Stories for June 27, 2006
"Summertime, and the livin' is easy," so the Gershwin song goes. At least that's how it should be, especially in summer-friendly San Diego. If you're a working mom or dad, however, the promise of summer also brings the bittersweet reality that the office doesn't close just because the days grow long.
City Attorney Mike Aguirre and attorneys for the city's pension system presented six hours of oral arguments yesterday in the suit over whether to rollback hundreds of millions in city pension benefits. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
The military used to be an honorable profession for the rich and the well-connected in the Anglo-American world. But that's no longer the case.
Host Tom Fudge talks to spoken word poet Reg e Gaines about what attracted him to spoken word, the early days of the movement, and its current popularity.
Potential employers are combing the internet doing research on job candidates. The information they find on sites like Facebook and MySpace isn't always in the candidate's favor. Host Tom Fudge talks with career consultant Brad Karsh.
Companies are bypassing contractors and employees by increasingly outsourcing jobs through an open call on the internet. Host Tom Fudge talks with Wired Contributing Editor Jeff Howe about the phenomenon he has dubbed "crowdsourcing."
Host Tom Fudge speaks to Tracy Jarman, the new Fire Chief for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Jarman discusses her experience as a firefighter, her goals as fire chief, and the significance of being the first woman to command the department.
California ranks 18th in the nation in a new state-by-state look at the well-being of America's children. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.