Stories for February 1, 2010
The aircraft carrier the USS Carl Vinson has left Haiti and resumed its scheduled journey toward San Diego.
Over a single generation, the Web and digital media have remade nearly every aspect of modern culture, transforming the way we work, learn and connect in ways that we're only beginning to understand. FRONTLINE producer Rachel Dretzin ("Growing Up Online") teams up with one of the leading thinkers of the digital age, Douglas Rushkoff ("The Persuaders," "Merchants of Cool"), to continue to explore life on the virtual frontier.
NOVA joins a new generation of archeologists as they probe areas of Machu Picchu that haven't been touched since the time of the Incas and unearth burials of the people who built the sacred site. This program explores the extraordinary trail of clues that began on that fateful day in 1911 and continues to the present.
San Diego County's busiest trauma center is expanding. Scripps Mercy Hospital has broken ground on a new building to house its emergency and trauma departments.
Two national retail chains with grocery stores in San Diego County are looking at policies that may change the type of fish they sell.
The mother of two children who went missing in Tijuana during heavy rains nearly two weeks ago provided a DNA sample in San Diego Monday. She wants to know if the bodies of two children found here last week are her children.
The blandly named Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility is huge, squatting over some 700 acres of Otay Mesa about twenty minutes south and east of KPBS and a stone’s throw from the colonias and maquilidoras of Tijuana. After visiting the prison, producer Pat Finn wrote this essay about her impressions.
KPBS goes inside R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility in Otay Mesa for a two-hour broadcast to talk with the prisoners and staff about what life in prison is like. The broadcast marks the first time any radio program has been allowed to tape a program inside prison walls in California. KPBS also sent a photographer to capture images of life inside Donovan.
San Diego’s experiment with the strong mayor form of government is coming to an end. This summer voters will get to decide whether to keep the system or not.
Last week San Diego Hospice marked its 20th anniversary, and one of its doctors, Jeff Stoneberg, was one of four physicians to receive the first ever Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Award.
Hearings to consider a new power plant along the coast in Carlsbad are scheduled to begin Monday.