Stories for February 10, 2010
Baja Calfiornia's Attorney General Rommel Moreno says the arrests of two drug gang leaders who operated in Tijuana are not a death blow for the brutal drug trafficking group. Meanwhile, Mexican authorities have linked one of the alleged leaders to yet more heinous crimes.
New research shows Latinos make up the vast majority of new cases of co-infection of tuberculosis and HIV. The situation has changed over the last 20 years.
"A Better Way Of Dying" looks at legal and medical issues surrounding end-of-life care, The authors discuss a patient's right to die, a "compassion protocol" for dealing with terminal illness and how to achieve "comfort care" only instead of treatment for every reversible condition.
Filmmaker Nicole Opper's documentary "Off and Running" is a story about an African-American teenage girl's search for her birth mom as she is being raised by her Jewish, lesbian adoptive parents.
The Winter Olympic Games get underway on Friday... and plenty of American athletes prepared for competition in San Diego County. Joining us on Morning Edition is the director of the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Tracy Lamb. He tells us how the center is helping the U-S bring home the gold.
We talk to voiceofsandiego.org reporters Kelly Bennett and Dagny Salas about their reporting series, "Out Of Reach" and discuss San Diego County's safety net for the poor.
This evening San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chair Pam Slater-Price delivers the State of the County address. KPBS Political Correspondent Gloria Penner tells us what she thinks should be in the speech.
Everyone seems to agree that San Diego’s world class waterfront has not been developed to its full potential. A North Embarcadero Visionary Plan has been in the works for decades. The San Diego Port District wants to break ground on the first phase this year. But the California Coastal Commission staff recommends denying the permit. The Commission will make its decision tomorrow.
California counties say State Controller John Chiang's report on over-payments to dead people in an in-home care program is way off base. San Diego County officials said last week the controller's review of alleged overpayments here was faulty.