citizen Voices

But every celebration must end, and now the work begins. Obama has inherited two wars, a shredded national economy, a climate in absolute peril, and a nation divided by years of political polarization.

Citizen Voices

Nov. 7
By Chris McConnell and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Citizen Voices

Nov. 7
By Candice Suerstedt and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Eloquent Nude

Nov. 7
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Model Charis Wilson in a photo by Edward Weston in Eloquent Nude (NW Socumentary)

Record Voter Turn Out in San Diego

Nov. 7
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego’s Registrar of Voters estimates a record 79% of registered voters turned out county-wide for this week’s election. But workers still have to count tens of thousands of ballots to reach a final tally. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Critics Say Governor's Proposed Medi-Cal Cuts Will Hurt

Nov. 7
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Governor Schwarzenegger says solving California's budget crisis will require dramatic solutions. But advocates for the poor say the governor's proposed Medi-Cal cuts go way too far. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Ocean Testing Gets Temporary Funds

Nov. 7
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger eliminated all state funding for beach water quality monitoring in September. But now, the state water board says it will provide money to continue the testing. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Propositions 7 & 10 Failed. What Now?

Nov. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting

California voters rejected two propositions this week that claimed to address greenhouse gas emmissions. But now that props 7 and 10 have been rejected, where do we go from here? I'll speak with two experts on the subject of renewable energy to talk about what are California's goals for reducing greenhouse emmissions and how we're going to get there.

A Trauma Doc Tells What We've Learned from Our Current Wars

Nov. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been valuable in at least one way. They've taught surgeons a lot about dealing with serious traumatic injuries. Dr. Michael Sise joins us to talk about a conference taking place in San Diego called From the Front Lines to the Home Front: Lessons from the War for our Civilian Trauma Centers.

Obama's Historic Win, SD City Results, CA Propositions

Nov. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Barack Obama makes history and inspires the nation with his victory in the 2008 presidential election. Plus, the City of San Diego has a new city attorney, and three new city councilmembers. And, California voters approved proposition 8, the controversial ballot measure to ban same-sex marriage.

Gov. Schwarzanegger Says Raising Taxes is Needed to Stop the Bleeding

Nov. 7
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

From oil to alcohol, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed billions in tax increases on goods and services. He thinks the money will help to fill an eleven-billion-dollar hole in the California state budget. And as Marianne Russ reports from Sacramento, he's also pushing for billions in cuts.

Balboa Exhibit Sheds Light on Refugee Camps

Nov. 7
By Dwane Brown, Maureen Cavanaugh and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A refugee camp is coming to San Diego this weekend. Epidemiologist Brigg Reilly is with "Doctors Without Borders," an international medical humanitarian organization. Briggs explains why the organization brought the "Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City" exhibit to Balboa Park.

Vote Expected On West Coast Fishery

Nov. 7
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Pacific Coast fishery regulators are expected to vote Friday in San Diego on new rules that would dramatically change the way fishermen harvest snapper, flounder, cod and other fish that live near the ocean floor. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Lady Dottie and the Diamonds Liven Up the KPBS Studios

Nov. 7
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone