Stories for February 27, 2008
Just days before the crucial Texas and Ohio Democratic primaries, Rep. Bob Filner and I spoke about his take on being a superdelegate in this very close contest at a very special time. Congress had returned to Washington after the
San Diego County Supervisors have given the go-ahead to Father Joe Carroll to build a Childrens Village near Campo in rural East County. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Apparently the various accusations back and forth over the last year about war, terrorism, torture, global warming, the economy and what not just don't measure up. Even
San Diego County Supervisors agreed today to buy about 100 acres of land next to the Borrego Springs airstrip in Imperial County. The decision is part of the county's growing investment in small regional airports. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
High school seniors are rushing to meet a new deadline to apply to seven California State University campuses. Normally high school seniors have all summer long to apply. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.
The San Diego Police Department says it's doing a better job hiring and retaining police officers. The department is recovering from a serious staffing shortage. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has details.
The ACLU is suing the federal government and Los Angeles County on behalf of a developmentally disabled U.S. citizen wrongfully deported to Mexico. Federal immigration officials deported Peter Guzman from a Los Angeles County jail to Tijuana last May. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
SDG&E says the Sunrise Powerlink is essential to securing San Diego County's energy future. SDG&Es chief operating officer joins us to explain why he thinks the line is necessary, how environmental concerns will be addressed, and what SDG&E's will do if the plan is shot down by the California Public Utilities Commission.
When you are given the option of "paper or plastic" do you consider the environmental impact of that decision? Plastic bags are one of the most common items in our landfills, and often times end up in rivers and streams. We speak to a representative from Californians Against Waste, and a pair of local entrepreneurs about plastic bag pollution, and some of the solutions to the problem.
The ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. We speak to the executive director of the local chapter of the ACLU about some of the most famous and important cases that the local ACLU has been involved with. We discuss how the San Diego ACLU represented a 1960s' era folk musician who refused to sign an anti-Communist loyalty oath, and many more intriguing stories from the ACLU's 75 year history in our community.
Democratic front runners Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama square off in another debate as they gear up for the final major primary races in Texas and Ohio. But it may be the Super Delegates who decide this year's Democratic nominee for president. Why do Super Delegates hold so much power? Will they follow the vote of the people or their conscience? We talk about the struggle of the Super Delegates with Gloria Penner.
As soon as a major news event takes place, a conspiracy theory or two is sure to follow. Why do some people believe that the official word is not what really takes place? What sort of comfort do these theories give to those who believe in them? Why do others simply dismiss conspiracy theories all together? We talk to a conspiracism scholar and a psychologist who examines why people believe in conspiracy theories.
San Diego school district officials have decided which charter schools will get a piece of district-owned property in time for next school year. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
For the third time, San Diego City Council rejected a citizens' request for further environmental studies of the proposed Navy Broadway Project. But the council vote on the major water front development was not unanimous. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Volunteers played a major part in the response to last year's oil spill in San Francisco Bay. Governor Schwarzenegger says the effort inspired him to create a new cabinet position to handle volunteers in emergencies. But the new focus on volunteers comes as the state faces major budget cuts in every department. Morning Edition Hosts Dwane Brown and Maureen Cavanaugh asked Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy if the Governor has the power to create cabinet positions.
When Mya arrives home, Lewis seems to know exactly what's been going on, and his jealousy has a scary edge to it. But Lewis seems to be acting even more unhinged than Mya is accustomed to as he starts to threaten his buddies with a baseball bat. Soon Mya realizes that almost everyone in the apartment building is agitated and violent. As Mya looks down the hall she sees husbands killing wives, neighbors attacking neighbors, it's a bloodbath. Mya is paralyzed with fear and all she can think to do is hole up in the apartment across the hall and hope it all blows over. But of course it doesn't.