Stories for June 18, 2008
First of all, I actually believe in God (oh great, here comes the religious drivel!). I don't understand how people who believe the scriptures to be the word of God can have pre-marital sex, and yet it is so commonplace that the virgins are the ones who seem odd nowadays.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger disagrees with calls by President Bush and Republican presidential candidate John McCain to lift a ban on new oil drilling in coastal waters. And opponents say even if allowed the oil wouldn't lower pump prices. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
The world's largest meeting of the biotech industry is taking place at the San Diego Convention Center this week. And stem cell research is one of the hot topics. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
For years now, San Diegan Troy Johnson has guided locals on music, restaurant trends, and the Padres. Now he's gone personal with a new memoir about growing up with a lesbian mother. Johnson's first book has just been published and it's called Family Outing: What Happened When I Found Out My Mother Was Gay.
What was life like for civilians living in Berlin during WWII? We speak to Eleanor Ramrath Garner about her book Eleanor's Story: An American Girl in Hitler's Germany. Garner talks about the hardships her family endured while living in Berlin before, during and after WWII.
San Diego's two city-owned firefighting helicopters may be flying nighttime water-dropping missions in county areas in time for this fall's fire season.
America is a nation of immigrants, and San Diego is one of our nation's most diverse communities. With our close proximity to the U.S.-Mexico border, San Diego seems like the perfect place to build a museum that honors America's immigrant history. Host Tom Fudge speaks to Deborah Szekely about the grand opening of the New Americans Museum.
What are the big issues facing air travelers this summer? How will the airline industry respond to higher gas prices? Will passengers willingly pay to have their baggage checked, or can we expect to see more crowded overhead bins on our next flight? Host Tom Fudge speaks to a couple air travel experts about the hot topics in airports and on airplanes this travel season.
Former press secretary Scott McClellan has been asked to testify before Congress on Friday, June 20, 2008, to discuss information in his new book "What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception." Congress wants to know whether administration officials obstructed justice and engaged in a cover-up regarding the CIA leak case. We'll talk with McClellan about his White House days and why he decided to write a book that's become a lightening rod for both conservatives and liberals.
Admittedly, I come to the issue of gay marriage with all of the baggage of a liberal with gay friends. Still, I have been diligent in my pursuit of a clear and logical rationale behind opposition to gay marriage. Maggie Gallagher, president of the
Hundreds of same-sex couples are waking up as married men and women. A record 230 couples received marriage licenses in San Diego Tuesday, the day same-sex marriage became legal in California, the day Kevin Settles and David VanGilder thought they would never see.