Stories for May 2, 2006
It's the month reserved for mothers and as the day approaches I am reflecting on how differently I feel about it today, than I did on my first Mother's Day 10 years ago.
Host Tom Fudge speaks to Laura Strickler, a reporter for Capitol Hill News Connection about the boycott for immigrant rights, rising gas prices, and the recent shake-up in the White House staff.
Thousands of people across the country participated in rallies calling for immigrants' rights yesterday including people on both sides of the California Mexico border. KPBS Border Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
The San Diego City Council has finally reached agreement on whether the city should be responsible for the legal bills of pension board members indicted on conflict of interest charges. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
A new survey of emergency rooms reveals the number of specialists who are willing to be on-call has declined over the past year. The report comes from the American College of Emergency Physicians. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
Immigrants' rights activists are vowing to keep pressure on Congress and to continue to push for comprehensive immigration reform. Some social scientists say yesterday's Great American Boycott is the blossoming of a civil rights movement. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.
Host Tom Fudge talks with Elaina Newport, a performer and co-founder of the popular political satire show The Capital Steps.
Could we be watching the Chula Vista Chargers come 2008? Yesterday San Diego City Council approved amending the Chargers lease. Tom Fudge finds out what this means for San Diego and surrounding communities.
Thousands packed the park at 6th and Laurel Street near downtown San Diego at the end of the day yesterday , to show their support of immigrants and to be a part of the National Day of Civic Engagement. KPBS reporter Alison St John was there.
We speak to Hans Johnson with the PPIC to get some statistics on California's illegal immigration population. Tom Fudge also talks to UCSD Professor Jorge Mariscal about yesterday's boycott for immigrant rights, and to get his thoughts on the current Latino social movement. We end the segment by talking to columnist James Goldsborough about sensible immigration reform.
Take your kids surfing, live a reasonable distance from the beach, and eat healthy seafood. According to David Helvarg these are just three of the fifty things you can do to save the ocean. Tom Fudge finds out more.