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Stories for April 24, 2009

The Art of Negotiating with Kids

April 24
PBS Parents

You say, "It's time for bed." "It's time to go." "It's time for homework." "It's dinnertime!" But your child says, "Five more minutes." You are tired of saying "No" and tired of fighting. So, what do you do? Give in? Blow up? Or — negotiate?

City Budget Latest, Obama's First 100 Days

April 24
Editors Roundtable

Mayor Sanders and the San Diego City Council have now agreed to new contracts with five city labor unions, resulting in $43 million in savings. Supporters of the new contracts hail the move as a victory in the Mayor's efforts to reduce excessive employee compensation costs. While many city workers, on the other hand, say they are being punished for a problem they didn't create. Plus, President Barack Obama will reach 100 days in office next Wednesday. What grade does President Obama deserve so far?

Fourth Annual San Diego Student Festival Preview

April 24
By Beth Accomando
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The San Diego Shakespeare Society brings us the Fourth Annual San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival in which students from local elementary, middle and high schools perform scenes from Shakespeare on five festival stages. Here's a preview of this year's event.

Lymelife

April 24
By Beth Accomando
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Real life brothers Derick and Steven Martini collaborate on a film about growing up in 1970s New Jersey. Then they cast real life brothers Kieran and Rory Culkin as the brothers in the film. It's one more coming of age film in a season that's chock full of them.

KPBS Producer Andy Trimlett Goes T-Shirt Hunting in San Diego

April 24
By Angela Carone, Andy Trimlett
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Recently, I grabbed my friend Lee and embarked on a grand quest to find cool t-shirts in San Diego. In normal times, shops that sell artistic t-shirts appear and disappear at Whack-a-Mole speed. But this economy has turned the San Diego t-shirt industry into a horror movie.

A Katrina Documentary You Shouldn’t Miss: Trouble the Water

April 24
By Angela Carone
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Trouble the Water is one of the most powerful documentaries I've seen in a long time. It deservingly won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance last year, and is now getting a broadcast run on HBO (I watched it last night). Watch it On Demand, rent it (when it comes out), do what you have to do, but don't miss it.