Stories for March 31, 2008
Mexico launched a pilot program today in Tijuana to help Mexican migrants who are deported from the United States. The program is called Human Repatriation and guarantees food, shelter and temporary jobs to deportees. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
The volunteer landscape in California could change quite a bit next year. State regulations require volunteers on public projects like trail clean-up or watershed restoration to be paid the prevailing wage. But for the past four years, there's been a law in place that allowed volunteers to work without pay. That's going to sunset at the end of the year.
The Oceanside Police Department wants to get the attention of parents whose kids play hooky. It has asked the City Council to adopt a law that would let police to issue fines to the parents of students who are truant. KPBS Reporter Alan Ray has the story.
An elite Navy SEAL who threw himself on top of a grenade in Iraq to save his comrades will be posthumously awarded the nation's highest military tribute - the Medal of Honor, a presidential press secretary announced Monday.
The new Lebanese film
To mark Cesar Chavez Day, hundreds of labor union demonstrators in red tee-shirts marched through downtown San Diego to draw attention to labor battles in the region. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
It's been an on-again, off-again measure on the state ballot but backers of a high-speed rail project in California say this November voters will decide once and for all whether to approve billions in bond funds for the train that will run up and down the state. Jenny O'Mara reports.
A campaign has begun to pass three propositions on the June ballot that will affect future reforms at the city of San Diego. KPBS reporter Alison St John introduces us to Propositions A, B, and C.
Is there protest music today? We look at the contemporary musical landscape to determine if protest music from the 1960's and 70's has a modern day equivalent.
The Border Patrol is looking for a few thousand good men and women at U.S. military bases in Germany. The Border Patrol is under pressure to hire an additional 2,500 agents by the end of the year. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
Is a musician who sells one of their songs to a TV show or a commercial a "sell out"? What if the musician alters the lyrics of that song to include a line about the TV show or the product being advertised? We speak to experts in the music industry about the concept of "selling out."