Stories for June 22, 2006
Host Dwane Brown speaks to Dr. Carl Cohn, Superintendent for the San Diego Unified School District, about his plan to reorganize the district by creating positions for five area superintendents. Cohn also talks about High School graduations, and the California High School Exit Exam.
Tijuana's Municipal Police are offering a new service to help keep people safe from kidnappers. For $1,000 businessmen and high-profile residents will be able to buy a personal GPS device that's equipped with a panic button. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.
These Days guest host Dwayne Brown talks with AnnaMaria Stephens and Anders Wright about the best bets for your weekend itinerary and check in with local music maven Tony Vick about a new film series at the Museum of Making Music.
State health officials and advocates for the poor are worried about some new federal regulations that take effect next month.Beginning in July, all 50-million Medicaid recipients nationwide will have to prove they are either U.S citizens or legal residents. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
The Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park has named a new director who will take the reins full-time in September. Dwane Brown speaks with Deborah Klochko who will become only the second director in the museum's twenty-three year history.
Host Dwane Brown speaks to wildlife artist/environmentalist Wyland about his latest book, "Hold Your Water!" The book discusses the importance of water conservation, and gives tips about how we can all conserve as individuals.
As every San Diegan knows, it's that time of year again and the fair is on. But not every San Diegan knows how or where it began, or why it ended up in Del mar. Pat Finn has the story.
Did a group of U.S. Marines shoot and kill an unarmed Iraqi civilian without provocation? Dwane Brown speaks with Tony Perry, the San Diego Bureau Chief for the LA Times, who has been following this story since the beginning.
The California Public Employees Retirement System has decided to keep most of its health benefits intact for next year. As a result, health plan co-pays will remain the same, but monthly premiums will be going up. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
Congress is planning a series of field hearings on immigration this summer, including one in San Diego in July. Critics call the move an effort to put off meaningful reform. Capital correspondent Chad Pergram has details.
Guest host Dwayne Brown talks with members of the creative team behind the La Jolla Playhouse's production of Mother Courage and Her Children.
A San Diego researcher says Southern California is on the verge of a major earthquake, that could devastate the Los Angeles basin. KPBS Reporter Erik Anderson has details.