Stories for April 24, 2006
We're a step closer to a nine-day tax holiday to buy disaster relief supplies. Legislation giving Californians the option to purchase things like batteries, flashlights and first aid kits free of state tax through 2010 has cleared its first committee hurdle.
We hear quite a bit about our ground troops in Iraq, but what's the role of the Marine Corps air component? Retired Lieutenant Colonel Jay Stout hears the stories of Marines who served abroad. And then shares them with host Tom Fudge.
The City of San Diego is grappling with labor unions today over a proposal to pay 100 million dollars into the pension system, using tobacco settlement money as collateral. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Host Tom Fudge speaks to Kevin Kelley, with the Imperial Valley Press, about the biggest issues currently facing the Imperial Valley. Kelley talks about growth, unemployment, illegal immigration, and the idea of building an airport in that area.
For the second time in the last two years, a San Diego-based Naval medical ship is headed for Southeast Asia. This time, the USNS Mercy is going on a proactive mission. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
Tom Fudge speaks with NPR's contributing senior news analyst Cokie Roberts about the politics and culture of Washington.
Dwane Brown talks to NPR News reporter, Deborah Amos, about her experiences covering Iraq.
Host Tom Fudge speaks to City Attorney Mike Aguirre about the Mayor's financial recovery plan. Last week, Aguirre said that the Mayor's plan to fix San Diego's pension deficit could be illegal. Aguirre also talks about the Mayor's proposal to alter the city's lease agreement with the Chargers.
A new report finds four remote sites being considered for a new regional San Diego airport are economic disasters because they are too far from downtown. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
Dwane Brown, sitting in for Tom Fudge, looks at the best bets for your weekend itinerary with David Coddon, Assistant Arts Editor for the San Diego Union Tribune.
Chiva is slang for heroin and it's the title of Chellis Glendinning's new book. In shocking details, Glendinning writes about heroin trafficking in Chimayo, a small town in New Mexico that boasts the most per-capita overdose deaths in the country.