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Stories for October 7, 2008

Diminishing Returns for the October Surprise?

Oct. 7
By Charles Hartley and Citizen Voices

While the election is still officially nearly one month away, in reality it is much, much closer. & As in 'the call is coming from inside the house' is closer. & Yes, for many of us, the election is here - my husband and I are both registered as permanent vote-by-mail voters.

Off Mic

Oct. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Hacking Democracy

Oct. 7
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Correction: Lestat's is located 3343 Adams Ave, SD 92116 (5 block east of 30th) ... under the "Normal Heights" sign

Davis Wants Navy to Reconsider Headquarters

Oct. 7
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Navy will extend the public comment period on the environmental impacts of its new Bay front headquarters until November 2nd. San Diego Congressman Susan Davis supports those who say the Navy should rethink its decision to build in the middle of downtown. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Citizen Voices

Oct. 7
By Charles Hartley and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Oct. 7
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Oversight Could Suffer at California Nursing Homes

Oct. 7
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Governor Schwarzenegger has cut funding to a program local communities use to investigate problems at nursing homes. Critics say the cut will cripple the ombudsman programs statewide. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Author Explains History, and Plight of the American Mustang

Oct. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting

What would the story of the American West be without the contribution of the horse? What makes America's wild horse, the mustang, unique and the subject of so much folklore? Where do the mustangs live today, and why are their numbers dwindling every year? Host Tom Fudge speaks to Deanne Stillman about her new book Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse of the American West.

Veteran Photographer Reminisces About Capturing the Jazz Greats

Oct. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Photographer Herman Leonard has photographed some of the most beloved jazz musicians in history, including Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk and Billie Holiday. The Morrison Hotel Gallery is hosting an exhibit called "Jazz Giants,” which follows Leonard’s photographic journey through the golden years of the jazz, blues and bebop eras.

Top Contenders for 52nd Congressional District Discuss Qualifications, Issues

Oct. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting

How should Congress attack our nation's financial crisis over the next couple years? What should the U.S. do in Iraq? What can be done to increase wildfire preparedness in San Diego's East County? Host Tom Fudge moderates a discussion with the top candidates for the 52nd Congressional District, Duncan D. Hunter and Mike Lumpkin.

Trailer Tuesday: The Tale of Despereaux

Oct. 7
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Amy Isackson Discusses Current Wave of Violence in Tijuana

Oct. 7
By Amy Isackson

Dozens of bodies have been found around Tijuana over the past week or so. KPBS border reporter Amy Isackson helps analyze what's going on and has the latest information.

California's Budget Mess Returns

Oct. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting

California's budget mess ended last month, but believe it or not budget negotiations may re-open budget negotiations! We're joined on Morning Edition by independent Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy who explains why the governor would actually re-open budget negotiations.

States Unemployment Fund Going Broke

Oct. 7
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

As the unemployment rate continues to increase in California, the state's unemployment fund is on the way to going broke. And state lawmakers are holding a special committee hearing Tuesday to talk about the problem. Marianne Russ reports.

But Another Teen Critic Says Don't Waste Your Money on Blindness

Oct. 7
By Teen Critics and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
Tease photo

Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo in Blindness (Miramax)

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Oct. 7
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Oct. 7
By Teencritics and KPBS Public Broadcasting