Stories for July 2, 2007
In this special series, Full Focus examines a subject that's not easy to talk about -- abortion. At current rates, one in three women will have had an abortion by the time she is 45 years old. But despite its far reach, it remains a subject stigmatized, secretive, and fraught with emotion. KPBS Reporter Joanne Faryon has more.
Last Thursday night, eight Democratic candidates for President showed up for the first All-American Presidential Forums on PBS. It was held at Howard University, a historically black college, was moderated by African-American Tavis Smiley, and featured three journalists of color -- including local columnist Ruben Navarrette, Jr.
Supermarkets have to recycle plastic bags, and you'll get more cash back if you recycle yourself. New state laws have taken effect in California. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps tell us about some of them.
California Forestry officials are putting the finishing touches on their efforts to put out the largest of three wildfires that ignited on Sunday. CAL FIRE's Roxanne Provaznik says the Banner fire scorched 110 acres. She says it is fully contained this afternoon and the fire should be fully controlled by tomorrow afternoon.
The state office of Homeland Security is asking Californians to be on alert. The warning comes in the wake of the attempted car bombings in London and after a flaming car crashed into a Scottish airport terminal.
Forecasters in San Diego County say that today's warmer temperatures are a just a taste of what's to come this week. The National Weather System reports that a high pressure system is creating the conditions for a heat wave throughout Southern California.
The mercury is expected to top 100 degrees in some parts of the state this July 4th holiday. That has officials worried about the potential for more fires -- and the effect on people's health. As Marianne Russ reports, the governor is urging caution.
The San Diego Unified School District plans to spend $2.2 million to transform three existing campuses into magnet schools. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
San Diego County has seen 1,000 methamphetamine-related deaths over the past five years. And county officials say more older adults have fallen victim to the drug. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
A multi-million-dollar waterfront park near San Diego International Airport and Point Loma officially opened today. The Naval Training Center Community Park was once military property. It was given to the City of San Diego in late 2001. KPBS reporter Nicole Lozare has more.
San Diego's Carver Elementary School finds itself in the middle of a national debate over how American schools deal with Muslim students. KPBS reporter Alan Ray has the story.
The San Diego County Water Authority asks residents to cut their water usage by 20 gallons per day. How can you do that? We speak to the County Water Authority about the "20-Gallon Challenge", a horticulturist for water-saving tips, and a local farmer about the impact a mandatory water supply reduction would have on the local agricultural industry.
A San Diego professor heads to the Middle East to reform the educational system of Qatar, an oil-rich country that wants to learn about the Western style of education. We discover why influential leaders in the Middle East want to change their traditional ways of teaching for a more secular, social model.
Legendary sports writer Frank Deford's new novel examines the changing dynamics of baseball managers and the players they manage. NPR's "Morning Edition" commentator explains why he chose the culture of America's favorite past time to write a novel about indecision, entitlement and morality.
In the coming weeks, a team of scientists will investigate fish populations and marine ecosystems along the entire California coast. The goal? To determine how human activity impacts sea life. Although this landmark research will probably yield important results, not everyone is happy about it.
The price for Apple's iPhone, which went on sale on Friday, is steep, with models priced a $500 or $600. But it looks like AT&T could make as much money as Apple on the new "must have" device. KPBS reporter Alan Ray talked with C-NET.com Editor at Large Brian Cooley about how the price breaks down.
Today, KPBS begins its series into a difficult subject. Abortion. In April, the Supreme Court upheld a ban on a second trimester abortion procedure called partial birth abortion. In its decision, the court also suggested some women may regret their abortion. Reporter Joanne Faryon introduces us to a long-time anti-abortion activist in part 1 of our series, Choice and Regret: A Look at the Current Abortion Debate.