Stories for December 21, 2006
Democratic Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez is unveiling his own plan in the health care debate. Its a proposal that would require both employers and employees to contribute what he calls a fair share toward coverage. However that amount has not been determined. Jenny O'Mara reports.
The California Fair Political Practices Commission is applauding a state Supreme Court ruling on Thursday that Indian tribes are bound by campaign-finance disclosure rules. The justices ruled 4-3 to uphold a lower court decision that the state agency can enforce such rules on tribes. Marianne Russ reports.
San Diego Congressman Duncan Hunter is asking Americans to keep the Haditha hearings in perspective. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has more.
A violent Tuesday night in Tijuana has depleted the Red Crosss blood supply. Red Cross officials in Tijuana say its the fist time this year that their reserves have dipped so low. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.
Camp Pendleton authorities have charged eight Marines in connection with an incident in Haditha Iraq in November 2005, in which 24 Iraqi civilians were killed. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
We talk with acclaimed singer-songwriter Steve Poltz about an upcoming show with his band The Rugburns and hear some of their music.
We go backstage with KPBS theater critic Pat Launer to talk about what's on stage this holiday weekend.
The holidays are here, for many, it's all about the food. We speak with Chef Bernard Guillas from the Marine Room Restaurant to get holiday cooking tips.
It's been two years since the devastating tsunami in Sri Lanka. We speak with the head an aid organization about the recovery and the ongoing challenges.
Medical students and doctors alike depend on cadavers to study, educate and learn about anatomy. We speak with local doctors from UCSDs Body Donation Program about the importance of working on humans, why technology is creating new ways to study anatomy, and how the program is reacting to body donation scandals at several universities.
SDSU is the only California institution to join the new Southwest Border Security Consortium. The director of Homeland Security Projects for the SDSU Research Foundation talks about how the consortium came about, what projects the member institutions are currently working on, and what they hope to achieve.
Police made fewer arrests in San Diego County last year, compared to 2004. The San Diego Association of Governments reports that young people make up a smaller percentage of those arrests. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps has details.
A new report finds San Diego police officers are among the lowest-paid in the region. The city's mayor says he'll find more money to keep officers from leaving the force. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps has the story.
A San Diego defense lawyer says the county's jury selection process is flawed. Court officials dispute that contention, but acknowledge errors have been made in the selection of jurors and are correcting them. Full Focus reporter Amita Sharma has more.
There is a new report out by The Urban Institute that measures cultural vitality in cities across the United States. In the report San Diego is one of the top 10 U.S. cities for employment in the arts, but in other areas San Diego doesnt rank so well. Full Focus explores what cultural vitality is and how San Diego ranks.
A study released today shows San Diego City police officers are taking home less money than police in other departments regionally. Heather Hill has more.
Denver International Airport flight operations are likely to be severely curtailed, at least until tonight, because of the blizzard that's blasted Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas. KPBS senior editor Alan Ray has more.
Every Thursday at this time KPBS checks in with Los Angeles Times San Diego Bureau Chief Tony Perry, who's embedded in Iraq with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force from Camp Pendleton. KPBS senior editor Alan Ray has more.