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Stories for January 27, 2009

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Jan. 27
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Jan. 27
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Workers Have to Cough Up More for their Healthcare

Jan. 27
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The economic downturn is taking its toll on employer-based health insurance. A new survey shows nearly a third of large companies plan to raise workers' health insurance deductibles an average of 14 percent this year. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

San Diego Biotech Jobs Could be in Jeopardy

Jan. 27
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Job losses have hit San Diego's biotech sector already. But the major damage from the slumping economy may be yet to come. KPBS Reporter Tom Fudge has more.

SD May Implement Water Rationing

Jan. 27
By Katie Orr and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego will start telling residents this summer how much water they can use before being fined. And Mayor Jerry Sanders is asking for the public’s input on how to develop a fair allocation system. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details.

Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys Perform in Studio

Jan. 27
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys are one of the few Creole zydeco bands playing traditional zydeco music. With accordion, scrub board and fiddle, the band performs zydeco music and talks about the roots of their Creole culture.

Sorting Out the Legal Rights of Kids

Jan. 27
KPBS Public Broadcasting

What are the legal rights and interests of children? We'll talk with legal analyst Dan Eaton about two cases involving the rights of school children. And a case that involves the right of a parent to withhold medical treatment for religious reasons.

When to Go to War, Reducing Civilian Deaths Discussed at Local Symposium

Jan. 27
KPBS Public Broadcasting

What can the military do to reduce the number of civilians killed in war? What are the key principles that individuals and nations need to consider before, during and after armed conflicts? Host Maureen Cavanaugh speaks to Professor George Reed about the topics the will be discussed at the 2009 International Society for Military Ethics Symposium, which will be held at the University of San Diego later this week.

Ground Contamination Clean Up Lagging

Jan. 27
KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego city officials are worried that gasoline from a tank farm may be re-polluting the soil and water under the Qualcomm Stadium parking lot. We'll get the latest in the efforts to clean up the gas spill from KPBS reporter Amita Sharma.

Obama's Actions Please Environmentalists and Governor

Jan. 27
By Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Governor Schwarzenegger and environmental groups are hailing a move by President Obama Monday. Mister Obama wants the US Environmental Protection Agency to re-consider California's request to uphold tougher restrictions on auto emissions. Jenny O'Mara reports.

City Worried About Plume's Future

Jan. 27
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego city officials are worried that gasoline from Kinder Morgan's tank farm may be re-polluting the soil and water under the Qualcomm Stadium parking lot. The city wants regulators to require the company to clean up the source of the pollution -- a petroleum spill underneath tank farm north of the stadium. Without such a cleanup, the city fears its land and water will be unusable. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has more

Despite EPA Developments, Environmental Regulations Could Be Cut in Budget Negotiations

Jan. 27
By Dwane Brown, Alan Ray and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and California's top four legislative leaders were back in budget negotiations yesterday, but we don't know if any progress was made. We're joined on Morning Edition by independent Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.

Trailer Tuesday: I Love You, Man

Jan. 27
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando