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Stories for February 11, 2011

'This Is A New Egypt' With Mubarak Out

Feb. 11
NPR
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Millions of Egyptians celebrated the country's first transition of power in three decades on Friday after President Hosni Mubarak buckled to protesters' demands.

Egyptians in San Diego Celebrate Mubarak’s Departure

Feb. 11
By Tom Fudge
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The revolution in Egypt brings a spirit of celebration to Egyptians all over the world, including those who live in San Diego.

Music Voyager: Jamaica: Beyond Bob Marley

Feb. 11
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Ask the average person what they know about Jamaican music and the first thing they will think of is Bob Marley. While the legacy of Marley is alive and well, in this episode of "Music Voyager," Jacob Edgar visits with some of today's most popular reggae artists who are keeping roots reggae going strong.

PIONEERS OF TELEVISION: Late Night

Feb. 11
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The stories of Steve Allen, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson headline this episode about the formative years of late-night television. Merv Griffin also emerges as a key player on the late-night scene. His interview for "Pioneers Of Television" was his last before passing away. Regis Philbin offers revelations about his years as a late-night sidekick (to Joey Bishop). Dick Cavett and Arsenio Hall also discuss their years in the mix.

Insight: Lindsay Lohan Speaks Out On Egypt

Feb. 11
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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Lindsay Lohan called for freedom in Egypt and asked people to stop talking so much about it.

FRONTLINE: Sex Slaves

Feb. 11
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FRONTLINE presents a unique hidden-camera look at the world of sexual slavery, talking with traffickers and their victims, and exposing the government indifference that allows the abuses to continue virtually unchecked. "Sex Slaves" also follows the remarkable journey of one man determined to find his trafficked wife by posing as a trafficker himself to buy back her freedom.

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Reagan: An American Crusade

Feb. 11
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"An American Crusade" focuses on Reagan's battle with the Soviet Union and his resolve to end the Cold War, which the program sees as his principal legacy. Morris calls Reagan's hatred of Soviet communism "the only negative emotion he had in his life," and says Reagan believed that, with the pressure of a defense buildup, he could "bring this hostile totalitarian system to its knees."

Antiques Roadshow: Des Moines, Iowa - Hour One

Feb. 11
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Host Mark L. Walberg is joined by appraiser Wes Cowan at the Iowa State Museum in Des Moines, to look at its collection of highly-prized sand bottles by 19th-century Iowa folk artist Andrew Clemens. Highlights include a pair of 1963 and 1966 Green Bay Packers signed footballs, and a rare collection of promotional movie memorabilia from Hollywood’s Golden Age, valued at $25,000 to $28,000.

Review: Oscar-Nominated Shorts

Feb. 11
By Beth Accomando
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Among the Oscar nominees for best animated short this year is "Let's Pollute," a film showcased by Spike and Mike: A New Generation. All the nominated shorts -- both animated and live action -- will be showcased this week at Landmark's Ken Cinema.

San Diego Unified Begins Layoff Process

Feb. 11
By Ana Tintocalis

San Diego School officials plan to balance their budget by laying off 1,300 school workers, including 500 teachers. The rest are nurses, librarians, counselors and classroom assistants.

Insight: A Preppy Sport Comes To The Inner City

Feb. 11
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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Squash has traditionally been a prep-school sport. But some inner-city San Diego kids are getting a taste for the game.

Competition Heats Up For Smart-Grid Market

Feb. 11
By Padma Nagappan
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Firms find lucrative new market for their technological devices that help power companies transition to a smart grid.

Autism-Friendly Dining Offered In Del Mar

Feb. 11
By Peggy Pico
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Denny’s Restaurant in Del Mar is the first in the county to offer autism-friendly dining.

San Diego Kicks Off Naval Aviation Centennial With 200-Plane Air Show

Feb. 11
By Susan Murphy
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A parade of 200 military planes will soar above San Diego Bay this weekend to kick off a yearlong celebration of Naval Aviation.

SDSU Searching For New Aztec Warrior

Feb. 11
By Erik Anderson
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San Diego State University is looking for a new Aztec Warrior and the job is suddenly in demand.

Film Club: 'Marwencol'

Feb. 11
By Beth Accomando
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Last month the critics of the KPBS Film Club of the Air discussed the documentary "Marwencol" that is now opening at the Reading Gaslamp Stadium Cinemas. You can listen to the audio from the Film Club.

Jubilation In Egypt As Mubarak Steps Down

Feb. 11
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Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak resigned Friday after 30 years in office, bowing to weeks of mass protests that paralyzed the country.