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Stories for March 26, 2009

Film Club: 12

March 26
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Listen to the KPBS Film Club of the Air's discussion about 12.

San Diego's Mid-Century Artistic Legacy

March 26
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
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Decorative design by Jerome and Evelyn Ackerman

Quake Swarm Has Some Jolting into Action

March 26
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The superintendent of an Orange County school district has postponed all nighttime activities this week because of concern over an earthquake swarm near the San Andreas Fault.

San Diego's Mid-Century Artistic Legacy

March 26
By Angela Carone and
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Mid-century has been the hottest design trend for the last 10 years. It is everywhere. I searched Craig's List and Ebay for mid-century and let's just say, people use the term VERY liberally. I mean, if you purchase an IKEA futon labled mid-century, then I have a pretty bottle of elixir I want to sell you.

Bill to Require Maternity Coverage Introduced in State Assembly

March 26
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A measure in the state assembly would require all individual health insurance policies sold in California to include maternity coverage. Supporters say a growing number of policies don't include that benefit. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

New Idea For City Hall: Combining Multiple Agencies

March 26
By Katie Orr and KPBS Public Broadcasting

There’s some renewed support among San Diego leaders for an idea that would consolidate a number of governmental agencies in a new Downtown City Hall. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details.

12

March 26
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Russia doesn't have the same kind of jury system as we do in the U.S. so the film is a bit of a fantasy or at least set in an imagined modern Russia. The new film

San Diego's Mid-Century Art Scene

March 26
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego art scene was rich and flourishing during the middle of last century. We'll talk with local mid-century art enthusiast and Objects USA co-founder, Dave Hampton about the San Diego artists from the mid-century modern period.

Masters of Mid-Century California Modernism - Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman Opens at the Mingei International Museum.

March 26
KPBS Public Broadcasting

These days, the term mid-century is used to describe all kinds of furniture and interior design, but what exactly does it mean? A new exhibit at the Mingei International Museum gives us the opportunity to describe mid-century modernism and talk about the work of two defining California artists, Jerome and Evelyn Ackerman. We'll speak with the curators of Masters of Mid-Century California Modernism - Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman.

SD Economy Suffers Largest One-Month Decline Ever

March 26
By City News Service and KPBS Public Broadcasting

An index used to gauge the health of the local economy suffered its largest one-month decline ever in February, a University of San Diego professor announced today.

Top Military Official Discusses Improvements and Challenges for Medical Services

March 26
By Dwane Brown, Alan Ray and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Two years ago, dreadful conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center focused a harsh light on military health care. Major General Keith Meurlin from the office of the Secretary of Defense for personnel and readiness tells us how services have improved.

The Meaning of the Bible Over Time

March 26
These Days

One of the most popular books in the world, the Christian Bible continues to be a source of spiritual inspiration and guidance for many people. We'll explore the history of the Bible and the people who read and cherish it with the author of "The Bible and The People."

Local Dentist Discusses Importance of Oral Health, Gives Tips for Kids and Adults

March 26
KPBS Public Broadcasting

How is your oral health connected to your overall health? What are some of the most common oral health problems for children? Have people been cutting back on dental care because of the nation's economic downturn? We speak to the Dental Director of the Family Health Centers of San Diego about the most common dental problems he encounters, and to get some oral health care tips for adults and children.

Beach Sand Funding On Hold

March 26
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Projects to restore sand on some San Diego County beaches are in limbo. Federal and state funding for the projects has been cut or delayed. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce has the story.

Film Club: The Last House on the Left

March 26
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Listen to the KPBS Film Club of the Air's discussion about The Last House on the Left.

Film Club: Gomorra

March 26
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Gomorra has been held over at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas (IFC)

SD Unified's Stimulus Money To Get Siphoned-Off?

March 26
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Unified school officials are demanding Sacramento lawmakers give the district its fair share of federal economic stimulus money. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.