Stories for June 11, 2009
This is the extraordinary story of interspecies cooperation between killer whales and whalers in Australia as they joined in hunts for migrating baleen whales. Rooted in historical fact and told by members of the community who witnessed the hunts, it demonstrates the incredible intelligence of the killer whales and the remarkable trust of the whaling community that was the basis of a partnership that lasted nearly 100 years.
San Diego Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña says taking money from cities and counties isn’t the first option for state lawmakers trying to balance California’s budget. But as KPBS reporter Katie Orr explains, Saldaña says no matter what happens local programs will be hurt.
Community clinics in North San Diego County are protesting the governor's proposed cuts to health care programs. Clinic directors say the cuts will devastate the local safety net.
The San Diego Police Officers Association has been granted a temporary restraining order that prevents the city from making any changes to the Deferred Retirement Option Program, or DROP, for the next two weeks.
What compels a person to leave their comfy job on Wall Street so they can risk their life climbing seven of the tallest mountains on earth? We speak to Bo Parfet, author of Die Trying: One Man's Quest to Conquer Seven Summits, about why he climbed the tallest mountains on seven continents, and what he's learned from the experience.
What's it like to be a freshman Republican congressman nowadays? We speak to Congressman Duncan D. Hunter about his first year in office, the nation's ailing economy, and how he thinks the nation's health care system should be changed. We'll also get Hunter's thoughts on the U.S. military's strategic shift to the West Coast.
A University of California study has found that more aggressive use of clean energy would help the state emerge from its $24 billion budget deficit by creating jobs and lowering energy costs.
A new report says a California economic development effort has failed to achieve its key goal of increasing jobs for disadvantaged workers. The program is intended to boost business investment in economically depressed areas.