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Stories for March 25, 2009

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist On Demand

March 25
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
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Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist On Demand

March 25
By Angela Carone and

I was all excited to see Nick and Norah's Ininite Playlist when it came out last fall and then I missed it in theaters. Imagine how pleased I was to find it On Demand this past Monday night.

Obama Meltdown?

March 25
By Gloria Penner and Political Fix by Gloria Penner

Tens of thousands of words certainly have been written about

Political Fix by Gloria Penner

March 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cupcake Love in Solana Beach

March 25
By Emily Robichaud and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
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Cupcake Love. Photo by Emily Robichaud.

S.D. Scientists Close to Figuring Out Genetic Secrets of Good Health

March 25
By Joanne Faryon

San Diego scientists are close to figuring out why our bodies age and why old age is the leading cause of disease. KPBS reporter Joanne Faryon has the story.

HBO Documentary Films: They Killed Sister Dorothy

March 25
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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They Killed Sister Dorothy airs tonight on HBO (HBO)

Palomar Mountain, I-8 Corridor Identified as Top Fire Priorities

March 25
By City News Service, James R. Riffel and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Palomar Mountain and the Interstate 8 corridor between Alpine and the Laguna Mountains are the two most important areas for clearing brush as a way of preventing wildfires, according to report delivered to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today.

Film Club of the Air: Sunshine Cleaning, Great Buck Howard, Gomorrah, The Last House on the Left, and 12

March 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting

On this Film Club of the Air, we'll talk about five new movies, including Sunshine Cleaning, the Italian mafia movie Gomorrah, and the Russian remake of Twelve Angry Men.

CALPIRG Urges More Spending on Public Transit

March 25
By Katie Orr and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The California Public Interest Research Group says the state’s public transits systems are in trouble. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details on a new study from CALPIRG that explores the issue.

Private Schools' Loss Is SD Unified's Gain

March 25
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

More private school families are expected to turn to San Diego public schools next year as a result of the economic recession. That's based on a student enrollment forecast released yesterday. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Left-Over Textbook Money Sparks Debate

March 25
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Unified school officials say there's a nine million dollar surplus in the district's textbook budget to buy more books. But the school board wants to use that money on other things. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Quakes Keep Shaking Salton Sea Region

March 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Dozens of small earthquakes continue to shake the desert of southeastern California, the day after a moderate temblor struck on the edge of the Salton Sea.

Obama Addresses the Economy

March 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Pres. Obama addresses the nation in a prime-time news conference to talk about the economy. KPBS Political Correspondent Gloria Penner brings us some analysis.

Sea Level Rise, Storms and San Diego

March 25
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Like other shorelines around the world, San Diego County's coast is at risk of being swallowed by the ocean. UC San Diego researchers say the sandy beaches we walk on today could be gone in our lifetime. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce tells us that could hurt the state's number one industry - tourism.

S.D. Scientists Close to Figuring Out Genetic Secrets of Good Health

March 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego scientists are close to figuring out why our bodies age and why old age is the leading cause of disease. KPBS reporter Joanne Faryon has the story.

Why We Age

March 25
These Days

What causes us to age? Is there a gene that prevents some people from getting diseases that eventually kill us? We'll look at the work of local researchers into the aging process.