Stories for February 28, 2006
This is a subject that, right off the bat, suggests a public act of physical effort. Note the words "public" and "physical" in the same sentence. It also implies that it be done with another person, a gesture of shared affection, executed with some semblance of coordination. Swell.
As more and more people communicate through email, it's important to consider how often and why miscommunication happens within the medium. Host Tom Fudge talks with experts about the ambiguity and tone in email communication.
The UC Board of Regents has come under fire for its lavish pay practices. Newspapers like the San Francisco Chronicle have uncovered millions of extravagant perks and privileges for top executives. Host Tom Fudge discusses the abuse, waste and secrecy.
Researchers say their study on West Nile Virus might help public officials predict when future outbreaks will occur. Last year California had the highest concentration of the mosquito-borne disease. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has details.
Mayor Jerry Sanders would like San Diegans to decide if managed competition should be the way of the future for city government departments. Will city council give him the go-ahead? Tom Fudge gets reaction from the mayor's office and from a local union.
Jobs are moving to the suburbs and the car is still the fastest way of getting to work. Tom Fudge speaks with the authors of a recent study about where people live and where they're trying to go during morning rush hour.
The AFL-CIO calls the nation's immigration policies outdated. The union proposed a plan today in San Diego that would allow foreign workers to become residents. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders is juggling pressures from taxpayer advocates on one side and labor unions on the other. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.