Stories for January 10, 2006
The most important lesson I've learned about traveling with children is that it doesn't really matter where you go that determines how good a time you'll have. The most critical ingredient to success and sanity when traveling with kids is having realistic expectations. I've had magical travel experiences with my children and trips that I still shudder about when I'm reminded of them. While there were unique circumstances with the bad trips (i.e., my husband spending two days climbing Half Dome while I chased a dirt-eating toddler through Yosemite), these awful experiences shared the problem of my Great Expectations.
In the wake of multiple congressional corruption scandals, the appetite for lobbying reform in Washington is growing. Capitol Hill reporter Laura Strickler has more on newly proposed reforms.
Yet another election day in San Diego and voter turnout is expected to be low. We talk about what motivates people to get out and vote, and check on how busy the polls actually are this morning.
A new report card on the state of emergency medicine gives California the nation's highest marks. But some ER doctors say California's grade from the American College of Emergency Physicians is inflated. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
We talk about what it's like to be a military spouse and how the armed services are working to make military life compatible with married life.
A Border Patrol memo is warning that human smugglers may hire assassins to kill Border Patrol agents. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
The February deadline looms for the Chargers to submit the wording of their ballot initiative for a new stadium development. But no development partner has come on board. Does this mean they will pull the plug on their initiative plans?
According to a new study, both liberals and conservatives believe sex-education is an important part of school curriculum. Host Tom Fudge speaks with advocates of abstinence-only teaching as well as Planned Parenthood.
We speak to District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis about her recent work in Drug Court, her thoughts on running for re-election, and why she supports adopting Jessica's Law in California.