Stories Featured on KPBS Evening Edition
A DNA modification technique that helps mothers avoid passing serious medical conditions on to their children is raising ethical and safety questions.
The plan envisions spending $200 billion on the regional transportation network over the next three decades and reflects the county and local cities opting for higher densities in their land use decisions.
- April 27
Agencies and residents are turning their attention to air quality as shoreline dries up along California's largest inland body of water.
- April 24
Midway Museum docent Vern Jumper talks about his experience as air traffic commander as thousands of American and Vietnamese were air lifted to the carrier during the fall of Saigon 40 years ago.
- April 24
- Midday Edition
It’s been almost 40 years since U.S. Marine veterans John Valdez and Douglas Potratz were side-by-side in Vietnam, guarding the U.S. Embassy in the final days of the war.
- April 24
The USS Midway was the longest-serving Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th Century. Now a museum on the San Diego Bay, the Midway is teaching visitors about it's role in the final days of the Vietnam War 40 years ago.
Midday Edition airs live from the USS Midway Museum at noon Friday as KPBS shares the stories of veterans and Vietnamese refugees who four decades ago witnessed the fall of Saigon.
- April 23
Point Loma's Elaine Zimmer Davis lost her Marine pilot husband in 1969 when his plane was shot down over Vietnam. Capt. Jerry Zimmer is one of 1,600 U.S. service members who is still listed as missing in action from the Vietnam War.
From Ella Fitzgerald to the Grateful Dead, Bob Marley and Madonna, anthropology professor explains how live music concerts changed San Diego State.
The Surfrider Foundation is tapping San Diego restaurants to help with its mission to keep oceans and beaches clean, and reduce plastic waste.
The San Diego Housing Federation continues to advocate for affordable housing in the San Diego region as reports show the challenges in the housing market.
Changes to temporary homeless shelters in San Diego left more people living on the streets as the city pivots to a permanent housing plan.
- April 21
Micro-homes — 350-square-foot dwellings or smaller — have become a national trend for residents who pride themselves on not contributing to sprawl. But San Diego's parking rules are keeping the concept from spreading here.
- April 20
The city of San Diego has to cut its water use by 16 percent under an order by Gov. Jerry Brown. That means stepping up policing of water restrictions set in November that so far the city has struggled to enforce.
- April 17
UC San Diego researchers have discovered a powerful new way to spread modified genes. Some experts say it could combat deadly diseases; others say their experiment was unsafe.