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Stories for April 20, 2012

SDSU Bicycle Advocacy Group Remembers Fallen Cyclist

April 20
By Kaitlin Brooks
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A SDSU bicycle advocacy group commemorated a fallen cyclist with a ghost bike.

Walmart Plans In Sherman Heights Under Fire

April 20
By Erik Anderson
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Community, union and political leaders rallied outside the Farmer's Market Building in Sherman Heights today to bring attention to their battle to keep Walmart from tearing the structure down.

New Calif. Jobs Report Brings Welcome News

April 20
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

What looked like a setback in California’s economic recovery might have only been a temporary lull.

GOP Bills Die in Committee

April 20
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

Hundreds of bills passed their first committee votes this week at the State Capitol. But many did not – especially measures authored by minority Republicans.

San Diego Presents Businesses With Recycling Awards

April 20
City News Service

The New Children's Museum, several hotels and area theme parks were honored today by the city of San Diego as "Recyclers of the Year" in a ceremony at the San Diego Zoo.

INDEPENDENT LENS: Revenge Of The Electric Car

April 20
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Director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars. Without using a single drop of foreign oil, this new generation of car is America’s future: fast, furious and cleaner than ever. “Revenge” follows the race among major car-makers to be the first, the best, and to win the hearts and minds of the public around the world. It’s not just the next generation of green cars that’s on the line. It’s the future of the automobile itself.

San Diego-Based Marines And Sailors Investigated For Columbia Misconduct

April 20
Associated Press

The U.S. military on Friday said 11 service members are being investigated for alleged misconduct in Colombia. The Marine and Navy personnel are from San Diego.

KPBS and Investigative Newsource Expand Partnership

April 20
By KPBS

KPBS is increasing its commitment to investigative reporting with added staffing and a deepening partnership with Investigative Newsource, a journalism nonprofit embedded within the KPBS newsroom.

Second Night Of School Debates Focuses On North Inland Communities

April 20
By Kyla Calvert
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John Lee Evans, Mark Powell and Jared Hamilton debated how to best represent the interests of north inland community members Thursday.

Secrets Of The Manor House

April 20
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A hundred years ago, the world of the British manor house was at its height. It was a world of luxury and privilege that has provided a majestic backdrop to a range of movies and costume dramas to this day, most recently in the popular MASTERPIECE “Downton Abbey.” But what was really going on behind those stately walls? Find out when this program looks beyond fiction to the truth of the lives lived in these ancient British houses, and shows how mounting financial, political and social pressures were poised to bring momentous changes.

SDSU Student Found Dead In Fraternity House

April 20
KPBS News
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San Diego police are investigating the death of a male SDSU student who was found unresponsive at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Friday at the Phi Kappa Theta house. SDSU officials said the student was not a member of the fraternity.

Roundtable: Mayoral Debate, Border Death Video, AG Reverses Kruzan Position

April 20
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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The mayoral candidates mixed it up in the KPBS studio this week. New video of a homicide shows a swarm of border agents in the mix around Anastasio Hernandez Rojas. And State Attorney General Kamala Harris was mixed up about the Sara Kruzan case.

The Next American Dream

April 20
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"The Next American Dream" is an examination of the ways in which American cities - specifically our downtowns - will change and grow in the decades ahead. The post World War II American Dream led to the birth of the interstate highway system, suburbia, and an automobile driven society. Today, a host of unintended consequences of that dream - from environmental to social - are paving the way for the next one.

Ann Romney Takes Center Stage In Tug Of War For Female Voters

April 20
Mara Liasson, NPR
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For the past two weeks, the campaigns of both President Obama and GOP rival Mitt Romney have accused each other of waging a war on women. But what's really going on is a war for women's votes.

Calif Jobless Rate Rises After 2 Months Of Decline

April 20
Don Thomson, Associated Press

California's brief recovery stalled in March as unemployment rose back to 11 percent after two months of decline, the state Economic Development Department reported Friday.

Simply Ming: Cooking On The Fly: Pan Roasting With Jody Adams

April 20
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Pan roasting is a technique used all the time in restaurants—you start searing something on the stove, and finish it off in the oven. On this episode of SIMPLY MING, Ming shows you a favorite technique that all home chefs should add to their repertoire. It's easy, saves time in the kitchen, and guarantees great flavor. Joining Ming is Boston's own, Jody Adams. Together they cook on the fly whipping up Pan-Roasted Chicken with Orzo Sausage Risotto & Chinese Mushrooms and Pan Roasted Halibut with Eggplant Caponata.

Working Moms' Challenges: Paid Leave, Child Care

April 20
Jennifer Ludden, NPR
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The past week's political firestorm has focused on stay-at-home moms. But more than 70 percent of women with young children now work. And they're hoping the presidential candidates address some of the economic challenges they face in raising their children.

Review: 'Bully'

April 20
By Beth Accomando
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"Bully" (opened April 13 in select theaters) is a documentary about the very real problem of bullying among kids. Here's more of my interview with director Lee Hirsch.

Follow The Money: Campaign Disclosures

April 20
By Ryann Grochowski
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This is the time of year that voters start finding their mailboxes stuffed with campaign mailers, and their phones start ringing with campaign polls and robocalls. Campaign committees do have to abide with specific regulations when it comes to telling voters exactly who’s behind those fliers and phone calls.