Stories for January 11, 2007
Full Focus examines Operation Tijuana, the Mexican president's major offensive against organized crime just south of the border.
How are U.S. troops in Iraq responding to Pres. Bush's new war strategy? On Thursday's Full Focus, we'll get reaction from the frontlines in Iraq.
The phenomenon called Google has exploded into our lives and our lexicon. We'll find out what Google can and can't do for you as we explore "Extreme Googling."
Earlier this year Zhang Yimou made the intimate drama
Tickets are sold out for the San Diego Chargers playoff game this Sunday. The Chargers will play the New England Patriots at home. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps reports that security will be tight.
Tax season officially begins tomorrow. That means taxpayers can begin filing their returns electronically. Full Focus Reporter Joanne Faryon has the story.
The Mayor of Tijuana gave the citys municipal police 100 digital radios Thursday. Police routinely receive death threats on their analog radios. City and law enforcement officials hope the switch to the digital makes police radios more difficult to infiltrate. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.
California state utility officials want new rules to restrict emissions from new coal-burning plants. Energy officials say most coal plants produce high levels dangerous gases. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce tells us climate scientists blame those gases for rising temperatures around the world.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez says businesses have to take a more active role in education if they want more workers with solid math and science skills. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has the details.
We speak with two City Beat editors about entertainment options in San Diego this weekend.
San Diego is home to some of the most famous UFO religions, Heavens Gate in Rancho Santa Fe and the Unarius Academy of Science in El Cajon. Although many dismiss these groups as crazy cults, a local author argues that these smaller religious groups demonstrate a changing trend of religion in the U.S. today. We examine the role of these so-called fringe religions, and find out why it is important to celebrate religious variety in todays society.
We speak with KPBS theater critic about the Patté Awards, an awards ceremony celebrating San Diego theater.
President George W. Bush is calling for 20,000 additional U.S. forces in Iraq. We discuss last night's speech and other aspects of his address to the nation on the subject of the Iraq War.
San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders will deliver his second state of the city address tonight. He has had a year to start sorting out the worst financial crisis the city has ever faced. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
While most Americans are calling for a pull back in Iraq President Bush wants to go in the opposite direction. The President wants to commit 4,000 more Marines to the volatile Anbar Province and more than 17,000 troops to Baghdad. KPBS Anchor Dwane Brown spoke with Reporter Tony Perry whose embedded with Marines from the 1st Expeditionary Force out of Camp Pendleton. They are being held over for another few months in Iraq.