Stories by Peggy
CSUSM political science professor Steve Nichols tells KPBS that the apparent toxic political environment at the Capitol is linked directly to the government shutdown.
Conflict and violence in a country can affect its people, their surroundings and economy, but what effect does peace have on a nation's commerce? A conference gets underway this week at the University of San Diego examining the link between peace and commerce and how the private sector can get involved.
It's been 40 years since America declared "war on cancer," sinking hundreds of billions of dollars into research. While survival rates for some forms of cancer have improved, many are just as deadly as they were decades ago. Health writer and former cancer patient Clifton Leaf joins us to explore the topic. He will speak tonight at UC San Diego's Exploring Ethics Series.
This year San Diego schools start rolling out significant changes in curriculum, testing and funding. Superintendent Cindy Marten joins us for a discussion on a wide range of topics.
One homeless advocate in San Diego says ending homelessness in our county is within reach -- but news there's not enough money to fund year-round shelters could set them back. Former Mayor Bob Filner set aside additional funds to keep the city's two winter shelters open year-round, but after crunching the numbers it's learned there's a shortfall. We take a look at how this could impact San Diego's communities.
A San Diego nonprofit is working to mentor fatherless teens. The Boys To Men Mentoring Network gives teens alternatives to getting in trouble by providing role models.
Housing prices and home sales dipped a bit last month, adding just another wrinkle to San Diego's real estate market. Most numbers show great improvement in the housing market since last year. But some people are concerned that the recovery in real estate may slow down. Interest rates are up, and maximum federal loan amounts are about to come down.
San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith joins us for the latest on the sexual harassment allegations against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. Filner's private attorney is arguing that his client's legal bills should be paid by the city because it failed to provide him with sexual harassment training, but a new report claims the mayor's office canceled multiple new employee and management training sessions in his first months of office.
After allegations of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is seeking help. He announced Friday he will be entering a behavioral council clinic where he will undergo two weeks of intensive therapy to address his behavior. We take a look at behavioral therapy and inpatient treatment.
We have the county's top law enforcement officials joining us to discuss the latest round of prison realignment with news that as many as 800 inmates may be released from state custody to county custody. District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore and Chief Probation Officer Mack Jenkins weigh in with their concerns as we learn some of these prisoners may have been violent or sex offenders.