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Stories for September 22, 2008

Orwell Rolls in His Grave

Sept. 22
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Orwell Rolls in His Grave (Sag Harbor Basement Pictures)

Mister Foe

Sept. 22
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Jamie Bell stars as a young man having trouble coping with his mother's death in Mister Foe (Magnolia Pictures)

Off Mic

Sept. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Sept. 22
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Blacks, Latinos Outnumbered on UCSD Campus

Sept. 22
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The fall semester begins at UC San Diego this week -- and the campus welcomes a record-breaking number of students. However only a small portion is black or Latino. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Stephen Chow to Direct Green Hornet

Sept. 22
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Stephen Chow (left) directs Kung Fu Hustle and will be directing the new Green Hornet (Sony)

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Sept. 22
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Sept. 22
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Report: 40% of San Diegans Don't Make Enough to Live Here

Sept. 22
By Envision San Diego, Kpbs and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Nearly 40 percent of San Diegans don’t earn enough money to live here, according to a new report. San Diego is the 11th most expensive city in the United States. The County’s unemployment rate is at a 13-year high -- 6.4 per cent, and 100,000 people are looking for work. KPBS reveals why this is happening in a new documentary, The Incredible Shrinking Middle-Class. Learn how much you need to earn to live here, who makes all the money, and where the good jobs and the not so good jobs are. KPBS reporter Joanne Faryon has the story.

San Diego Hospitals May Run Out of Capacity

Sept. 22
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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An increase in the number of seniors in San Diego County will likely lead to a shortage of hospital beds by the year 2030. A new report from the California HealthCare Foundation says aging boomers will put a strain on the system. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Hundreds Turn Out For Toll Road Hearing

Sept. 22
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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More than 1,000 people turned out today at a public hearing over a proposed toll road that would cut through San Onofre State Beach. The California Coastal Commission rejected the plan. But the decision was appealed to a federal agency. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

San Diego Architects Tell the History of Our Built Environment

Sept. 22
These Days
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San Diego's architectural heritage is a combination of many styles. And deciding what has value, from the standpoint of local history, is key to determining what should be preserved. We'll get an architectural history lesson and talk about the buildings and landscapes we should appreciate and should fight to maintain.

Government Weighs Options for Fixing Financial Crisis

Sept. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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America faces a financial meltdown. Set up by the deregulation of the 1990s and precipitated by the sub-prime mortgage crisis, large and venerable investment banks -- Lehman Brothers, Bear Sterns, Merrill Lynch -- have disappeared, and the mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been taken over by the government. What happened and why? And what can be done about it?

New KPBS TV Series Highlights Historic Places in San Diego

Sept. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego is home to many architectural treasures. In the new KPBS Television series "San Diego's Historic Places," we'll look at the community of Burlingame and some of its historically significant homes.

Gay American Teens Face Mental Health Crisis

Sept. 22
These Days
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What is life like for gay teens growing up in America? Why do 33% of gay youth attempt suicide? How is the debate over same-sex marriage impacting gay teens? We'll talk with an author about his compilation of stories of growing up gay in America.

Legislators Want to Make it Easier to Pass Budget

Sept. 22
By Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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As the California state budget impasse dragged on for months, several Democratic legislators called for an end to the two-thirds vote requirement for a spending plan. They want to take the idea to the ballot. Jenny O'Mara reports.

New Lanes Open on I-15

Sept. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A new four-and-a-half-mile expansion of I-15 opens this morning, but it's not your typical freeway project. This project features ramps, a movable median, and express lanes in the middle of the freeway. Joining us on Morning Edition is Steve Saville, director of legislative and public affairs at Caltrans.

Monday Night Football Comes to SD

Sept. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Monday Night Football comes to San Diego tonight as the Chargers take on Brett Favre and the New York Jets at the Q. We're joined on Morning Edition by North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.

Huge Crowd Expected At Toll Road Hearing

Sept. 22
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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More than 3,000 people are expected to show up at a hearing in Del Mar today. The Commerce Department will hear what people from San Diego think about building a six-lane toll road through San Onofre State Park. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.