Stories for November 19, 2008
San Diegans descended on city hall for an emotional public hearing to protest the closure of Libraries and Rec. Centers.
San Diego city attorney Mike Aguirre is pushing for bankruptcy to deal with the growing pension deficit. But the citys pension fund administrator urges against panic. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
A National City-based environmental group is displeased with state plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Environmental Health Coalition will make its case in Sacramento today (Thursday). KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
As of today, San Diego County assumes responsibility for fire protection of hundreds of thousands of acres in San Diegos back country. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
The U.S. auto industry is in big trouble. It's being hammered by costly pensions and health care for retired employees but mostly by a terrible economy, which has resulted in (even more) abysmal sales and very tight credit. These Days looks at the state of the industry, how the recession is affecting local car dealers, what the Big 3 are asking for this week from Congress, and what the ramifications would be if one or all went under.
Barack Obama made history this month by becoming the first African-American president of the U.S. Some are now comparing him to Pres. Franklin Roosevelt. Can Obama save the country from economic ruin? We'll explore the future of America with KPBS TV's "Envision San Diego: Change."
What can we expect from the SDSU Men's Basketball team this season? Host Lee Hamilton speaks to Men's Basketball Coach Steve Fisher about the team's goals for the season. We also discuss the general state of the SDSU Athletic Department with two local sports reporters.
How do you raise good, decent kids in today's fast-paced, high-achieving, conflict-driven world? Is it harder to raise kids today than in years past? We'll talk with an author of a new book on parenting and a child psychologist about raising kids with character in today's world.
In a brutal economic environment, gas prices may be the silver lining. Prices continue to drop as the price of oil plummets. We're joined on Morning Edition by Phil Flynn, a Senior Market Analyst at Alaron Trading in Chicago and a Fox Business News contributor.
There are now three alternative proposals for the Sunrise Powerlink project. The California Public Utilities Commission President Tuesday issued another choice for San Diego Gas and Electric Company's 150-mile electric transmission line project. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
A new nationwide survey of primary care doctors shows widespread dissatisfaction with the medical business. Nearly half of the physicians who responded said they would get out of medicine if they could. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
Principals in the San Diego Unified School District will soon be getting a report card of their own. The San Diego school board has voted to revamp the way the district evaluates administrators. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.