Stories for February 20, 2006
Imagine if President Bush appointed Al Gore, John Kerry and John McCain to his cabinet. Abraham Lincoln did something very similar in the 19th century, when he appointed three of his bitter political rivals to high appointive office.
Hurricane Katrina has forced New Orleans to think about how it should rebuild. Host Tom Fudge talks to a professor from Tulane who wants the city to recreate its flooded neighborhoods in a way that will contribute to public health.
A recently released United Nations report says the US should close its prison in Guantanamo Bay. Host Tom Fudge speaks with professor Marjorie Cohn about the details of the report, and if the US can be forced to shut down the detention center.
The federal government will soon start penalizing states that don't track HIV patients by name. California could be among the states that will lose federal funds. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
An environmental group says California is leading the way on clean energy. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
New research finds the earth's oceans are the most acidic they've been since dinosaurs became extinct 65-million years ago. Scientists say this could spell trouble for marine life and possibly humans. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has more.
An innovative program in San Diego's East County brings the whole community together to help foster kids when they are removed from their home. Tom Fudge speaks with a former foster child about his experiences.
Mentoring or money? A new study says more emphasis should be placed on programs that foster young teachers and encourage them to stay in the profession. Sacramento reporter Jenny O'Mara has more.
Host Tom Fudge speaks with the award-winning author and syndicated columnist, Richard Reeves about Ronald Reagan's rise and fall, and the legacy he leaves behind.
Not all woman politicians are alike; each woman leader has a distinctive voice and style of leadership. But how likely is a woman president?