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John F. Kennedy's Legacy In San Diego

honored that JFK chose to come to speak at San Diego State. unfortunately his inaugural address words have been turned on their heads, everyone has such a huge sense of entitlement (what does my country OWE me?) no one ever actually thinks we could DO something for our country...what utter nonsense..

November 21, 2013 at 3:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Alvarez, Faulconer Headed To Runoff In San Diego Mayor's Race

Regardless of what happens in the upcoming election, i congratulate David Alvarez on the results. He showed up (in windbreaker and jeans) to speak to a group of senior citizens on their concerns, the day before the election, and before losing his voice. His is the face of the future: bright, young, personable, maybe not a lot of experience but intellectually curious and eager to learn. It's been said somewhere that 2040 marks the date when the minority becomes the majority. I think the David Alvarezes of now and the future can lead the way to whatever positive things that date will hold for our world.

November 21, 2013 at 12:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Black Friday Isn't The Only Game In Town

i spent a total of $14.99 on Black Friday weekend...I'm not a shopper. I would have loved to support Small Business Saturday and mom and pop stores, but i simply do not know where these are. A list of these businesses should be readily available and accessible to everyone, if so, the public response i am sure would be overwhelming. everyone should buy small, buy local, and buy american as much as possible. KPBS is the logical one to provide this valuable information.

November 28, 2011 at 7:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Film Club Of The Air: "Precious," "Fantastic Mr. Fox," "The Messenger," "The Maid"

Responding to the review of Precious which was on today. Beth seemed impressed by the film, but the other person, Scott, I think, was appalling in his response. Was he that uncomfortable with what he saw? does he not know that there are other worlds besides the (probably rather comfortable) world he (and most of us) lives in? He wonders how Precious can go to school for years and not know how to read. when there are pressing issues in your life like hunger, abuse, poverty, neglect, "all the words will look the same to you on the page." They were watching the Italian movie because this was before cable TV, there were probably only a few channels and this is simply, what was on.
The danger of the film PRECIOUS is that so many white and non-black folk will come away with their prejudices and stereotypes reinforced. I hope, rather than this happening, thiat the film will instead enhance our sympathies, and widen our understanding and open=mindedness. Bravo to the ones who put on this film.

November 25, 2009 at 4:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )