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Stories for January 17, 2011

'Dream' Speech Writer Jones Reflects On King Jr.

Jan. 17
NPR
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The most enduring images and sounds of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life come from his "I Have A Dream" speech, delivered at the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963. Clarence Jones helped draft the speech that day, and he was standing a few feet away when King spoke.

Where Are The Green Jobs In San Diego?

Jan. 17
These Days

Like wireless and biotech, cleantech is now an emerging hub in San Diego. The city is at the center of research focused on developing algae as a biofuel. We take a look at how the local industry has fared, where the green jobs are and how much progress has been made with algae.

How Will Coaching Changes Impact Aztecs And Chargers?

Jan. 17
These Days

How will the Aztecs' football program be affected by the departure of Brady Hoke? Who's likely to replace Ron Rivera as the Chargers' defensive coordinator? We speak to Jay Paris, of the North County Times, about the latest local sports news.

The U.S. And China: Rivals That May Need Each Other

Jan. 17
NPR
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Chinese President Hu Jintao's scheduled visit to the White House this week comes at critical moment in U.S.-China relations. America has entered a new year with a rising national debt and deficit projections. Meanwhile, China continues its ascent as a global economic player. In the years to come, an economically bruised U.S. may have to share the superpower spotlight with the competition.

Chula Vista Forced to Downgrade Its Graffiti Cleanup Program

Jan. 17
By Ruxandra Guidi
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The Chula Vista Graffiti Abatement Program gained a lot of attention four years ago, with its innovative approach to cleanup -- but that was before the budget cuts.

San Diego Environmental Groups Outline Key Issues In 2011

Jan. 17
By Ed Joyce

How to manage San Diego County's growing population will be at the core of many issues this year. Proposals include expanding freeways and managing growth. We talked with some of the county's environmental leaders to get their take on what issues they see as priorities this year.