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Stories for September 15, 2009

Note By Note: The Making Of Steinway L1037

Sept. 15
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The most thoroughly handcrafted instruments in the world, Steinway pianos are as unique and full of personality as the world-class musicians who play them. However, their makers are a dying breed: skilled cabinet-makers, gifted tuners, thorough handcrafters. "NOTE BY NOTE" follows the creation of a Steinway concert grand, #L1037, from forest floor to concert hall, in a process spanning 12 months, 12,000 parts, 450 craftsmen and countless hours of fine-tuned labor. It explores the relationship between musician and instrument, chronicles the manufacturing process and illustrates what makes each Steinway unique in this age of mass production.

House Chides Wilson For 'You Lie' Comment

Sept. 15
Associated Press
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The House has voted to admonish Rep. Joe Wilson over his "You lie!" outburst to President Obama during the president's health care speech to Congress last week. The 240-179 vote on the resolution of disapproval reflected the sharp partisan divide over the issue.

Sanders Focusing On Three Major Development Projects

Sept. 15
By Katie Orr

A bigger convention center, a new city hall and a new downtown library were the focus Tuesday in a speech San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders gave to the San Diego Taxpayers Association. The speech laid out Sanders’ vision for the city during tough economic times.

Picasso And Françoise Gilot By Robert Capa

Sept. 15
By Angela Carone
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Photographer Robert Capa (1913-1954) photographed famed artist Pablo Picasso with his once lover Françoise Gilot in 1948 and I had to share it.

Groundbreaking For New Ocean Science Project At UCSD

Sept. 15
By Ed Joyce
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Ground has been broken on two new ocean science buildings on the UC San Diego campus. The project is expected to create more than 1,000 construction jobs. The federal government is paying for most of the project with a grant and federal stimulus dollars. Construction is expected to start this year and finish in late 2011.

Military May Ask For More Troops For Afghanistan

Sept. 15
Corey Flintoff, NPR
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Leaders of a key Senate panel showed their impatience Tuesday with the military's process for assessing strategy needs in Afghanistan as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff suggested that more forces will be needed.

Education Special: Educator Lights Up Kids' Lives

Sept. 15
These Days
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How do you get kids to success in school and life? One way is to send them to Room 56 at Hobart Elementary School in Los Angeles and let 5th grade teacher Rafe Esquith, the only teacher to be awarded the president's National Medal of Arts, work his magic on them.

Education Special: Making Do With Less

Sept. 15
San Diego Week
These Days

As part of our special series on education, These Days looks at how the state's massive budget crisis has impacted education and local schools.

Education Special: Lincoln High's Rebirth

Sept. 15
These Days

As part of our special series on education, These Days hits the road for a live broadcast from the campus of Lincoln High School in Southeast San Diego. We'll look at how a new campus is changing lives and the neighborhood.

Education Special: Building Great Leaders

Sept. 15
These Days

As part of our special series on education, These Days hits the road for a live broadcast from the campus of Lincoln High School in Southeast San Diego. We'll look at how motivated teachers and principals are making a difference in the classroom.

Education Special: Foundations Funding Schools

Sept. 15
These Days

As part of our special series on education, These Days looks at the role private foundations are playing in funding San Diego's public schools.

Are Ex-Bush Officials Liable For Post-Sept. 11 Acts?

Sept. 15
Ari Shapiro, NPR
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Eight years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, many legal theories that the Bush administration relied on to detain people remain controversial and legally murky.

Governor To Issue Executive Order On Renewable Energy

Sept. 15
By Dwane Brown, Alan Ray, Nick Stoffel

California lawmakers are home after the legislative session ended last week, but they may be coming back to Sacramento sooner than anticipated. We're joined on Morning Edition by non-partisan Sacramento Political Consultant Leo McElroy.

Palliative Care Hotline Plans Statewide Rollout

Sept. 15
By Tom Fudge

San Diego's Institute for Palliative Medicine is planning to take it's new hotline statewide at the end of the month.

Trailer Tuesday: New Moon & The Wolfman

Sept. 15
By Beth Accomando
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Summit recently released a trailer for next installment of "the Twilight Saga" that was little more than a couple shots and a logo. Now they unveil a full fledged trailer for the upcoming November release of "New Moon." And if you can't get enough of werewolves from that trailer, then check out "The Wolfman" remake from Universal.