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Stories for April 27, 2011

Drug Prevention Costs Less Than Enforcement

April 27
By Andrés Barraza

The Meth Report Card by San Diego County Officials addresses the cost of methamphetamine addiction to the average taxpayer. The verdict calls for an increase in drug-prevention and treatment programs over enforcement.

The Royal Wedding Of Prince William & Catherine Middleton

April 27

Huw Edwards and team present full coverage of one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the century, the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Coverage begins three hours ahead of the wedding service. Watch the journey of all the members of the Royal Family and the bride as they make their way to the Abbey. We will see the arrivals of all the key guests and we will have full coverage of the wedding service.

Great Performances: Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival 3

April 27
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Grammy Award-winning guitar superstar Eric Clapton has re-teamed with fellow "guitar gods" for a third Crossroads Guitar Festival at Toyota Park in Chicago. The show features performances by Robert Cray, Hubert Sumlin (Howlin’ Wolf’s guitarist), Jimmie Vaughan, Sonny Landreth, Gary Clark, Jr., Keb’ Mo’ and Buddy Guy, B.B. King, ZZ Top, Jeff Beck, the John Mayer Trio, Doyle Bramhall II, the Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band, Warren Haynes and Steve Winwood, Vince Gill, James Burton, Sheryl Crow, Ronnie Wood, Robert Randolph, Jonny Lang, Joe Bonamassa, Pino Daniele, and Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas.

Trailer: 'Immortals'

April 27
By Beth Accomando
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Tarsem Singh has establish himself as a stunning visual stylist with "The Cell" and "The Fall" now he serves up "Immortals" (opening November 11). The film had a panel at WonderCOn earlier this month and the teaser is now available.

Air Quality In San Diego Among Worst In Nation

April 27
By Ed Joyce

The San Diego region ranks among the worst in the nation when it comes to ozone pollution.

Dorothy Allison's Life Informs Her Art

April 27
These Days
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Author Dorothy Allison is in San Diego this week. Her semi-autobiographical novel, "Bastard Out Of Carolina," is a fierce, compelling description of child abuse, family dynamics and poverty.

Free Screening: 'The Tingler'

April 27
By Beth Accomando
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If he were still alive, Vincent Price would be 100 years old on May 27. So having a screening of William Castle's "The Tingler" (tonight April 27 at the Central Library) seems an apt way to celebrate the iconic star.

Southwestern College Trying To Maintain Accreditation

April 27
These Days

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges recently visited Southwestern College to check on the school's progress in its attempt to get off probation and maintain full accreditation. With us to discuss the college's latest efforts is the Interim President of Southwestern College Denise Whitaker, Nick Serrano, student body representative and Angie Stuart, Academic Senate president.

Proposal To Raise Payday Loan Cap Concerns Consumer Advocates

April 27
These Days
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What's the motivation behind a proposal to raise the $300 cap on payday loans? We speak to Investigative Reporter Amita Sharma about why Assemblyman Charles Calderon (D-Whittier) is pushing for the payday loan cap to be increased to $500, and what consumer advocates are saying about the idea.

Afghan Pilot Kills 9 at Airport; Panetta, Petraeus to Shift Security Roles

April 27
PBS NewsHour
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According to sources cited by the AP, CIA chief Leon Panetta will be tapped as defense secretary and Gen. David Petraeus will lead the CIA.

White House Releases Obama Birth Certificate

April 27
Associated Press
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The White House released the long form of President Barack Obama's birth certificate Wednesday in response to questions about whether he was really born in the U.S.

Taking Questions: A New Move For Fed Transparency

April 27
John Ydstie, NPR

The Federal Reserve will take some extraordinary action Wednesday when, for the first time in the central bank's history, its chairman will hold a full-fledged press conference.

More San Diego School Staff Will Get Layoff Notices

April 27
By Kyla Calvert

About 300 more non-teaching positions will be cut from San Diego city schools for the next school year. The planned layoffs are part of cuts already made to the 2011-12 budget.

Payday Loan Limit Could Go Up

April 27
By Amita Sharma

State lawmaker wants to raise the payday loan limit from $300 to $500.

Small Town Scotland Inspires Stage Play

April 27
These Days
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An American developer hoping to build a golf course in a small Scottish town runs up against long-held beliefs about the supernatural. Tony Award-winning playwright Arthur Kopit and director Christopher Ashley join us to talk about the new comic farce "A Dram of Drummhicit," which gets a world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse.

Free Screening: 'India Untouched'

April 27
By Beth Accomando
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The Peace and Conflict Film Series continues tonight at the USD Institute for Peace and Justice Theater with a free screening of "India Untouched" at 6:30pm tonight APril 27 followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Stalin K.