Stories for July 18, 2006
Today's most meaningful stories are told in darkened rooms where people munch on popcorn and stare at large flickering screens. Movie images are extremely powerful. In fact, they have a way of overwhelming all other information.
A new Web site lets San Diego residents look up detailed crime statistics for any neighborhood in the county. Local law enforcement officials unveiled the Crime MAPS Program Monday.
Host Tom Fudge speaks to Professors Ronald Bee and Farid Abdel-Nour about the eruption of violence between Israel and the Lebanese militia Hezbollah. Bee and Abdel-Nour speak about the origin of the violence, and give their thoughts on how the incident might play out.
Host Tom Fudge speaks to Charles Ross, creator of the "One Man Star Wars Trilogy," about his show which will be playing this week in San Diego. Ross talks about his lifelong love of the movie trilogy, his favorite characters, and what inspired him to create the show.
San Diego leads the nation in new online job ads tracked by The Conference Board. Ken Goldstein is an economist with the non-partisan organization. He says while online job ads increased in San Diego last month, job growth is slowing down.
Host Tom Fudge discusses the idea of universal/mandatory recycling in San Diego. The City is facing financial discipline if it doesn't reduce the amount of trash going into our dumps, but how would this kind of system be implemented and what sort of price increase could it have on City renters?
Smoking tobacco through a water pipe has long been a tradition in many Middle Eastern countries. And now, hookah smoking is catching on in the United States especially among young people. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
Real Estate analysts say Southern California home prices are stabilizing after several years of double digit increases. The average home price climbed just over one percent last month in the six county Southern California Region.
The head of the San Diego Democratic Party says the County Board of Supervisors should hold public hearings on local election policies. Jess Durfee wants the board to investigate a practice that sends electronic voting machines home with poll workers. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps has more.
Host Tom Fudge talks with Adrienne Brodeur about her first novel
The San Diego City Council on Monday unanimously approved a comprehensive plan to both recruit and retain police officers. The city faces a crisis as more cops are quitting. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps has more.