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KPBS Hosts First Ever Convergence Boot Camp

  • By KPBS
  • / November 29, 2012
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KPBS announced plans to hold a two-day conference for public media stations looking to converge their organization and content to reach a wider audience. The Convergence Boot Camp will be held at KPBS in San Diego on February 7 and 8, 2013. Station leadership, management, and staff are invited to attend and learn how to implement similar strategies as KPBS -- with the goal of creating a successful and efficient organization.

KPBS GALA TAKES INSPIRATION FROM DOWNTON ABBEY

  • By KPBS
  • / November 8, 2012

KPBS is pleased to announce that audience favorite Downton Abbey is the theme for this year’s gala. The KPBS Celebrates Gala inspired by Downton Abbey will be held at the historic US Grant on Saturday, May 4, 2013. The event will also honor the 2012 KPBS Hall of Fame inductees Audrey Geisel, Conrad Prebys, and Brad Warner.

Vargas Coasts To Easy Congressional Win

  • By KPBS
  • / November 7, 2012
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Democrat Juan Vargas won handily over Republican Michael Crimmins in the 51st Congressional District.

Belly Up Announces 'Live at the Belly Up' TV Show

  • By KPBS
  • / November 1, 2012

San Diego County’s premier live music venue, The Belly Up in Solana Beach, is proud to announce a series of shows in November that will be filmed in conjunction with KPBS and San Diego State University School of Theatre, Television, and Film, set to air on KPBS in starting January 4, 2013.

KPBS Announces Winners of the Explore San Diego Project

  • By KPBS
  • / October 29, 2012

KPBS is pleased to announce two new local television programs: Savor San Diego and A Growing Passion. Both feature local experts in their field and are a recognizable part of the community. KPBS received 52 submissions for the Explore San Diego Project.

KPBS Legend Gloria Penner Dies

  • By KPBS
  • / October 6, 2012
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Legendary journalist and longtime KPBS personality Gloria Penner passed away today after a two-year battle with cancer. Penner, KPBS’ Senior Political Correspondent, held many different positions during her 43 year career at the public media organization. She was best known as a tough journalist unafraid of tackling and helping the audience make sense of the difficult issues – namely politics and elections.

KPBS 89.5FM Grows in San Diego County

  • By KPBS
  • / October 4, 2012

With the flip of a switch, the KPBS 89.5FM transmitter is now broadcasting from Mt. Soledad in La Jolla. The move allows the station to boost its power, increasing the strength of the radio signal. As a result, most listeners will be able to receive a stronger, clearer signal at 89.5 FM.

Weekends on KPBS Radio Get a Makeover

  • By KPBS
  • / September 28, 2012

KPBS 89.5 FM has added five new programs to the weekend schedule and is reshuffling existing programs to make room for these fresh new offerings from NPR, the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), and others.

Hall of Fame: the 2012 Inductees

  • By KPBS
  • / September 20, 2012
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KPBS Hall of Fame ceremony took place during the KPBS Celebrates Gala inspired by Downton Abbey on May 4, 2013 at the US Grant. This year’s inductees have all made important and lasting contributions to KPBS.

Living Coast Discovery Center Celebrates COASTWEEKS 2012 with Three Weeks of Programs Celebrating Coastal Wildlife and Water Resources

  • By KPBS
  • / September 14, 2012
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The Living Coast Discovery Center, a nonprofit zoo and aquarium located on San Diego Bay in Chula Vista, is hosting three weeks of special programming from Sept. 15 through Oct. 6 in celebration of COASTWEEKS 2012.

Serra High Lock-Down Lifted

  • By KPBS
  • / September 14, 2012

Serra High School was on lock-down today after police received a call about a shot being fired; all-clear issued at 9:35 a.m.

KPBS General Manager Elected to National PBS Board

  • By KPBS
  • / September 13, 2012

KPBS General Manager Tom Karlo has been elected to the 2012/2013 PBS Board of Directors.

Encinitas Man Reportedly Among Dead In Libya

  • By KPBS
  • / September 13, 2012

Fox 5 News reports friends say a former Navy SEAL is among four Americans killed in Libya.

Report: UT-San Diego Buys NC Times

  • By KPBS
  • / September 10, 2012

A report in the San Diego Business Journal says UT-San Diego has purchased the North County Times; UT owners deny deal is done.

Tell KPBS What Matters To You This Election

  • By KPBS
  • / August 30, 2012
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Tell KPBS what matters most to you this election.

Grapevine Canyon Fire Prompts Evacuations In Ranchita

  • By KPBS
  • / August 14, 2012
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Authorities have issued a mandatory evacuation order for residents in the Ranchita community as hundreds of firefighters continue to work by ground and air to contain four lightning-sparked East County blazes that have blackened thousands of open acres.

Save Our Heritage Organisation Sues City Over Plaza De Panama

  • By KPBS
  • / August 13, 2012
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Save Our Heritage Organisation announced Monday it has sued the city of San Diego in Superior Court over the Balboa Park Plaza de Panama project.

Chihuahua Fire In Dodge Valley Spreads To 900 Acres

  • By KPBS
  • / August 9, 2012

Cal Fire is battling the Chihuahua Fire, which spread to 900 acres in the community of Dodge Valley off of Chihuahua Valley Road.

Power Grid Issues Flex Alert, SDG&E Implements Hot Weather Discount

  • By KPBS
  • / August 9, 2012

California ISO has called for a Flex Alert from Thursday through Sunday and SDG&E implemented its hot weather discount program for the first time today.

Fake Press Releases, Documents Sent From U.S. Attorney's Office About Pharmacy Shutdowns

  • By KPBS
  • / July 31, 2012
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United States Attorney Laura E. Duffy announced that forged documents were sent to media organizations claiming the U.S. Attorney's office was shutting down pharmacies in San Diego County. The identity of the person or people who sent the documents is under investigation.

Zoo's Panda Cam To Show Live Video Of New Panda Cub

  • By KPBS
  • / July 30, 2012
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At 2 p.m. Monday, the San Diego Zoo's Panda Cam will begin offering live streaming video of its giant panda den, where a cub was born Sunday.

Lawyer For Holmes Family Says Mother's Statement Was Misconstrued

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A lawyer representing family members of the suspect in the Colorado mass shooting held a news conference Monday afternoon in San Diego.

Colorado Shooting Suspect Went To San Diego High School

  • By KPBS
  • / July 20, 2012
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A 24-year-old college student accused of killing at least a dozen people and injuring at least 50 others in a massacre in a Colorado movie theater early today has roots in San Diego.

Peggy Pico to Host KPBS Evening Edition

  • By KPBS
  • / June 25, 2012

KPBS is pleased to announce Peggy Pico as the new host of KPBS Evening Edition. Pico, who was the station’s Science and Technology Reporter, will officially begin hosting the evening news program beginning July 2.

Murder Fugitive Found In Trunk Of Car At Otay Mesa Border Crossing

  • By KPBS
  • / June 15, 2012
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa port of entry early Monday morning apprehended a fugitive wanted for murder who was hiding in the trunk of a vehicle to evade capture.

Filner Has Slight Lead Over DeMaio In First Poll Since Mayoral Primary

  • By KPBS
  • / June 11, 2012
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Congressman Bob Filner leads City Councilman Carl DeMaio by three points in the race to be San Diego's next mayor, according to a 10News/SurveyUSA poll released today.

Marti Emerald Wins New District 9 Seat

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Marti Emerald won the new District 9 seat. The incumbent from District 7 got three-quarters of votes cast, trouncing challenger Mateo Camarillo.

KPBS Special Coverage: Election 2012

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People from across San Diego County go to the polls today to choose new mayors, county supervisors, congressmen and congresswomen and to decide on a wide variety of ballot measures.

Fast-Moving Wildfire Fire Burns 1,200 Acres Near Julian

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A fast-moving wildfire that prompted the evacuation of 100 homes and blackened 1,200 acres is 5 percent contained as of 9:30 p.m., according to Cal Fire.

Healthy Babies Begin Before Conception

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Tonya Lewis Lee, wife of film director Spike Lee, was in San Diego today promoting "A Healthy Baby Begins With You," a U.S. Health and Human Services Agency campaign.

UCSD Names New Chancellor

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Pradeep K. Khosla, dean of Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering in Pittsburgh, has been named as the eighth chancellor of UC San Diego.

KPBS and Investigative Newsource Expand Partnership

  • By KPBS
  • / April 20, 2012

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.

Chapter Sixteen

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In chapter 16 Mitra returns and begins work at the University. She has lunch with Roya and tells her some interesting things about Mr. Elmi. Roya begins to receive notes from Shireen through Nasrin.

Chapter Fifteen

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In chapter fifteen, Roya goes to see Shireen in prison.

Chapter Fourteen

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In chapter fourteen Roya is invited to visit Shireen in Tehran. Kyan asks her a very important question.

Chapter Thirteen

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In chapter thirteen demonstrations escalate. Roya learns the sentence for Shireen and Eemon, and attends Ali's funeral.

Chapter Twelve

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In chapter twelve Roya goes to see Jenab, and is kept home by her father.

Chapter Eleven

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In chapter eleven Roya goes to see Shireen and hears something unexpected.

Chapter Ten

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In chapter ten, Roya meets Kyan, a fellow student at her school. Summer comes and she goes to the farm with her father.

Chapter Nine

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In chapter nine school ends and Roya takes her university exams. She and Shireen start university and Shireen gets married. Roya notices a change in her friend.

Chapter Eight

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In chapter eight Roya finds out why Shireen was gone for so long and receives a gift from her.

Chapter Seven

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School starts again in chapter seven with SAVAK attacks escalated, and no sign of Jenab.

Chapter Six

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In chapter six, Roya spends her summer at the family farm.

Chapter Five

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In chapter five, Shireen has a suitor is trying to convince her father to give his approval. Jenab teaches a harsh lesson, and school ends for the year.

Chapter Four

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Things starts to escalate at the school in chapter four. The controversy surrounding Mr. Elmi is causing a ruckus.

Chapter Three

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Jenab discusses "The Little Black Fish" whcih causes a heated discussion. Roya learns more about Shireen, and is worried by Pedar's opium smoking.

Chapter Two

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In chapter two Roya and Shireen start to get to know each other as they connect over poetry and literature. The Persian New Year, Norooz is celebrated.

Chapter One

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In chapter one, we are introduced to Roya, her family, and school life. We also begin to learn about the SAVAK and their role in Iranian society.

Discussion Questions

  • By KPBS
  • / April 13, 2012

Think and discuss further about Sky of Red Poppies

Themes and Literary Strategies

  • By KPBS
  • / April 13, 2012
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Learn more about the Themes and Literary Strategies in Sky of Red Poppies.