Stories for October 23, 2008
So, this is totally partisan, but I don't care. It's funny. Fellow producer and daily taunter of all things Angela, Nick Stoffel, sent it to me this morning. You can customize and pass on if you are so inclined. Save the goats! You can make your own by going
The latest campaign disclosure figures show candidate Jan Goldsmiths campaign war chest is more than three time bigger than San Diego city attorney, Mike Aguirres . KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Leaders of the campaign to outlaw same-sex marriage in California are warning businesses that have given money to the state's largest gay rights group they will be publicly identified as opponents of traditional unions unless they contribute to the gay marriage ban, too.
Yiddish is a High German language that began in the 10th century which is still spoken by Jews around the world. Though few young Jewish Americans today know Yiddish, Yiddish clubs around the U.S. are striving to keep the colorful language and culture alive.
Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction is renowned journalist David Sheff's harrowing struggle to help his son Nic overcome his meth addiction. David's son, Nic, has his own memoir for younger readers, Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines, which chronicles his addiction, multiple relapses, and finally his road to recovery. David and Nic Sheff join us to talk about their experiences.
The San Diego Repertory Theatre presents Culture Clash's award-winning play "WATER & POWER." The provocative and witty Latino theatre troupe delves into California politics in a drama that highlights the ambitions and tensions of twin brothers, Water and Power, on the eve of a critical election.
Are you struggling to make ends meet in San Diego? Have you experienced a cost-of-living increase over the last couple years? Does the dream of owning a home in this region appear out of reach for your family? If your answer to those questions is "yes", you are not alone. Host Tom Fudge sits down with Reporter Joanne Faryon, and Producer Megan Burke about the latest Envision San Diego TV special, "Getting By".
This week marks the one-year anniversary of the 2007 wildfires in San Diego County. After one year, are we better prepared for wildfires this year? What's been done to assure people living in the city will be alerted ahead of the next big fire and how can we still improve?
California Democrats are angling to pick off a few legislative seats now held by Republicans. They say it could even change the balance of power in the legislature. But, the state GOP says it'll never happen. Marianne Russ reports.
California hasn't seen much of Senators Barack Obama or John McCain since Super Tuesday back in February. But, the two senators have continued to use the Golden State as a campaign piggy bank. As Ben Adler reports, both presidential candidates have raised more money from California than any other state.
The agency that supplies most of San Diego County's water is mapping out strategies to keep that supply flowing over the next 20 years. Local officials have some ideas of how to do that, as KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce explains.
David and Nic Sheff, authors of Beautiful Boy and Tweak, respectively.