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Stories for April 28, 2010

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Phoenix, Ariz. - Hour Three

April 28
By Jennifer Robinson
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In Phoenix, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Natalie Linn visit the Heard Museum to discuss American Indian basketry. Valuable find: A violin made by the Gagliano family in Naples in the early 1800s and a violin bow made in France in the shop of Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume — the pair estimated to be worth between $72,000 and $94,000.

MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: Foyle's War, Series Five: The Russian House

April 28
By Jennifer Robinson
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In the war’s aftermath, Hastings is a transit point for Russian POWs who changed sides to fight for the Nazis and now face an uncertain future. The War Office assigns Foyle to track down one escapee, and the reason for his flight becomes shockingly clear.

Attempted Kidnapping Sparks Search In Chula Vista

April 28
City News Service

A man grabbed a 14-year-old girl on a South Bay roadside today, but the teen broke free and fled, authorities reported. A search is underway for a tan, older-model Ford F150.

NATURE: Kilauea: Mountain Of Fire

April 28
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Kilauea, on Hawaii’s Big Island, is the world’s most active volcano. Its latest eruption began in 1983 and hasn’t stopped. Since that time, it has created 544 acres of new land and consumed 200 homes. But as we watch nature’s own fireworks display and witness the devastation wrought by flowing lava, we’ve also been able to observe a process that’s central to life on these islands.

Simply Ming: Sushi Rice

April 28
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Sushi is a Japanese specialty enjoyed all over the world, and is particularly popular here in America. Ming shares the basics of this simple and healthy specialty, and develops a Master Sushi Roll: this includes three different varieties of Nigiri made with Tuna, Striped Bass, and Ribeye, and two handrolls made with Tea-Smoked Salmon and Avocado and Grilled Shrimp Salad. Ming also creates two Maki Sushi made with Grilled Vegetables, Tea-Smoked Salmon and Cucumber.

Binational Earthquake Study Is In The Works

April 28
By Amy Isackson

The California commission that investigates earthquakes says the recent Mexicali earthquake holds valuable lessons for the US and Mexico. The commission hopes to kick off a binational study.

UCSD Study Suggests Needle Sharing May Spread Syphilis

April 28
By Kenny Goldberg

A new study from UCSD suggests sex workers in Mexico may be getting syphilis from sharing dirty needles. The report says injection drug use appears to play a bigger role in syphilis transmission than risky sexual behavior.

Chefs A' Field: The Real Chef's Garden

April 28
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In this episode, we enjoy a delicious “farm to table” experience with Chef Brian Scheehser, who practices sustainable farming in his 3-acre garden. The chef—who grows and harvests vegetables and herbs featured on the menu of Trellis Restaurant on Seattle’s Eastside—shares expert tips on cooking and on growing fruits and vegetables.

Federal Gay Marriage Trial Set To Wrap Up In June

April 28
Associated Press
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The federal trial to determine if California's same-sex marriage ban violates the U.S. Constitution is scheduled to wrap up in June after a months-long hiatus. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker on Wednesday tentatively scheduled the closing arguments for June 16

San Diego County Economy Picking Up Steam

April 28
By Ed Joyce

The University of San Diego's Index of Leading Economic Indicators for San Diego County rose 1 percent in March.

Election: California's Gubernatorial And Senate races

April 28
These Days

Time to check the polls to see how the race for California Governor is shaping up. Most of the action is coming from two Republicans vying for the nomination: Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner. And the big primary battle is also on the Republican side for the Senate seat defended by incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer. KPBS Political correspondent Gloria Penner will bring us the latest.

Film Club: 'The Losers'

April 28
By Beth Accomando
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"The Losers" (opened April 23 throughout San Diego) is an adaptation of the Vertigo/DC Comics written by Andy Diggle and illustrated by Jock. You can listen to our KPBS Film Club of the Air discussion.

Film Club: 'Kick-Ass'

April 28
By Beth Accomando
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The KPBS Film Club of the Air welcomed City Beat film critic Anders Wright to the table this month. One of the films up for discussion was "Kick-Ass." Listen to our discussion.

Report: Most Americans Still Live In Unclean Air

April 28
Associated Press

A new report says more than half of Americans still live in areas with unhealthy air, despite progress in reducing smog. The report released Wednesday by the American Lung Association is based on 2006-2008 figures.

Sempra Energy Reaches Settlement In Energy Crisis Lawsuits

April 28
By Amita Sharma and City News Service

San Diego-based Sempra Energy has agreed to pay $400 million to settle claims that its subsidiaries manipulated electricity prices during the energy crisis 10 years ago.

Film Club of the Air: 'Exit Through The Gift Shop' 'Kick-Ass' 'Please Give'

April 28
These Days
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On this Film Club of the Air, we'll talk about a new documentary from a notorious and anonymous graffiti artist, the controversy surrounding "Kick-Ass," and the new film from Nicole Holofcener, "Please Give."

New Seismic Map Of California Will Help Earthquake Preparedness

April 28
Associated Press
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Officials with the California Geological Survey say they hope a new seismic map that includes more than 50 new fault lines discovered over the last two decades will improve construction and earthquake preparedness.

San Diegans React To Arizona Immigration Law

April 28
These Days
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What impact will Arizona's new immigration law have on California? We'll talk with Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter and the ACLU's Kevin Keenan.

Downtown S.D. Blight Study Put On Hold

April 28
By Katie Orr

A study to see if areas of downtown San Diego can still be considered blighted will be delayed. The city council decided Tuesday to put off a vote on whether to fund the study for two months.

San Diego Retailers Scored On Seafood Sustainable Practices

April 28
By Ed Joyce

Greenpeace issued its fourth seafood sustainability scorecard Wednesday. The scorecard ranks how well large supermarket chains are doing when it comes to how they buy and sell seafood.