Stories for January 15, 2008
Romania's entry unfortunately didn't make the cut. (IFC Films)
A new analysis says the governor's proposed budget would cause California to lose nearly one-and-a-half billion dollars in federal matching funds. The Assembly Budget Committee says the losses would be due primarily to cuts in the Medi-Cal program. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
October's Witch Fire in San Diego county was the the nation's second-largest disaster of 2007, according to the records of an insurance industry information center. KPBS reporter Alan Ray has the story.
If you grew up with two moms, would you want to build a daddy machine? The Daddy Machine is a new family-friendly musical commissioned by Diversionary Theater, celebrating gay and lesbian families.
Australia and American political leaders meet in San Diego this week to discuss international environmental policy, business, and culture. We ask educators from Australia and the U.S. what we can learn from each other, and why the U.S.-Australian relationship is important.
What happened in New Hampshire? How could all eight polls that predicted Barack Obama would defeat Hillary Clinton have been wrong? We speak to veteran pollster Dan Yankelovich and sociologist Gordon Clanton about the outcome of the New Hampshire primary, and the impact polls have on public opinion.
Feb. 5 is Super Tuesday: the day when 22 states, including California, hold primaries or caucuses to determine their political party's nominee for president. Mail-in ballots are expected to weigh heavily in the election, but San Diegans will not be using electronic voting machines this time around.
San Diego County's median home price fell 13 percent in December, compared to the year before. La Jolla-based DataQuick says that's the steepest drop in two decades of record-keeping. But as KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps tells us, it may not be as bad as it sounds.
LA Times reporter Tony Perry is embedded with local Camp Pendleton Marines in Iraq. It's his sixth deployment to the Middle East to report on the war from the front lines. Tony talked to Morning Editions Dwane Brown and Maureen Cavanaugh via satellite phone from somewhere in Iraq.
Most of the news about crime in San Diego is good. The city's overall crime rate dropped 2 percent last year. But gang violence shot up significantly. Now gangs are the police department's Number One target. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has the story.
Its called Super Tuesday. Actually, some enthusiasts are calling it Super Duper Tuesday because on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 22 states will hold primaries or caucuses to determine their political parties nominees for president of the United States. Many believe that on that day,