Stories for March 14, 2011
The guy who caught NPR fundraiser Ron Schiller making disparaging remarks about Republicans, and other people he didn't like, has released the full video tape his henchmen surreptitiously made.
Japan's nuclear safety agency says an explosion has been heard at Unit 2 of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant.
Experts say radiation exposure from the stricken nuclear power plants in Japan is a concern. But so far, they don't think people living in the United States are at risk.
The farm-to-table craze is the most popular trend in restaurants right now. But, how about the "backyard garden-to-table?" This month, we combine our Food and Garden programs and bring you two experts on growing your food and eating it, too.
Home Post Blog: I know a lot of you out there have loved ones on the USS Ronald Reagan, and you’re probably a little freaked out about the news that some members of the crew were exposed to radiation as they flew off the Japan coast. Well, the commanding officer of the Reagan has written a letter of reassurance on Facebook.
What can San Diegans do to help the victims of the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan? And, what challenges has the local Japanese community faced as it tries to contact family and friends back home? We speak to the president of UC San Diego's Japanese Student Association, the director of disaster services for the local Red Cross, and KPBS Science and Technology Reporter Peggy Pico.
Could this be the year SDSU wins its first NCAA Tournament game? And, what are the chances this year's Aztecs could make it deep into the tournament? We speak to sports reporter Mark Zeigler about the Aztecs first round matchup against Northern Colorado, and the big challenges SDSU will face in the West Region.
Why did Governor Jerry Brown ask the state legislature to postpone its vote on his spending plan, and his proposal for a June special election? And, what are the main areas of disagreement between the governor and Republicans in the state senate? We get the latest details on the budget talks from John Myers with "The California Report."
Analysts are crunching number to see how the new census data that came out last week could affect electoral districts in the future.
Officials say a hydrogen explosion occurred Monday at Unit 3 of the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, similar to an earlier one at a different unit of the facility. The trouble started after Friday's quake knocked out power and the tsunami damaged backup generators needed to power cooling systems.