Stories for February 15, 2007
Is news of the death of the GOP premature? Yes...for San Diegan Ron Nehring. One Thursdays Full Focus, well find out how the newly-elected chairman of the state Republican Party is planning a GOP revival.
FBI agent Robert Hansson was responsible for what has been called the largest security breach in U.S. history. A team of more than 500 agents were involved in the case. One of those agents was Eric ONeill. The new film
The California attorney general's office has agreed to have a second look at a number of officer-involved shootings in San Diego County. Joanne Faryon has the story.
The California Attorney General's office has agreed to have a second look at a number of officer-involved shootings in San Diego County. Full Focus reporter Joanne Faryon has the story.
Camp Pendleton's Fifth Marines gathered Wednesday to honor the 100 marines, sailors and soldiers lost in Iraq over the last year. The Regimental Combat Team Five returned just two weeks ago from Eastern Anbar Province. KPBS Radio's Andrea Hsu has more.
Some 30,000 surgeons from around the world are in San Diego this week, for a meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders says the cash strapped city simply doesn't have the money to pay firefighters what they want, even though a new study shows they have lower take home pay than in other cities. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
A controversial plan to build a resort hotel-restaurant on land bordering a coastal lagoon was approved by the Oceanside City Council Wednesday night. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce tells us the project likely faces another hurdle before construction starts.
Well chat with Anna Maria Stephens about some of the more interesting musical acts performing in San Diego this weekend.
Well talk with two of the Hacienda Brothers about their particular brand of country music called western soul. The band performs songs from their new album What's Wrong with Right.
The City of Vista holds a special election in June to determine whether voters want the city to change from a general law to a charter city. The city argues this autonomous form of government will allow it to save money. But are there drawbacks to this form of government? We examine the differences between the two forms of government.
Tea has become the world's most consumed beverage, but there are still many myths about its origins and history. Where did tea come from and why did it become such a revered delight? How did different countries view the role of tea and why were westerners so greedy about the beverage? Beatrice Hohenegger's book, Liquid Jade, explores the history of tea and shines light on the various roles tea has played all over the world.
An orthopedic surgeon, well-versed in the horrific military wounds seen in Iraq and Afghanistan, discusses new ways of forging treatment plans for military personnel who, in previous wars, would have died from their injuries.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill deliver passionate speeches amid House debate on a resolution opposing President Bush's troop build-up in Iraq. We hear the actual speeches from several San Diego congressional delegates.
A former border inspector was sentenced Thursday to five years in federal prison for guiding hundreds of illegal immigrants through his checkpoint booth in exchange for taking at least $70,000 from a smuggling ring.