Stories for April 19, 2007
Is America ready for an African-American President? Our guest says attitudes toward black political candidates and leaders have changed since the 60s. Now with the presidential campaign of Senator Barack Obama catching fire, the lessons of the past have new relevance.
FilmOut San Diego, the citys only Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Film Festival returns to Landmarks Ken Cinema April 19 for four days of features and shorts from around the globe. Heres a preview of festival events.
It's being called a "dark day" by pro-choice advocates in San Diego. They say yesterday's Supreme Court's decision to uphold a federal ban on a controversial abortion procedure has set a dangerous precedent. Joanne Faryon is here with the details.
To save resources, money and public image, Corporate America is getting greener. Companies are streamlining their entire manufacturing process and facilities. They're proactively opting for renewable energy, less toxic chemicals, and mandatory recycling -- with promising results for the bottom line, and the environment. We find out more from Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development in San Diego, and Bentley Prince Street, based in Los Angeles.
A 32-year-old Web designer was charged Thursday with making a hoax threat to San Diego State University claiming the campus would be targeted for violence similar to Virginia Tech's bloodshed.
In the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings, the state's Lieutenant Governor is proposing a new warning system that could help to notify students more quickly of a similar emergency. As Marianne Russ reports, it would use cell phones.
A San Diego-based student loan company is under fire for allegedly paying university officials to push its services. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
Red Cross officials in Tijuana will meet over the weekend to discuss new security measures. This in the wake of yesterdays shootout that left three people dead and two Red Cross ambulances out of commission.
Our fresh ocean breezes are not as clean as you think. Polluted air moving from Asia to North America may be affecting California's climate. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has details.
Today Lawmakers confronted Attorney General Alberto Gonzales over the firing of former San Diego US Attorney Carol Lam. Todd Zwillich has this from Washington.
New research from the New England Journal of Medicine suggests a drop in hormone use has caused a decline in breast cancer in the United States. Some doctors call the decline dramatic, but others arent so sure. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
A new report from the American Rivers group says that the San Mateo Creek in North County is the second-most threatened river in the nation. Plans for a toll road are upsetting environmentalists who say that everything from water quality to waves will be hurt by this massive project. Meanwhile, toll road officials say that they are taking tremendous care to protect the natural resources of the San Onofre State Park. We hear from both sides of this contentious environment-versus-development debate.
A festival of student plays, a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, and a new play by Eve Ensler make their way onto San Diego stages this month.
On April 4, the first California condor in over 100 years was spotted flying over San Diego. How did this powerful bird go from the thousands to near extinction and back to a population of over 200 in the wild? We'll chart the rise and fall of the California condor with NPR environmental reporter John Nielsen.
As part of KPBS radio's "A Matter of Degrees: Climate Change in San Diego" special series, guest host Maureen Cavanaugh guides us through a collection of reporter features that look at the impact and response to global warming in our region.
Police believe organized crime to is to blame for a shootout that ended in a Tijuana hospital yesterday. At least three people were killed. The gunbattle began in the streets near the central bus station and continued at the city's general hospital. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.
Threats of violence are rattling Southern California campuses, days after the Virginia Tech shooting rampage that killed 33 people.