Stories for May 6, 2009
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told California lawmakers Wednesday that border security is improving. Tanya Snyder reports.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said yesterday California should talk about legalizing marijuana. Today the controversy over those comments followed him to San Diego. KPBS reporter Tom Fudge has more.
Rattlesnake season has arrived, and California residents should take steps to avoid getting bitten as severe reactions are becoming more common, a UC San Diego doctor cautioned today.
FBI agents are looking into whether a letter written on behalf of Bill Clinton's former military adviser was doctored. This week, a federal judge sentenced Wade Sanders to 37 months in prison for possession of child porn. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has details.
Is life toxic? Award-winning paleontologist Peter Ward thinks it is and has put forth a provocative theory about the unhealthy relationship between humans and other life forms and the planet in his new book The Medea Hypothesis: Is Life on Earth Ultimately Self-Destructive?
A new survey shows most Californians are concerned about having a sufficient supply of water. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce tells us most people are also willing to do more to conserve.
Should Congress and the White House reinstate the federal ban on assault weapons? We'll talk with KPBS Political Correspondent Gloria Penner about the politics of guns.
Are you prepared for the May 19 special election? We speak to representatives from the campaigns for and against propositions 1A-1F about the budget-related measures on the state ballot.
Two Marine pilots were killed when a Super Cobra military attack helicopter carrying live ordnance crashed in the East County, sparking a quickly extinguished one-acre brush fire, authorities said today.
International news may be affecting the price of oil in the US as conflicts heat up in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. We're joined on Morning Edition by Phil Flynn Senior Market Analyst at Alaron Trading in Chicago, and a Fox Business News contributor.
The Obama administration on Wednesday immersed itself in high-stakes diplomacy with the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan, seeking more cooperation against Taliban militants. At the outset, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton publicly apologized for a U.S. bombing strike that the Afghans said killed dozens of civilians.