Stories for June 28, 2011
The City of San Diego and community organizations are offering free energy-education classes to help San Diegans conserve energy and save money.
Titus, king of the mountain gorillas of Rwanda, is one of only 700 of his kind alive today. Ian Redmond documents Titus’ extraordinary life, from his early days to his rise to power as a silverback. Archival footage documents Titus and his family, as well as a visit from a young David Attenborough and many of the people who have been on the frontlines of the efforts to protect him and all of the gorillas in Rwanda.
NOVA scienceNOW: Hubble’s Amazing Rescue; Gangster Birds; Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa; How Memory Works
This program takes viewers behind the scenes on a riveting journey with the team of astronauts and engineers charged with saving the famous "orbiting observatory" against all odds. Also in this program, see how ecologist Jeff Hoover has stumbled on a clue that might unravel the most brutal reign of terror in the avian world. Then "Dr. Q," as his patients and students know him, is an associate professor of neurosurgery and oncology at Johns Hopkins University, where he is in hot pursuit of a breakthrough in the treatment of brain cancer. And neurobiologists and psychologists are discovering the details of how memory works.
Over the next five years the San Diego Unified School District is planning to reduce student busing. At the same time there is a plan to improve the quality of neighborhood schools as part of the Vision 2020 initiative. KPBS is interested in hearing about your experiences with district busing and your neighborhood school.
The 2012 race for mayor in San Diego is shaping up to be one of the most interesting city elections in recent memory. We've seen high-profile local politicians like Congressman Bob Filner and Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher start lining up as announced candidates for the position. Several of the strong contenders in the race are gay, which seems to change San Diego's politically conservative image - or does it?
Today, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors is meeting to discuss potential changes to the boundaries of its legislative districts. Every 10 years, redistricting happens in the county and throughout the state. We speak to an attorney from the ACLU and a community member from southeast San Diego who are both concerned about the way the county draws its district maps.
The nicest thing I can say about "Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon" (opening June 29 at 9pm throughout San Diego in an attempt to pad the weekend box office with a few extra IMAX/3D dollars) is that it's better than "Sucker Punch," which is currently holding firm as my choice for worst film of the year.
Home Post Blog: Are you a military spouse looking for a career but frustrated at the lack of opportunities out there? Well, here’s a bit of good news. The Department of Defense is kicking off new partnership with Fortune 500 companies to help open professional doors for the wives and husbands of servicemembers.