Stories for September 27, 2006
People are living longer than ever before. But longer lifespans require more money to carry us through old age. On Wednesdays Full Focus, host Gloria Penner talks to two experts on how to avoid becoming a victim.
Supporters and opponents of the controversial Sunrise Powerlink brought San Diego County Supervisors into the debate today. The supervisors stopped short of an official position on SDG&Es proposed transmission line. KPBS Radios Andrew Phelps reports.
A new Pew Hispanic Center report shows Latino workers in the United States have made important gains. Growth in construction jobs in western states including California contributed to Latinos progress. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
The Sweetwater Union High School District landed federal funding to provide extra academic support for its homeless students. The district is one of three in San Diego County getting federal help. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
Time is running out for the Chargers to find a new home in the county. The football team has until the end of the year to make a decision. City and county leaders say they want to help build the Chargers a new stadium, but the question is where? City council president Scott Peters spoke on KPBS Radios These Days program.
The political horizon is getting darker for Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides. The latest Public Policy Institute poll shows the candidate is trailing Republican incumbent Arnold Schwarzenegger by about 17 points.
Some call San Diego the premier microbrew location in the world. From Stone Brewing Company in the North County to the Alpine Beer Company in the East County, San Diego is no stranger to popular beers. Greg Koch, chairman and CEO of Stone Brewing, explains the nuances of brewing and the beer business.
Politicians and their campaigns often mix up the facts and distort the truth. Sifting out the fact from fiction can be a daunting task, but the Web site factcheck.org has dedicated itself to just that purpose. The director of the website discusses how citizens can get facts online.
Contemporary politics can be ruthless, divisive, and sometimes downright nasty. Co-founder of Hotsoup.com Matthew Dowd discusses the need for an online political forum. He hopes politicians will find a common ground and rise above partisan mudslinging
The city has been embroiled in a debate about ticketing the homeless for sleeping on the street. Civil rights advocates question the legality of the measure and some suggest a designated area for homeless sleeping.
Chula Vista and National City have talked about luring the Chargers away from San Diego and into a new stadium. But now, the city and county of San Diego are teaming up to discuss how to keep the Chargers, despite the lack of public funds. Host Tom Fudge discusses the issue with the City Council President and a representative of the Chargers.
City officials head to Los Angeles to find out how their leaders manage their homeless problem. Reporter Amita Sharma has more.
The new Environment and Sustainability Initiative at UCSD aims to put scientific knowledge into action on environmental issues to influence government policy. Reporter Rebecca Tolin talks to the new head of the Initiative about why academic institutions must be part of the solution.
A bloody crime wave has hit Tijuana again. During the last few weeks narco-traffickers have turned restaurants and highways into battlegrounds in their fight to maintain control of the city. The unprecedented level of violence has also touched off a political war, with government officials all blaming each other for the chaos. KPBS Border reporter Amy Isackson brings us this story from Tijuana.