Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper started his law enforcement career with the San Diego Police Department in 1966. He's written a new book, "To Protect and Serve: How To Fix America's Police."
Novelist Jewell Parker Rhodes wrote “Towers Falling" as a tool to start discussions among families and in classrooms.
Science journalist Kara Platoni wants to know more about how our brains interpret what we see, hear, touch, taste and smell, and whether current research can expand our ability to perceive the world.
While slavery and racial prejudice were an obvious part of early American life, a new book argues that people who were poor and white were also seen as "subhuman" by some of the Founding Fathers.
A new book by a Princeton University philosophy professor looks at how what we consider friendship has changed over time.
The Democratic senator who's become a California political institution is retiring, and among the things she's leaving to posterity is her own advice on how to get important things done.
A new book, titled "The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan," details a case that bankrupted a Ku Klux Klan organization in Alabama.
“The Rise of a Prairie: The Life and Times of George McGovern” is the first volume of a major biography by author Thomas J. Knock on the 1972 Democratic presidential candidate and America's leading anti-war critic during the Vietnam War.
Midge Costanza broke through the political glass ceiling while working for President Jimmy Carter. She eventually settled in San Diego and was active in the LGBT community.
Ten years after writing "The Omnivore's Dilemma," Pollan says Americans are still concerned about where their food comes from.
Without the First Folio, "Macbeth," "Antony and Cleopatra" and other Shakespearean plays might not exist today.
The award-winning journalist has spent years exploring how war affects human beings. His new book challenges people's understanding of PTSD.
Priscilla Lister wrote The San Diego Union-Tribune's hiking column for six years. She shares her favorite trails in the county and tips for beginners on KPBS Midday Edition.
National City native Matt de la Peña recently gave a special reading to hundreds of students at his old elementary school.
Research on the academic achievement gap is often based on comparing test scores. One sociology professor went straight to the source: students at a Southern California high school.