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Stories for May 19, 2011

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Sit In Support Of Ai Weiwei At MCASD

May 19
By Angela Carone

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is hosting a 24-hour sit-in to protest the detainment of acclaimed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

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State Superintendent Reacts To Funding Gap

May 19
By Joanne Faryon / inewsourceand Kevin Crowe, Watchdog Institute

Despite looming budget cuts to most schools, some SD districts in affluent neighborhoods receive extra funding. The state superintendent says he's been looking into the issue.

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Live From The Artists Den: Grace Potter And The Nocturnals

May 19

As one of the last days of summer winded down on the Southwest Porch in New York's Bryant Park, Vermont rockers Grace Potter & The Nocturnals sent the season out in style with a night of funk, rock, and soul. Along with stand-outs from their self-titled 2010 album such as "Paris (Ooh La La)," "Medicine," and of course, "Hot Summer Night," the band treated fans to a cover of the Jefferson Airplane classic "White Rabbit," in which Potter expertly channeled another Grace.

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Everyday Food: Home Run Recipes

May 19

"Everyday Food" is cooking some favorite classics - the home runs of American cooking. Lucinda's delicious old-fashioned cheeseburgers are served with perfect baked onion rings on the side. John prepares individual chicken pot pies and crowns each with a flaky puff pastry crust. Sarah cooks a creamy pasta with peas that both kids and adults will find delicious. These home run recipes are simple and satisfying!

San Diego Gets $9 Million Revenue Windfall

May 19
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

San Diego will have about $9 million more to work with in the coming budget year.

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New York's Central Park A Model For San Diego

May 19
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

Balboa Park may be San Diego’s crown jewel, but it has lost some luster over the years. Now new marketing partnerships are being pursued to help fund its restoration.

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Nuñez: My Status Affected Son's Criminal Case

May 19
By Jose Luis Jiménez

In his first interview, ex-state Assembly speaker Fabian Nuñez felt his son was treated harshly by San Diego's courts.

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Insight: Building Farms In Cities

May 19

Detroit has had a horrible case or urban decay. But people have found a use for a lot of the abandoned property.

Insight: The Federal Housing Credit Goes South and LA Builds Commuter Trains

May 19

If you got a federal home-buying tax credit last year, it's gone now. And Los Angeles gets going with commuter rail with money from Measure R.

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Return To 1967 Borders, Obama Tells Israel

May 19
Associated Press

President Obama on Thursday endorsed a key Palestinian demand for the borders of its future state and prodded Israel to accept that it can never have a truly peaceful nation that is based on "permanent occupation."

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Navy Honors Cesar Chavez

May 19
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

The Navy honors the late labor organizer Cesar Chavez by naming a new ship after him. But a local congressman complains, with all the war heroes in San Diego, why pick Chavez? We'll hear about the politics surrounding the controversy.

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The Evolution Of KPBS Radio

May 19
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Hank Crook

KPBS General Manager Tom Karlo joins us to discuss the changes that are being made to the KPBS Radio schedule. Plus, former These Days hosts Gloria Penner and Tom Fudge talk about the history of the show.

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Film Screenings: Short Film Showcases

May 19
By Beth Accomando

San Diego filmgoers have the chance to check out short films from local student as well as Italian filmmakers tonight at three different venues. Poisoned with selection!

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Schools In Rich Neighborhoods Receive More Tax Dollars

May 19
By Joanne Faryon / inewsourceand Kevin Crowe, Watchdog Institute

Some public schools in San Diego County receive millions of additional dollars in public funding. In fact, some school districts have seen their budgets increase in recent years while most others have laid off staff.

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Events: Joe Pug, Aloe Blacc, And A Food Truck Festival

May 19
By Angela Carone, Maureen Cavanaugh, Jocelyn Maggard

If you love music, science fiction movies, and food trucks, then you'll want to tune in to our weekend preview.

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Flying Marijuana Over The Border Low & Slow

May 19
By Peter O'Dowd

For every enforcement method the government implements, the drug cartels respond with a counter measure.