Skip to main content

Listen

Read

Watch

Schedules

Programs

Events

Give

Account

Donation Heart Ribbon

‹ Back to profile

Stories by Joanne Faryon

Tease photo for story

Baseball Season Gets Underway In San Diego

April 4, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

Are you ready for some baseball? The Padres season opener at Petco Park is Thursday but many questions still remain about the team.

Tease photo for story

Health Care 911: U-T San Diego's In-Depth Look

April 3, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

U-T San Diego and Center for Health Reporting join forces to take an in-depth look at the strain on San Diego's medical system.

Tease photo for story

USD Scientist Getting The Word Out On Global Warming

April 3, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

A USD scientist is leading the effort to educate the public about climate change and global warming, but with a twist: using business and community leaders to educate the public about what affects our region.

What Happens If The Affordable Health Care Act Is Overturned?

April 2, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Chris Van Gorder, Scripps' president and CEO, said he is in favor of an individual mandate that each person have health insurance because he believes the system needs everyone to have health insurance.

Tease photo for story

World Autism Awareness Day: Local Research And Screening

April 2, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

The Centers for Disease Control released updated statistics on autism, including the estimates that 1 in 88 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder.

Tease photo for story

Most Babies Who Died From SIDS Exposed To At Least One Risk Factor

March 26, 2012
By Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Kenny Goldberg, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

Local research finds risk factors make babies more vulnerable to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Tease photo for story

iDisorder: Does Technology Feed Psychological Disorders?

March 28, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

Social media and smart phones can feed disorders like narcissism, obsessive-compulsive disorder and social phobia, according to a new book by psychologist Larry Rosen.

Tease photo for story

Combating Hate In San Diego

March 27, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

The beating death of Shaima Alawadi in her El Cajon home last week has raised many questions for San Diegans. We take a look at recent hate crime attacks and learn what's being done to combat hate in San Diego County.

Tease photo for story

San Diegans Spending More On Housing Than Most Americans

March 26, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

San Diegans are spending a large chunk of their income on housing, more than most Americans. We breakdown the high and rising cost of living in America's Finest City.

Tease photo for story

Is Prison Realignment Working In San Diego?

March 21, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Patty Lane

It’s been six months since California started shifting low-level prison inmates and funding from state to county jails, and a new report from the ACLU looks at how the program is going so far.

Tease photo for story

'Born, Not Raised' Explores The Links Between Development And Juvenile Crime

March 20, 2012
By Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

A celebrated San Diego photojournalist has a new book with the words, drawings and pictures of kids caught up in the juvenile-justice system. After spending 18 months with kids in San Diego juvenile-detention centers, Susan Lankford will join us to share her insights.

Tease photo for story

Budget Analyst Report Sparks More Debate On Pension Reform

March 19, 2012
By Alison St John, Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

The city of San Diego's Independent Budget Analyst says the pension reform initiative on the June ballot will save the city nearly a billion dollars over 30 years. However, the fiscal analysis shows the savings do not come from the pension reforms.

Tease photo for story

Roundtable: Congressional Debate, Dueling Water Boards, Big Kitschy Statue

March 16, 2012
By Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Brian Bilbray, Scott Peters and Lori Saldana talked immigration, healthcare and gas prices during their debate this week on KPBS. The San Diego County Water Authority says the Metropolitan Water District is gouging San Diegans. The Port of San Diego overrules its own committee on a big statue.

Tease photo for story

KPBS Hosts 52nd Congressional District Debate

March 14, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Erik Anderson, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

The three major candidates for the newly redrawn 52nd Congressional District joined in a debate held at KPBS Television studios on Wednesday.

Tease photo for story

Roundtable: Battle Over Birth Control

March 9, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Gloria Penner, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Pat Finn

Local editors discuss the battle over birth control and San Diego Congressman Darrell Issa's role in the debate.

Tease photo for story

Roundtable: San Diego's Mayoral Race

March 9, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Gloria Penner, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Pat Finn

Local editors give their takes on the race to be San Diego's next mayor and Katie Orr tells us what each candidate's hobby is.

Tease photo for story

Invisible Children's Joseph Kony 2012 Video Goes Viral

March 8, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

A video about the atrocities carried out by Kony's Lord's Resistance Army has gone viral, racking up millions more views seemingly by the hour. The marketing campaign is an effort by the San Diego advocacy group, Invisible Children.

Tease photo for story

Roe v Wade: 1973-2012

March 7, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

Nearly 40 years after Roe v Wade, women's reproductive rights are still under fire. Sarah Weddington, the attorney who won that landmark case, talks to KPBS about her take.

Tease photo for story

Is California's Death Penalty At A Crossroads?

March 7, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

State Senator Joel Anderson has introduced a bill which would eliminate automatic appeals for death penalty cases at a time when support for the death penalty in California seems to be waning.

Tease photo for story

Local Experts Respond To Obama's Iran, Syria Conference

March 6, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

During his first news conference of the year, President Obama today defended his choice not to use military intervention in Iran and Syria. Local experts responded to that announcement.

Tease photo for story

Author Urges 'Countries of Origin' Label On American Products

March 6, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

The product you purchased says "Made In America," but it may also consist of material made in other countries. A local man is leading a quest to have a "Countries of Origin" label added to products. He says it will allow Americans to make better buying choices.

Tease photo for story

Evening Roundtable: Trouble At UCAN And Schools

March 2, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Pat Finn

The week began with news that the ratepayer advocacy organization UCAN was dissolving amidst an investigation. An anonymous author posted a press release on the organization’s website declaring “persistent legal challenges” prevented it from continuing.

Tease photo for story

Calif. Homeowners Bill Of Rights Aimed At Easing Foreclosures

March 1, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

State Attorney General Kamala Harris released a package of bills Wednesday called the “Homeowner Bill of Rights.” These bills are designed to protect homeowners caught up in the mortgage and foreclosure crisis.

Tease photo for story

Report Card On Health Of San Diego Children And Families

March 1, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

A new report card on the welfare of children and families across the county showed teen pregnancy, obesity and crime among juveniles has dropped, but poverty and the number of children not properly immunized has gone up.

Tease photo for story

Pension Costs Decreasing For Some Cities In San Diego County

Feb. 28, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

As San Diegans prepare to vote on a comprehensive pension reform plan, analysis reveals 10 of 17 cities in San Diego County will see a reduction in pension cost.

Tease photo for story

Explaining California's Open Primary

Feb. 28, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

This June, Californians can vote for anyone regardless of political party for most contested partisan races, such as statewide offices, state legislative offices and congressional races. What will this mean to voters and political parties?

Tease photo for story

San Diego's Structural Deficit Ends, But Critics Say Major Costs Are Not Included

Feb. 27, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

Mayor Jerry Sanders announced San Diego's structural deficit has been accomplished, but critics say some major costs are not included on the mayor's ledger sheet.

Tease photo for story

Evening Roundtable: City's Budget Deficit And Del Mar Fairgrounds

Feb. 24, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Pat Finn

How did the mayor make enough money to move San Diego into the black? Why are the hotel workers suing their bosses? And what's happening with the Del Mar Fairgrounds? Local journalists discuss.

Tease photo for story

Prison Reallignment At Donovan, 650 Fewer Inmates But Still Crowded

Feb. 23, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Prison realignment is shrinking the inmate population at Donovan State Prison in San Diego. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation sent out thousands of lay off warnings last fall, we'll find out how many of the staff at Donovan are at risk of losing their job and how that will affect programs and safety at the Prison.

Tease photo for story

City Attorney: State Agency Bringing Challenge Over Pension Reform Is 'Our Adversary'

Feb. 22, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Gina Diamante, Joanne Faryon / inewsource

City Attorney Jan Goldsmith says legal challenges against the pension reform initiative are unprecedented, and that the state agency bringing the challenges could force the city of San Diego to violate the Constitution.

Tease photo for story

Gas Prices Soar - San Diegans Feeling Pain At The Pump

Feb. 22, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

We're all feeling the pain at the pump as gas prices continue to climb. We look at what's behind the increase and what you can do to get the best mileage.

Tease photo for story

Group Claims SDG&E Wants To Retroactively Charge Customers For 2007 Wildfire Liability

Feb. 21, 2012
By Dwane Brown, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

A consumer group claims that if If San Diego Gas & Electric gets its way, customers could be paying several hundred dollars more a year for electricity.

Tease photo for story

SD County To Auction Delinquent Properties, But Buyer Beware

Feb. 20, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

It turns out that it isn't just foreclosure that puts some struggling San Diegans at risk of losing their property.

Tease photo for story

Public Utilities Flush With Cash But Behind On Projects

Feb. 20, 2012
By Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane and Kelly Thornton and Kevin Crowe, Investigative Newsource

When San Diego city officials launched a series of utility-rate hikes in 2007, they expected to spend more than a billion dollars on projects to shore up aging water and sewer systems rife with leaks. But things have not gone as planned.

Tease photo for story

Roundtable: Troubles For Pension Reform, Food Stamps, Homeless Students

Feb. 17, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Could the pension reform initiative be kept off the ballot? Will San Diego County ever enroll all those who need food stamps? How do homeless students manage to get an education?

Tease photo for story

Will The San Diego Pension Reform Initiative Make It To Ballot?

Feb. 16, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Diana Crofts-Pelayo, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

Nearly 116,000 signatures have been validated for an initiative that would end guaranteed pensions for new city works -- but the measure may not be on the June ballot.

Tease photo for story

Students Registering Students To Vote At UC San Diego

Feb. 15, 2012
By Diana Crofts-Pelayo, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Last year, UC San Diego was dead last in student voter registration rates. This year, it's second only to UC Santa Barbara. The difference is easy and immediate access to voter registration materials the day freshmen move in.

Tease photo for story

Small Claims Court Winner Continues Her Case Against Honda

Feb. 14, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Erik Anderson, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Heather Peters made national headlines earlier this month when she won a $9,867 settlement against Honda America in a Los Angeles small claims court. Today, she asked a San Diego judge to request time to investigate before settling five additional class action lawsuits.

Tease photo for story

Super PACs Readying For Battle In San Diego

Feb. 14, 2012
By Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane and Brooke Williams, Investigative Newsource

San Diegans may soon witness the war of the super PACs up close, as some of these mega spenders zero in on contests right here at home.

Tease photo for story

How The National Mortgage Settlement Could Benefit San Diego Homeowners

Feb. 13, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

San Diego real estate experts explained how the national mortgage settlement will affect homeowners whose homes were foreclosed on or who are underwater.

Tease photo for story

Democratic Convention In San Diego Fires Up The Base For November

Feb. 13, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

A roundup of what happened at the weekend's gathering of California Democrats, including endorsements and speeches by the party's rising stars.

Tease photo for story

County Official Says Food Stamp Hotline Problems Started One Year Ago

Feb. 10, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Gina Diamante, Joanne Faryon / inewsource

The county first realized it was having problems with a hotline designed to help residents access food stamps and other benefits about a year ago, according to Nick Macchione, the director of the county's Health and Human Services Agency.

Tease photo for story

Experts Discuss The Mystery Of Severe Depression

Feb. 8, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

The causes of severe or clinical depression are as varied as the current treatments for the condition. We look at what depression is and what can be done about it.

Tease photo for story

Problems Continue To Plague County Food Stamp System

Feb. 9, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

Five out of six calls to a county hotline designed to help residents access food stamps and other benefits are dropped, according to a new report. That confirms what local leaders have been saying for a long time.

Tease photo for story

Fronteras Desk To Explore Baja During Reporting Trip

Feb. 8, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource

Jill Replogle and Jose Luis Jimenez from froterasdesk.org embark today on a reporting trip to Baja. They describe their travels to Evening Edition.

Tease photo for story

Preservationists Fear Changes Would Jeopardize Balboa Park's Historic Status

Feb. 8, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

The City of San Diego and millionaire philanthropist Irwin Jacobs want to remove cars from the center of Balboa Park. The Save Our Heritage Organisation is opposed to parts of their plan, sued the city for the way it handled the project agreement and won. People on both sides of the issue discuss whether the suit and a possible loss in historic designation will set the project back.

Tease photo for story

New Adventure Brings 'Survivor' Winner To PBS

Feb. 7, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Jodi Breisler, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

Yul Kwon won the TV show "Survivor" and is now taking on a new adventure. He will uncover what makes America work and the people who keep it going on "America Revealed," which airs on PBS.

Tease photo for story

Analysis: Prop 8 Ruled Unconstitutional

Feb. 7, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke, Tom Fudge

A federal appeals court has declared California's same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutional, paving the way for a likely U.S. Supreme Court showdown on the voter-approved law.

Tease photo for story

How Technology Is Transforming Medicine

Feb. 7, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

Scripps Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Eric Topol, outlines his theories of how technology is transforming medicine and how slowly the medical establishment is catching on.

Tease photo for story

Two Possible Pension Reform Measures On June Ballot

Feb. 6, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

San Diego voters might have two pension reform ballot initiatives to choose between in June. Katie Orr, KPBS's metro reporter, explains the two plans.