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Stories for September 22, 2010

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Stuart Collection Artists On Public Art

Sept. 22, 2010
By Angela Carone

Last week Mayor Sanders recommended that funding to city public arts projects be temporarily suspended. I came across this panel discussion on public art featuring artists Robert Irwin, John Baldessari and others in UCSD's Stuart Collection. Their comments are enlightening for our local conversation about public art.

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Tracking Taggers Across San Diego

Sept. 22, 2010
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

Law enforcement agencies around the county are working together to combat graffiti. Now the city of San Diego is being asked to join the coalition.

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State Schools Chief Unveils Facebook-Like Program For CA Teachers

Sept. 22, 2010
By Ana Tintocalis

State Schools Superintendent Jack O'Connell unveiled a Facebook-like web tool for California teachers today in San Diego. The program is the first of its kind in the country.

Roads In San Diego 8th Worst Among Big US Cities

Sept. 22, 2010
city news service

Half of the major roads in San Diego are in poor condition, according to a national transportation research group. San Diego roads were ranked the eighth worst among the nation's regions with populations greater than 500,000.

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A Mecca Of Modern: UCSD Art And Architecture

Sept. 22, 2010
By Angela Carone, Maureen Cavanaugh

As UCSD celebrates its 50th anniversary, we explore the commitment to modern art and architecture on the campus. We'll talk with campus architect Boone Hellmann and a manager from the Stuart Collection of public art.

Bill Moyers Talks Politics, Religion, Media

Sept. 22, 2010

Long-time public broadcasting journalist and author Bill Moyers joins us today to discuss the state of politics, the role of religion in the U.S., and recent changes in the media.

Savor The Season With Slow Foods

Sept. 22, 2010
By Maureen Cavanaugh

Food and Fall go hand in hand, especially when you introduce the fresh, and seasonal into your menu. The executive chef of the Marine Room in La Jolla, Bernard Guillas joins us with tips on getting adventurous with seasonal food. We'll also talk about the adventure of San Diego Restaurant week.

Political Analysis: Politicians Keep One Step Ahead Of Term Limits

Sept. 22, 2010
By Gloria Penner, Maureen Cavanaugh

Some San Diego politicians are hoping to climb up the electoral ladder this November. They're running for higher office before they get caught in the grip of term limits. KPBS political correspondent Gloria Penner gives us some examples.

San Diego Volunteers Search for City's Neediest

Sept. 22, 2010
By Dwane Brown, Nick Stoffel

Volunteers will comb the streets of downtown San Diego looking for the most vulnerable people in hopes of getting them into permanent housing. Robin Munro is a real estate attorney and is on the board of the Downtown San Diego Partnership.

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Extending The Law Of War To Cyberspace

Sept. 22, 2010
Tom Gjelten, NPR

It may come as a surprise to some war victims, but there actually is a body of international law that establishes when and how nations can legally engage in armed conflict.

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Scripps And Department Of Defense Search For New Antibiotics

Sept. 22, 2010
By Peggy Pico

The Department of Defense has awarded nearly $30 million to Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the local drug company Trius to find new antibiotic sources from the ocean.

San Diego Hosts World's Largest LGBT Health Issues Meeting

Sept. 22, 2010
By Kenny Goldberg

The world's largest health conference that addresses gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues gets underway in San Diego today. Healthy aging for the LGBT community will be one of the topics of conversation at the 28th annual meeting of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association.

Prop. 25 Aims For Majority Rule

Sept. 22, 2010
By Tom Fudge

The real work of Democratic government gets done in the middle of the political spectrum. The politicians who appeal to the suburban soccer moms can build party majorities and pass legislation. But in California, things are different.