Stories for September 22, 2006
Tensions over San Diegos Navy Broadway project are rising, as the developer puts pressure on the citys redevelopment agency to approve his plans. At stake is the future of one of San Diegos most high profile bay front sites . KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Zhang Yimou has proven to be a tough survivor of both life and a fluctuating film industry. After the Cultural Revolution in China in 1966, Zhang worked as a farm hand and laborer as part of a nationwide movement to have China's urban youth educated by peasants. But Zhang eventually maneuvered his way into the Beijing Film Academy when it reopened in 1978, even though at twenty-seven he was considered rather old to be entering.
Steven Zaillian is an Oscar-winning screenwriter (for
Li rose to fame playing fighting monks or young innocents in Hong Kong action films, and then delivered a major change of pace for his U.S. debut by playing the villain in 1998's
KPBS News Director Michael Marcotte talks with local reporters about the increased risks and journalists face in reporting the news and its effect.
Lawmakers have been delaying tough decisions as the 2006 mid-term elections near. In San Diego, the county has suffered from its risky hedge fund investments and the Navy Broadway redevelopment has hit some snags of its own. Local editors meet to share their insight and opinions on these issues and more.