Stories for September 19, 2008
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On Thursday night, KPBS begins airing a new series that should be a homerun with our demographic. & It involves travelling, food, a famous chef, a New York Times food writer, and two famous actresses. & They drive around Spain, learn about traditional food and eat tons of it,
Album of the Year Slightly Stoopid - Cronchitis
Cap'n Slappy and Ol' Chumbucket, founders of Talk Like a Pirate Day
It would be refreshing to hear how McCain and Obama plan on implementing their views on women's rights in perhaps the most high profile, high stakes arena where our country is currently involved: Iraq.
I've said this before...why don't our commercials seem as clever or poetic as those from other countries? & Maybe it's that old maxim about grass being greener and I'm overlooking quality U.S. advertising work. & One thing is for sure, the grass sure does look greener from inside these clear, inflatable, bouncing balls, courtesy of a cell phone ad in Australia. & "Can you hear me now?" may have infused its way into the cultural lexicon, but is it as dreamy? & Not a chance.
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A new financial analysis suggests redeveloping San Diegos City Hall would not save millions of dollars. The citys downtown development corporation, CCDC, had suggested it would save $60 million over 15 years. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Critics say California's new budget makes a number of painful cuts to healthcare programs. And critics fear the budget could make things worse in future years. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
Two environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board. The suit charges the board didn't properly study how a Carlsbad desalination plant would harm marine life. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
The California Legislature finally reached a compromise on the state budget this week, but Governor Schwarzenegger quickly threatened to veto the $146 billion budget proposal. Plus, the Dow Jones industrial average dropped by more than 800 points earlier this week, following a string of government bailouts to struggling financial institutions. And, the median home price in San Diego has reached a 5 1/2 year low.
The governor and state legislative leaders have reached an agreement on a budget deal. That will avoid Schwarzenegger's threatened veto. Governor Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders met twice Thursday to work out an agreement that will end the state's nearly three-month long budget stalemate.
California lawmakers and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger have finally compromised on a budget deal. The Assembly and Senate are scheduled to vote on the compromise plan later today. Joining us on Morning Edition is Democratic Assemblymember Lori Saldaña. She represents California's 76th Assembly District here in San Diego.
California state Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner says he supports the federal bailout of insurance giant American International Group and says California consumers shouldn't be too concerned.
San Diego County officials say several popular recreation areas in Mission Bay will remain closed today because of high bacterial levels in the water. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has more.