Stories for March 27, 2008
But this is the Internet Age and things have to move fast. Sound bites, not debates. Catch phrases like "essence of marriage" are preferred by some over actual comparisons of the privileges and responsibilities of different versions of marriage. There's no need to wait and see how something works when criticism can be posted immediately, and a rabble inspired to follow and donate.
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A barometer of San Diego County's economy doesn't show signs that things will be improving anytime soon. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more on what's depressing economic growth here.
A survey of San Diego's economic prosperity reveals the region's standard of living is falling behind the rest of California and the nation. The San Diego Association of Governments, or SANDAG, has a strategy to reverse the trend. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
A group of at-risk students in San Diego County's juvenile court system compete in their first basketball championship Thursday. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.
For the first time in the city's history, San Diego will have a fully funded brush management program. During the next two years the city will clear all of the nearly 1,200 acres recommended by the fire rescue department. Reporter David Nogueras has more.
The Cygnet Theatre launches a new space with a Sondheim musical and Sledgehammer takes their avant-garde approach to an August Strindberg classic called Miss Julie. We talk theater on Weekend Preview this weeks weekend preview.
The Asylum Street Spankers began busking in the streets of Austin, Texas in the early 1990's. Today, the Spankers tour the country and have recorded 17 albums. They played the Casbah in San Diego earlier this week and now they join us in studio.
When the U.S. press covers stories out of Baja California, does it give a fair and accurate view of the news event? With a recent increase in stories about shootouts and kidnappings in Baja California, many Mexican officials are crying foul over how the American press is covering their region. Business leaders in Tijuana and Rosarito are even attributing a drop in tourism to the sensational news coverage. We speak with a pair of local journalists, the Baja California Vice Secretary of Tourism, and the Mayor of Rosarito about news coverage of Baja California and the impact it has on business south of the border.
Fifty years ago, Charles David Keeling created the Keeling Curve, which measures greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere. We speak with the son of the Keeling Curve founder about why the Curve is still relevant, why its existence constantly faces threats, and the how he characterizes the legacy of the Curve.
Two San Diego environmental groups are saying 80-percent of the trash washed up on San Diego beaches last year was made of plastic. Reporter David Nogueras has more.
A new survey of 2,000 Californians reveals widespread pessimism about the economy and the future of our state. More than 60 percent of respondents say California is headed in the "wrong direction." KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has details.
San Diego County foster teens who graduate high school next year may now have a guaranteed spot waiting for them at Cal State San Marcos. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.
Tourism officials in Baja California have been holding their breath as this Spring's tourist season gets underway. They're banking on this season to resuscitate the state's flagging tourism economy. Reports of violence, a weak U.S. dollar, and long border waits have drained out some of the air. As KPBS Border Reporter Amy Isackson explains, the beach town of Rosarito, just south of Tijuana, has been particularly hard hit.