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Stories for May 10, 2006

The mysteries of jury duty explained

May 10
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Last year, 180,000 people in San Diego served on a jury. Guest host Alison St. John explores the role and responsibilities of jurors and discusses some of the big cases that have gone through San Diego courts.

How are the public hearings informing the Navy Broadway Complex?

May 10
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

How are public hearings informing plans for the Navy Broadway Complex? Guest host Alison St. John explores the controversial development plans for San Diego's "front porch".

Who will benefit from stem cell research?

May 10
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Alison St. John speaks to Professors Mary Blair-Loy and Larry Hinman about the public conference they are organizing on stem cell research. The conference will focus on the social justice issues that relate to stem cell research.

Alvarado Hospital could shut down

May 10
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Federal regulators may bar Alvarado Hospital from treating Medicare patients, because of allegations of kickbacks to doctors. The hospital may have to shut down if that happens. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg looks at the possible ripple effects.

Indian health clinic could face financial crisis

May 10
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A health clinic near downtown San Diego that cares for American Indians could be facing a financial crisis. In his proposed budget, President Bush would eliminate federal funding for Indian health clinics in the nation's urban areas. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

A musical version of Doctor Zhivago opens at the La Jolla Playhouse

May 10
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The romantic, epic story of Dr. Yuri Zhivago began as a novel, became a famous film in the 1960's, and now comes to the La Jolla Playhouse's stage as a Broadway-bound musical. Guest host Alison St. John talks with Michael Weller and Lucy Simon, two of the creative forces behind Zhivago.

H.S. students anxiously awaiting exit exam ruling

May 10
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

High school seniors across San Diego County are anxiously awaiting the final ruling in a court case that may keep California's exit exam from taking effect this year. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis visited a local high school and spoke with students.