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Stories for September 28, 2010

Insight: It’s A Great Time To Buy...If You Can Get A Loan

Sept. 28
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp

Today the Case-Shiller home price index came out and it looked pretty good for the San Diego market. Case-Shiller tracks housing markets in 20 cities and it showed home prices in July were up in San Diego about 9 percent from the year before.

Discarded Prescriptions Drugs Will Be Burned

Sept. 28
By Kenny Goldberg

Federal officials say they will destroy all of the medications collected from last Saturday's prescription drug take-back day in San Diego, but they are offering few specifics.

3 Arguments For And Against Prop. D

Sept. 28
By Katie Orr

A lot’s being said about the half-cent sales tax increase being proposed for San Diego. We break it down into three arguments for the increase -- and three against it.

Legal Update: The Flexible First Amendment

Sept. 28
These Days

The First Amendment has a broad range of applications. And recently California Federal courts have been relying on the flexibility of the First in rulings ranging from gay rights in the military to the location of tatoo parlors. Our legal analyst Dan Eaton explains.

Piaf: Her Story, Her Songs

Sept. 28
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Part documentary, part stage performance, "Piaf: Her Story, Her Songs" is an entertaining look at French chanteuse Edith Piaf tells her story through a terrific theatrical presentation by singer Raquel Bitton, who literally becomes Piaf while singing, but steps back and tells her story - in English - between the mostly French songs.

Insight: The Rise And Fall Of The Daily Newspaper

Sept. 28
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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Last week I attended an NPR blogging seminar where one of the presenters showed us the graph you see here. It was the most graphic portrait I’ve yet seen of what’s happening to media in the U.S.

British Singer-Songwriter Jamie Lidell Performs At The Belly Up Tavern

Sept. 28
These Days
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We'll speak to Jamie Lidell about his new album “Compass,” hear about his songwriting process, and whether recording this latest album in the U.S. influced his musical style.

Family And Real Estate In Novel 'Model Home'

Sept. 28
These Days
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A real estate deal goes bad in Southern California and a family is torn apart. We'll talk with author Eric Puchner about his new novel "Model Home."

African Terrorist Group Recruiting In San Diego?

Sept. 28
These Days

KPBS Investigative Reporter Amita Sharma joins us to discuss her report on the local Somali immigrant community, and the concerns that an African terrorist group could be recruiting in San Diego. Are the United States' asylum rules being manipulated by terrorists who aim to do our country harm?

Is California Close To Reaching A Budget Deal?

Sept. 28
By Dwane Brown, Nick Stoffel

California's top lawmakers say they are close to a budget deal, but a budget deal won't be signed till AT LEAST next week. Nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy speaks to Morning Edition about the latest on the state budget and the upcoming gubernatorial debate.

Somalis Adjust To US Life, But Integration And Jobs Still Problems

Sept. 28
By Amita Sharma
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San Diego is home to one of the largest Somali communities in the United States. In the first of a three-part series, KPBS takes a look at how the Somali refugees are rebuilding their lives in San Diego.

Domestic Violence Shelters In Deep Hole

Sept. 28
By Kenny Goldberg

The state budget impasse has put domestic violence shelters in San Diego and other parts of California in a deep hole. That's because shelters haven't received any money from the state since June 30th.