Stories for April 6, 2010
A California prison inmate's family waited for hours in El Centro but never got a chance to celebrate Reggie Cole's release from custody.
A 945-kilowatt solar system that was switched on today will provide enough energy to run the pumps at the Otay Mesa water treatment plant during the day.
"Eyes on the Prize" is an award-winning 14-hour television series produced by Blackside and narrated by Julian Bond. Through contemporary interviews and historical footage, the series covers all of the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954-1985. The series continues with episodes: "Ain't Scared Of Your Jails 1960-1961," and "No Easy Walk 1961-1963."
The agency that manages the state's electrical-service grid blamed its own personnel today for a blackout that left roughly a quarter-million San Diego County homes and businesses without power for about 45 minutes last week.
San Diego County Emergency officials say the Easter earthquake is great preparation for a future disaster.
This documentary draws upon the work of some of the world's greatest artists and sculptors, who across two millennia have depicted the Buddha's life in art rich in beauty and complexity. His biography is also tracked geographically across the sweeping landscapes of northern India. The testimony of contemporary Buddhists -- including Pulitzer prize-winning poet W.S. Merwin and His Holiness the Dalai Lama -- provides insight into the ancient narrative. To tell his story is to understand his teaching. And to understand his teaching is to gain new insight into what it is to be human.
San Diego County seems to be getting a lot of rain this year, but residents are still urged to conserve. We discuss what rainfall and snow pack numbers mean, how they compare to previous years and what this means for drought conditions in the region.
A new study from UC San Diego suggests that increased competition for college admission has lead to increased competition among college-educated parents and more time spent with their children on college preparation.
Lawmakers in California are back to work and a multi-billion-dollar budget deficit should keep them busy. We're joined on Morning Edition by nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.
As part of our monthly segments on ethics in science and technology, we'll look at the controversy over researchers studying crime up close and personal.
Calexico, 30 miles from the epicenter of Sunday’s earthquake, was not as badly damaged as Mexicali. But its downtown was hard hit.
The first phase of San Diego’s long debated North Embarcadero Visionary Plan does not include a bayfront park, but California Coastal Commission staff hope that will come later.