Stories for February 2, 2006
Doris Bittar joins us to talk about her solo show called Kul Shay: Images from Lebanon, Syria, and Iran. This photography exhibit is currently on view at the David Zapf gallery in the Kettner Design District in downtown San Diego.
These Days host Tom Fudge talks with AnnaMaria Stephens who covers entertainment for signonsandiego.com and David Coddon, editor for Night and Day Magazine about the best bets for your weekend itinerary.
A University of San Diego economist says the San Diego region's diversified economy will buoy the area in the event of a downturn in the state or national economy this year. (read more)
San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders wants to put two initiatives on the November ballot that would change the city's labor laws. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
The town of Julian is celebrating its Black History Month with an event honoring its African-American settlers. Host Tom Fudge speaks with an expert on Julian's history, and a man who discovered the grave markers for some of Julian's most prominent black pioneers.
Electronic waste will be banned from California landfills next week, along with other categories of what's called "universal" waste, which includes heavy metals that pose environmental threats. Host Tom Fudge talks with some of the people who are trying to create systems to dispose of e-waste and educate homeowners about the things they can no longer throw in the trash.
A dedication ceremony is set for Friday morning in San Diego for a stem cell research center. The Burnham Institute for Medical Research was recently selected by the National Institutes of Health as one of the nation's six Exploratory Stem Cell Research Centers in the country.
How much money will be wagered on Super Bowl XL? Last year, more than $90 million was wagered in the state of Nevada alone. Host Tom Fudge speaks with two experts on sports wagering to find out how people are betting on this year's biggest game.
A migrants' rights caravan kicked off a nationwide tour from the border fence in San Diego Thursday. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.