Stories for November 7, 2008
I am reminded of another beautiful black family from Chicago that I came to love around 30 years ago in a rerun. & James, Florida, JJ, Willona, Michael and, when we were lucky, Penny too. Specifically, I remember the
Samantha Morton and Philip Seymout Hoffman in Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut Synecdoche, New York (Revolver Entertainment)
But every celebration must end, and now the work begins. Obama has inherited two wars, a shredded national economy, a climate in absolute peril, and a nation divided by years of political polarization.
Model Charis Wilson in a photo by Edward Weston in Eloquent Nude (NW Socumentary)
San Diegos Registrar of Voters estimates a record 79% of registered voters turned out county-wide for this weeks election. But workers still have to count tens of thousands of ballots to reach a final tally. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Governor Schwarzenegger says solving California's budget crisis will require dramatic solutions. But advocates for the poor say the governor's proposed Medi-Cal cuts go way too far. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger eliminated all state funding for beach water quality monitoring in September. But now, the state water board says it will provide money to continue the testing. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
California voters rejected two propositions this week that claimed to address greenhouse gas emmissions. But now that props 7 and 10 have been rejected, where do we go from here? I'll speak with two experts on the subject of renewable energy to talk about what are California's goals for reducing greenhouse emmissions and how we're going to get there.
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been valuable in at least one way. They've taught surgeons a lot about dealing with serious traumatic injuries. Dr. Michael Sise joins us to talk about a conference taking place in San Diego called From the Front Lines to the Home Front: Lessons from the War for our Civilian Trauma Centers.
Barack Obama makes history and inspires the nation with his victory in the 2008 presidential election. Plus, the City of San Diego has a new city attorney, and three new city councilmembers. And, California voters approved proposition 8, the controversial ballot measure to ban same-sex marriage.
From oil to alcohol, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed billions in tax increases on goods and services. He thinks the money will help to fill an eleven-billion-dollar hole in the California state budget. And as Marianne Russ reports from Sacramento, he's also pushing for billions in cuts.
A refugee camp is coming to San Diego this weekend. Epidemiologist Brigg Reilly is with "Doctors Without Borders," an international medical humanitarian organization. Briggs explains why the organization brought the "Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City" exhibit to Balboa Park.
Pacific Coast fishery regulators are expected to vote Friday in San Diego on new rules that would dramatically change the way fishermen harvest snapper, flounder, cod and other fish that live near the ocean floor. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has more.