Stories for April 17, 2007
"War on Terror." "We will not cut and run. Islamo-Facism. If you're not with us, youre against us. Slogans like these are used repeatedly by President Bush. We look at how these emotion-laden phrases have been used by the president to justify and rally support for the Iraq war.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger pushed his universal healthcare plan in San Diego Tuesday. He toured one of the busiest ERs in the county. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps was there.
More illegal aliens are filing income taxes this year with the goal of getting refunds, and the hope that it will make them better candidates for legal permanent residency.
Hurricane Katrina was in the making long before it struck land in August of 2005. A new IMAX film tells the story of Louisianas vanishing wetlands and their role in buffering storms.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is starring in a new public service announcement that state officials will release later this month to radio and TV stations, and even YouTube. He wants to persuade military personnel to come to college in California. From Sacramento, Ellen Ciurczak reports.
If State Senator Roy Ashburn has his way, California voters will be deciding some key political reforms in February. The Republican is pushing a mega ballot measure that includes everything from changing the way political lines are drawn to when lawmakers can fundraise. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ reports.
A new supermarket in southeast San Diego is helping to keep traditions from old Mexico alive - through foods found only south of the border. North Gate Gonzalez Market recently opened its doors in Southcrest. Producer Elsa Sevilla brings us the flavors of Mexico in this photo essay.
State School Superintendent Jack O'Connell says so far more students are passing the California High School Exit Exam this school year compared to last.
Administrators at six San Diego schools are relying on their students to report suspicious or threatening activity on campus. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
The San Diego City Council refused to force a new contract on firefighters Monday night. Firefighters are at an impasse with the mayor over pay and benefits. The mayor says a raise is off the table. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has the story.
An environmental group and the construction industry battled it out before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday morning. The outcome could affect San Diego's drinking water. Evelyn Lombardo reports from Washington.
The City Council of National City votes on an ordinance Tuesday night that would restrict the operation of diesel trucks. Residents want to keep the exhaust away from schools and homes. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has more.
If you had to select a year of truly remarkable news, out of the past 50, it would be 1968. And that's exactly what author Mark Kurlansky has done. His book, "1968: The Year That Rocked the World," examines that year of protests, wars and assassinations. But if 1968 rocked America, what direction did this country take after that? An encore presentation of Tom Fudge's interview with Mark Kurlansky examines 1968 and its aftermath.
John Rosemond is one of the most popular family psychologists in the nation. He is the author of 12 parenting books and has a syndicated column, which appears in more than 200 newspapers nationwide. We open up the phone lines for the full hour and take all of your parenting questions.
Two documentaries, including one called Everythings Cool, will deal with global warming this year. They join The Day After Tomorrow and An Inconvenient Truth as movies concerned with climate change. KPBS film critic Beth Accomando considers how popular entertainment affects us.
Theres broad agreement among scientists that mans activities are causing global warming. Some scientists believe we have about a ten-year window to do something about it. But whether any broad steps are taken will depend on whether people at large believe in the phenomenon. And at this point, not everyone is convinced. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.