Stories for February 22, 2006
Debra Grannick won her pharmacist's degree at USC and went on to manage the massive COSTCO pharmacy on Morena Boulevard. But no one at USC could have prepared her for the chaos that now envelops her, and tens of thousands other pharmacists across America.
Should students who participate in extra-curricular activities like the yearbook or theater have to consent to random drug testing in order to participate? Tom Fudge finds out about the mandatory random drug testing that's beginning in two North County schools.
The music of the Beatles feels as relevant as ever. UCSD Music Professor and percussionist Steve Schick joins us to talk about the musical legacy of the Beatles. We'll also talk with curator Vincent Vigil about his show of Beatles memorabilia at the San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery.
San Diego's two republican congressmen take different positions on a controversial deal to give an Arab company control of some U.S. port operations. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
The governor is promising to rebuild California's decaying, strained public works. But will a divided legislature block his $222 billion plan?
Strict requirements, insufficient information and lack of public interest handicapped Mexico's first attempt at absentee voting, according to a new study by the Pew Hispanic Center. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.
Black oral heritage is alive and well in San Diego. Host Tom Fudge speaks to a couple storytellers from the local Black Storytellers Association about preserving and passing on the folklore, legends and fables of Africans and their descendants.
When was the Padres best season? Who was their greatest player? How many Pads' pitchers have thrown a no-hitter? We answer all those questions as host Tom Fudge speaks with longtime sportscaster Bob Chandler, and baseball historian Bill Swank about their new book, Bob Chandler's Tales from the San Diego Padres.
President Bush's deputy drug Czar is in San Diego today to stump for mandatory random drug testing in public schools. Vista and Oceanside school districts have already implemented such policies. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has more.