Stories for June 7, 2010
California Secretary of State Debra Bowen is embracing Twitter as another way to share election results. She says the social media format allows Twitter followers to set the agenda.
Lawyers for the University of California will head to court tomorrow to try to prevent nurses at five UC hospitals from going on strike. More than 11,000 nurses statewide plan to walk off the job on Thursday.
The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education is one step closer to picking a new superintendent. The trustees could name the top three finalists as early as tomorrow.
The "History Detectives" season premiere launches into space for an exhilarating hour exploring the excitement, promise and ingenuity that fueled America’s foray into space exploration. In the segment “Moon Museum,” Gwendolyn Wright investigates the audacious notion that Andy Warhol’s art may be on the moon.
Primary Day in California is just a day away, and elections officials are scrambling to get everything ready in time.
Millions of people first saw 16-year-old singer Nikki Yanofsky when she performed the Olympics theme song, “I Believe,” during the opening ceremonies of the 2010 games in Vancouver. To Canadian audiences, however, Nikki is already a famous and accomplished singer. In this new special, shot at the Mercure Theatre in Montreal, PBS audiences will experience her unique blend of jazz, classic pop and original songs.
Senior Political Correspondent Gloria Penner reflects on Tuesday's primary election in San Diego after examining the county’s voter turnout for the last three June elections.
Why do we derive pleasure from using substances that are not good for us? What's going on in our bodies and our brains that allows us to enjoy the effect of chemicals that can potentially kill us? And why in the world didn't evolution take care of this problem a long time ago? We'll talk to scientists about what happens to the body when you use cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana.
The vast majority of climate scientists agree that global warming is happening and has been for some time. So why do millions of Americans still doubt the evidence of global climate change? We speak to Naomi Oreskes about her new book "Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming."
The government is appealing the overturning of a Camp Pendleton Marine's murder conviction in a major Iraqi war crimes case.
My first reporting job out of college was in Durango, Colorado. It was an emotional time. I was leaving the place I grew up and everyone I knew to live by myself in a tiny town known for its skiing...I am a horrible skier. As I headed out of town to start my broadcasting career I passed SDSU and the KPBS sign soaring above Interstate 8. I told myself that I’d find my way back some day.
In Chula Vista, a city councilman has been cleared of campaign finance violations, while the city copes with a confusing ballot initiative to outlaw project labor agreements and its first-ever election of a city attorney.
We discuss the consequences adults face for allowing underage drinking on their property and how parents can talk to their teens about drinking and responsible behavior.
San Diego police have arrested 43 individuals accused of dealing drugs in downtown neighborhoods.
Mexican authorities say they've discovered a suspected smuggling tunnel east of the San Ysidro border crossing in Baja California.
Oceanside voters will decide whether to adopt a city charter tomorrow. Proposition K would affect development in the city, and jobs.
Chula Vista residents vote this week for a mayor, two council members and a city attorney. Chula Vista voters passed a charter amendment in 2008 to establish an elected city attorney for the first time.