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Stories for November 22, 2013

Martha Speaks: Martha's Thanksgiving, Parts One & Two

Nov. 22
By Jennifer Robinson
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MARTHA SPEAKS celebrates the spirit of family in “Martha’s Thanksgiving,” a two-part episode airing during Thanksgiving week on PBS KIDS. After discovering that Helen’s extended family will be coming for Thanksgiving, Martha embarks on a quest for to find her own long-lost siblings. Come together with your family and enjoy this heartwarming episode that teaches words like reunion, quest, memory, and connection.

San Diego Air & Space Museum Receives Archive Of Atlas Rocket Program History

Nov. 22
By City News Service
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The San Diego Air & Space Museum has received about 3,000 reels of 16-millimeter film of interviews and lectures by early rocket pioneers, presidential and early astronaut visits to Atlas facilities and film documentation of many of America's historic space missions.

Roundtable: JFK Assassination Changed TV Forever; Mayoral Race Presents Real Choice

Nov. 22
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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TV and news coverage were never the same after the assassination of President Kennedy -- and neither were we. The San Diego mayor's race rolls on toward a choice not many thought they would be making.

Interstate 15 Shutdown Overnight This Sunday In Miramar Area

Nov. 22
By City News Service

Weather permitting, crews will shut down Interstate 15 between Mira Mesa Boulevard and Carroll Canyon Road from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. on at least two consecutive nights, starting Sunday.

What Does Shorter Holiday Shopping Season Mean For San Diego Economy?

Nov. 22
By Erik Anderson
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Retailers around San Diego County and the rest of the nation are preparing for the $140 million-shopping rush over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Rev. T.J. Jemison Remembered As Civil Rights Movement Pioneer

Nov. 22
Debbie Elliott / NPR
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The state of Louisiana is paying tribute Friday to the Rev. T.J. Jemison, a strong and steady voice against unequal treatment for blacks in the Jim Crow South.

MARTHA BAKES: Shortbread

Nov. 22
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You don’t have to be Scottish to love shortbread, and this deliciously dense treat is easier to make than you might think. Martha demonstrates how to make shortbread wedges, brown-butter shortbread lemon bars, brown-sugar pecan shortbread cookies, and a pumpkin tart with pressed-in shortbread tart shell — perfect for fall.

Rate Of Coastal Wetlands Loss Has Sped Up, U.S. Study Says

Nov. 22
Bill Chappell / NPR
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The U.S. lost an average of 80,000 acres of coastal wetlands from 2004 to 2009, according to the latest data published by federal agencies. More than 70 percent of the estimated loss came in the Gulf of Mexico; nationwide, most of the loss was blamed on development that incurred on freshwater wetlands.

Sirhan Sirhan Moved To Corcoran State Prison On 50th Anniversary Of JFK Assassination

Nov. 22
JW AUGUST, 10News.com


Sirhan Sirhan was convicted for the assassination of U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. On Friday, he was moved from Corcoran State Prison to the Richard J. Donovan Correction Facility in San Diego.


JPMorgan Says It Broke No Law. So Why Pay The $13 Billion?

Nov. 22
Jim Zarroli / NPR
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State and federal regulators have hailed Tuesday's $13 billion settlement with JPMorgan Chase & Co. over faulty mortgage assets it sold in the years leading up to the financial crisis as a big victory for the judicial system.

More Children Are Being Medicated For ADHD Than Before

Nov. 22
Allison Aubrey / NPR

The number of children being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is on the rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

$1.1 Million Dune Buggy: Youabian Makes Splash At LA Car Show

Nov. 22
Bill Chappell / NPR
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Some cars are meant to be beautiful; some cars are meant to serve a purpose. The makers of the Youabian Puma say their car was created with one goal: "to stand out and be unique." And that's what they've done, as dozens of howling headlines attest.

Why Slather This Spinach Field In Poop? It's All For Science

Nov. 22
April Fulton / NPR

Why are these scientists in hazmat suits smiling? They're standing in a field that they are about to spread with raw manure -- four different kinds of raw manure, to be exact.

Xmas Without China

Nov. 22
By Jennifer Robinson
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Pride and mischief inspire Chinese immigrant Tom Xia to challenge his American neighbors to survive the Christmas season without any Chinese products. The Jones family eagerly accepts this consumer mission-impossible and is drawn into an intercultural exchange with the Xia family. As the Joneses strive to adapt without their Chinese-made appliances and Christmas lights, Tom hopes that they’ll begin to appreciate his birthplace. When Tim Jones challenges Tom about his pride in communist China, Tom, struggling to explain China and go beyond the stereotypes, realizes he’s on a journey of self-discovery, torn between his competing loyalties to the U.S. and China.

Son Of Mexican Cartel Leader Arrested At US Border

Nov. 22
Associated Press

The U.S. attorney's office in San Diego says the son of one of Mexico's most wanted drug lords has been arrested on drug trafficking charges while entering the United States.

This Is What America's School Lunches Really Look Like

Nov. 22
Maria Godoy / NPR
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School lunch has never been the stuff of foodie dreams. I'm still haunted by the memory of my elementary school cafeteria's "brain pizza" - a lumpy oval thing topped with fleshy white strips of barely melted mozzarella that clumped together like neurons.

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Snowflake Day!

Nov. 22
By Jennifer Robinson
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In this thirty-minute holiday musical episode, the Neighborhood is celebrating Snowflake Day! Daniel has a very important role as the snowflake in the Neighborhood’s Snowflake Day Show and he can’t wait to say his lines! The Enchanted Garden is full of excitement and winter cheer as everyone pitches in to make the celebration a true Neighborhood success!

California Unemployment Falls To 8.7 Percent

Nov. 22
Associated Press

California's unemployment rate fell to 8.7 percent in September and was unchanged in October, following two straight monthly increases.

2015 Health Insurance Deadline To Be Pushed Back One Month

Nov. 22
Mark Memmott / NPR

The Obama administration confirmed early Friday afternoon that starting next year, it plans to push back the start of enrollment for coverage under the new health care law by one month.

Chemist Pleads Guilty In Massachusetts Crime Lab Scandal

Nov. 22
Mark Memmott / NPR
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A former chemist for the state of Massachusetts' crime labs pleaded guilty Friday to falsifying drugs tests that potentially compromised tens of thousands of criminal cases. WBUR reports she admitted all 27 counts against her.

Esperanza Spalding: Guantanamo 'Is Not Our America'

Nov. 22
Tell Me More Staff / NPR
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Grammy Award-winning musician Esperanza Spalding has a problem with using the phrase, 'protest song' to describe her new recording "We Are America." The song, along with its accompanying music video, demands congressional action to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay.

Insomnia Could Raise Risk Of Heart Disease And Death In Men

Nov. 22
Maanvi Singh / NPR
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There are lots of reasons to aim for a good night's sleep. Sleep helps us retain our memories. It helps our brains get rid of harmful toxins. But sleep might also play a role in heart disease.

Why Did That Jet Land At The Wrong Airport? Well, It Happens

Nov. 22
Mark Memmott / NPR
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We're circling around for another look at one of this week's more talked-about stories: The Boeing 747 "Dreamlifter" cargo jet that touched down at a small municipal airport in Wichita, Kan., instead of its intended destination about 10 miles away, McConnell Air Force Base.

San Diego Council Approves 15 Percent Water Rate Hike

Nov. 22
By Susan Murphy
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The cost of water in the city of San Diego is set to increase 15 percent over the next two years.

History Of First African-American Marines Preserved By San Diego Students

Nov. 22
By Kyla Calvert
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San Diego city schools students and their parents are working on a project to fill in gaps in the history books.

San Diego Atheist Group Looks To Spread Non-Belief

Nov. 22
By Claire Trageser
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The number of people in the United States who identify themselves as atheists has been rising steadily, according to a recent Pew study. And San Diego is mirroring that trend.

Wal-Mart Food Drive Unwittingly Fuels Talk Of Minimum Wage Hike

Nov. 22
Liz Halloran / NPR
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Wal-Mart's pay practices have long been targeted by advocates of America's working poor.

Remembering JFK By Rewatching His Inaugural Address

Nov. 22
Mark Memmott / NPR
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Very few of us need to be reminded about what happened 50 years ago today in Dallas.

Witnessing History In A Dallas Emergency Room

Nov. 22
NPR Staff / NPR
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On Nov. 22, 1963, ambulance driver Aubrey Rike and his assistant, Dennis "Peanuts" McGuire,just happened to be on a call at Parkland Memorial Hospital when President John F. Kennedy was brought in.

Charter Schools In Philadelphia: Educating Without A Blueprint

Nov. 22
Eric Westervelt / NPR
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This is final story in a three-part report on Philadelphia schools in crisis.

Thanksgivukkah: A Mash Of Two Holidays That's Easy To Relish

Nov. 22
Susan Stamberg / NPR
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It's that time of year again. Time for Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish. Every year since 1972, around Thanksgiving, I've shared my mother-in-law's famous cranberry relish recipe on the radio. It's appallingly pink, like Pepto Bismol -- but it tastes terrific.