skip to main content

Listen

Read

Watch

Schedules

Programs

Events

Give

Account

Donation Heart Ribbon

Stories for June 28, 2010

State Cancer Study Shows No Cluster In Carlsbad

June 28
By Amita Sharma

State health officials say a preliminary check shows that people who live in Carlsbad are not getting cancer at higher rates than the general population.

Calif. Advocacy Groups Call For Tougher Laws To Combat Human Trafficking

June 28
Jenny O'Mara, California Capitol Network

People concerned about human trafficking in California are trying to bring awareness to the issue. California Against Slavery organized an event at the state Capitol Monday to call for stiffer state laws against the crimes.

Vista Cuts Ribbon On New Civic Center

June 28
By Kyla Calvert

Vista leaders will invite the public to the city’s new civic center Tuesday. The building is one of six projects the city is paying for with a sales tax increase.

SD City Council Votes To Go Ahead With New Central Library

June 28
By Alison St John
Tease photo

San Diego City Council has voted to go ahead and build a new central library downtown. The building will break ground in August, but millions of dollars still need to be raised to complete the project.

FRONTLINE/World: Troubled Water

June 28
FRONTLINE/World: Troubled Water  Tease photo

Frontline/World investigates one of its own stories, “The Play Pump,” which promised to use a merry-go-round and the power of children to help meet the dire need for fresh water in southern Africa. After the story aired in 2005, major donors in the United States — and the U.S. government itself — launched a multimillion-dollar campaign to install the device in thousands of African schools and villages. Now, correspondent Amy Costello investigates what happened to those communities, as the promise of the PlayPump fell short.

High Court: Gun Rights Apply Across The Nation

June 28
NPR
Tease photo

The Supreme Court held Monday that Americans have the right to own a gun for self-defense anywhere they live, expanding the conservative court's embrace of gun rights since John Roberts became chief justice.

NOVA: The Spy Factory

June 28
NOVA: The Spy Factory  Tease photo

NOVA exposes the hidden world of high-tech, 21st-century eavesdropping carried out by the National Security Agency (NSA). Today, the NSA is the world’s largest intelligence agency, three times the size of the CIA and far more secret. Its mission is to eavesdrop on the world — from cell phones in Europe to pay phones in Afghanistan to email messages from Pakistan to Baghdad. But since 9/11, it also has turned its giant ear inward, listening in without warrant on thousands of American citizens, many of whom are on the government’s secret watch list, now more than half-a-million names long.

Books: What Are Your Favorite Children's Books?

June 28
By Jen Paton
Tease photo

Further mining the depths of your childhood, Culture Lust wants to know: what books kept you up under the covers when you were a kid?

Human Rights Implications Of Mexico's Drug Violence

June 28
These Days

Reports of human rights violations in Mexico have risen sharply since 2006. We talk to Ken Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, about the Merida Initiative and how the U.S. can help stop human rights abuses in Mexico.

The Best New Children's Books for Summer

June 28
These Days
Tease photo

As the publishing industry tries to stay relevant in a world of e-readers and media distractions, children's books have remained popular. San Diego State is home to a large online database of children's book reviews. We'll talk with one of those reviewers about what makes a good book for kids and get some recommendations.

Sacramento Update: Budget Deficit, Ballot Measures, Gov's Race

June 28
These Days

California is facing a $19 billion budget deficit, and the governor is proposing to reduce state worker pay to minimum wage until a budget deal is reached. We talk to John Myers about the latest on the budget deficit, the governor's race, and a couple of the propositions that have qualified for the November ballot.

La Niña Expected To Bring Dry Weather To San Diego

June 28
By Susan Murphy
Tease photo

Climatologists say San Diego and the entire southwestern United States can expect dry conditions this fall and winter because El Niño has ended and La Niña is setting in.

Robert Byrd, Longest-Serving U.S. Senator, Dies

June 28
David Welna, NPR
Tease photo

Robert C. Byrd, the longest-serving senator in U.S. History died Monday. He was 92. Byrd was best known for his ardent defense of both the U.S. Constitution his love of Senate history.

Cancer Rate Study for Carlsbad Due Today

June 28
By Amita Sharma
Tease photo

State officials will release initial results Monday on whether there's an unusually high number of cancer cases in Carlsbad. But parents of cancer patients say those results are unlikely to produce any real answers.

Local Event: 'Heavy Metal'

June 28
By Beth Accomando
Tease photo

City Beat kicks off its first Movie Night at the Birch North Park Theater tonight with the 80s animated cult classic "Heavy Metal."

New Bill Would Allow State To Reject Health Insurance Rate Hikes

June 28
By Kenny Goldberg

A measure that would require health insurers to get prior approval before raising rates continues to advance in the state legislature. Supporters say consumers need some protection from sky high insurance costs.

San Diego City Council To Vote on New Library

June 28
By Joanne Faryon
Tease photo

San Diego City Council will make what could be an historic decision Monday -- they'll vote on whether to go ahead with a new downtown library.

Style is Main Difference Between Tijuana's Mayoral Candidates

June 28
By Amy Isackson

Tijuana voters will choose a new mayor this July 4th. One of the front-runners is a San Diego native. Central themes of the campaigns include border wait times and San Diego and Tijuana’s $6 billion shared regional economy.