Stories for September 12, 2007
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A report commissioned by the Chargers to see if Chula Vista has viable sites for a new NFL stadium will be released to the public tomorrow. The Chargers say the initial findings are positive. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
A bill that would make HIV screening more routine in California is headed to the governor's desk. Supporters say more frequent HIV testing would help curb the spread of the disease. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
Californians won't be voting on an advisory measure about the Iraq war this February. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ explains.
San Diego businessman Steve Francis released a report on Wednesday suggesting the city of San Diego could save up to $200 million a year if it outsourced city services to the private sector. Francis, who lost to Jerry Sanders in the mayor's race in 2005, accused Sanders of being too slow to implement managed competition at the city. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
All charges are dropped against a Camp Pendleton Marine accused of murdering an unarmed prisoner in Iraq. A general wants to review the evidence against Sergeant Jermaine Nelson. The charges could be reinstated. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has details.
California and several other states scored a victory today in their battle to get automakers to comply with rules aimed at reducing global warming. The states want to use tougher auto emission standards than the federal government requires. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has more.
A wildfire quickly burned more than 100 acres of heavy vegetation Wednesday in a remote, mountainous area east of San Diego.
Governor Schwarzenegger calls a special session to discuss health care. We know the fate of an Iraq ballot measure, and a flurry of bills await signature or veto before the three-and-a-half month legislative recess. Marianne Russ bureau chief of the California Capitol Network takes us "Inside Sacramento."
A local trauma surgeon operates on traumatically-injured American troops at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. He explains how the American medical system can learn from the efficiency of how the military handles extreme casualty situations, and he tells us the most common question injured soldiers and marines have asked him.
Maurizio Seracini develops technology to uncover mysteries behind famous artwork. He explains how science and art co-exist, what we can discover about centuries-old art through modern-day technology, and why he thinks a famous Da Vinci fresco lies beneath an existing one in Florence's Palazzo Vecchio.
The San Diego City Council is poised put its winter homeless shelter back in Barrio Logan, in spite of the community's all-out attempt to have it moved. Councilmembers wrestled with the issue and then postponed a decision. KPBS reporter Alison St. John has more.
The Pod Couple also known as Martha and Grant consider just when is next week, anyway? A husband and wife with a long running dispute turn to Martha and Grant for help.
Wednesday morning, the San Diego State University School of Nursing will celebrate a $ 1 million gift from Sharp HealthCare. The school will use the gift to operate its human patient simulation center. This classroom houses seven fully-automated electronic mannequins, that mimic dozens of different medical conditions. Students practice on these simulators to hone their clinical skills. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
On January 8, 2001, I moderated the first of four hour-long radio programs on KPBS called Health Care Roundtable. These programs were broadcast statewide and brought together distinguished medical professionals, advocates, policy makers, and elected officials. We talked about the struggles of Californians to gain access to health care, the quality of that care, the growing population of people without health insurance, and whether the government should take over from the much criticized private health care market. Four hours of straight talk just werent enough. The programs won some prestigious journalism awards, but the health care landscape has not improved in the last six years.