Stories for May 22, 2006
Women are not entering the workforce as they once did. Some experts say mothers' overcrowded lives are limiting their roles in the work force. UCSD sociologist Mary Blair-Loy talks about women, career and family.
The Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays in San Diego is honoring local students for their work in the LGBT community. Tom Fudge speaks with two of those students about their experiences and a local PFLAG organizer about the scholarship program.
Should the state issue $600 million in bonds to pay for the construction and renovation of public libraries? Host Tom Fudge speaks to Richard Rider and Jose Aponte about Proposition 81.
Vice President Dick Cheney is in California on a two-day fund-raising tour to help Republican Congressional candidates. Cheney was greeted by protesters when he arrived at an event in Sacramento Monday. Sacramento Reporter Marianne Russ has more.
San Diego's mayor is in Washington DC this morning. It is his third trip to the nation's capital this year to lobby for San Diego's interests. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
The local chapter of the American Red Cross covers 10,000 square miles from San Diego to Imperial Counties. The charity is charged with providing emergency help to an estimated 3.3 million people in this area. Like the national organization, San Diego's chapter of the Red Cross has had its share of ups and downs. KPBS Morning News Anchor Dwane Brown talked about the organizations future with its new Chief Executive Officer Jeff Wiemann.
Students at a local elementary school will receive brand new guitars today thanks to a popular guitar manufacturer and a local group the promotes music in schools. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is chewing over the final report from a consulting team during its meeting this hour. KPBS Reporter Beth Ford Roth says some board members were unhappy with the consultants report on expanding Lindberg Field.
Many boaters will be hitting the water this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend. And safety officials want to pound one point home: wear a life jacket. Sacramento Reporter Ellen Ciurczak has more.
Proposition 227 was meant to reform bilingual education and improve the performance of English language learners. Today, eight years later, there's no evidence that English learners are better off. Host Tom Fudge speaks with reporter Kathryn Baron, whose six-part series on the effects of 227 try to determine why quality education for English learners remains an elusive goal.
On June 6th, East County voters will decide whether property owners should pay slightly higher taxes to support improvements at Sharp Grossmont Hospital. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story on Proposition G, a $247-million bond measure.
The local chapter of the American Red Cross covers 10,000 square miles from San Diego to Imperial Counties. The charity is charged with providing emergency help to an estimated 3.3 million people in this area. Like the national organization San Diego's chapter of the Red Cross has had its share of up's and down's. Joining me to talk about the organizations future is new Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Wieman.
The U.S. Government is spending billions of dollars to rebuild Iraq. Host Tom Fudge speaks with a U.S. Marine in Fallujah who surveys the city to determine what needs to be done.