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Stories for January 26, 2011

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Culture Lust Weekend: "The Lost Supper," Amos Lee and Go!

Jan. 26, 2011
By Angela Carone, Kendra Osburn

Get some Free Energy at The Loft, some slow food and slow art at So Say We All and learn how to play the most popular board game in the world at the Museum of Man this Culture Lust Weekend!

S.D. Pension Situation Called Worst In State

Jan. 26, 2011
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

Public pension plans are creating enormous strain on budgets of cities across California. One expert believes San Diego is worse off than elsewhere.

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RICK STEVES' EUROPE: Northern Spain And The Camino de Santiago

Jan. 26, 2011

In this episode, we follow the trail pilgrims have trod for centuries, from the French border to Santiago de Compostela in the northwest corner of Spain. Along the way, we stop off in Pamplona to run with the bulls, and dive into the unique Celtic culture of Galicia- where Riverdance meets flamenco.

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Lawsuit Filed To Stop Military Training Facility In Ocotillo

Jan. 26, 2011
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

A law-enforcement training facility planned in Imperial County is awash in controversy. Two environmental groups have filed suit, saying the development doesn't fit the area's rural character.

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Prime Suspect: Season One, Episode Three

Jan. 26, 2011

In this episode, chief inspector Jane Tennison thought she'd finally found the witness needed to build an airtight murder case against George Marlow. But the witness passed over Marlow in a police lineup. Now, Tennison is more determined than ever to catch the killer, and she resolves to follow up every possible lead -- even Marlow's missing car, which he claims was stolen. But she thinks he's locked it away in a garage somewhere. When her men can't find it, she begins to doubt her suspicions.

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How Would You Balance The State's Budget?

Jan. 26, 2011
By Ana Tintocalis

How would ordinary people eliminate the state’s $28 billion deficit and balance California’s budget? KPBS News reporters took a crack at it using an ingenious web tool created by The Los Angeles Times.

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'Mock City' Marine Training Facility Debuted at Twentynine Palms

Jan. 26, 2011
By Jamie Reno

A ceremony at the Air Ground Combat Center Marine base in Twentynine Palms was held this morning to debut a state-of-the-art “mock city” roughly equivalent in size to downtown San Diego that was constructed to practice and refine the complex and dangerous combat tactics Marines use while deployed to urban settings around the world, according to the Marine Corps.

Lakoff, Luna, Davis Comment On State Of The Union

Jan. 26, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

San Diego Congressional Representatives Susan Davis and Brian Bilbray discuss their reactions to the president's State of the Union Speech last night The president told the nation that American ingenuity and enterprise can still lead the world, but only if we invest in the future.

What Will It Take For SDSU To Win Tonight At BYU?

Jan. 26, 2011
By Hank Crook, Maureen Cavanaugh

The SDSU Men's Basketball team is currently 20-0, and ranked No. 4 in the nation. This is, by far, the best basketball season the Aztecs men's basketball team has ever had. So, what's the secret behind SDSU's success this season? We speak to U-T sports reporter Mark Zeigler about the Aztecs success this season, and their game tonight against ninth ranked BYU Cougars.

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Tourism At Baja Beaches Hurting Despite Being Safe

Jan. 26, 2011
By Ruxandra Guidi

Even though the drug war violence in Mexico has stayed away from the beaches in the Baja Peninsula, the region is losing in tourism.

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Film Club Of The Air: 'Biutiful,' 'Marwencol,' 'The Illusionist,' 'Inspector Bellamy'

Jan. 26, 2011
By Angela Carone, Maureen Cavanaugh

The Oscar nominations are in and they include some of the films we'll be talking about today, including Biutiful, the animated French film The Illusionist. We'll find out about an indie documentary called Marwencol and the latest from French director Claude Chabrol.

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'Pensionable Pay' Concept Will Be Closely Watched

Jan. 26, 2011
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

The city once famously labeled “Enron by the Sea” has been getting a lot of positive attention lately for its efforts to reign in pension costs.

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Metal Music And The Promise Of Fu Manchu

Jan. 26, 2011
Dave Walters

Culture Lust contributor Dave Walters totally geeks out on metal music's past and present. What inspired him? Fu Manchu's upcoming show at The Casbah.