Listen

Read

Watch

Schedules

Programs

Events

Give

Account

Donation Heart Ribbon

Stories for October 1, 2010

Insight: Finding A Place To Land

Oct. 1
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
2 Comments
Tease photo

It’s been four years since San Diego voters rejected the nutty idea of moving their international airport to Miramar Air Station and sharing it with the Marines. But that vote of no confidence meant San Diego would still be stuck with a one-runway airport called Lindbergh Field which may someday run out of landing space.

Route To Asylum By Some Somalis Raises Security Concerns

Oct. 1
San Diego Week
1 Comment
Tease photo

When America's system of political asylum works correctly, people who have suffered under repressive regimes can find a safe haven in the U.S. to begin new lives. But when that same system is manipulated, some fear political asylum can be used by dangerous people to enter the U.S. legally.

Analysis Of The Gubernatorial Debates

Oct. 1
San Diego Week
0 Comments
Tease photo

Republican Meg Whitman and Democrat Jerry Brown are coming to the voters by way of debates on television and radio.

Census Data Shows San Diego Families In Poverty Increasing

Oct. 1
San Diego Week
1 Comment
Tease photo

According to a report from a local think tank released this week, 100,000 more San Diegans fell into economic hardship between 2007 and 2009. These numbers came from the latest census data.

Task Force Proposes Conditions On Prop D

Oct. 1
San Diego Week
0 Comments
Tease photo

Voters in the City of San Diego have a proposition on the November ballot which promises to bring in an extra $100 million to the deficit-ridden general fund by raising the city sales tax by half a cent.

American Masters: A Letter To Elia

Oct. 1
0 Comments
American Masters: A Letter To Elia  Tease photo

Elia Kazan’s name was brought front and center to the world again during the buzz surrounding the March 1999 Academy Awards. He was to receive an Oscar for Lifetime Achievement, an honor that divided Hollywood. "A Letter To Elia," written and directed by Scorsese and his longtime collaborator Kent Jones, is a deeply personal film, a frank portrait and self-portrait, and an equally frank acknowledgement of the closeness and the distance between artists and their art.

Antiques Roadshow: Philadelphia, Pa. - Hour Two

Oct. 1
0 Comments
Antiques Roadshow: Philadelphia, Pa. - Hour Two  Tease photo

At ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, appraiser John Sollo of David Rago Auctions discovers a mahogany chair by famous eccentric Arts and Crafts maker Charles Rohlf. One of only four known to exist in this style, the chair blurs the boundary between furniture and art. Sollo stuns the owner, who clearly needs a seat after she learns the chair is valued at $80,000-$120,000 at auction.

Kaiser Attempts Flu Shot World Record

Oct. 1
By Kenny Goldberg
1 Comment

Kaiser Permanente will try to set a world record tomorrow by vaccinating some 10,000 San Diegans against the flu. The marathon event will take place at Qualcomm Stadium.

Farm Jobs Big In San Diego, But Not Among Americans

Oct. 1
By Ruxandra Guidi
1 Comment
Tease photo

Despite the high unemployment, Americans in San Diego aren't taking farm jobs. The United Farm Workers' Take Our Jobs Campaign has been trying to change that.

INDEPENDENT LENS: Compañeras

Oct. 1
0 Comments
Tease photo

This film is a profile of America's first all-female mariachi band --Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles. This 12-member group has taken on a male-dominated musical tradition and expanded the popularity of mariachi music. Combining performances with behind-the-scenes drama, "Compañeras" reveals the intense, passionate world of female mariachi. Terrence Howard hosts.

Masterpiece Mystery! Wallander, Series II: Faceless Killers

Oct. 1
0 Comments
Masterpiece Mystery! Wallander, Series II: Faceless Killers  Tease photo

Kenneth Branagh returns for a second season as detective Kurt Wallander. Based on the novels by best-selling author Henning Mankell, Wallander battles crimes, and his own demons, in the bucolic yet brutal seaside town of Ystad, Sweden. In "Faceless Killers," Wallander investigates the brutal slaying of an elderly couple at an isolated farmhouse. The fallout from the case leads the detective to doubt everything, including his abilities as a police officer.

Lower Your Taxes! Now And Forever With Ed Slott

Oct. 1
0 Comments
Lower Your Taxes! Now And Forever With Ed Slott  Tease photo

In this all-new program, Slott answers pressing viewer retirement questions: how not to run out of money in retirement, ROTH IRA conversion traps, 10 steps to pay less taxes, a rundown of key retirement terms, how to pick retirement professionals, and much more. Shot before a live audience, "Lower Your Taxes! Now And Forever" features Slott's humorous and informative style, filled with poignant anecdotes and a fresh new look. Throughout the special, Slott manages to make difficult subjects, including estate planning, family conversations about money, and retirement planning, understandable and fun.

Rick Steves' Europe: London: Royal And Rambunctious

Oct. 1
0 Comments
Rick Steves' Europe: London: Royal And Rambunctious  Tease photo

In this episode, we whisper secrets across the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral and eat our way through Soho. Then we check out the treasures of the new British Library, roll with the drums at the Changing of the Guard, and cruise the Thames to Kew Gardens.

False Rape Accusation Furthers Institutionalized Racism

Oct. 1
San Diego Week
5 Comments
Tease photo

Last week, a 15-year-old Encinitas girl told her parents and police that she'd been kidnapped and raped by three Latino men. Before she admitted that the entire story was fabricated, the police had conducted an intense manhunt in a community already on high alert after the murders of teenagers Chelsea King and Amber Dubois. The story raises questions of how false accusations like this impact communities of color already vulnerable to institutionalized racism.

Review: 'Let Me In'

Oct. 1
By Beth Accomando
7 Comments
Tease photo

“Let Me In” (opening October 1 throughout San Diego) is a remake of the sweetly horrific Swedish film “Let the Right One In.” In a nutshell: Please see the original. You can listen to our Film Club of the Air discussion as well.

Business Group Wants Guaranteed Reforms In Addition To Prop.D

Oct. 1
Editors Roundtable
1 Comment

A group of local business leaders released a report this week calling for the city to commit to a number of fiscal reforms to go along with Proposition D. What kind of reforms are the business leaders calling for? And, how important will support from the business community be to the Prop. D campaign?

What Will Break Tie Between Jerry Brown And Meg Whitman?

Oct. 1
Editors Roundtable
0 Comments

California gubernatorial candidates Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman are in a virtual tie in the latest polls. What are the strengths and weaknesses of each candidate? And, how might the debates impact the race for governor?

More Local Children, Working Families Living In Poverty

Oct. 1
Editors Roundtable
4 Comments

How many local families have been pushed into poverty as a result of the recession? We discuss the latest U.S. Census Bureau statistics on poverty in San Diego, and the measures that can be taken locally to reduce the rate of poverty.

SDSU Celebrates 40 Years Of Women Studies

Oct. 1
By Dwane Brown, Nick Stoffel
0 Comments

Did you know San Diego State University is home to the nation's first women's studies program? It's now celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Comic-Con In San Diego Until 2015

Oct. 1
By Beth Accomando, Dwane Brown, Nick Stoffel
0 Comments

Comic book fans, celebrities and superheroes will descend on San Diego for several more summer's to come. Comic-Con officials have decided to stay in town for at least five more years.

New Marijuana Law Decreases Penalty

Oct. 1
By Kyla Calvert
4 Comments

The deadline for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign or veto hundreds of bills passed Thursday night. One of the bills he signed into law changes the penalty for marijuana possession.

Public Safety And San Diego's Prop. D

Oct. 1
By Katie Orr
4 Comments

Could a sales tax increase in the city of San Diego help restore budget cuts to public safety? Two councilmen had different answers to that question in a debate Thursday night over Proposition D.

Wheelchair Rugby Is More Than A Game

Oct. 1
By Kenny Goldberg
1 Comment
Tease photo

Rugby isn't for the faint of heart. And neither is the wheelchair version of the sport. We'll take a look at a group of men who live to compete in wheelchair rugby.

Thunderstorms Possible Friday For San Diego

Oct. 1
By Ed Joyce
0 Comments
Tease photo

There's still a chance for thunderstorms the next few days in San Diego County. The blustery weather could affect the Miramar Air Show this weekend.