Stories for October 1, 2008
San Diego School Superintendent Terry Grier is downplaying a new district policy preventing school board members from publicly criticizing him and his staff. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
The State Treasurer is warning California may run out of cash if Congress fails to adopt an economic recovery plan. Bill Lockyer says for the last ten days state and local governments have been closed out of financial markets and help from the federal government is necessary.
The financial crisis threatens the retirement savings of every San Diegan invested in Wall Street. But a market downturn would be a double whammy for San Diego taxpayers, who are on the hook to make good on guaranteed public employee pension funds. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has set a new veto record. He's rejected more than 35-percent of the bills that reached his desk this year. This year Schwarzenegger rejected a total of 415 bills and signed 775.
While certainly all eyes (including mine) will be on how Sarah Palin performs against Joe Biden's extensive foreign policy experience in tomorrow's
Governor Schwarzenegger has signed a measure that supporters say will improve end-of-life care in California. The bill requires doctors upon request to tell terminally ill patients about all of their options. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
San Diego School Superintendent Terry Grier admits the district overreacted when it sent layoff notices and pink slips to teachers over the summer break. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Terry Grier has been on the job for a little over six months. We'll talk with him about his plans to improve San Diego city schools as well as relations between administration and teachers. And we'll discuss the cost of education today.
On Monday, Congress failed to pass the $700 billion bailout package for America's financial institutions. Concern and confusion remain as to the best approach to fixing the ailing U.S. economy. We'll talk about whether taxpayers have a responsibility to fix the problem with SDSU finance professor Dan Seiver.
San Diego Democratic Congressman Bob Filner says the $700 billion financial bailout package is not the best way to stabilize the economy. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
Doug Myrland, general manager of KPBS, a public service of San Diego State University, will retire at the end of the year. As a result, a nationwide search for a new general manager will begin immediately, the university announced today.
How did a letter written in the mid-1600s help to create the concept of mathematical probability? What kind of impact did this realization have on the world? How is the concept of probability being used by our government to form a strategy for tackling the nation's current financial crisis? Host Tom Fudge speaks to Keith Devlin about the importance of probability theory in modern society.
Why do so many Mexicans want to migrate to America? And do they find the economic, political and social freedom that they are seeking once they get here? We'll talk with author Sam Quinones about Mexican migration and what it means for the U.S.
Only one in three people in San Diego County who qualify for food stamps actually receives them. The county has the lowest participation rate in the country, according to a report by a non-profit group in Washington, D.C. The Food Research and Action Center looked at food stamp participation in 24 urban centers in the country. Joanne Faryon has more.