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Stories for June 28, 2011

Mayor Kicks Off San Diego's 'Summer Of Energy Independence' Campaign

June 28
Sasha Doppelt
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The City of San Diego and community organizations are offering free energy-education classes to help San Diegans conserve energy and save money.

NATURE: The Gorilla King

June 28
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Titus, king of the mountain gorillas of Rwanda, is one of only 700 of his kind alive today. Ian Redmond documents Titus’ extraordinary life, from his early days to his rise to power as a silverback. Archival footage documents Titus and his family, as well as a visit from a young David Attenborough and many of the people who have been on the frontlines of the efforts to protect him and all of the gorillas in Rwanda.

San Diego Home Prices Inch Up

June 28
By Erik Anderson
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California's housing market is performing better than many of the nation's largest markets.

NOVA scienceNOW: Hubble’s Amazing Rescue; Gangster Birds; Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa; How Memory Works

June 28
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This program takes viewers behind the scenes on a riveting journey with the team of astronauts and engineers charged with saving the famous "orbiting observatory" against all odds. Also in this program, see how ecologist Jeff Hoover has stumbled on a clue that might unravel the most brutal reign of terror in the avian world. Then "Dr. Q," as his patients and students know him, is an associate professor of neurosurgery and oncology at Johns Hopkins University, where he is in hot pursuit of a breakthrough in the treatment of brain cancer. And neurobiologists and psychologists are discovering the details of how memory works.

What Is Your Relationship With Your Neighborhood School?

June 28
By Kyla Calvert
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Over the next five years the San Diego Unified School District is planning to reduce student busing. At the same time there is a plan to improve the quality of neighborhood schools as part of the Vision 2020 initiative. KPBS is interested in hearing about your experiences with district busing and your neighborhood school.

NATO Kills Gunmen In Kabul Hotel Strike

June 28
By Npr
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Insurgents attacked the popular Inter-Continental hotel with suicide bombers, machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades, leaving at least 10 people dead and an unknown number of others wounded.

San Diego Marine Protected Areas Considered

June 28
By Ed Joyce
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A recent report says marine protected areas play a key role in preserving ocean fish species.

Gay Politicians Present A New Image Of San Diego

June 28
Midday Edition
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The 2012 race for mayor in San Diego is shaping up to be one of the most interesting city elections in recent memory. We've seen high-profile local politicians like Congressman Bob Filner and Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher start lining up as announced candidates for the position. Several of the strong contenders in the race are gay, which seems to change San Diego's politically conservative image - or does it?

Should Supervisors Draw Their Own Districts?

June 28
Midday Edition
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Today, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors is meeting to discuss potential changes to the boundaries of its legislative districts. Every 10 years, redistricting happens in the county and throughout the state. We speak to an attorney from the ACLU and a community member from southeast San Diego who are both concerned about the way the county draws its district maps.

Scripps Seismologist Says Massive SoCal Earthquake Is Overdue

June 28
Midday Edition
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Researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography say diverting the Colorado River 100 years ago may have re-set the earthquake clock. We'll hear how the lack of "lake load" on the Salton Sea plays a role in the timing of large earthquakes on the southern part of the San Andreas fault.

Review: 'Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon'

June 28
By Beth Accomando
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The nicest thing I can say about "Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon" (opening June 29 at 9pm throughout San Diego in an attempt to pad the weekend box office with a few extra IMAX/3D dollars) is that it's better than "Sucker Punch," which is currently holding firm as my choice for worst film of the year.

New Job Opportunities for Military Spouses

June 28
By Beth Ford Roth
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Home Post Blog: Are you a military spouse looking for a career but frustrated at the lack of opportunities out there? Well, here’s a bit of good news. The Department of Defense is kicking off new partnership with Fortune 500 companies to help open professional doors for the wives and husbands of servicemembers.

High Court OKs Sales Of Violent Video Games To Kids

June 28
Nina Totenberg, NPR
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A divided U.S. Supreme Court majority said the law violates the Constitution's guarantee of free expression.

Evacuations Ordered As Fire Threatens Los Alamos

June 28
NPR Staff and Wires
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Firefighters in northern New Mexico were battling to stall a raging wildfire before it reaches the town that is home to the government laboratory that produced the first atomic bomb.

$1 Billion In Coins That Nobody Wants

June 28
Robert Benincasa and David Kestenbaum, NPR
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Politicians in Washington hardly let a few minutes go by without mentioning how broke the government is. So, it's a little surprising that they've created a stash of more than $1 billion that almost no one wants.