Stories by KPBS
The winners of the 2014 KPBS Explore project will showcase local animals and images when the TV programs debut in 2014.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that prohibits local law enforcement agencies from detaining people for deportation if they are arrested for a minor crime and otherwise eligible to be released from custody.
On the heels of Downton Abbey’s season 4 debut, the KPBS Celebrates! event will transport guests to 1920s England and the age of jazz. Among the planned festivities: an exclusive musical tribute to the acclaimed series.
KPBS will bring the popular Roundtable radio discussion heard on KPBS Midday Edition to a television audience. The move adds a 6th day of local TV news programming to the KPBS TV schedule and brings the show to a larger and more diverse audience than radio alone. The first TV broadcast airs Friday, June 28th at 8:30 p.m.
New PBS and PBS Kids Channels on Roku Offer Hundreds of Videos On-Demand, including NOVA, MASTERPIECE, FRONTLINE, SUPER WHY!, CURIOUS GEORGE and local favorites such as KPBS EVENING EDITION and KEN KRAMER’S ABOUT SAN DIEGO.
University of California, San Diego will celebrate the life of Cesar Chavez with a slate of activities set for the months of April and May.
A Fourth District Court judge on Wednesday overturned the firing of a San Diego teacher who spent more than three years in prison after being falsely convicted of molesting second and third grade students.
Associate General Manager Stephanie Bergsma will retire from KPBS on December 10. Bergsma has been with KPBS for 30 years having spearheaded the station’s first development department and since then led all major funding initiatives that have helped lift KPBS into the national public media spotlight.
KPBS announced plans to hold a two-day conference for public media stations looking to converge their organization and content to reach a wider audience. The Convergence Boot Camp will be held at KPBS in San Diego on February 7 and 8, 2013. Station leadership, management, and staff are invited to attend and learn how to implement similar strategies as KPBS -- with the goal of creating a successful and efficient organization.
KPBS is pleased to announce that audience favorite Downton Abbey is the theme for this year’s gala. The KPBS Celebrates Gala inspired by Downton Abbey will be held at the historic US Grant on Saturday, May 4, 2013. The event will also honor the 2012 KPBS Hall of Fame inductees Audrey Geisel, Conrad Prebys, and Brad Warner.
San Diego County’s premier live music venue, The Belly Up in Solana Beach, is proud to announce a series of shows in November that will be filmed in conjunction with KPBS and San Diego State University School of Theatre, Television, and Film, set to air on KPBS in starting January 4, 2013.
KPBS is pleased to announce two new local television programs: Savor San Diego and A Growing Passion. Both feature local experts in their field and are a recognizable part of the community. KPBS received 52 submissions for the Explore San Diego Project.
Legendary journalist and longtime KPBS personality Gloria Penner passed away today after a two-year battle with cancer. Penner, KPBS’ Senior Political Correspondent, held many different positions during her 43 year career at the public media organization. She was best known as a tough journalist unafraid of tackling and helping the audience make sense of the difficult issues – namely politics and elections.
With the flip of a switch, the KPBS 89.5FM transmitter is now broadcasting from Mt. Soledad in La Jolla. The move allows the station to boost its power, increasing the strength of the radio signal. As a result, most listeners will be able to receive a stronger, clearer signal at 89.5 FM.
KPBS 89.5 FM has added five new programs to the weekend schedule and is reshuffling existing programs to make room for these fresh new offerings from NPR, the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), and others.
Serra High School was on lock-down today after police received a call about a shot being fired; all-clear issued at 9:35 a.m.
KPBS General Manager Tom Karlo has been elected to the 2012/2013 PBS Board of Directors.
Fox 5 News reports friends say a former Navy SEAL is among four Americans killed in Libya.
A report in the San Diego Business Journal says UT-San Diego has purchased the North County Times; UT owners deny deal is done.
Cal Fire is battling the Chihuahua Fire, which spread to 900 acres in the community of Dodge Valley off of Chihuahua Valley Road.
California ISO has called for a Flex Alert from Thursday through Sunday and SDG&E implemented its hot weather discount program for the first time today.
KPBS is pleased to announce Peggy Pico as the new host of KPBS Evening Edition. Pico, who was the station’s Science and Technology Reporter, will officially begin hosting the evening news program beginning July 2.
KPBS is increasing its commitment to investigative reporting with added staffing and a deepening partnership with Investigative Newsource, a journalism nonprofit embedded within the KPBS newsroom.