Stories for May 17, 2006
The beloved humorist, Art Buchwald, holds court these days at a hospice in Washington, greeting high-powered visitors and taking screened phone calls. He has had a leg amputated because of poor circulation, a crisis that began with diabetes.
A San Diego taxpayer advocacy group has picked the best and worst public projects in the region this past year. Reporter Ana Tintocalis has a look at some of the finalists.
Conservative real-estate developer Bill Hauf has stepped into the race for the 50th Congressional District. Host Tom Fudge speaks with reporter Alison St. John to find out what this means for the district.
According to a new report released by the Public Policy Institute, California has the third highest rate of poverty in the country. Host Tom Fudge learns about this report that sheds even more light on the poor in this state.
A groundbreaking new study in California examines whether it's possible to prevent asthma in children. The research is the first of its kind in the United States. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has details.
With three weeks to go until the June Primary election, the four candidates running to complete the term of convicted San Diego Congressman Randy Duke Cunningham debated Immigration reform last night on a local radio station. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
American children are fatter than ever. The latest government figures reveal more than one-third of kids in the U.S. are overweight, and nearly 17 percent are obese. One community in San Diego County is taking a unique approach to combating the problem. And it all starts with a new park. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
The San Diego Unified School District is facing a serious enrollment decline. But the problem isn't new. Thousands of students have been leaving the district for the past five years. Many believe the district's charter school boom is partly to blame. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
Americans have a love-hate relationship with the television. And there'll soon be a lot more to love and hate, as television programs becomes more and more ubiquitous, appearing on cell phones, i-pods, on buses and at gas stations. We'll talk to two experts and take calls from listeners about their attitudes towards television.
Host Tom Fudge talks with curator Rachel Teagle and critic Josh Kun about artistic and cultural production in Tijuana. The new exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, titled "Strange New World," surveys art made in Tijuana over the last 35 years.
A small group of San Diegans will begin a television ad campaign soon lobbying for term limits for the County Board of Supervisors. Libertarian Richard Rider says the incumbents have all served several terms and have amassed enough political power and financial clout to make each of them virtually impossible to unseat.
Host Tom Fudge talks to spoken word poet reg e gaines about an upcoming slam poetry event at the San Diego Art Institute. reg e gaines also talks about what attracted him to spoken word, the early days of the movement, and its current popularity.