Stories for August 19, 2009
Media reports from Texas indicate San Diego Unified School Superintendent Terry Grier is the "likely pick" to head a Houston public school district. Grier has been in San Diego just over a year.
Money and clout is at stake for California in the 2010 Census. The count doesn’t begin until next year, but the state is already focusing on San Diego County because it’s ranked as one of the hardest places in the country to count.
Ten San Diego-area colleges and universities are ranked among the nation's most military friendly schools by G.I. Jobs magazine.
Packing the best of Paris into one episode, we scale the Eiffel Tower, then savor classic treats - from steak tartare to creme brulee. We marvel at Monet, Manet and company in the stunning Orsay Gallery. Tracing the sad steps of Marie Antoinette, we relive French history from its bloody revolution to its extravagant belle epoch.
Federal officials are advising businesses to take steps to mitigate the effects of a swine flu outbreak later this year. So far in California, the virus has led to more than 1,000 hospitalizations and 105 deaths.
When it comes to the hugely controversial issue of water, Governor Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders agree that quick action is necessary. However that’s about the only thing they agree on.
The Kyoto Prize, Japan's highest private award for global achievement, is sometimes referred to as the Japanese Nobel. This year's laureates in Computer Science, Cancer research and Social Philosophy will be honored with a Gala and they will also give lectures at local universities.
The Border Patrol has beefed up its operations in San Diego in response to the death of an agent last month. The agent, Robert Rosas, was killed while patrolling the border in Campo.
Would it be hyperbolic to say that Americans grappling with the health care change proposals are more tightly engaged with this issue than with any other domestic issue in the last 50 years? The emotions that charge town hall meetings, radio programs, newspaper editorials, blogs and kitchen table conversations seem stronger and more universal now than they were even during Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society makeover.
A judge today denied a prosecutor's request to increase the $2 million bail for a Ramona businessman accused of orchestrating a plan to blow up a rental home he owned to collect insurance money.
Gas prices in San Diego County have remained flat over the past few days. We're joined on Morning Edition by Phil Flynn, Senior Market Analyst at PFG Best Research in Chicago, and a Fox Business News contributor.
A bloody riot at the California Institution for Men in Chino left dormitories in shambles, and sent 175 inmates to the hospital. The race-fueled riot was the latest example of the problems that currently exist in the state's overcrowded prison system. We speak to an SDSU professor, and the founder of the Second Chance program about what can be done to fix California's correctional system.
There's been an angry reaction to health care reform at some Town Hall meetings this month. KPBS political correspondent Gloria Penner explores the recent history of public outrage in politics and what forces could be fueling this health care backlash.
The Obama administration appears to be backing away from the idea that a health care overhaul has to include the option of a government-run insurance program. If this public plan is removed from the bills currently under construction in Congress, it could be replaced by nonprofit health insurance plans run on the co-op model.
Year-round pleasant weather is a hallmark of San Diego. But officially the summer will end in less than a month. Police and some politicians say the alcohol ban at city beaches has been an across-the-board success. But there are still some people who miss the days when you could kick back on the sand with a beer.