Stories for September 16, 2008
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UC San Diego scientists say it's too late to stop the effects of global warming. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
The operator of seven community clinics in San Diego and Riverside Counties says it may be forced to close one or more of its sites. The Borrego Community Health Foundation says unless state money flows again soon, it can't continue as is. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
The two candidates for San Diegos 3rd District city council seat are both Democrats, but they have different views on what to do about the citys development corporations. Steven Whitburn and Todd Gloria are vying to take over the seat currently held by Toni Atkins, who is termed out. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
What's the latest news on the San Diego Chargers search for a new stadium? Is the team still talking to Chula Vista about building a stadium along that city's bayfront? Host Tom Fudge speaks to Chargers stadium point-man Mark Fabiani about the teams search for a new home. We also ask Fabiani if the team is interested in playing in a stadium at the 10th Avenue Marine Terminal, which is a proposal that will appear on the November ballot.
How can we ensure that there will be enough water for us in the future? As the global population continues to increase, the supply of fresh water continues to decrease. Host Tom Fudge speaks to Dr. Maude Barlow about her book "Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water". We speak to Dr. Barlow about why she says the world is in a water crisis, how the fight for fresh water could lead to international conflicts, and her suggestions for preserving the earth's fresh water supply.
For the first time in history, one in 100 American adults is behind bars. That's close to 2.38 million people. Women represent the fastest growing segment of the prison population. We'll talk about women doing time with a photojournalist who spent several years visiting women behind bars in California. And we'll talk with a former addict and prostitute about her jail time.
California state lawmakers worked through the night to finally approve a budget. It's been two-and-a-half months overdue. But, whether the governor will sign it is still up in the air. Jenny O'Mara reports.
California's record-long budget deadlock is over. The state Assembly and Senate approved the plan earlier this morning, but the governor may not sign the bill. Furthermore the compromise plan depends on "accelerated revenues" and Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle admit the plan would not solve California's long-term fiscal problems. Get the answers from this conversation on Morning Edition with independent Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.
A new UC San Diego study claims global warming will lead to biodiversity loss and glacial melt. The lead author believes the Earth will warm more than two-degrees Celsius even if humans take steps to be more responsible.