Stories for December 17, 2007
A federal judge in San Diego has reaffirmed his ruling that a defense contractor convicted of bribing a former congressman cannot subpoena reporters and government officials to determine the source of grand jury leaks.
Some big players in California are lining up against the current healthcare reform effort in the legislature. One of them is the California Nurses Association. The group says it has a lot of problems with the deal being pushed by the governor and speaker of the assembly. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
Chef Bernard of La Jollas Marine Room talks about holiday party planning, wines, French holiday traditions and quick and easy recipes.
HD radio is a digital format that offers high-quality audio on FM stations and can rival a CD in quality. Today, more than 1,200 stations are broadcasting in HD radio. KPBS Program Director John Decker gives us a primer on HD Radio and fields calls from our listeners.
The Mitchell Report names dozens of Major League Baseball players accused of using performance-enhancing drugs. Union-Tribune sports reporter Mark Zeigler explains how the report might impact steroid use in baseball, if Congress can really do anything to change the culture of cheating in baseball, and why Major League Baseball's "promote and police" mentality further complicates the issue.
A multi-year drought has plagued the Colorado River Basin, but the early part of this snowfall season has been slightly above average. Which is promising news for San Diego and other parts of California that depend on the river. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has more.
Farmers in north San Diego County are being urged to reduce water use by 30 percent as a water shortage looms over the region.
The California State Assembly is expected to vote today on a plan to expand health care to all Californians. The move comes three months after Governor Schwarzenegger called a special session on the issue. From Sacramento Marianne Russ reports.
Students at Washington Elementary in downtown San Diego are caught in the middle of debate between two groups of feuding parents and teachers. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
And Cody doesn't hold back. She delivers a teen comedy that's smart, funny and thoroughly winning. One of the biggest surprises is the close relationship Juno has with her parents.
San Diego County farmers who suffered damage in the October wildfires expect to get some money for their losses. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has this update of the tough year for farmers.