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Stories for January 12, 2009

Deal With It Cate Blanchett, Yells Tracy Morgan

Jan. 12
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Last night's Golden Globes ceremony was a pleasant if mediocre three hours of television, with some high and low points. Mickey Rourke's win for

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Jan. 12
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

To Charge or Not To Charge Business License Fees

Jan. 12
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego city staff have increased revenue from business license fees from $7 million to over $9 million a year, by collecting from companies that were delinquent. But a San Diego city councilman wants the mayor to consider giving businesses a fee amnesty. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Healthy Cooking in the New Year

Jan. 12
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The new year often times brings new resolutions for healthier living. We'll talk about cooking healthy meals - without breaking the bank - on our monthly food segment.

One Man's Crusade to End Human Slavery

Jan. 12
KPBS Public Broadcasting

An estimated 27 million people around the world live in some form of bondage. They are forced to work in the sex trade, fight civil wars or labor in sweat shops and restaurants. Poverty, greed and globalization contribute to the ever-expanding human trafficking business. We'll talk with one man who has created a movement to end modern-day slavery.

Community College Students To Get Squeezed Out

Jan. 12
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Community College District officials say are being forced to turn away a record number of students this Spring semester. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Random Thoughts About the BFCA Awards and Golden Globes

Jan. 12
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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The 66th Annual Golden Globes ( & copy; HFPA)

Imperial Valley Update: Stores Closing, Blue Angels, Serie del Caribe

Jan. 12
KPBS Public Broadcasting

2008 was a difficult year for the Imperial Valley. Last year, the region suffered one of the largest drops in home values in the nation. The Imperial County also had the dubious distinction of owning the highest unemployment rate in California. So, what's on Valley's horizon in 2009? Host Maureen Cavanaugh speaks to Brad Jennings from the Imperial Valley Press about what the new year might bring to the region.

Paying For Health Care is Difficult for the Unemployed

Jan. 12
By Kelley Weiss and KPBS Public Broadcasting

With California unemployment rates at an all-time high, people are facing a double whammy -- losing their job and their health care. A new report finds it will take a big bite out of your unemployment check to keep your health insurance. Kelley Weiss reports.

A Final Look at the Chargers' Season

Jan. 12
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego Chargers' season is over. The Pittsburgh Steelers took care of business at Heinz Field yesterday. We're joined on Morning Edition by North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.

State Employees Could See a Change in their Health Insurance

Jan. 12
By Kelley Weiss and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to change the way state workers get health insurance. It's just one of the money-saving proposals in the governor's latest budget plan as he tries to fill a $40 billion shortfall next fiscal year. But critics say it's an unclear plan and another blow to state workers' health benefits. Kelley Weiss reports.

Controvery at Tri-City

Jan. 12
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The turmoil continues at Tri-City Medical Center in North County, where a bitterly divided board of directors is fighting over control. Tri-City Hospital has nearly 400 beds, and has one of the region's busiest emergency rooms. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

San Diego Planning Groups Seek Legal Protection

Jan. 12
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego city council will vote today on whether the city should defend citizens who volunteer for local planning groups, if they get sued. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

San Diego Weekend: Hanging the Moon and the Braaiins!

Jan. 12
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
Tease photo

Well, it was a disappointing loss for the Chargers, but at least we can say that while it was cold and snowy in Pittsburgh, we enjoyed a beautiful day here in San Diego. & Ok, & maybe that's a small triumph, but it's still worth noting (I'm so obviously not a hardcore football fan!). Here's some Flickr favorites from the weekend.

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Jan. 12
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting