Stories for July 28, 2008
Whenever people hear about Mortal Kombat vs. DC, the obvious question comes to mind: how do you put Superman in a fighting game?
The first objective of the SDSU Kafka Project's Eastern European project was to spread the word, to alert the public and the archival community that 1) Kafka's writings and letters & from the last year of his life are missing, and 2) We are looking for them.
How do you turn a dream job opportunity into a shame-fest of lawless impropriety and highly publicized congressional hearings? & For a clue on living that nightmare, just ask Monica Goodling, the disgraced aide to former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' whose political cronyism may lead to having her law license pulled.
I was also pleased by the fact that although my son Tony said he was no longer buying toys to play with, just ones that he could display, I found him and his friend up at midnight having a battle with their "collectible" set of Halo figures.
Some gas stations in Tijuana have run out of gas. They've had to close while they wait for more supplies. This comes after diesel shortages in the region earlier this month. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
The UC San Diego campus today took another step toward generating more of its own power. Crews began installing a solar panel system on top of a six-story parking structure. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
US federal officials say an experiment at the Otay Mesa border crossing cut wait times nearly in half for passenger vehicles Sunday. In fact, they say the test worked so well they may do it again Labor Day weekend. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
Meat has been a staple of the human diet for all of recorded time and the human being is one of the world's most successful omnivores. But meat has become controversial for the amount we eat today. We'll continue our conversation about food by taking a close look at the meat we eat. What are the health risks of eating too much and what are dietary consequences of trying to do without it?
The San Diego Unified School District is asking local taxpayers to pass a bond that would raise $2.1 billion to repair and upgrade local school campuses. School Board President Katherine Nakamura joins us to talk about the bond, what it's for, and how good a chance it has to pass at a time when the economy and home values are lagging.
What does one of the nation's foremost journalists think went wrong following the 9/11 terrorist attacks? What evidence does Robert Scheer provide to validate his argument that our country's industrial military complex used the 9/11 terror attacks as an opportunity to sell high-tech weapons to a nation that was primed for a war? What does Scheer think is a better approach to fighting the world's terrorists? Host Tom Fudge speaks to the acclaimed writer about his new book :The Pornography of Power: How Defense Hawks Hijacked 9/11 and Weakened America."
San Diego is technically a desert. But you wouldn't know it from the lush lawns and landscaping. With record drought conditions upon us, does it make sense to continue living the way we do? We'll talk with an ecologist who says San Diego can and must return to its ecological roots in order to survive.
Travelers from both sides of the border who use Tijuana's International Airport may have a tougher time flying out as airlines cut services. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
Schwarzenegger Administration officials have said the governor could sign an executive order as soon as Monday to lower state workers' pay. Jenny O'Mara has more.
Many of those attending the Tite Kubo panel dressed up as their favorite Bleach characters. (Tony Weidinger)
At Hill's panel Saturday afternoon, he did discuss his pedigree lineage, and his desire to not cash in on it. Joseph Hillstrom King began writing as Joe Hill in 1997. He was worried that unscrupulous publishers might rush to print his early work, even if it wasn't any good. The drive for a quick buck could also ruin his reputation - and that would have been much harder to live down than famous parents.