Stories by Natalie Walsh
Trash is big business in the United States. And the City of San Diego wants to see if it can cash in on some of that trend by outsourcing the operation of the Miramar Landfill. But there's a twist: the outsourcing of the landfill is also tied to a big measure on the November ballot, Prop D, the half cent sales tax.
The jailing of an informant for talking to the media seems like a tale straight out of a Soviet-era police state. But that's exactly what FBI informant Andrea Gomez says happened to her after she spoke to JW August, managing editor, of 10news. J.W. August joins us to talk about what happened with Gomez.
13 Tijuana police officers, who were jailed for more than a year for allegedly working for drug cartels, have been freed. The case raises questions about the efforts in Tijuana to fight police corruption. Tijuanapress.com editor Vicente Calderon and KPBS Border reporter Amy Isackson bring us the story.
In its fight against violent drug cartels, Tijuana officials have been engaged in a massive effort to weed out corruption in the city's police force. But some are accusing the city's top law enforcement officials of engaging in human rights violations such as torture against police officers they suspect of being corrupt.
SDSU President Stephen Weber announced that he will retire in July, 2011. Weber came to SDSU in 1996 as the university's 7th president. We'll talk about his accomplishments at the helm of the region's largest university and how the state's budget crisis is impacting public higher education.
What are the benefits and downsides of synthetic biology? We'll explore the ethical issues that arise as part of our monthly ethics segment.
As part of our monthly segment about food, we'll look at how you can buy, cook and enjoy more local foods.
There are many health benefits from breastfeeding for infants and mothers. We'll talk about efforts to increase breastfeeding rates in California.
As schools start back up, we'll look at the latest high tech gadgets that students young and old will be interested in.
What's the role for local media in the 24/7 digital age? We'll look at the changing relationship between the media and public and how local news organizations will survive in the future.
As part of our monthly series on ethics in science, we'll explore the current research HIV prevention. We'll look at how that research balances protecting individual rights verses the public's health.
How are companies fairing in the recession? We'll look at an optimistic CEO survey and whether it is enough to push the economy forward.
Summer means eating fresh food in the fresh outdoors. We'll talk about great cooking and eating with summer produce and fresh ingredients.