Stories for September 11, 2008
Doesn't the truth stand for anything? & Words are supposed to have meaning...that is how civilized cultures have progressed. & Without a consensus in the meaning of words, we have chaos.
In an election year when race and gender may create as much polarization as which political party you hail from, Ashman's film serves up a highly patriotic but also compassionate and all-embracing tone. There's a lot of flag waving and patriotic swells of music to be found in Proud American but there's also a sincere appreciation for the diversity that makes up our country. In a series of stories inspired by true events, the film pays tribute to the hard work of immigrants and minorities, and champions racial and religious tolerance.
National transportation officials in Washington dont like an initiative on San Diegos ballot: the proposal to build a deck over the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal. Developers say its feasible to build a Chargers stadium on top of the deck, without threatening cargo operations below. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Military officials say the U.S. Navy has begun awarding death benefits electronically after a grieving father of a dead sailor was mistakenly jailed on fraudulent check charges.
State and federal authorities have placed part of southern San Diego County under quarantine to regulate the movement of citrus and citrus-related plants in and out of the area.
California voters will be asked to approve a 980-million bond measure for Children's Hospitals in November. Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego will be eligible for 98-million dollars if Prop 3 passes. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
I'm sure that every tribute imaginable has been proffered in the name of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and yet, seven years later, it is as important as ever that this event not be minimized. Like so many cataclysmic crimes, we often can immediately call to mind a visual of the perpetrator (be that Osama bin Laden, or, more tragically, a group of generic Middle Eastern-looking men) but not the
Americans love Chinese food. But one American moved to China and fell so much in love with the art of Chinese food and culture that she went on to cooking school, and eventually opened her own cooking school. We'll talk with former San Diegan Jen Lin-Liu about her new book "Serve the People: A Stir-fried Journey Through China."
Another agricultural pest has been found in San Diego County. Two male Oriental fruit flies were trapped in the La Costa area in Carlsbad.
The Encinitas City Council voted last night to ban the use of all single-use plastic shopping bags within the city. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce tells us the plastic bag ban could spread to other cities in the county.
Steven Pinker's new book about language is called "The Stuff of Thought." The relation between language and thought is clear, but controversial. Is language the stuff of thought, or is thought the stuff of language? Pinker tells us what came first, the word or the thought. We'll also talk about why so much of our language depends on metaphor, why we use profanity, what's in a name and why some words catch on and others don't.
Why did the CCDC ultimately decide to drop the 7th and Market development project that was clouded in controversy following the departure of the board's president, Nancy Graham? CCDC board member Bob McNeely speaks to host Tom Fudge about the status of several downtown redevelopment projects, and about the efforts to find a new CCDC president. We also speak to McNeely about how the City can improve oversight of its redevelopment agencies. We also get an update from KPBS reporter Alison St. John on the recently released audit into the SEDC's compensation practices.
While hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Ike, volunteers are heading to the area to help with the expected relief effort including some from San Diego. Joining us on Morning Edition is Chris Marek, Director of Development and Communications for the Red Cross of San Diego and Imperial Counties.
People who provide state-funded child care and pre-school services to low income Californians are among those being hit hardest by the budget stand off. As the impasse drags into its third month, some of those providers are wondering how long they can hold on.