Stories for June 1, 2010
About 1,300 nurses in San Diego are threatening to walk out of their jobs at the local UC hospitals next week. Nurses say they'll go on strike because administrators refuse to address their concerns about inadequate staffing.
Ten extraordinary women, all in their seventies, come to Arizona for a special reunion. They are each different but have one thing in common - each was married to an Apollo astronaut. These women were right at the heart of the most ambitious journey ever made, as America shot for the moon. In exclusive interviews, they tell how it felt to watch their husband blast off into space and about the death, danger and divorce as many of their men struggled to come back to Earth.
San Diego County officials are investigating charges of patient mistreatment at two local community clinics. One patient accused a staff member of pressuring him to have sex.
Is your teenager depressed or moody? San Diego-based psychologists discuss the differences between the two and offer suggestions for parents.
Are tantrums normal, or a sign of something more troubling?
The front-runners for the California Attorney General's Democratic nomination are a district attorney and a former Facebook executive. We're joined on Morning Edition by nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.
While Californians are being asked to decide who will go on to the General Election in a number of races, they’ll also decide the outcome of five ballot measures. The first of these has a famous title: Proposition 13.
A June ballot measure would take a first step toward publicly-funded elections. Proposition 15 would provide money to cover campaigns for one office -- Secretary of State. It's an experiment in getting big money out of politics.
What defines a concussion? And, what are the potential effects of repeated concussions on the brain? We speak to a pair of local experts about the long- and short-term effects of concussions, the latest NFL rules changes, and the challenges to identifying when a person has suffered a concussion.
Election Day in California is just a week away, but so far most vote-by-mail voters are hanging onto their ballots. Only approximately 15 percent have sent them in statewide.
We discuss the details of AB 1998 and find out about the most common types of trash found on the beaches of California.
What do you think should be done to ensure that DNA samples get tested at crime labs? Are you willing to pay more in taxes to fight crime through DNA testing? We discuss how the backlog of evidence may impact public safety in San Diego.
Drug smugglers were caught red-handed early today, unloading about 2 tons of marijuana from a boat in La Jolla, and two men were arrested at Dog Beach about an hour later as a crowd scattered from another boat that came ashore there, police said.