Stories for March 14, 2006
A few of weeks ago,
San Diego County has more kinds of plants and animals than any other county in the continental United States. Our diverse topography also draws a diversity of avian creatures. Tonight we introduce you to some locals who combed the far reaches of the county documenting hundreds of species. Rebecca Tolin shows us one of the San Diego Natural History Museum's most ambitious projects -- the Bird Atlas.
More gay teens are coming out of the closet and declaring their sexual orientation. In fact several academic studies found gay teenagers are coming out on average by age 15 or 16. What is it like growing up gay?
When Brooklyn Elementary School opened its new campus in December, the teachers were surprised to find out that they would have to reapply for their jobs for the next school year. Host Tom Fudge speaks to teacher Kristin Abboud about the staffing controversy.
What is the impact of green space and public areas on a city? Tom Fudge speaks with Fred Kent, the founder and president of
Travis Stocking was in and out of prison for most of his adult life. But Stocking turned his life around and now gives young people positive alternatives to gangs and violence in southeastern San Diego.
A woman's right to choose remains popular in California. The latest Field Poll shows nearly two out three Californians support the state's abortion laws. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
Just when it looked like things couldn't get much worst for the city of San Diego, a new report is out that reveals another billion dollars of debt. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Teachers at a San Diego elementary school were surprised to learn they won't be transferred. The issue threatened to break-up a faculty that's been successful at improving student test scores. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
Three illegal immigrants died crossing the border in San Diego County last weekend. All succumbed to freezing temperatures. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.