Stories for January 26, 2009
Genes affect your personality and the way you fit into social networks. That's the conclusion of a study co-written by a UCSD professor. KPBS Reporter Tom Fudge has more.
A woman has given birth to eight babies in a hospital south of Los Angeles, the world's second live-born set of octuplets.
San Diego city council is considering a new proposal in the ongoing legal battle over the seals living in La Jollas Childrens pool. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Nearly 90-thousand Californians with asthma have trouble understanding their doctor. A new report from the U-C-L-A Center for Health Policy Research reveals language barriers and a lack of education contribute to the problem. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
What's wrong with the way California funds its critical infrastructure projects? Have you noticed that many needed state projects, whether it be highway expansions or education improvements, seem to be bogged down in delays and complications? Host Maureen Cavanaugh speaks to PPIC researcher Ellen Hanak about the new report "Paying for Infrastructure: California's Choices". We discuss the pros and cons of using general obligation bonds to pay for much needed infrastructure projects.
California is facing a $40 billion budget deficit over the next 18 months, and major cuts may be made to school funding in an effort to close the budget gap. One San Diego Unified School District board member has some controversial ideas for how the local district can save money. Host Maureen Cavanaugh speaks to John de Beck about his ideas for saving the district $70 million over the next two school years. We also speak to KPBS Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis about the financial condition of local schools.
Their homecoming was delayed for four hours by fog, but some 300 Marines and sailors returned from Iraq to Camp Pendleton after a deployment of more than a year.
How do our bodies change when we reach middle age? How can we keep ourselves happy and healthy when battling the stresses of the current economic climate? We'll talk with a doctor who focuses on the connection between weight, mood and sex in midlife.
Today marks the end of an international symposium at San Diego Hospice that's focused on keeping people comfortable as they die. They say their brand of medicine saves money and it makes a lot more sense than letting people die in hospitals. KPBS health reporter Tom Fudge has more.
A Torrey Pines High School alum sets a PGA Tour record en route to his first professional victory. We're joined on Morning Edition by North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.
Greening the economy could literally mean greening your car. A new group in San Diego wants to produce algae-based fuels. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
Scripps Health has made Fortune magazine's national list of the top 100 companies to work for. It's the second year in a row the San Diego-based hospital group has received the honor. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.