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SCHEDULING NOTE: Roundtable will air at 89.5 FM at 12:30 p.m. today, instead of noon.

Stories for November 9, 2010

Dean And Britta Play Galaxie 500 Songs

Nov. 9
By Angela Carone
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Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips will play the music of Galaxie 500 Wednesday night at Anthology. Wareham was in the beloved, influential, and short-lived Galaxie 500 twenty years ago, but the music still resonates for many.

Report Links Street Gangs To Child Prostitution

Nov. 9
By Ana Tintocalis

A new report says local street gangs are partly to blame for an increase in teenage prostitution in San Diego County. Now county supervisors want to strengthen penalties for sexual exploitation.

Insight: The PTSD Epidemic

Nov. 9
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp

My conversation with Afghan War veteran Hamed Dost reminded me of the great collection of combat vets who are believed to suffer post-traumatic stress disorder.

SD Men Accused Of Aiding Terrorists Remain Behind Bars

Nov. 9
By Amita Sharma

Two alleged supporters of a Somalia-based terrorist organization will remain behind bars without bail. Issa Doreh was found by a judge to be a danger to the community and a flight risk, while Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud waived his right to a detention hearing.

City Council Votes To Increase Funding For Homeless Program

Nov. 9
City News Service

The City Council today allocated an additional $100,000 for a hotel voucher program to house homeless families in San Diego.

Architectural Firm Selected To Expand Convention Center

Nov. 9
City News Service
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A Denver-based architectural firm was selected today to design the proposed expansion of the San Diego Convention Center.

Pentagon Can't Explain 'Missile' Off California

Nov. 9
Associated Press
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The Pentagon Tuesday said it was trying to determine if a missile was launched Monday off the coast of Southern California and who might have launched it.

New on DVD: An Epic of Epicness

Nov. 9
By Beth Accomando
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There is only one new release worth talking about this week and that is that epic of epic epicness "Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World."

SD Supervisors To Explore Stronger Penalties for Human Trafficking

Nov. 9
City News Service

To combat the growth of child prostitution in San Diego County, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to explore laws to strengthen penalties for human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation crimes.

SD Council Approves Permanent Water Restrictions

Nov. 9
KPBS News
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Years of drought and water supply shortages have led to permanent water restrictions in the city of San Diego.

Photographer Jen Davis' Intimate Self-Portraits

Nov. 9
These Days
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Jen Davis takes self-portraits as a way to understand her body in relationship to cultural standards of beauty. Her images are quiet, intimate portraits of a woman exploring ideas of body image, domesticity, and desire.

CDC Looks To California For Whooping Cough Vaccine Study

Nov. 9
John Sepulvado, California Capitol Network

Federal Health investigators are looking to California to see if whooping cough vaccines are effective.

Hearing Today For SD Suspects Accused Of Supporting Somali Terrorists

Nov. 9
City News Service

A hearing is scheduled today in which two San Diego men accused of supporting a Somalia-based terrorist organization will ask a federal judge to grant them bail.

Are You For Or Against The Proposed Plan To Expand Interstate 5?

Nov. 9
These Days
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The State Senate Transportation Committee conducted the hearing in Solana Beach as Caltrans outlined its plans to widen Interstate 5 in San Diego's North County. We'll hear what was said, how far the plans have proceeded and take your calls about a bigger I-5.

Race For California's Attorney General Still Undecided

Nov. 9
By Dwane Brown, Nick Stoffel

Most results are in, but the race for state attorney general may not be decided for weeks. Nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy talks to Morning Edition about what's at stake in the contest.

Park In New Plans For Embarcadero

Nov. 9
These Days
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In April, 2010, the Coastal Commission rejected the Port's plan for the Embarcadero as not containing enough open space. The Port has negotiated an agreement with the Broadway Complex Coalition for a new plan. The cornerstone of this new plan is that the developer of the hotel for Lane Field has agreed to a 150' setback from Harbor Drive, which will be parkland. The hearing on this new plan is scheduled for today. Guest: Alison St. John, KPBS reporter, STUDIO

Why Is It Important For Children To Experience Nature?

Nov. 9
These Days

Why is it important for children to have a connection to nature? How have changes in our culture and our built environment reduced our ability to access the natural world? We speak to Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies professor Stephen Kellert about the research he's done on the role of nature in the evolution of human biology and culture. We also discuss how "biolphilic design" can be used to change the way our cities are built to increase our connection to nature.

Nearly 4,500 Stranded On Cruise Ship Off Mexico

Nov. 9
Associated Press
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Navy helicopters shuttled in supplies Tuesday to 4,500 passengers and crew members expected to remain stranded on a disabled cruise ship off the coast of Mexico at least through Wednesday night.

Legal Update: Can California Shield Kids From Violent Videogames?

Nov. 9
These Days

On this Legal Update, The US Supreme Court hears arguments on California's videogame labeling law. The Birthers lose another round in court. And an LA Appeals court resolves a twisted tale of paternity and inheritance.

Obama Pledges Support For Indonesian Leader

Nov. 9
Associated Press
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President Obama on Tuesday heralded a "comprehensive partnership" between the United States and Indonesia, a fast-growing country with the world's largest Muslim population.

Insight: Afghan Translator Regrets Going Back To His Home Country

Nov. 9
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, a lot of Americans signed up to serve in the Afghan war. One of them was an Afghan immigrant in San Diego named Hamed Dost. But the time he spent serving his new country has become a heavy burden he carries to this day.

Some SD Hospitals Considered Potentially Dangerous During A Quake

Nov. 9
By Kenny Goldberg

A report from the investigative group California Watch says the state doesn't know how well hundreds of hospitals buildings would fare during an earthquake. The report reveals California only knows the seismic status of 90 structures on a target list of 700.

North Embarcadero Plan Creeps Forward

Nov. 9
By Alison St John

San Diego’s Port Commission opens public hearings today on its latest plans to beautify the Embarcadero on San Diego’s Bay front.