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Stories for March 9, 2009

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

March 9
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Off Mic

March 9
By A. St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Failing Cities: The Next Big Story?

March 9
By Alison St John and Off Mic

The more I report on the state of our cities for the

Who's Photographing the Watchmen? Clay Enos

March 9
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Listen to my interview with photographer Clay Enos.

San Diego Weekend: The Port, Civil War Reenactments in Vista, and a Large Catnap

March 9
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
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I broke some of my self-imposed rules on this San Diego Weekend. I usually don't post portraits of families, but the last photograph in this post, called Generation Gap, made me smile and reflect. & I love the no-nonsense stance of the grandmother and the sweet faces of her two grandchildren. & Thanks to Scott of Scott's Foto Cafe for sharing such a personal image. & As I mentioned in earlier posts, I also try to steer clear of zoo images. & However, the napping lion from the Wild Animal Park is fun, in large part because of its title "Send More Tourists." & I guess this lion likes a good nap after a big meal of camera-clad tourists. & There were a lot of images to choose from this weekend, so kudos to all you San Diego photogs!

San Diego Researchers Applaud Stem Cell Order

March 9
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego's researchers say a boost in embryonic stem cell funding will advance the search for cures at many local institutions.KPBS Radio's Tom Fudge has more.

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

March 9
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Reducing Airplane Noise in San Diego

March 9
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority wants to hear what people think about plans to reduce airplane noise. The authority holds a workshop Tuesday to talk about a federal noise study of Lindbergh Field. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Federal Stimulus Money Comes With A Catch

March 9
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California is eligible for some ten-billion dollars in federal stimulus money to help provide healthcare for the poor. But in order to get it, the state must take away a restriction it passed last fall on Medi-Cal eligibility. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Narcotics Seizures at Border Doubled in February

March 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Narcotics seizures at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry doubled in February, compared with the previous month, authorities reported today.

UC San Diego Takes a Nap

March 9
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

You'll catch a lot of students sleeping at the Price Center ballroom on the UC San Diego campus today. KPBS Reporter Tom Fudge reports on the "Nap-In."

Francis Collins Explores God and the Human Genome

March 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The conflict between God and science rages on in American society. Francis Collins, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, has found a balance as a scientist and a born-again Christian.

Napping Can Help Ease the Impact of Daylight-Saving Time

March 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Did you have trouble getting out of bed this morning? Do you usually have trouble adjusting to the daylight-saving time change? Host Alan Ray speaks to sleep expert Dr. Sara Mednick about the impact of daylight-saving time, and how napping can help people adjust to the time change.

Funk Band Kicks Off its Tour in San Diego

March 9
By Dwane Brown, Alan Ray and KPBS Public Broadcasting

An English band with strong underground support is making its San Diego debut Tuesday. The New Master Sounds is heavily influenced by African American soul…jazz and funk bands from the late '60's and early 70's. Joining us to talk about their West Coast Tour is guitarist Eddie Roberts.

How a Lapse of Ethics Led to the Financial Crisis

March 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

What kind of business practices led to the current financial crisis and recession? We'll talk with a former stockbroker who was convicted of fraud and now speaks out about the lack of ethics in the business world that led to the current crisis.

SDSU is Fourth Heading into Conference Tournament

March 9
By Dwane Brown, Alan Ray and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Aztecs got a huge win this weekend over UNLV and the two teams will square-off again on Thursday. We're joined on Morning Edition by North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.

Volunteers Help Foster Kids Navigate Legal System

March 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

There are approximately 7,500 children in foster care in San Diego County. To help these children navigate the court system, they are assigned a Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA. We'll talk about the important role these volunteers play in addressing the child abuse crisis in San Diego.

Special Election Will Be Financially Difficult for Some Counties

March 9
By California Capitol Network and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cash-strapped counties say they're still not sure how they'll cover their costs of the May 19th special election.

Interventional Radiologists Gather in San Diego

March 9
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Society of Interventional Radiology is holding its annual scientific meeting in San Diego this week. Participants will discuss new advancements in minimally invasive treatments. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

SD Food Bank Sees Drop in Donations, Sharp Rise in Demand

March 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego Food Bank is reporting a dramatic decrease in donations while demands for assistance skyrocket. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details.