Stories for March 17, 2010
UCSD researchers will take part in a clinical trial designed to develop new drugs for women with fast-growing breast cancers. One of the goals is to speed up the drug development process.
Business generated from tourism has taken a hit in San Diego County because of the poor economy. But officials hope a new state visitors center in eastern San Diego County will encourage more travelers to spend money in the region.
To celebrate St. Patrick's Day and all things Irish, we have a special hour of music, storytelling and performance for you. The San Diego band Skelpin will perform in our KPBS studios. Members of Write Out Loud will share their favorite Irish literature, and three local Irish will explain what it is about the Irish that Americans just don't understand.
Will we ever know exactly what happened to the Toyota Prius that allegedly sped out of control on a local freeway last week? And, if the findings do show that there was a malfunction in the car, what are the legal ramifications. We speak to experts on car electronics and the law.
Now that the candidate filing deadline has come and gone, we take a look at how this year's San Diego political races are shaping up. KPBS Political Correspondent Gloria Penner talks about a few of the most interesting match-ups.