Stories for June 26, 2006
There's a new cold war. About 40 percent of all people on earth live in China and India. The economies of those countries are growing exponentially. And both nations have beefed up their military arsenals over the past 20 years. That means a lot for San Diego's military influence. And California lawmakers are concerned the two countries are syphoning jobs from the state. Chad Pergram reports from Capitol Hill.
Host Tom Fudge talks with writers Christopher Noxon and Adam Sternbergh about the youthful behavior, consumer trends, and lifestyle choices of today's adults.
San Diego Gas and Electric officials are asking customers to conserve power as heat and humidity keep their grip on the region. SDG&E spokeswoman Stephanie Donovan says local power usage is expected to creep up to near record levels. The previous peak was set just two years ago.
This morning the International Community Foundation releases a new report on health issues in the San Diego-Baja California region. Tom Fudge speaks with one of the authors of the report to find out what the problems are; and what solutions they propose.
Host Tom Fudge speaks to Dr. David Shirk, from the Trans-Border Institute at USD, about the recent beheadings of three police officers and one civilian in Rosarito Beach. Shirk talks about the increased militarization by the police and the drug cartels in Baja California.
Who is running for president in Mexico? And what are the major campaign issues? Tom Fudge speaks the Mexico correspondent for the World to find out about the people, and their issues.
More than 150 California National Guard soldiers are headed to Iraq today. A going-away ceremony was held for the soldiers and their families at a San Diego Armory. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
The Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park has named a new director who will take the reins full-time in September. Tom Fudge speaks with Deborah Klochko who will become only the second director in the museum's twenty-three year history.