Stories for October 3, 2006
Consumer advocates say with the recent approval of a number of cost-saving measures, its been a good year for health care reform in California. But advocates say the biggest prize, universal health care, remains elusive. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
Individual and business donations to San Diegos arts and culture organizations increased last year. Thats one of the findings in an annual report that concludes the local arts and culture community is healthy and strong. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
The Escondido City Council votes tomorrow night on a controversial ordinance that prohibits landlords from renting to illegal immigrants. Under the measure, landlords would be required to submit documents to the city detailing their tenants immigration status. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.
High gas prices are driving San Diego residents to leave their cars at home. One commuter program in the county is so successful, it now has a waiting list. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
Proposition 86 seeks to increase taxes on cigarettes and use that added revenue for hospital emergency rooms and childrens health. Host Gloria Penner explores the arguments for and against the measure.
A new report shows San Diego's financial condition is worse than previously thought. A report from Mayor Jerry Sanders shows the retiree health care liability grew from $978-million to more than $1-billion.
Local immigrant rights activists have launched a Web site chronicling what they say is hostile and abusive treatment of day laborers by the Minutemen. Reporter Amita Sharma has more.
Crime shows like CSI showcase glamorous detectives who use high-tech gadgets and forensic science to bring criminals to justice. Full Focus explores the shows effect on juries and criminal trials.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has appointed James Tilton, a state finance expert, to take control of California's troubled prison system. KPBS Morning Anchor Dwane Brown spoke with Tilton about his plans to turnaround the nation's largest and most crowded prison system.
Actor, pianist and playwright Hershey Felder performs versions of George Gershwin and Frederic Chopin in studio. The performances are samples of two one-man shows, "George Gershwin Alone" and "Monsieur Chopin," featured at the Old Globe during October.
Listen is a new production at San Diego State University which follows the real-life experience of a San Diego family who struggled with cancer over the phone. Today, Tom Fudge finds out about this play, the original phone recordings, and how families today are communicating about cancer.
UCSD plans to consolidate part of its medical facility in Hillcrest into Thornton Hospital in La Jolla. The medical director of the UCSD Medical Group talks about the move. Also, the president of a firm that released a comprehensive study on San Diego's healthcare crisis discusses their findings.
Higher gas prices and increasing traffic are making the need for conservation and alternative fuels greater than ever. Rideshare Week 2006 highlights programs by Ridelink and Flexcar that promote a more efficient commute.
KPBS television reporter, Amita Sharma, talks about how military families are struggling to balance the service in Iraq with marriage at home. She talks about the challenges facing many military couples.
About 3,000 San Diego Padres fans gathered at Petco Park Monday for a special afternoon pep rally. The Padres kick-off their National League Division series against the St. Louis Cardinals today. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.