Stories for September 4, 2008
We'll talk about the new restaurants and cafes popping up all around San Diego with City Search editor Erin Chambers.
There's a wide gap in breastfeeding rates among new mothers discharged from various San Diego area hospitals. A new report reveals most local mothers start breastfeeding in the hospital, but less than six out of ten exclusively breastfeed when they're discharged. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
California water officials are making plans to deal with severe drought conditions that show no signs of changing anytime soon. One plan would ship water from the north to San Diego and other areas of the state. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
How big of a deal is high school football in the Imperial County? Host Tom Fudge speaks to John Moreno and Victor Carrillo about the popularity of high school football in the Imperial Valley. We also talk to John and Vic about the Calexico High School Bulldogs' upcoming football season, which will be broadcast live on KPBS' sister station, 97.7 FM KQVO in Calexico.
Is this a make a break year for the Chargers' Super Bowl dreams? What will it take for the Bolts to take the next step, and earn a berth in the NFL's championship game? What other teams look to be strong in the NFL this season? Host Tom Fudge speaks to Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton about the upcoming NFL season. We also talk to "Hacksaw" about the Aztecs' football team, and their game against Notre Dame this weekend.
San Diego Chargers kicker Nate Kaeding is one of the top players in the NFL at his position. Kaeding has hit 91 of 105 field goal tries, and has hit 175 consecutive PATs since being drafted by the team in 2004. Host Tom Fudge speaks to Kaeding about his roots in Iowa City, his interests off the football field, and the Chargers upcoming season. We also speak to Kaeding about what it's like to kick a field goal with a fractured left leg, which he did four times in last year's AFC Championship Game in frigid New England.
What are the hot topics in the Imperial County? Host Tom Fudge speaks to Brad Jennings, editor of the Imperial Valley Press, about why Imperial County business leaders are fighting to keep the 760 area code. We also talk to Jennings about how IV residents will deal with water rationing in 2009, and why off-roaders are kicking up dust over a plan to protect 70,000 acres of land Northeast of Glamis.
There are problematic elements to her nomination; of that there is no question. It is true that I would like a candidate with a bit more foreign policy experience. But I'm sure many Democrats wish that Obama had more of the same - or had never had the pleasure of meeting a certain
U.S. authorities say they intercepted two boats off San Diego's coast with a total of 24 illegal immigrants aboard.
Are girls less aggressive than boys? Not according to research which shows that girls can be just as aggressive as boys but they do it differently. While boys tend to engage in physical fights, girls use words and body language when aggressive. And researchers think the results can be very damaging for girls.
It's been back to back presidential nominating conventions for the past two weeks. But things are winding down. KPBS political correspondent Gloria Penner is on her final day at the Republican National Convention.
Governor Schwarzenegger requested a meeting with Republican lawmakers in the Senate and the Assembly to talk about the record late state budget. The GOP governor has been at-odds with legislators in his party over how to fill the state's 15-billion-dollar budget gap.
The Republican Convention moves into its final day today with the highlight planned as the acceptance speech by Senator John McCain.
Governor Schwarzenegger pounded on lawmakers for attending their party conventions and failing to pass a budget. He said legislators are not being held accountable for the record-long budget impasse
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin excited the Republican faithful last night with her first major speech on a national stage. After the speech, KPBS spoke with San Diego delegates.
The upside of sleeping with a corpse is the slim chance of an unwanted pregnancy. & The Republican Party of George Bush and John McCain is a freshly stiffened corpse. & How long will its members lie in bed with it?
Last week the KPBS radio newsroom received two phone calls from the Navy and an email, informing us of the decommissioning of the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk. They wanted us to cover the story. &