Stories for February 4, 2008
Are you a fan of Canadian pianist Glenn Gould(pictured right)?
I guess dropping out of the Presidential race is contagious. We started the day with "informed speculation" that
President Bush cannot exempt the Navy from environmental laws placing strict limits on sonar training that environmentalists argue is harmful to whales, a federal judge ruled Monday.
San Diego County health officials say this year's report card on children's health is pretty good. The County has released its 8th annual survey that measures 25 different areas of children's health and well-being. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
San Diego school district officials say principals may have to scale back on teachers and programs that serve students who are learning English as a second language. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
California's senior senator says the federal government should pay the cost of keeping undocumented migrants in jail. She says the current law doesn't go far enough. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has details.
Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey are looking for water under Balboa Park. Local officials hope to tap the groundwater to increase local supplies. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
The city of La Mesa holds the region's largest senior housing expo next Wednesday. The free event at La Mesa's Community Center will offer information on home care, low-income housing, and assisted living centers. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
Balboa Park has millions of dollars of deferred maintenance, and the city of San Diego may need to find a new way to manage and finance the park. That's the conclusion of an independent study on the challenges of maintaining Balboa Park as the city's crown jewel. We hear from listeners and some of the people have been involved in managing and maintaining the park.
Host Tom Fudge speaks to local sports guru Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton about the New York Giants' upset of the previously undefeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. We also get an update on the SDSU Aztecs men's basketball team, and the upcoming congressional hearings on steroid use in Major League Baseball.
KPBS is launching a new blog and a new way to cover the election: through the eyes of six diverse San Diegans. The KPBS Citizen Voices bloggers will share their perspectives throughout the election. Citizen Voices is a virtual café where people with different opinions in this very emotional election can discuss their viewpoints. How do we talk about politics with our neighbors? What misconceptions do we have about those around us based on their political believes? We find out when we talk with two Citizen Voices bloggers.
Californians will go to the polls tomorrow, Super Tuesday, to vote for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees as well as seven statewide propositions. We bring you an overview of the ballot.
How did Marines in Iraq spend Super Bowl Sunday? Local journalist Tony Perry is on his sixth visit to Iraq as an embedded journalist with local Camp Pendleton Marines. He explains how our military took some time out to enjoy the big game. He also gives us a weekly update about life in a war zone as he lives full time with local Marines.
The San Diego chapters of the Republican and Democratic parties plan separate celebrations after the polls close tomorrow night. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
California's primary election is Tuesday, but thousands of San Diegans have already voted. It hasn't all gone smoothly. One of those early voters is KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps. He joined Dwane Brown and Maureen Cavanaugh on KPBS Radio's Morning Edition.
Close to 30 percent of San Diego school kids speak English as a second language. But now principals may be forced to scale back on teachers and programs that serve this growing group of students. There are several reasons.
In an unusual move, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen has decided not to predict voter turnout for Tuesday's election. She says there are just too many variables this time around.