Stories for October 12, 2006
Democratic Congressional candidate Francine Busby says her campaign has evidence Republican Congressman Brian Bilbray is under investigation for falsely claiming his primary residence is his mothers house in Carlsbad. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
The National Institutes of Health is giving San Diego State University close to $10 million to study the health of Latinos in the South Bay. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis had details.
More than 250,000 low-income and disabled Californians will be switched to new Medicare prescription drug plans next year. Advocates for seniors say theyre concerned about possible disruptions. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
The Governor is forming a new California Maritime Security Council, with the goal of increasing security at the states ports. Schwarzenegger issued an executive order creating the council today. Itll be made up of local, state and federal agencies, including Homeland Security and the Coast Guard. The Governor says theyll coordinate resources and develop a security strategy. He says its not just a state issue but one with national implications.
Film critics Beth Accomando and Scott Marks discuss some of the new films in local theatres. Films include Martin Scorsese's "The Departed," Clint Eastwood's "Flags of Our Father," a documentary "Jesus Camp," Sophia Cappola's "Marie Antoinette," and Hou Hsiao Hsien's "Three Times" screening at the local Asian Film Festival.
Reporter Heather Hill explores a new exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Art highlighting the photographic art of refugee youth in San Diego.
Proposition 87 would tax oil production to reduce gas consumption and fund alternative energy research. Campaign contributions for and against the measure have already set state records. Host Gloria Penner hears from both sides of this bitter campaign.
The Wiz kids have taken the stage at La Jolla Playhouse. And two real twins play Siamese twins in Sideshow, a story of real sisters at Broadway Theater in Vista. Pat Launer, KPBS theater critic, discusses these and a variety of other offerings in local theaters this weekend.
President Bushs economic policies, especially his desire to make tax cuts permanent, are both celebrated and criticized by economists and citizens alike. Host Tom Fudge talks to the Presidents former economic adviser about the economy, Social Security and Medicare, and why off-shoring is good for American workers.
North Koreas apparent explosion of a nuclear bomb has shaken the world. Host Gloria Penner talks to a former State Department official about what the U.S. and countries like China are doing to deal with this dangerous situation.
The fallout over Congressman Foleys indiscretions has become a potent issue in this years election campaign. And it could seriously harm the House leadership if its shown that Hastert, the House Speaker, knew what was going on. Will this scandal threaten the GOP's hold on Congress?
Preventing further outbreaks of a strain of E. coli in California produce will likely take legislative action. A state Senator is criticizing what he calls a reactive approach to the contamination incidents. Sacramento reporter, Jenny OMara has more.
Film critics Beth Accomando and Scott Marks come together for an hour on new movies. They cover Martin Scorsese's new film "The Departed," Clint Eastwood's "Flags of Our Father," a documentary "Jesus Camp," Sophia Cappola's "Marie Antoinette," and Hou Hsiao Hsien's "Three Times" screening at the local Asian Film Festival.
A consortium of downtown San Diego businesses held a forum Wednesday on two city ballot propositions. Supporters say Props. B and C are essential to cut expenses at the cash strapped city. Opponents say the measures are merely window dressing and could open the door to political corruption. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.