Stories for April 19, 2006
San Diego's bad luck is turning. A serious nucleus of San Diegans is forming to help rebuild city government, and to restore this uneasy city's reputation. At a City Hall disgraced by corruption, a straight-arrow ex-cop is mayor and, as his back-up, stands a normally calm lady admiral who can turn tough as nails.
The California Senate votes today on the confirmation of former San Diego school superintendent Alan Bersin as the governor's education secretary. Bersin has already held the job for a year. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
Is the West ignoring child labor and trafficking? Host Tom Fudge talks to Sister Jeanne Devos about the conditions children live in around the world.
What does the news look like when viewed through a spiritual perspective? What do our church leaders think about the War on Terror... Hurricane Katrina. government corruption scandals. and the state of San Diego politics? Next time on These Days guest host Dwane Brown speaks with some of San Diego's spiritual leaders to find out what they think about the news.
San Diego Gas and Electric officially opened the state-of-the-art Palomar Energy Center in Escondido today. It is the first new power plant to be built in San Diego County in 40 years. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
In 1969, a devastating oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara inspired the idea for Earth day. The first Earth Day, April 20, 1970, brought millions of Americans together to develop plans to protect the environment. And, one organization believes too many Americans -population growth - is the biggest threat to the environment.
DJ Tony Vick talks with host Dwayne Brown about the eclectic mix of music currently occupying his CD decks and ipod playlists.