Stories for January 31, 2006
Not long ago, a bright young man was in my office to talk about his love life.
How do refugees turn their lives around from war and persecution to financial success and independence? Host Tom Fudge finds out about a new directory of businesses run by refugees in San Diego and learns about one person's personal journey.
Author Ross King talks about the most radical change in the history of art since the Renaissance - the birth of Impressionism. After writing books on both Brunelleschi and Michelangelo, Ross focuses on Paris in:
San Diego is known to be a very safe city, but if the police force budget does not increase will that change? Tom Fudge speaks with San Diego's Chief of Police, William Lansdowne, about safety in our city.
For the homeless living on city streets, the only option for medical care is usually a hospital emergency room. But ERs aren't equipped to manage chronic health problems, or deal with mental illnesses conditions that especially affect the homeless. That's where the family clinic at St. Vincent de Paul Village comes in. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
Why is it so hard to get a tee time at Torrey Pines Golf Course these days? Host Tom Fudge speaks to Full Focus Reporter Rebecca Tolin about the tee time controversy at Torrey Pines.
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders wants to leverage millions of dollars in tobacco money to help pay down the city's billion dollar pension deficit. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
A Mexican national is linked to the discovery of the longest cross-border tunnel found last week. The underground tunnel is one of several used for smuggling drugs and people. Host Tom Fudge interviews KPBS border reporter Amy Isackson about the story.
Coretta Scott King, the wife of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Junior, died this morning at a holistic health center near Rosarito Beach south of San Diego. Preparations are underway to bring her body to the United States. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.