Stories for January 25, 2007
The president and Democrats in Congress have a goal of reforming immigration policy. Can they break through the political impasse and create real reform this year? Well talk with the former INS Commissioner about what changes are needed to address illegal immigration and the recommendations made by a task force she leads.
San Diego contractors say it's getting even more expensive to build because of tougher water-quality standards. The regional water-quality board is forcing cities and builders to reduce runoff pollution. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps reports.
The Los Angeles Times' San Diego Bureau Chief Tony Perry speaks with Full Focus host Gloria Penner from Bahrain, the tiny island nation in the Persian Gulf.
We speak with an arts journalist and critic about some of the most interesting musical acts performing in San Diego this weekend.
Full Focus Reporter Amita Sharma reports on the impact of undocumented workers on the San Diego region's economy.
Well talk with two local collectors who have made it their mission to find and share the artwork of artists and craftsmen who worked in San Diego during the 1950s and 60s.
Well talk with Eric Scot Frydler and Jeffrey Lippold about their roles in the Coronado Playhouses production of Dracula.
Daniel Ellsberg is best known for releasing the Pentagon Papers, several thousand pages of top-secret documents on U.S. decision-making in Vietnam, to the press. Well talk to the controversial activist who says we need more patriotic whistle-blowing, including the exposure of unknown U.S. policy in the Middle East.
The state attorney general's office will hold a public hearing in National City on Thursday to address the proposed sale of the Paradise Valley Hospital. The hospital has a $30 million purchase offer from Prime Healthcare Services. But some people fear that Prime, a for-profit company, will try to get rid of its services for the poor. We'll talk about the sale of the South Bay hospital, whether it's a good idea and if the people who use the hospital have any other choice.
Hundreds of South Bay residents packed a hearing on the proposed sale of National Citys Paradise Valley Hospital this afternoon. Elected officials, community leaders, doctors and patients say turning the non profit hospital into a for -profit could lead to a health care crisis in south San Diego. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
To privatize or not to privatize Balboa Park? That is the question being asked by a citizens group concerned with regional planning and the physical environment. Joanne Faryon has the story.
If youre looking for a job, the place to go may be away from the big coastal cities. A new report says job growth is booming inland. Jenny O'Mara reports.
Former San Diego police chief David Bejarano is the newest member on the Chula Vista School Board after beating out 39 candidates for the position. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis says he plans to focus on language education.
Governor Schwarzenegger says he has a plan to make sure the state spends billions in bond money the way voters intended. He signed an executive order Wednesday that establishes accountability guidelines for spending the $43 billion for roads, housing, schools and levees. Voters approved the bonds in November.
A proposed 150-mile long power line project will save California electric customers much less than originally thought. San Diego Gas and Electric wants to build the Sunrise Powerlink to improve the region's power supply. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
Bahrain is a small island in the Persian Gulf attached to Saudi Arabia. It's also home to the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet. It's a small, moderately wealthy kingdom where 40 percent of the worlds oil comes from. That's where Tony Perry is wrapping up his seven week tour of the Middle East with a visit to a pair of oil terminals being guarded by U.S. and Iraqi forces. He spoke with KPBS Anchor Dwane Brown.
The Chargers are negotiating with three cities in San Diego County for a possible new football stadium. Those cities include Chula Vista and National City in the South Bay, and now Oceanside up North. Last night the team got a glimpse at what people who live in Oceanside think of the idea. KPBS reporter Alison St John was there.