Stories for June 20, 2006
A few days ago I sat in front of the television as the United States team held on for a tie against Italy in the World Cup of soccer. The TV commentators lauded the effort of the American team, which played with a one-man disadvantage during nearly all of the second half. They also cursed the referee who gave red cards to two American players.
A new report by the non-profit group Environment California finds the pollution that causes global warming is a rapidly growing problem in the Golden State. The study was released in Chula Vista, where city officials say they've done their part to reduce pollution. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has more.
San Diego city attorney Mike Aguirre released audio tapes Monday of key city pension board meetings in 1996 and 2002 . He hopes to use the evidence in a court appearance next week, to argue that city pension benefit increases were illegally granted and should be rolled back. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger blasted the federal government Wednesday for failing to secure the U.S. Mexico Border. Schwarzenegger made the comments after touring the San Diego Tijuana border and being briefed on the National Guard's deployment. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.
What is traumatic brain injury and why is it being called the signature injury of the War in Iraq? Dwane Brown speaks with the reporter of a new California Connected documentary to find out.
Phil Doran joins These Days in studio to talk about comedy writing, television sitcoms, and how he learned to love Italy, reluctantly.
A national debate over elephants in zoos continues amid reports of another elephant death, this time at the Los Angeles zoo. Guest host Dwayne Brown talks with former Los Angeles zoo curator Les Schobert and with the executive director of the Oakland Zoo, Joel Parrot.
Dwane Brown talks to NPR News reporter, Deborah Amos, about her experiences covering Iraq.
Phil Paulson might be San Diego's most infamous atheist. He is the man who filed the lawsuit against the city for allowing the Mount Soledad cross on public property. His unpopular position has earned him notoriety, even death threats.
After 9-11 the United States went to war and the vice president announced it would be fought "in the shadows" and "on the dark side." A new PBS Frontline documentary explores what that means. Dwane Brown speaks with its producer.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors agreed today to seek legal counsel to advise the county in the event the San Diego Chargers seek assistance in finding a site for a new stadium. The unanimous vote authorizes county officials to begin interviewing qualified law firms. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
KPBS News Reporter Alison St. John talks about a series of audio recordings that allegedly show the City's retirement board acted improperly in granting an increase in pension benefits while at the same time agreeing to postpone payments to the retirement fund.
Tobacco control advocates are celebrating San Diego's decision to ban smoking in all beaches and parks. It's the latest in a series of similar moves by other local cities. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
It's the start of summer today and the warm weather has brought thousands of people to San Diego County beaches in the past week. Along with a lot of people, comes a lot of trash. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.