Stories for October 5, 2006
Latino activists are urging a boycott on an Escondido gas station because the business owner is city councilman who voted to approve a controversial immigration law. KPBS Radios Andrew Phelps has more.
Nearly a half-million uninsured children in California are eligible for public insurance programs, but arent enrolled. Thats one of the key findings of a new report from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
Reporter Rebecca Tolin explores how your lifestyle as well as your genes can keep your brain young well into your golden years.
The University of San Diegos index of leading economic indicators continued a gradual downward slide last month. Economist Alan Gin says a big dip in consumer confidence and a surge in unemployment claims pushed the index down. Its the fifth month in a row that the numbers have declined. Gin says the economy is headed for a rough patch.
With the arrival of fall, comfort food is in high demand. The restaurant critic for the "San Diego Union-Tribune" talks about some of the local offerings for ethnic comfort food. She recommends some places to get a nice bowl of soup.
The name "Lush Life" has its roots in classic jazz. Now it's the name of a new cabaret show playing at Diversionary Theatre this weekend. It features a series of cabaret songs and stories. The creators talk about their performance.
On Wednesday, the Escondido City Council passed a new law making it illegal for landlords to rent to undocumented immigrants. Full Focus explores the implications of the ordinance.
A new documentary series on KPBS-TV explores the quality crisis in American healthcare. The series producer talks about what people should be doing to avoid getting ill from systemic problems.
Professor Amartya Sen won the 1998 Nobel Prize in economics. He is know for his theories on how economic policies affect the well-being of a nation. Sen discusses the factors that lead to poverty and famine. His most recent book is called "Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny."
The Chula Vista mayoral election campaign is heating up. Candidate Cheryl Cox is battling incumbent Steve Padilla for leadership of the ciy. Cox talks about her background, the city's current financial health, and her long-term goals for the county's second largest city.
The Escondido City Council voted yesterday on an ordinance that would fine landlords who rent to illegal immigrants. Some say it's a step in the right direction to stop illegal immigration, while others claim it is both illegal and discriminatory. Host Tom Fudge talks with a reporter covering the story and key players on both sides of the debate.
A fiery debate over the rights of illegal immigrants and their landlords came to a head last night. The Escondido City Council passed an ordinance that punishes landlords who rent to illegal immigrants. KPBS Radios Andrew Phelps reports.