Stories for March 16, 2006
British schoolboy: "To rid the map of every trace of Germany and of the hunt to exterminate that race, we must not leave a single one'"
Guinness is perhaps the most well-known and most consumed Irish stout in the United States. Almost every American bar offers the beer. Host Tom Fudge speaks to a Guinness Brewmaster about the brewing process and the success behind this beer company.
A coalition of citizen groups is growing, in opposition to the way the Navy's Broadway Complex on the Bay will be redeveloped. But city business leaders say opposing the plan jeopardizes the whole North Embarcadero visionary Plan. KPBS reporter Alison ST John has more.
Tomorrow the city of San Diego will find out how much of next year's budget will have to go to the employee pension fund. The amount threatens to cripple city services. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Would slavery exist today if the south won the Civil War? Documentary filmmaker Kevin Willmott creates an alternate history in his new documentary CSA: The Confederate States of America. Willmott joins host Tom Fudge to talk about the film.
The UC Regents voted this afternoon to divest from nine foreign energy and oil companies that do business in Sudan. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has the story.
Last year Californians rejected an attempt to change the way the state's legislative districts are drawn, but a bi-partisan group of lawmakers says the issue hasn't gone away, and they're trying again for reform. Sacramento reporter, Marianne Russ, has more.
The University of California's Board of Regents voted yesterday to divest tens of millions of dollars of holdings in companies that do business in the war-torn African country of Sudan. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has the story.
David Coddon, editor of Night and Day Magazine and AnnaMaria Stephens, nightlife editor for signonsandiego, join host Tom Fudge for a look at the best bets for entertainment this weekend.
There are an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants living and working in the United States according to the latest studies. As Rebecca Tolin found out from one woman, the search for better opportunities keeps them coming.
Bankruptcy is the last hope for solving San Diego's financial problems. But it may not be the best hope. Host Tom Fudge speaks with KPBS Reporters Amita Sharma and Alison St. John about the legal and political question that the threat of bankruptcy raises.
Most San Diegans are familiar with the number "$1.4 billion" - that's the estimated pension deficit, but that number will grow bigger tomorrow. The pension board will update the estimated deficit, and announce the amount the city will have to pay into the fund this July. As San Diegans wait to learn how much money is left to run the city, some are reconsidering if bankruptcy is in the cards. In the first of a two-part series, KPBS reporter Alison St John takes a look at the question.
Will the Aztecs get their first-ever win in the NCAA Basketball Tournament? Host Tom Fudge speaks to sportswriter Jay Posner about his predictions for this year's tournament.
The San Diego Police Officers Association today endorsed Republican candidate Brian Bilbray in the crowded 50th Congressional District race.
The University of California's Board of Regents is expected to vote this afternoon on a recommendation to divest tens of millions of dollars of holdings in companies that do business in the war-torn African country of Sudan. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has the story.
Women helping women is the purpose of Soroptimist Clubs around the world. Tom Fudge finds out more about the organization and speaks with a local member who just returned from helping women in Rwanda.
San Diego State's Cox Arena was evacuated today shortly before the start of the NCAA basketball tournament when a bomb-sniffing dog detected something suspicious during a security sweep.
San Diego is getting a public relation's boost from two major sporting events hosted here this weekend. KPBS Reporter Erik Anderson has details.
The Old Globe Theatre gathered together its biggest supporters and high-profile patrons for a major announcement. KPBS theater critic Pat Launer has the story.