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Stories for October 2, 2008

Off Mic

Oct. 2
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Longing for Relief

Oct. 2
Brad Martin

I am reminded of the 1985 John Waters film "Lust In The Dust": Here, under the burning, boiling, baking, blistering, scalding, sizzling, searing, roasting, toasting, very hot San Diego sun...we long for some relief.

Longing for Relief

Oct. 2
Brad Martin

It's getting to be that time of year when all the sunny days run together, creating a blur of unidentifiable days and weeks, rolled into forgotten months. I am always on the verge of buying air conditioning this time of year, and yet I know cloudy, cooler, rainier days are on the way. They're just out of reach.

Teen Critic Enjoyed Hanging with Nick and Norah

Oct. 2
By Teen Critics and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (Columbia)

Banker Sentenced in Cunningham Bribery Case

Oct. 2
KPBS Public Broadcasting

A New York businessman has been sentenced to five years probation and 1,000 hours community service on charges stemming from the corruption case against former Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Oct. 2
By Teencritics and KPBS Public Broadcasting

SD County Says Sign Up for Evacuation Alerts

Oct. 2
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

As the anniversary of last year's wildfires approaches, San Diego County is urging homeowners to take action to protect themselves and their own property against fire. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Flash of Genius / Interview with Greg Kinnear

Oct. 2
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Speaking by phone from his home -- where he just nabbed the last Milano cookie from his kid -- Kinnear says that current events are providing a good back drop for the film.

Founder of Kingston Trio Dies

Oct. 2
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Nick Reynolds, a founding member of the popular 1960s folk group The Kingston Trio, died Wednesday in San Diego.

Governor Kills Medical Marijuana Measure

Oct. 2
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Governor Schwarzenegger has vetoed a bill aimed at providing job protection for medical marijuana users. The measure would have prohibited employees from being fired for testing positive for marijuana they used with a doctor's approval. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Oct. 2
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Music and the Effect on the Human Brain

Oct. 2
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Why do some people have rhythm and some don't? Why are some people tone deaf? Is it genetic? We talk with two neuroscientists about how our brains process music.

New Defensible Space Law

Oct. 2
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new law in California seeks to reduce the spread of wildfires. It includes changes to the way people clear brush from around their homes. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Advice From A Little Girl

Oct. 2
By Candace Suerstedt and Citizen Voices

I don't know about you, but this past week has worn me out. For the first time, I understand why people jumped out of windows after the

Officials Say Fossett Died Instantly

Oct. 2
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Investigators say it's clear from the wreckage of Steve Fossett's plane that he must have "died instantly."They spotted the wreckage late yesterday in California's rugged Sierra Nevada, just over a year after the wealthy adventurer vanished on a solo flight.

Senator Barbara Boxer Supports Bailout Plan

Oct. 2
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California Senator Barbara Boxer says she supports the $700 billion financial bailout package. The Senate is debating a revised package before taking a vote later on the bill.

9 More Bodies in Tijuana This Morning

Oct. 2
By Amy Isackson

Tijuana authorities woke up to nine more corpses Thursday morning. Authorities say that raises number of dead in Tijuana to more than 30 since Sunday.

Legislation to Ease Otay Mesa Congestion Applauded

Oct. 2
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Officials in the San Diego area are praising legislation designed to ease congestion at the Otay Mesa border crossing.

Citizen Voices

Oct. 2
By Candice Suerstedt and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Does Race Still Matter in Politics?

Oct. 2
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The U.S.'s changing demographics may alter the direction of American politics forever. As Barack Obama battles it out in a close race with John McCain, we'll explore how race is a factor in this year's historic presidential election.

Previewing the 6th Annual San Diego Women's Film Festival

Oct. 2
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego Women's Film Festival kicks off its 6th season at the Reading Gaslamp Theaters downtown with the San Diego premiere of Rachel Getting Married as its opening night feature. The festival is Southern California's longest running women film festival. This year it plays host to 50 films including five features. The goal of the Festival is to empower young women through positive film media and promote women filmmakers and their films

U.S. Supreme Court Set to Hear Cases on Coastal Sonar Use, Foul Language on TV

Oct. 2
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The U.S Supreme Court will reconvene next Monday for its new term. What are some of the most interesting cases on the court's docket? Host Tom Fudge speaks to constitutional law professor Glenn Smith about what cases the Supreme Court will take on this term. This year, the court is set take on cases that deal with the use of sonar off the California coast, the FCC's regulation of foul language on broadcast TV, and whether members of the presidents' cabinet are immune from lawsuits.

Sixth Annual San Diego Women's Film Festival

Oct. 2
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Many people are familiar with Jones who not only runs Citizen Video but also helps stage film events at places like the Whistle Stop. Jones' interest not only in film but also in community involvement makes her a perfect choice as curator. At Citizen Video, Jones has always stocked a strong selection of films made by and about women. Jones brings a new vitality to the festival as she seeks out women made films that display a broader and more varied sense of style, content and points of view than the festival has had in the past.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Oct. 2
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting