Stories for April 12, 2007
The founder of super-secret mega-contractor SAIC retired as Chairman of the Board three years ago while his company was still employee-owned. Now he has a book out about building the successful $8 billion major government contractor. It was published the same time as a critical article about SAIC and its practices appeared in Vanity Fair. In a one on one interview, we'll look at the good, the bad and the ugly of SAIC.
The Chairman of the Veterans Affairs committee joins us to talk about the struggle between the White House and Congress over Iraq, immigration and more.
A decision today by the California Public Utilities Commission is going to change the way you pay your electric bill. It may even change how much you pay. Joanne Faryon is here to explain.
A new study finds that the poorest fifth of California's households is paying the most in state and local taxes. Matt Gardner with the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy says that's partly because low-income families spend nearly everything they earn just to get by.
Governor Schwarzenegger is hailing a state Supreme Court ruling on Thursday that he says will make a big difference to commuters. From Sacramento, Jenny O'Mara reports.
SDG&Es Peter Hidalgo says the smart meters will eventually be able connect with -- and talk to -- home appliances with imbedded chips. To reduce electric use and save money. Hidalgo says the system will be especially valuable when the utilities find supplies tightening.
The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Advisory until 9 p.m. in the mountains and deserts of San Diego County. The weather service says gusts could clock in at up to 55 miles per hour.
Homes sales in San Diego county fell to a ten year low last month, but home prices were steady.
A new study on global warming pollution shows California led the nation in harmful emissions over a 14-year period. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has details.
Do bloggers need a code of conduct? We'll talk with two prominent bloggers about how to regulate threatening comments and cyber-bullying on blogs. Is it just a matter of time before the blogosphere requires a system of legal enforcement?
What do you need to know before filing your federal tax return? IRS spokesman Rafael Tulino offers some last minute tax tips for the millions of people who haven't filed their 2006 return. Tulino talks about the telephone excise tax refund, filing for an extension, and the benefits of filing electronically.
We'll talk about what's happening in music, film and art this weekend in San Diego with critics Anders Wright and Anna Maria Stephens.
This week, the La Jolla Playhouse announced that New York director Christopher Ashley will be the theater's new artistic director, replacing Des McAnuff, who steps into the role of director emeritus for the Playhouse.
On April 15, 1947, Jackie Roosevelt Robinson became the first African-American to play Major League Baseball. In the 60 years that have passed since his historic first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Jackie Robinson's legacy lives on. Host Maureen Cavanaugh speaks to author Cal Fussman about Robinson's first years in the big leagues, and his impact on professional sports and race relations in America.
Imagine a San Diego that is hotter, much hotter, and drier. A place where wildfires and drought make living a daily challenge. The scenario is not science fiction, but one of many possibilities resulting from global climate change. KPBS environmental reporter Ed Joyce examines the risks to California and San Diego from global warming.
The debate over global warming has provided considerable information for people to consider. But for students in elementary and middle school, the information may be trickling down in bits and pieces. KPBS Beth Accomando sat down with a group of middle school students in Lemon Grove to get their thoughts on global warming.