skip to main content

Listen

Read

Watch

Schedules

Programs

Events

Give

Account

Donation Heart Ribbon

Stories for October 16, 2013

Obama Signs Bill To Avert Default, Open Government

Oct. 16
Associated Press
Tease photo

President Barack Obama has signed a measure into law reopening the federal government and averting a potential default.

The Fiscal Fight's Winners And Losers

Oct. 16
Liz Halloran / NPR
Tease photo

The White House is insisting, publicly at least, that nobody emerged victorious from the government shutdown/debt crisis debacle.

Meals-on-Wheels Jeopardized By Government Shutdown

Oct. 16
By Jill Replogle
Tease photo

The nonprofit organization Meals-on-Wheels says some deliveries of meals to seniors are in jeopardy due to the government shutdown.

San Diego Business Owners Growing Pessimistic

Oct. 16
By Erik Anderson
Tease photo

San Diego business owners are growing less optimistic about economy for the rest of the year and uncertainty is to blame.

San Diego City's General Fund Balance Sheet Shows $12.6M Surplus

Oct. 16
By City News Service

City Council's Budget Committee announces $12.6 million surplus in general fund balance sheet for this fiscal year.

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS: The Lumineers/Shovels & Rope

Oct. 16
By Jennifer Robinson
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS: The Lumineers/Shovels & Rope  Tease photo

The Lumineers and Shovels & Rope bring the best in Americana to the AUSTIN CITY LIMITS stage. Denver’s Lumineers perform their hits “Ho Hey” and “Stubborn Love,” while South Carolina’s Shovels & Rope rocks songs from the LP "O’ Be Joyful."

San Diego Bracing For Thursday's Earthquake Drill

Oct. 16
By City News Service

Nearly 827,000 people countywide have registered to take part in the sixth annual "Great California ShakeOut," scheduled for 10:17 a.m.

Maiden Deployment Of San Diego-Based USS Spruance Underway (Video)

Oct. 16
By Beth Ford Roth
Tease photo

The USS Spruance left homeport Naval Base San Diego today for a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean.

To Reduce Patient Falls, Hospitals Try Alarms, More Nurses

Oct. 16
John Ryan / NPR
Tease photo

A bad fall in the hospital can turn a short visit into a long stay.

More Angst For College Applicants: A Glitchy Common App

Oct. 16
Eric Westervelt / NPR
Tease photo

For many high school students this year, the already stressful process of applying to college has been made far worse by major technical malfunctions with the Common Application, an online application portal used by hundreds of colleges and universities.

Public Opinion Toward Tea Party Hits Low Point

Oct. 16
Adam Wollner / NPR
Tease photo

The Tea Party's standing with Americans is at its lowest point since the movement took shape in 2010, according to a Pew Research Center poll released Wednesday.

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS: Phoenix

Oct. 16
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS: Phoenix Tease photo

Explore the best original music — including contemporary and traditional rock, blues, country, folk, soul and worldbeat — in uninterrupted full concerts recorded live in Austin, Texas. In this episode, French band Phoenix plays tunes from its latest LP "Bankrupt!" and other hits, including “Lisztomania,” “1901” and “Entertainment!”

Medal Of Honor Recipient Capt. William Swenson Requests Return To Active Duty (Video)

Oct. 16
By Beth Ford Roth
Tease photo

Retired Army Capt. William Swenson is being inducted into the the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes today, one day after President Obama awarded him the Medal of Honor. Swenson, who has been out of the service since 2011, has requested a return to active duty.

Here's A Reason To Love Disco Again: Stopping Food Waste

Oct. 16
Eliza Barclay / NPR
Tease photo

Wednesday is World Food Day, an occasion food activists like to use to call attention to world hunger. With 842 million chronically undernourished people on Earth, it's a problem that hasn't gone away.

Family Caregiving Can Be Stressful, Rewarding And Life-Affirming

Oct. 16
Nancy Shute / NPR

The stereotype of caring for a family member is that it's so stressful it harms the caregiver's health. But that's not necessarily so.

Southern California Home Prices Cool In September

Oct. 16
Associated Press

A research firm says increases in Southern California home prices cooled in September as the supply of properties for sale grew and investor interest waned.

San Diego Museum Of Art Explores How Women During Wartime Influenced Industrialization

Oct. 16
Midday Edition
Tease photo

An exhibition launching this weekend at the San Diego Museum of Art explores how women during wartime influenced industrialization.

No Jail Time, No Vote, No Pension: Inside Bob Filner's Plea Deal

Oct. 16
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
Tease photo

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner pleaded guilty to three criminal charges in a plea agreement that will keep him from serving time in jail. We take a look at how plea agreements are reached and who benefits.

Good Cop, Bad Cop Routine Gets A Result For Obama And Reid

Oct. 16
Frank James / NPR
Tease photo

Since the start of the fiscal standoff that led to a government shutdown and a flirtation with a historic debt default, Democrats have been led by the tag team of President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

The 1973 Arab Oil Embargo: The Old Rules No Longer Apply

Oct. 16
Greg Myre / NPR
Tease photo

Forty years ago this week, the U.S. was hit by an oil shock that reverberates until this day.

Innovation: A Portable Generator Charges Devices With Fire

Oct. 16
Alan Yu / NPR
Tease photo

In ourWeekly Innovation blog series, we explore an interesting idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. Do you have an innovation to share? Use this quick form to send it to us.

Hitches On Health Exchanges Hinder Launch Of Insurance Co-op

Oct. 16
Jay Hancock / NPR

Nothing is more important for a startup burning through cash than winning customers and revenue.

Wednesday Morning Political Mix

Oct. 16
Liz Halloran / NPR

Can you say 24 hours closer to joining the pantheon of deadbeat nations?

Tijuana Plaza Becomes Haven For Deported Migrants

Oct. 16
By Jill Replogle
Tease photo

Deported migrants have occupied a plaza in downtown Tijuana since early August, looking for a place to sleep and protesting what they say is unfair treatment of deportees.

California Uncommonly Receptive To Common Core

Oct. 16
Pat Wingert, The Hechinger Report

The Common Core standards are not the political hot button in California that they have been in other states.

With Money Available For Common Core, California Districts Study Their Options

Oct. 16
Pat Wingert, The Hechinger Report

California has set aside one-time funding to implement the new Common Core standards, but what districts do with that money is largely up to them.

How Common Core Is Changing Classrooms Across San Diego

Oct. 16
Midday Edition
By Kyla Calvert
Tease photo

Major changes are coming to classrooms across San Diego County and California this year. Schools are switching to new math and English standards that promise to improve students’ critical thinking and to better prepare them for college and career.

N.J. Goes To Polls To Fill Vacant U.S. Senate Seat

Oct. 16
Scott Neuman / NPR
Tease photo

New Jersey voters are choosing a new member of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, in a special election pitting Newark Mayor Cory Booker against Steve Lonegan.

When Will The Government Run Out Of Money?

Oct. 16
Quoctrung Bui / NPR

In the course of any given month, the government collects billions of dollars in taxes, spends billions more, and borrows money to cover the difference between what it collects and what it spends.

Arrest Made In Dry Ice Bomb Case At LA Airport

Oct. 16
Scott Neuman / NPR

Police have arrested a baggage handler in connection with a series of dry ice bombs, two of which exploded harmlessly at the Los Angeles International Airport in recent days.

Hours Ahead Of Debt Ceiling, Congress Scrambles For A Deal

Oct. 16
Scott Neuman / NPR
Tease photo

Senate leaders expressed optimism about forging an eleventh-hour bipartisan agreement Wednesday that would avoid a government default after their House colleagues failed to produce a plan that could pass muster.

Justices To Hear Cases On Self-Incrimination, Freezing Assets

Oct. 16
Nina Totenberg / NPR
Tease photo

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in two cases on Wednesday -- one that focuses on the right against self-incrimination and another that looks at when prosecutors can seize defendants' assets.

Fitch Places U.S. Under Review For A Credit Downgrade

Oct. 16
Eyder Peralta / NPR

Fitch Ratings, one of the big three credit ratings agencies, issued a warning shot today, saying that while it affirmed the United States' AAA credit rating, it was placing it on "rating watch negative."

Arkansas Aims To Make Edamame As American As Apple Pie

Oct. 16
Jacqueline Froelich / NPR
Tease photo

Irene Adams cooks supper for husband, Luke, and two-year-old son Cole at her home in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She used to serve lots of green beans, but switched to edamame after tasting it at a local restaurant.

Fuel In The Fire: Burn Wood For Power Or Leave It To Nature

Oct. 16
Lauren Sommer / NPR
Tease photo

The record-breaking wildfire in Yosemite National Park is almost fully contained, two months after it started. The blaze calls attention to a problem across the western U.S. -- after a century having its fires routinely extinguished, the forests are overloaded with fuel.