Listen

Read

Watch

Schedules

Programs

Events

Give

Account

Donation Heart Ribbon

Stories for February 2, 2009

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Feb. 2
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting
0 Comments

San Diego Weekend: Dead Horses, Lady Dottie, and Sue Palmer

Feb. 2
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
0 Comments
Tease photo

In looking at San Diegans' photos from the weekend, it seemed to me fewer photogs were out on the street. & Everyone must have been shopping and preparing for the Super Bowl - and then actually watching it. & Although, if you're like me, you were also watching the Australian Open. & Poor Federer! & Dang, he plays a beautiful game of tennis. Here are a few shots from the cameras of San Diegans taken over the weekend.

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Feb. 2
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting
0 Comments

Dilemma at City Hall

Feb. 2
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
0 Comments

The San Diego City Council has asked the city attorney to assess the city’s legal liability if it does NOT install fire sprinkler systems at city hall. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Returning Marines Say Iraq Deployment was Different

Feb. 2
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
0 Comments

A steady stream of Marines will arrive back at Camp Pendleton from Iraq this month. A few hundred have already returned from a one year deployment. KPBS reporter Alison St John spoke with a Marine Captain who says this deployment was very different from previous tours in Iraq.

Fallen Fruit Comes To San Diego For Communal Jam Making

Feb. 2
KPBS Public Broadcasting
0 Comments

Fallen Fruit is an LA -based activist art project that uses the concept of "public fruit" to get people thinking about the vitality of their communities and neighborhoods. They map the public fruit in a neighborhood, organize community fruit foraging and communal jam making sessions. The idea is to distribute the commonly owned resources to the community. We'll talk with the founding members of Fallen Fruit.

San Diego Naval Housing Set to Soothe Sailors

Feb. 2
KPBS Public Broadcasting
0 Comments

New housing going up at Naval Base San Diego is set to give sailors a sort of spa treatment between tough stints at sea.

Environmentalists Explain Why UCSD, Wal-Mart are Leaders in Sustainability

Feb. 2
KPBS Public Broadcasting
0 Comments

How can San Diego businesses become more environmentally sustainable? Can local businesses become more sustainable, and cut costs at the same time? What can we learn from the examples set by Wal-Mart and UCSD? What are the biggest hurdles to getting the people to adopt more sustainable lifestyles? Host Maureen Cavanaugh speaks to Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund, and Lisa Shaffer about the importance of sustainability.

San Diegans Feeling Pain of Recession

Feb. 2
KPBS Public Broadcasting
0 Comments

Everyone is feeling the pain of the recession. How deep is the recession cutting into San Diego? Conventional wisdom has it that San Diego -- with its relatively diverse economy -- is relatively insulated from a downturn. As the local unemployment figures creep up, we feel increasingly vulnerable. We look at the local situation, what sectors are hurting the most and why, whether there are any bright spots and the outlook for the next year.

Why Doctors Fear Death

Feb. 2
These Days
0 Comments

What's the role of doctors beyond the technical practice of medicine? Dr. Pauline Chen, author of "Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality," talks about the need for compassion and empathy by doctors when dealing with patients and their families.

Economy Creates a Tough Course for Buick Invitational

Feb. 2
By Dwane Brown, Alan Ray and KPBS Public Broadcasting
0 Comments

Practice rounds begin today for the annual Buick Invitational Golf Tournament at Torrey Pines. Joining us on Morning Edition is Tom Wilson, executive director of the Buick Invitational, to tell us how the recession is impacting the tournament.

Doctors Learning About New Rules For Dying Patients

Feb. 2
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting
0 Comments

California has a new law that requires doctors to discuss end-of-life treatment options with terminally ill patients. The San Diego County Medical Society is trying to educate physicians about the new protocols. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

San Diego Cities' Reserves - Money in the Bank

Feb. 2
By Alison St John
0 Comments

Most people try to save money for a rainy day, and a healthy savings account is a blessing in a time like this. Local governments, like people, vary in how well prepared they are for this economic downturn. KPBS reporter Alison St John surveyed all 18 cities in San Diego County to find out how much money in the bank they have to tide them over.

SD Unified Explores Food Stamp Help On Campus

Feb. 2
KPBS Public Broadcasting
0 Comments

San Diego parents who are struggling to put food on the table might soon get help from the San Diego Unified School District. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.