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Stories for September 21, 2008

The New Face of an American Graduation

Sept. 21
By Amanda Strouse and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Graduation. Once a triumphant celebration, most seniors are now dreading the horrific shove into the damaged economy and dwindling work force. Just don’t tell them they’re over-reacting.

Trading Up? College Isn’t the Only Path to Jobs

Sept. 21
By Brandon Stone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Public vocational schools are preparing students for careers ranging from biotech to construction – jobs that don’t necessarily require a college degree. SDSU backpack journalist Brandon Stone has the story.

New Location for Homeless Winter Shelter

Sept. 21
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego city council will consider this week where to put the emergency winter shelter for the homeless. Efforts to find a permanent location have not yet materialized. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Mid-Career Job Crisis: Retraining for San Diego's Economy

Sept. 21
By Steven Bartholow and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Enrollment is booming in California's two-year higher education programs. Officials expect a five to 16 percent increase as more adults return to school to continue their education or train for industries that offer more job opportunities. SDSU backpack journalist Steven Bartholow has the story.