Stories for March 13, 2008
As Chow's films have developed an increasing overseas market, he has moved more toward this physical style of comedy, and away from his adroit verbal humor. When I interviewed Chow at the Comic-Con back in 2002, he noted that some of the verbal jokes don't even translate well from Cantonese to Mandarin. But his physical comedy needs neither translation nor subtitles, and most of the gags are visual in
on Morning Edition this morning. And it seems to me, the experience of a lifetime of politics really shows in an interview like that. Some deft sidestepping, followed by a direct answer to a question that was not asked, rounded out with a bit of humor. I know some people don't like politicians who have these skills, but I do. It provides a nice give and take between a candidate and a skillful interviewer. And, it gives me reassurance that the politician is not going to get herself in trouble anytime soon with a stupid answer to a provocative question. But then again...you never know.
Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer of California have introduced a bill to stiffen penalties against slaughterhouses that illegally process cows too sick to stand.
A federal judge has ruled an illegal immigrant who died of cancer can sue U.S. government officials for violating his constitutional rights. The case alleges government officials denied proper treatment to the man while he was detained in an Otay Mesa immigration lock up. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.
The California Department of Insurance is extending a helping hand to residents affected by the San Diego fires. The agency, along with Consumer advocacy groups, United Policyholders and RB United, will hold sessions to help affected residents collect their claims. Reporter, David Nogueras has more.
Cal State San Marcos students are gathering support to allow undocumented immigrants to get financial aid for college. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.
New housing data released today shows that median home prices across many of California's most populous counties plunged in February, with Southern California leading the slide with an average drop of 17.9 percent.
There are no hard and fast explanations as to how hundreds of Chinese have made Imperial Valley their home for generations. Historians have offered a few theories but they sometimes contradict each other. KPBS Reporter Nicole Lozare talked to some residents about their ancestors and what life is like for the Chinese here today.
It's all about the music this weekend in San Diego. We talk about a Muslim albino rapper named Brother Ali and a band from New York called Vampire Weekend.
Celebrating its 75th year, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in California. The recent rains in the county have set up the perfect conditions for the desert wild flowers to bloom. We talk about the park's hotspots for seeing the desert jewels.
San Diego is exploring the redevelopment of its Civic Center complex in downtown. These four blocks of prime real estate would house a new city hall as well as mixed-use development. We explore the challenges to building a new civic core for a cash-strapped city.
Homeowners Associations, or HOAs, and homeowners frequently butt heads when it comes to the law. A local lawmaker proposes a new bill to help resolve disputes between HOAs and homeowners in a timely, cost-effective way. Assembly Member Lori Saldana explains why we need this legislation.
Many of us take time to stop and smell the roses, but do we ever stop to think of how those roses got their name? Martha Barnette, co-host of "A Way With Words," traces the origins and etymology of flowers with Host Tom Fudge.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have arrested two suspected smugglers in connection with a boat found off the coast of San Diego Wednesday. Federal agents rescued 15 people on the boat who were trying to enter the U.S. illegally. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
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Through my head ran, & ldquo;Oh no. Here we go. Good thing I have that cash permanently stashed in the middle console. & rdquo; However, the policeman went on to explain to me -- smiling, I might add -- & ldquo;Now, if you carefully just turn right here and go down about a block, then turn left on Av. Francisco Madero you'll be good to go.