Stories for August 28, 2008
A wooden pedestrian walkway collapsed at a construction site in downtown San Diego yesterday, injuring 16 people. As KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis explains its not clear who is going to investigate the accident.
Even with many people grappling with when life begins, it is hard to deny that a baby - born live - is a human being. For those who don't know the
California School Superintendent Jack O'Connell has high hopes the federal No Child Left Behind Act will get an overhaul if Barrack Obama is elected to the White House. O'Connell was in Denver last night for Obama's acceptance speech. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
The University of San Diego's Index of Leading Economic Indicators last month had its sharpest decline since the beginning of the year. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
A block-long construction scaffold collapsed in downtown San Diego this afternoon, injuring 16 pedestrians who were walking under the street level barrier. Injuries to three of the people are considered life-threatening.
Artisan beers are popular these days. We'll talk about the art to making, and enjoying, the malty brews with local beer crafters and critics.
How will the budget deadlock, and the state's $15 billion deficit impact California schools this year? Host Tom Fudge speaks to state schools' Superintendent Jack O'Connell about what parents and students can expect this fall. We also speak to O'Connell about how the state is doing with it's No Child Left Behind requirements.
Is the San Diego Unified School District in a state of flux? Host Tom Fudge speaks to KPBS Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis about a number of significant changes that could affect day-to-day operations at San Diego City Schools. Tintocalis details new Superintendent Terry Grier's plan to "right-size" the district. We also discuss the potential impact of a $2.1 billion school bond that will appear on the November ballot, and how the teachers union has responded to Grier's plans.
Can an author redeem herself after being convicted of literary forgery and theft? We'll talk with Lee Israel, author of "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" about what drove her to forge letters of famous people, and ultimately steal literary works from libraries.
As the Democratic National Convention heads into its final day, anticipation is building for Barack Obama's acceptance speech tonight.
Delegates to the Democratic National Convention officially chose Barack Obama and Joe Biden as their party's candidates for president and vice president last night. KPBS Political Correspondent Gloria Penner is in Denver covering the convention.
Drive less, get a bigger break on your car insurance. That's the goal of new regulations proposed by State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner.
Governor Schwarzenegger is addressing rumors about lawmakers borrowing to balance the overdue state budget. The governor said raiding funds earmarked for other purposes -- such as transportation and local government needs -- would make the state's fiscal problems worse.
Autopsy results of a San Diego male dancer shot to death by police showed small amounts of methamphetamine and two other narcotics in his blood at the time of the fatal shooting. But The lawyer representing Steven Hirschfield's family says the man didn't have illegal drugs or alcohol in his system.
Phillip Van's Come Wander with Me is one of the short works playing at this year's alt.pictureshows (Phillip Van)