Stories for March 24, 2009
Pensions are a touchy subject these days, mainly because anyone with a 401(k)-type plan is dealing with the shock of opening statements that show in black and white just how much their hard-earned savings have shrunk.
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders says the citys border with Mexico is secure. But he says he applauds the Obama administrations plan to send more resources to the southwest to fight Mexican drug cartels. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details.
San Diego County Supervisors voted unanimously today to pay for beach water quality testing. The money is intended to be a short-term fix until the state resumes funding the program. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
A military pilot who ejected from a crippled fighter over a San Diego neighborhood "screamed in horror" when he saw the jet had crashed into a home.
Why are geeks the new chic? And how will they dominate the world? We'll talk with the author of "The Geeks' Guide to World Domination" to find out how you can empower your inner geek.
Newspapers are failing, networks and local television stations are rapidly losing revenue. What's a democracy to do? How will we keep an eye on the powers that be if local journalists and investigative reporting disappear? There seems to be general acknowledgement that we need independent journalism if we are to govern ourselves. But who is going to pay for it?
How is the military justice system different from the civilian system? What kinds of military cases occur in San Diego and how are they handled? These Days takes a look at some recent high-profile military cases handled by San Diego attorney Jeremiah Sullivan.
A moderate earthquake struck early Tuesday on the edge of the Salton Sea in Southern California's Imperial County, but there were no immediate reports of any injuries or damages.
More than 1.6 million Americans have served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and San Diego State University wants to be a leader in helping our nation's veterans reach their higher education goals. What programs and services does SDSU offer to veterans? How will the GI Bill be enhanced this summer? We speak to the president of the SDSU Student Veterans Organization, and the assistant veterans coordinator about the challenges they faced, and how improvements to the GI Bill can benefit veterans who are considering college.
Two of the nation's most well-known politicians are continuing an interesting alliance. We're joined on Morning Edition by independent Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy (MICK-Elroy).
San Diego City Council President Ben Hueso recently announced his intention to run for the 79th District State Assembly seat in 2010. KPBS Metro Reporter Katie Orr sat down with Mr. Hueso to talk about his candidacy and why he decided to run.
Students are demanding the San Diego Unified School District protect magnet school bus transportation next year. The district wants to cut magnet school buses to save 10 million dollars. Parents and teachers also plan to speak-out against that idea at today's school board meeting. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.