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Stories for September 15, 2008

The Market: Free To Go Up Or Down

Sept. 15
By Charles Hartley and Citizen Voices

So I can understand some confusion in the financial markets this weekend. & What would the administration do to protect Lehman Brothers? & How will Merrill Lynch's survival be tied to some vital sector of the economy?

Pointing Fingers at City Audit Committee

Sept. 15
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego city council members question why regular city audits didn’t catch the generous bonuses that staff awarded themselves at the Southeastern Economic Development Corporation. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Citizen Voices

Sept. 15
By Charles Hartley and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Two Top Tijuana Prison Officials Wanted for Murder that Sparked Deadly Prison Riot

Sept. 15
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Two top Tijuana prison officials are wanted in connection with a murder that sparked a deadly riot at a Tijuana prison. Three people were killed and dozens were injured. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Sweetwater High School Beats the Odds

Sept. 15
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Sweetwater High School in National City is one of only two high school campuses in California that got-off a federal list of failing schools. The principal hopes federal education officials take notice. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

3 Dead, Dozens Injured in Tijuana Prison Riot

Sept. 15
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Three people are dead and dozens more injured after a riot at a state prison in Tijuana. The death of an inmate sparked the riot which lasted 12 hours. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has more.

Calif. Insurance Commissioner Considers 2010 Bid

Sept. 15
By Samantha Young and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner, a wealthy Silicon Valley entrepreneur with a centrist political style, took an initial step Monday toward seeking the Republican nomination for governor in 2010.

Composer Matthew Lien Explores Taiwan in Music

Sept. 15
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Composer Matthew Lien performs in studio and talks about his latest album "A Journey of Water." Over the course of two years, and using water as his guide, Lien conducted field recordings throughout Taiwan in an effort to chart its landscape and culture. Those recordings became the basis of his musical compositions on "A Journey of Water."

Physicist Tells of the Ultimate Alternative Energy Source

Sept. 15
KPBS Public Broadcasting

What if you could tap thermal energy reserves in the ocean and the atmosphere and turn it into energy? Essentially you would be recycling energy, and creating a clean source of energy that is boundless. Too good to be true? Yes... or that's what we've always thought, because it would require us to rewrite the laws of physics. But some researchers today believe that it may be possible. Well hear from USD physicist Daniel Sheehan, who explains why this could be plausible. He'll also talk about the dramatic effect on our lives and our economies that would result from the ultimate alternative energy source.

The U-T Politics Editor Leads a Discussion about the Election

Sept. 15
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Michael Smolens, the politics editor of the San Diego Union Tribune, joins us for a look at the Presidential race and the state budget logjam.

Revisiting Kafka

Sept. 15
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Local author and Kafka Project Director Kathi Diamant joins us for an update on her Magical Mystery Literary History Tour through Eastern Europe this summer to search for the final writings of Franz Kafka.

Budget Deal In Sight

Sept. 15
By Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Legislative leaders say they finally have a deal on a California state budget that's two-and-a-half months overdue. Democrats say they'll put the spending plan up for a vote today. But, the Governor has expressed concerns. Jenny O'Mara reports.

Lawmakers Giving Themselves Overtime Pay for Late Budget

Sept. 15
By Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Lawmakers say they've come to a tentative agreement on a California state budget. But the lengthy impasse has meant some extra cash in their pockets -- in the form of "per diem" pay. Jenny O'Mara reports.

New Budget May Not Be In Time to Save Clinics

Sept. 15
KPBS Public Broadcasting

California legislative leaders say they've come to agreement on the state budget that's two-and-one-half months overdue. Four San Diego health clinics face closures or reductions in staff due to the California budget crisis. Joining us on Morning Edition is Gary Rotto, director of health policy and fund development for Council of Community Clinics.

Hard Opening Seasons for San Diego Football Teams

Sept. 15
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego Chargers lost another heart breaker yesterday, losing to the Denver Broncos 39-to-38. We're joined on Morning Edition by North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris to talk about the Charges and SDSU, San Diego's other football team with a losing record.

At Least 10 Injured in Tijuana Prison Riot

Sept. 15
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

At least ten people have been injured in a riot at a state prison, called La Mesa, in Tijuana. Authorities still did not have full control of the facility early Monday morning.