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Stories for January 15, 2009

Sundance Blog Entry #2

Jan. 15
By Destin Cretton and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Swag for Short Term 12 to distribute at Sundance (Destin Cretton)

Defiance: Interview with Mark Feuerstein

Jan. 15
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Beauty in Trouble

Jan. 15
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Marcela finds her angel in an older Czech expatriate named Benes (Josef Abrh & aacute;m) who's been living and thriving in Italy. He returns home to sell a second house he owns and he meets Marcela when her husband tries to steal his car. Not exactly the best way to meet someone but he's sympathetic to her situation and attracted to her beauty. She and her two kids end up fleeing their home and moving into Benes' house. For the first time Marcela discovers kindness, stability, and economic security.

Economy Forces Adults To Get GEDs, Diplomas

Jan. 15
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Education officials in the Poway Unified School District say there's a silverlining to all the bad economic news -- more adults are heading back to school to get their General Educational Development degree or high school diploma. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Sundance Blog Entry #2

Jan. 15
Destin Cretton
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We flew into Salt Lake City, Utah at 8:15pm Wednesday. It was my first time on Jet Blue Airlines, which I highly recommend. Every seat has it's own screen with a hundred cable channels to choose from, and they give every person two bags of chips. I deplaned, grabbed my bags, hopped in a rented Corolla with Ryan Gordon (our publicist) and Bekah Macias (our production coordinator), and we drove the 45-minutes to Park City.

San Diego Councilmember Wants Earlier Meetings on City Budget

Jan. 15
By Katie Orr and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A San Diego city council member wants to start dealing with the city’s budget deficit now, rather than waiting until spring. KPBS reporter Katie Orr explains.

KPBS Health Reporter Honored with Global Health Fellowship

Jan. 15
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Kenny Goldberg, longtime health reporter for KPBS, received one of the prestigious Kaiser Fellowships in Global Health Reporting for 2009. The annual fellowship, awarded to 16 journalists this year, awards up to $10,000 for expenses relating to a specific project.

KPBS wants your help in telling San Diego’s history.

Jan. 15
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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KPBS wants your help in telling San Diego’s history. “San Diego’s DNA” will showcase stories of the region’s families. KPBS is in production of a multi-media project that will explore the lives of local families’ in connection with San Diego’s history. “San Diego’s DNA” is a documentary project that will focus on San Diego’s oldest traditions and culture and will rely on the submissions of local residents to tell our region’s story.

How Did the Governor's Speech Go?

Jan. 15
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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KPBS Political Correspondent Gloria Penner helps us analyze the Governor's State of the State address.

Schwarzenegger: Deficit Is 'Rock Upon Our Chest'

Jan. 15
By Juliet Williams and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday called California's massive deficit a "rock upon our chest" and said the state can address no other policy issues until the fiscal crisis is resolved.

Marine Leaders Make Mexican Weekends Tough to Get

Jan. 15
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Marine commanders have extended an order making it very tough for Camp Pendleton Marines and sailors to visit Mexico.

Assessing the State's Economy

Jan. 15
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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As the Governor gets set to deliver his annual State of the State address, we'll talk about the trouble economy and politics of the state. And we'll examine the local impact.

Sacramento Reporter Marianne Russ Previews State of the State Address

Jan. 15
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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California's budget is in bad shape...really bad shape. The state faces an estimated $40 billion deficit over the next 18 months. The governor and the legislature can't reach a compromise on how to close the budget gap. And, now Governor Schwarzenegger is saying the state may have to start issuing IOUs starting February 1. The governor is expected to address all of these issues later today when he gives his State of the State address. Host Maureen Cavanaugh speaks to Marianne Russ, with Capital Public Radio, about the lead storylines heading into the governor's annual speech.

Rock Photography from the Casbah

Jan. 15
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
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Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Jan. 15
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego Mayor Gives State of City Address

Jan. 15
By Katie Orr and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders struck a realistic tone in last night’s State of the City address. He touched on the city’s precarious financial situation, its dwindling water supply and called on residents to step up if they want to make things better. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details.

San Diego Mayor Urges Cooperation from City Unions

Jan. 15
By Katie Orr and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders last night gave his annual State of the City speech. In it he acknowledged there are many challenges facing San Diego, including a budget deficit, water shortages and labor issues. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details.