Stories for March 17, 2008
Patricia Clarkson and Chris Cooper are happily married... or are they?
I was in Mexico this weekend and you won't believe what I stumbled upon!
Rheingold warns us & ldquo;that the way we choose to use these technologies and the way governments will ALLOW us to use them are very much in question. & rdquo; &
Governor Schwarzenegger says it's time to take another look at nuclear power in California. He told a recent conference on green technology that nuclear power has a great future as a carbon free source of energy.
Thousands of people will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day in San Diego's Gaslamp District this evening at this year's Sham-Rock festival. Reporter David Nogueras has more.
A local taxpayers group gives Vista school district officials low marks for how they managed a multi-million-dollar school construction bond. The group also handed out grades to 11 other San Diego County school districts. Ana Tintocalis has the story.
Law enforcement agencies in San Diego can now access portions of Immigration and Customs Enforcements federal criminal database. Law enforcement officials say its a step toward breaking down barriers that block information sharing. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
If you're an avid iTunes user, turn down the iPod and tune in for this story. Right now theres no sales tax on songs, movies or other digital media you download. But one lawmakers looking to change that. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ explains.
Up and down San Diego's coast line, developers have been fighting the Coastal Commission to get permits to build so-called "condo hotels." But now, one of San Diego's major developers says the condo hotel trend is over. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Within the next two months, the California Supreme Court will answer the question of whether Californias Constitution allows the state to prohibit same-sex marriage. Law professor Vikram Amar has studied the issue and been an advisor to the attorney general's office in its litigation. He joins us to talk about the questions that are being put to the Supreme Court in this case, and what the options are in its ruling.
Pink Martini, the 12-piece band from Portland, Oregon, has become popular for its sophisticated, but accessible, blend of musical genres. From Parisian café tunes to Cuban rumbas to classical orchestral, Pink Martini has mastered many styles. Thomas Lauderdale founded the band and still leads it today. He joins us in studio to chat about Pink Martini's albums.
What are the trials and tribulations that Latinos face while learning English? Travel writer Tom Miller compiles 55 essays from distinguished Latinos who learned English. He tells us what common experiences they share, why English is complex and why he thinks learning English is patriotic.
The diesel-powered Sprinter rail line connecting Oceanside and Escondido completes its first week of operation. How did it perform? We speak with the North County Transit District about ridership numbers, route disputes, and the problems that delayed its start date.
San Diego State University is "overbooked." The county's largest university enrolls nearly 2,000 more students than the budget pays for, so SDSU faces a gap in what the state will pay for. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps explains.
The police in San Diego just got more powerful -- the trash police that is. For years, the citys code enforcers have rifled through your garbage in the blue bins checking for waste that cannot be recycled.But this year, San Diegos trash inspectors get to examine your black bins to make sure youre not dumping what can be recycled. KPBS reporter Amita Sharma has the story.