Stories by Dwane
Military deployments no matter what branch are longer because of 9/11
With an unemployment rate of 10 percent, San Diegans turnout for job fair at USD
A San Diego Charter high is among three finalists competing to get President Obama to speak at their graduation ceremony.The commencement challenge invited schools across the country to demonstrate how their school best prepares students for college. At High Tech High International in Point Loma it already feels like college.
The job market is improving; San Diego County saw its largest monthly hiring increase in more than a year. We speak to Dean Calbreath business columnist for The San Diego Union-Tribune about the upbeat report.
The SDSU basketball team is about to play in the NCAA tournament after winning the Mountain West Conference. Coach Steve Fisher and North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris discuss the upcoming tournament.
Professor M.C.Madhavan is a Fulbright scholar and semi-retired economics professor at San Diego State University. He's led United Nations development programs and was an economist for the World Bank. But he may be best known for founding the San Diego Indian American Society which established the Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship. More than 400 San Diego students have received this award since 1984. Dwane Brown spoke with professor Madhavan and found out what motivates him to continue to make a difference in the lives of youth in San Diego and abroad.
The new city council will grapple with the same problems that have dogged San Diego for years: how to the cut the city's budget deficit without hurting public safety. We talk to KPBS Reporter Katie Orr about what the two new councilmembers bring to the table, and how they may impact budget decisions next year.
KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg traveled around the world to cover the top health-related stories of 2010. Goldberg joins us to recap some of the biggest stories he's worked on over the last year. What impact is the federal health care reform bill having in San Diego? How might a new vaginal microbicide gel play a significant role in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa? And, why did a team of local doctors perform brain surgery on a patient that was awake during part of the procedure?
What are the top border-related stories of 2010? We speak to KPBS Border Reporter Amy Isackson about the discovery of two large drug tunnels along the border, and the story of alleged teenage assassin "El Ponchis." We'll also speak to Reporter Ruxandra Guidi and Social Media Editor Jose Luis Jimenez about the Fronteras project that KPBS is working on with several other public radio stations across the Southwest.
We speak to KPBS Investigative Reporter Amita Sharma about one of the top local stories of the year, the tragic slayings of teenagers Chelsea King and Amber Dubois. Plus, we speak to Reporter Peggy Pico about the top bio-techonology and science stories of the year. And, Reporter Tom Fudge gives us a recap of the top housing and transportation issues of 2010.
A California federal appeals court is considering the fate of the state ban on same-sex marriage. Nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy talks to Morning Edition about the case and the Governor's latest budget proposal.
Republicans scored big victories across the country in the mid-term elections this month, but what happened to the GOP in California? We're joined on Morning Edition by nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.
The makeup of the California Reapportionment Commission is now under way, but like most political issues in California, it's already turned controversial.
Most results are in, but the race for state attorney general may not be decided for weeks. Nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy talks to Morning Edition about what's at stake in the contest.
Nine games into the football season, the San Diego Chargers have finally won a game on the road. Joining us on Morning Edition is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.
Voters in California made up their minds on nine ballot initiatives in Tueday's election. The results were mixed, but the message to Sacramento lawmakers is clear.
The federal government says deportation of undocumented immigrants is at an all-time high. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano talks to Morning Edition about the record-breaking Immigration Enforcement Statistics achieved under the Obama Administration.
Top lawmakers in California say they are close to a budget deal, but we're still waiting for a spending plan to be approved. Nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy talks to Morning Edition about what we can expect from an agreement.
Did you know San Diego State University is home to the nation's first women's studies program? It's now celebrating its 40th anniversary.
Comic book fans, celebrities and superheroes will descend on San Diego for several more summer's to come. Comic-Con officials have decided to stay in town for at least five more years.
California's top lawmakers say they are close to a budget deal, but a budget deal won't be signed till AT LEAST next week. Nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy speaks to Morning Edition about the latest on the state budget and the upcoming gubernatorial debate.
Volunteers will comb the streets of downtown San Diego looking for the most vulnerable people in hopes of getting them into permanent housing. Robin Munro is a real estate attorney and is on the board of the Downtown San Diego Partnership.
California is already setting records on a late budget and legislative leaders aren't even meeting.
The San Diego Chargers won convincingly Sunday afternoon at the Q, but many fans didn't get to see it live.
A sculptor who makes art with sugar will be at the Lux Art Institute in Encinitas north of San Diego this weekend.
One of the largest wildfires in San Diego this year sent plumes of black smoke over East County. It briefly threatened a few structures and received a lot of attention from the public. It had some people asking who's responsible for alerting and informing the public during an emergency.
A conference exploring ways families and communities can help battle HIV is bringing some nationally-recognized researchers to San Diego today. Local providers will also talk about what's being done to get family members more involved in HIV prevention and care.
Football players from high school to the professional level are putting on the pads across San Diego this summer, and local doctors are trying to make sure they're aware of how head injuries could affect their lives. Dr. Michael Lobatz is a neurologist with Scripps Health in San Diego.
State workers in California may not be furloughed after all. A judge has granted a temporary restraining order against the governor's decision to reinstitute the three unpaid days off a month. We're joined on Morning Edition by nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.
A former San Diego man has been charged with helping a Somali terrorist group. Joining us on Morning Edition to tell us more about Jehad Serwan Mostafa is KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma.
Governor Schwarzenegger says he won't sign a budget deal if pension increases aren't addressed. We're joined on Morning Edition by Sacramento Bee columnist, Dan Walters.
San Diego Chargers had their first practice on Sunday. Joining us on Morning Edition is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.
The goal of FactCheck.org is to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. It monitors the accuracy of what's said by major political players in television ads, debates and interviews. KPBS's Dwane Brown spoke with Viveca Novak, Deputy Director of FactCheck.org. He asks her about campaign accuracy in California's gubernatorial race.
Governor Schwarzenegger is suggesting a budget deal might not happen until he leaves office at the end of the year. We're joined on Morning Edition by nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.
San Diego Chargers training camp gets underway later this morning. Joining us on Morning Edition is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.
State employees in California get a reprieve from the governor's minimum wage order. We'll talk about that with Sacramento Political Consultant Leo McElroy.
Mini-camp for the San Diego Chargers gets underway this week. Joining us on Morning Edition is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.
Hundreds of homeless veterans are going to get help with medical care, counseling, food, clothing and other social services today as part of the annual three-day Stand Down at San Diego High School.
The U.S. soccer team won over plenty of Americans during the World Cup, but San Diego didn't need any convincing. San Diego is a soccer hotbed.