Stories for February 12, 2007
What was San Diego like during World War II? Author and history buff Roger Conlee explores what it was like to live in San Diego after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
As the war in Iraq rages on, questions are raised about who holds the power to wage war? On Mondays Full Focus, well talk about whether the War on Terror is stretching the constitution beyond the framers intentions.
San Diego Police Captain Mary Corticelli says an 18-year-old boy who police shot dead over the weekend had a toy gun in his car. Corticelli says San Diego Police officers Louis Galante and Jack Pearson saw Noe Rojas run a stop sign late Saturday night. The officers followed Rojas and found him stopped in a driveway. Corticelli says the toy gun and other factors lead the officers to shoot.
The Oceanside City Council is expected to vote Wednesday on whether a hotel can be built on vacant land bordering a coastal lagoon. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
A group of Spanish-speaking students in Chula Vista is getting national recognition for passing a rigorous exam. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
Advocates of doctor-assisted suicide for the terminally ill want to give California lawmakers another chance to weigh in on the idea. A bill to allow assisted suicide will be re-introduced in the state assembly this week. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
Drivers who need to renew their licenses could soon be in for some changes. Some Northern California drivers are being put through an extensive three-tier test to make sure they're road-worthy. Full Focus reporter Heather Hill has the story on the pilot program.
The military has launched an investigation into the weekend death of a Marine at Miramar Air Base. Lance Corporal J. Gomez was killed early Saturday when the seven-ton truck he was in flipped over. KPBS radio's Andrea Hsu has more.
Does the president have unrestricted power during war time? How does the "separation of powers" work during a pre-emptive military operation? What legal inquiries must the U.S. consider with the Patriot Act and domestic surveillance? We welcome two prominent law professors who have very different perspectives on these issues.
We speak with filmmaker Alan Berliner about his highly personal films, many of which are showing at the San Diego Jewish Film Festival.
Former cold warrior Chalmers Johnson seemed to foretell the attacks of 9/11 in his book Blowback. In his latest book, Nemisis, he warns that U.S. efforts to maintain its sole superpower status could lead to the collapse of American democracy. We speak with the nationally-renowned scholar and critic of American foreign policy about the Iraq war, the effort to preserve civil liberties, and how U.S. influence today compares to past empires.
California might land a presidential primary next year, transfer prisoners out of the state, and insure healthcare to all of its citizens. We speak with John Myers, the Sacramento bureau chief for KQED public radio and The California Report, about the latest news from Sacramento.
Ron Nehring, the chair of the Republican Party of San Diego for the past 6 years, is now the chairman of the California Republican Party. We speak about his plans to compete with a Democratic majority.
Developer Doug Manchester's plans to build high-rises on the site of the Navy Broadway Complex downtown could get shaken up. An active earthquake fault may run under the site. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Governor Schwarzenegger has been touring throughout the state to drum up support for his healthcare reform package. The governor says his ultimate goal is to make sure everyone in California has insurance. To help pay for it, he's asking doctors, hospitals, and some business owners to cough up a percentage of their income. As KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg explains, that idea isn't going over too well.
More than 200 San Diego State University students who are on academic probation are taking a special class this semester to get back on track. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.