Stories for November 9, 2006
On this Veterans Day eve, Amita Sharma caught up with some former soldiers who shared their remembrances from World War II.
Democrats now control both the House of Representatives and the Senate. What kind of agenda will the Democrats roll out? Host Gloria Penner talks with Democratic Congressman Bob Filner about the implications of Tuesdays election on foreign and domestic policy.
Voters dealt a big blow to Republicans, handing over majority control of Congress to Democrats. Now that the political landscape has shifted, how will the Republicans adapt to being the opposition? Host Gloria Penner talks with with Republican Congressman Brian Bilbray about the implications of Tuesdays election.
San Diego Countys Index of Leading Economic Indicators predicts the regions economy will likely slow down around the first of the year. The University of San Diegos indicators are down for the sixth straight month. KPBS Radios Andrew Phelps has more.
Millions of dollars will flow to San Diego County after this weeks passage of Proposition 84 by voters. The measure allows the state to borrow more than $5 billion to fund a variety of water quality and conservation projects. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
The California State School Board approved a new batch of science textbooks for local school districts Thursday. The materials highlight the latest scientific discoveries, like Plutos demotion. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
For the second time in two years, Californians have rejected a measure that would have required doctors to notify parents before performing an abortion on a minor. But supporters say theyre not going to give up. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
In his first official act after the election, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has left on a two-day trade mission to Mexico. The Governor hopes to promote California businesses south of the border and strengthen California-Mexico relations. This morning Schwarzenegger meets with outgoing Mexican President Vicente Fox in Mexico City and later sits down for the first time with President elect Felipe Calderon. KPBS Border Reporter Amy Isackson is traveling with the Governor and has this story.
Local experts recommend several events to check out this weekend in San Diego.
A hundred years ago, the Salton Sea was created by flooding onto an ancient lakebed. The lake has an eerie beauty, yet many people worry the lake and the ecosystems it supports are threatened by thirsty Southern California cities. We speak with an artist who's been documenting the culture, history, and environment around the Salton Sea.
How do you switch from the battlefield to the classroom? Well talk to an Iraq war veteran whose new mission is to pass his exams at San Diego State University.
California taxpayers voted to spend three billion dollars on stem cell research in 2004. Today, the first grants have yet to be awarded. Well find out how this multi-billion dollar program is coming along. And well ask what will be the payback to the people who are footing the bill.
Yesterday, the highest court in the land heard arguments in two cases that challenge the Partial-Birth Abortion Act, passed by Congress in 2003. Host Tom Fudge speaks with Julie Rover, the health policy correspondent for NPR, about the hearings on partial-birth abortion from Washington, D.C.