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Stories for November 29, 2011

Potentially Damaging Winds And Fire Weather Coming To Southern California

Nov. 29, 2011
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

Starting Wednesday night, high winds out of the northeast are expected to whip across much of Southern California including San Diego County.

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'60s Pop, Rock & Soul (My Music)

Nov. 29, 2011

Hosted by icons Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits and Davy Jones of The Monkees, this all-new concert spectacular features hits and favorites of the AM radio era from Paul Revere & The Raiders, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, The Kingsmen, The Ventures, Question Mark & The Mysterians and Jefferson Starship. Every song is a classic from the decade of peace, love and profound social change — sung by performers who represent a period of time that resonates through the generations.

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RICK STEVES' EUROPE: Waterways

Nov. 29, 2011

Rick Steves will be in the KPBS studios, hosting a three-hour special on some of his favorite European waterways. Explore the fabled Dalmatian Coast from dramatic Dubrovnik to crusty Adriatic island ports. Travel to the west of Norway for a sail under towering fjord cliffs and a hike on powerful glaciers. And then Rick is off to the Costa del Sol for some fun in the Spanish sun.

Safety Monitors Halt Test Of Vaginal Gel To Prevent HIV Transmission

Nov. 29, 2011
By Kenny Goldberg

It's back to the drawing board for HIV prevention researchers, after a clinical trial of a vaginal gel was found to be ineffective.

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Local Band The Donkeys Recall Simpler Times

Nov. 29, 2011
By Alex Morales

The Donkeys are local indie legends, creating organic, communal music reminiscent of a lost road trip. Culture Lust contributor Alex Morales brings us a profile of the band.

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Protesters Storm British Embassy In Tehran

Nov. 29, 2011
Associated Press

Hard-line Iranian protesters stormed British diplomatic compounds Tuesday, hauling down the Union Jack, torching an embassy vehicle and pelting buildings with petrol bombs.

Authorities Discover Another Cross-Border Tunnel In Otay Mesa

Nov. 29, 2011
Associated Press

U.S. authorities believe they have found another cross-border drug-smuggling tunnel between Mexico and San Diego.

California's New Recycling Goal: 75 Percent by 2020

Nov. 29, 2011
Jenny O'Mara, California Capitol Network

California has an ambitious new recycling goal of seventy-five percent by 2020. That goal was set in a new law signed by Governor Jerry Brown this year.

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City Asks Port To Kick In Millions For Convention Center Expansion

Nov. 29, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

The city of San Diego asks the Port to make a $3-million annual contribution for the project.

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Science Vs. Spirituality: An Interview With Deepak Chopra And Leonard Mlodinow

Nov. 29, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nate John, Patty Lane

Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow join us to talk about their new book, which presents spiritual and scientifically based views on universal questions.

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Great Performances: Andrea Bocelli Live In Central Park

Nov. 29, 2011

Superstar tenor Andrea Bocelli takes on one of the biggest stages of his career for a concert in New York City's famed Central Park with the New York Philharmonic. Showcasing his unmistakable soaring vocals, Bocelli sings a variety of classical favorites as well as many of his most popular signature songs. The performance, recorded live from Central Park with an audience of over 75,000 fans, also features special guests from the worlds of opera and popular music.

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Indian Life In Old San Diego Captured By Photographer

Nov. 29, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

EH Davis moved to San Diego in 1884 and began to photograph Indians in San Diego County, Mexico and Yuma, Arizona and collect artifacts because he thought Indian culture was dying out. The San Diego History Center is digitizing and cataloging hundreds of his photos and creating a website for the public.

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La Jolla Stem Cell Laboratory Replaced With 'Collaboratory'

Nov. 29, 2011
By Peggy Pico

A new stem-cell research center which promotes scientific cooperation opens in La Jolla Today.

Navy Issues Lists Of Upcoming Layoffs

Nov. 29, 2011
By Alison St John

The Navy will release a list today of enlisted officers who will be laid off in the coming year. It’s the second phase of a strategy to re-balance the service after a period of low turnover in the force.

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American Airlines Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Nov. 29, 2011
Associated Press

American Airlines and its parent company are filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as they seek to cut costs and unload massive debt built up by years of high jet fuel prices and labor struggles.

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Beyond Sprawl: Rethinking Residential, Cul-De-Sacs For The Future

Nov. 29, 2011
By Devin Browne

With the real estate crash and lingering economic gloom, is it time to re-think the all-American suburb? In the next installment of our ongoing series, Arizona State University graduate students say yes and share some of their designs.