Stories for November 4, 2010
For the first time in the U.S., Americans have a new way to treat their pain.
A Colorado man accused of trying to videotape customers in the bathroom of a Starbucks near San Diego State University pleaded not guilty this week to trying to use a hidden camera, it was learned today.
Sixteen new cases of whooping cough in children and teens around San Diego County were reported this week, county health officials announced today.
A Coronado-based Navy SEAL faces federal weapons charges following his arrest this week on suspicion of conspiring to sell machine guns and other firearms smuggled into the country from Iraq and Afghanistan, authorities said today.
Federal agents arrested three San Diego men this week, they are accused of providing aid to terrorists. Al Shabab is a group based in Somalia - it's listed by the U.S. government as a terrorist group with links to al-Qaida. KPBS Investigative reporter Amita Sharma shares details of the case that were revealed in the unsealed indictment.
What's the best way to improve the nation's struggling public school system? We speak to education historian Diane Ravitch about her book "The Death and Life of the Great American School System." Find out why the former advocate for No Child Left Behind is now opposed to using a "top-down" approach to reform struggling schools.
Just days before the midterm election, a group of Republican senators asked the government what it would cost to deport every single undocumented immigrant. Here's a look into the monetary cost of our current policy of deportation.
This segment on healthcare starts with the news of California's federal waiver allowing the addition of 500,000 more people to MediCal. Then New York Times bestselling author T.R. Reid ("The healing of America") tells us that " despite all the rights and privileges and entitlements Americans enjoy today, we have never decided to provide medical care for everybody who needs it." Reid talks about what we can learn from other countries -- if we're willing.
The federal government has given California a waiver to expand and restructure the Medi-Cal program. The waiver will allow the state to put into motion some of the key elements of health care reform.