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Stories for March 4, 2009

Body Worlds Comes to San Diego

March 4
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego's Natural History Museum will open an exhibition today that displays the inner workings of real bodies in life-like poses. KPBS reporter Tom Fudge has more.

SD Receives Record Amount of Money to Fight Homelessness

March 4
By Katie Orr and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The federal government is awarding a record amount of money to fight homelessness in San Diego. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details.

Agency Looks To Cut Carbon From Gas, Diesel

March 4
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California regulators are developing new rules that would require a reduction in carbon from transportation fuels. Supporters say lower carbon fuels would reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But an oil industry group says that could lead to higher prices at the pump. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce has the story.

Delta Fish Get New Environmental Protection

March 4
KPBS Public Broadcasting

California fish and wildlife managers are giving new protections to two fish species that play a crucial ecological role in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

San Diego to Get $6.17 Million to Help Prevent Homelessness

March 4
By City News Service and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The city will get $6.17 million from President Barack Obama's recently approved economic stimulus plan to help those in San Diego at risk of becoming homeless, Mayor Jerry Sanders announced today.

Will San Diego Step Up to Develop Clean Tech?

March 4
KPBS Public Broadcasting

President Obama signed into law a stimulus package that will have a big impact on the development of clean energy. We'll talk with KPBS Political Correspondent Gloria Penner about the local politics around clean technology and San Diego's future as a leader in clean energy.

Couples Struggle with Division of Labor and Child Care Duties in the Home

March 4
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Should gender determine the division of labor at home? As more women work, families are trying to find a balance with child rearing and duties at home. The concept of equally shared parenting is being practiced - often with mixed results - by couples around the country. We'll explore what couples want and how they achieve it in a modern world.

Local Cardiologist Explains the Heart's Complex Makeup

March 4
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The human heart is a complex organ. San Diego cardiologist Dr. Mimi Guarneri has been unlocking the mysteries of the heart to see how stress, anger and other emotions, as well as diet and lifestyle, affect the heart. She'll talk about an integrative approach to maintaining a healthy heart.

Attention to Mexico's Drug War Heightens

March 4
By Vicente Calderon, Maureen Cavanaugh

More than 6,000 people died last year across Mexico in drug-related violence. The Tijuana region has seen its share of the drug war. We'll get an update on the continuing drug battle and its impact on tourism from KPBS border reporter Amy Isackson and Vicente Calderon, editor of Tijuanapress.com.

Calif. Innocence Project Investigating Stephanie Crowe Case

March 4
By City News Service and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A group of attorneys who work to free the wrongly convicted is investigating whether further DNA testing is warranted in the case of a schizophrenic drifter who was found guilty five years ago in the stabbing death of young Stephanie Crowe in Escondido.

Banning Toxics From Brake Pads

March 4
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A San Diego legislator has introduced a bill to replace copper in brake pads. Copper and other material in the pads pollutes waterways and can harm marine life. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce has the story.

Several Factors Keeping Oil Prices Steady and Low

March 4
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Gasoline prices have been relatively stable for the last couple of weeks. We're joined on Morning Edition by Phil Flynn a Senior Market Analyst at Alaron Trading in Chicago, and a Fox Business News contributor.

Veteran Teachers Offered Golden Handshake

March 4
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

More than 630 veteran teachers in the San Diego Unified School District now have the option of taking a financial buy-out to retire early. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Bill Would Protect State Parks From Development

March 4
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A San Diego lawmaker has introduced a bill to require legislative approval of any major development proposed in California State Parks. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce tells us the proposed law is a response to recent proposals involving state parks in San Diego County.

Long Delayed Improvments to SR 76 Ready to Begin

March 4
By Katie Orr and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Plans to widen State Route 76 in North San Diego County began more than 15 years ago. The project has faced challenges from the beginning, coming up against financial constraints and environmental concerns. But now transportation officials say they’re ready to move forward on the long awaited second phase of the highway. KPBS Metro Reporter Katie has the story.

San Diego Beatboxer Beehive Performs in the KPBS Studios

March 4
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

If you grew up during the '80s like me, you probably tried to beatbox at some point, in between practicing the