Stories for May 11, 2006
When the cultural revolution ended thirty years ago, Chen Kaige and Zhang Yimou found themselves with no jobs, little education and an uncomfortable awareness of the rural China to which they'd been sent. When they returned to Beijing, they enrolled in the film institute and now are successful film directors. In 1984, Chen made his first film,
A new study is giving us a glimpse of what a statewide system of testing for chemicals in our bodies might reveal. The tests come as California lawmakers are pushing legislation to create the first such program in the country. Sacramento reporter Marianne Russ has more.
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders wants President Bush to intervene in the Mount Soledad Cross debate. Sanders hopes Bush will put an end to the 17-year-old dispute. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
Health care reform is emerging as a major campaign issue in California's Democratic nomination for governor. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
Young police officers are leaving San Diego to earn more money in less expensive cities. Guest host Alison St. John explores the impact this movement is having on safety in the city.
San Diego County officials are ramping up their battle against mosquitoes that carry the West Nile Virus. KPBS Reporter Erik Anderson has details.
Guest host Alison St. John talks with author Farideh Goldin about her book Wedding Song: Memoirs of an Iranian Jewish Woman.
Well, it's May and the San Diego Padres are into their 37th season as a National League team. The Team's adventures, mishaps and triumphs are chronicled in a new book. It's by former Padres broadcaster Bob Chandler and baseball historian Bill Swank, and it's called Bob Chandler's Tales of the San Diego Padres. Pat Finn sat down with them both at Petco Park to hear some of their stories, starting with a change in team ownership in 1972.
These Days guest host Alison St. John talks with AnnaMaria Stephens and Anders Wright about the best bets for your weekend itinerary.
It's not everyday that teachers are awarded an extra $10,000 for doing their jobs, but that's exactly what happened to two educators in San Diego. KPBS Morning Anchor Dwane Brown spoke with Carmen Munnelly about the Disney Teacher Award and how she gets her students excited about learning history.
The recidivism rate for all criminals in San Diego has hit seventy-five percent. Guest host Alison St. John speaks with Deputy Chief Probation Officer John Hensley to find out what the probation department is doing to decrease crime in San Diego.
How safe is the County of San Diego? And how could the results of this coming election change that answer? Alison St. John speaks with the two people running for sheriff to find out.
Three public school instructors have been named teachers of the year' by the San Diego Unified School District. The educators competed against hundreds of applicants. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
Technology has changed the way that we communicate on a daily basis. Now artists are using it to transform the way that they work and the way that we see technology itself.