Skip to main content

Listen

Read

Watch

Schedules

Programs

Events

Give

Account

Donation Heart Ribbon

‹ Back to profile

Stories by Tom Fudge

Tease photo for story

The Creepy (And Funny) World Of 'Welcome To Night Vale'

Sept. 21, 2016
By Michael Lipkin, Tom Fudge

Night Vale is a dreamlike, desert town full of conspiracies, a mysterious glowing cloud and monstrous librarians. And it's the subject of a hit, fictional podcast.

Tease photo for story

San Diego Author Alex Montoya: Changing Your Mindset Changes Your Outlook

Sept. 15, 2016
By Brooke Ruth, Tom Fudge

San Diego resident Alex Montoya is a triple amputee, but he hasn't let that challenge get in the way of achieving his dreams. His third book is called "See The Good."

Tease photo for story

Convoy District Looks To San Diego's Little Italy For Inspiration

Sept. 14, 2016
By Tom Fudge

A neighborhood in Kearny Mesa known for its Asian restaurants and shops wants a makeover to become a vibrant urban community for visitors and eventually for residents.

Tease photo for story

‘What The F’: UC San Diego Professor On Why People Swear

Sept. 13, 2016
By Marissa Cabrera, Tom Fudge

Linguist and cognitive expert Benjamin Bergen breaks down profanity into four categories: religious, sexual, bodily functions and slurs. His new book is titled “What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves.”

Tease photo for story

Mt. Soledad Cross Dispute Ends Quietly In Settlement

Sept. 9, 2016
By Megan Burke, Tom Fudge

After more than 25 years of legal battles over the cross on top of Mt. Soledad, the dispute has quietly ended in a settlement.

Tease photo for story

The Founding Fathers' History Of Trashing The Poor

July 5, 2016
By Michael Lipkin, Tom Fudge

While slavery and racial prejudice were an obvious part of early American life, a new book argues that people who were poor and white were also seen as "subhuman" by some of the Founding Fathers.

Tease photo for story

Scientists Say Climate Change Damaging National Parks

July 4, 2016
By Michael Lipkin, Tom Fudge

As the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, officials are warning that climate change's impacts are threatening the future of national parks across the country.

Tease photo for story

Higher Voter Approval May Be Required For Chargers Stadium Plan

June 30, 2016
By Marissa Cabrera, Tom Fudge

The California Supreme Court is reviewing an appellate court ruling that said tax hikes from initiatives need just a simple majority for approval.

Tease photo for story

House Republicans Fight Insurance Expansion For California Immigrants

June 30, 2016
By Michael Lipkin, Tom Fudge

Rep. Darrell Issa and others are asking the White House to deny California's request to allow immigrants here illegally access to Covered California.

Tease photo for story

Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus To Address UC San Diego Graduates

June 10, 2016
By Megan Burke, Tom Fudge

He won a Nobel Peace Prize for starting a bank in Bangladesh that loans money to financially disadvantaged people. His advice to this year's college graduates? Don't just submit to the world they've inherited.

Tease photo for story

‘Rebuild San Diego’ Proposition Wins

June 7, 2016
By Tom Fudge

Rebuild San Diego — or Proposition H, as it's called on Tuesday's ballot — seeks to reverse the trend of city infrastructure falling apart.

Tease photo for story

Is Proposition H Enough To Fix San Diego's Infrastructure?

May 2, 2016
By Tom Fudge

The ballot measure would reserve funds for construction and repair in San Diego without raising taxes.

Tease photo for story

Report Shows Enrollment Declines Continue At Catholic Schools

April 4, 2016
By Tom Fudge

At a meeting in San Diego, the National Catholic Educational Association delivered the report that shows a 1.2 percent decrease in Catholic school enrollment.

Tease photo for story

San Diego Orchid Growers Harvest Passion And Memories

March 23, 2016
By Tom Fudge

Orchid enthusiasts tell their stories as their society looks back on 70 years of cultivating a magnificent plant.

Tease photo for story

San Diego County Orchid Society Celebrates 70th Birthday With Annual Show

March 11, 2016
By Tom Fudge

The San Diego County Orchid Society kicked off its 70th annual show on Friday with plant judging. The event at the Scottish Rite Center in Mission Valley continues through Sunday.

Tease photo for story

City Council Approves Proposal Incentivizing Urban Agriculture

Feb. 29, 2016
By City News Service, Tom Fudge

The City Council unanimously approved the Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone program, which creates an incentive for San Diego property owners to set aside vacant land for urban agriculture.

Tease photo for story

Atkins Bill Addresses Coastal Commission Transparency

Feb. 25, 2016
By Pat Finn, Tom Fudge

When the California Coastal Commission voted to fire its executive director, Charles Lester, for mysterious reasons, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins introduced a bill to provide some clarity.

Tease photo for story

San Diego Immigrants' Cookbook Makes Traditional Meals Healthier

Feb. 25, 2016
By Megan Burke, Tom Fudge

Immigrants bring a lot to a city, especially their food culture and traditions. A new cookbook tells the story of San Diego's evolving ethnic cuisine.

Tease photo for story

Weekend Preview: From Modern Dance To Cat-Inspired Fashion Show

Feb. 25, 2016
By Marissa Cabrera, Tom Fudge

KPBS Arts Calendar producer and editor Nina Garin previews some of this weekend's top arts and cultural events.

Tease photo for story

San Diego Focuses On Restorative Justice To Repair Harm And Prevent Crime

Feb. 24, 2016
By Megan Burke, Tom Fudge

What effects have past and current justice practices had on first-time and repeat offenders? And how is the harm caused by offenders addressed in our current justice system?

Tease photo for story

Remembering San Diego’s Role In The Gulf War

Feb. 24, 2016
By Marissa Cabrera, Tom Fudge

February 28th marks 25 years since the end of Operation Desert Storm.

Tease photo for story

Roundtable: Gas Leak Stopped, Lester Fired, Chavez Quits, Veteran Suicides Raise Alarms

Feb. 12, 2016
By Pat Finn, Tom Fudge

The Porter Ranch gas leak appears to be stopped. The Coastal Commission stops Charles Lester. Rocky Chavez stops running for U.S. Senate. Twenty-seven San Diego veterans killed themselves in 18 months.

Tease photo for story

California Coastal Commission May Toss Chief Overboard

Feb. 9, 2016
By Pat Finn, Tom Fudge

The panel charged with protecting 1,100 miles of California's coastline meets Wednesday in Morro Bay to decide if its executive director, Charles Lester, should stay or go.

Tease photo for story

Salton Sea Canoe Race Organizers Hope Recreation Can Help Save The Sea

Feb. 9, 2016
By Brooke Ruth, Megan Burke, Tom Fudge

The idea to host an outrigger canoe race on the Salton Sea began as a way to start the racing season earlier but has evolved into a dream of something much bigger. Event organizers said they hope bringing recreation back to the Salton Sea will help save the sea itself.

Tease photo for story

San Diego's City Charter Under Review

Feb. 9, 2016
By Pat Finn, Tom Fudge

It's 149 pages long and sets the rules for how the city governs itself in almost every area. But it has no way to remove a sick or misbehaving mayor, and that's something the City Council hopes to change.

Tease photo for story

San Diego Architects Take Another Look At Solar

Feb. 3, 2016
By Tom Fudge

Local architects are finding new ways to incorporate solar into homes and buildings.

Tease photo for story

San Diego Black Film Festival Opens This Week

Jan. 27, 2016
By Pat Finn, Tom Fudge

With more than a hundred films — documentaries, shorts, feature films — showing over five days, the San Diego Black Film Festival is a vital venue for filmmakers and actors to tell stories about the black experience.

Tease photo for story

What San Diego’s High School Students Can Expect On The New SAT

Jan. 26, 2016
By Marissa Cabrera, Tom Fudge

It’s the first major overhaul to the SAT college entrance exam in nearly 30 years.

Tease photo for story

Churches Pitch In To Help San Diego Homeless

Jan. 12, 2016
By Pat Finn, Tom Fudge

When a Midday Edition guest lamented last week that he didn't see churches stepping up to help the homeless, that didn't sound quite right. We looked into it and found lots of helping hands in area churches.

Tease photo for story

Ron Roberts Takes Charge

Jan. 12, 2016
By Pat Finn, Tom Fudge

From the Chargers to land use, infrastructure to transportation, Ron Roberts — as chair of the Board of Supervisors and the board of SANDAG — will be right in the thick of 2016's biggest issues.

Tease photo for story

Flood Insurance: What Good Is It?

Jan. 11, 2016
By Pat Finn, Tom Fudge

If any year was a good year to purchase flood insurance, this is it, says the California Department of Insurance. So what good is it to homeowners and renters?

Tease photo for story

What’s For Dinner? San Diego Experts Examine New USDA Dietary Guidelines

Jan. 11, 2016
By Megan Burke, Tom Fudge

The new American Dietary Guidelines were published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture last week. Based on the guidelines, what should the be on the average San Diegan's plate at breakfast, lunch and dinner?

Tease photo for story

Escondido Exhibit Untangles History of Hair

Jan. 11, 2016
By Kris Vera-Phillips, Tom Fudge

A new exhibit opening Saturday at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido examines hair trends from Africa and how they are linked to cultures and identity.

Tease photo for story

New California Laws Go Into Effect Friday

Dec. 31, 2015
By Capital Public Radio, Marissa Cabrera, Tom Fudge

From laws aimed at closing the gender pay gap to new rules of the road, here are the new laws you need to know about before you ring in the new year.

Tease photo for story

Top Words And Phrases Of 2015: Deflategate, Cuckservative, Nae-Nae

Dec. 30, 2015
By Marissa Cabrera, Tom Fudge

Grant Barrett, co-host of public radio's "A Way With Words," discusses how language evolved in 2015.

Tease photo for story

Petco Park Ownership Issue Shines Light On Deed Fraud

Dec. 30, 2015
By Marissa Cabrera, Tom Fudge

Experts say deed fraud is rare, but it can happen to anyone.

Tease photo for story

What's Ahead For San Diego Housing Prices In 2016

Dec. 29, 2015
By City News Service, Marissa Cabrera, Tom Fudge

San Diego home prices continued to rise in 2015, according to the latest Case-Shiller housing report. But will that trend continue in the new year?

Tease photo for story

Oboe Player Featured In San Diego Youth Symphony Documentary

Dec. 29, 2015
By Neiko Will, Tom Fudge

To mark its 70th anniversary, the San Diego Youth Symphony traveled to China this past summer to perform and participate in musical and cultural exchanges. A documentary about the trip airs Friday on KPBS TV.

Tease photo for story

California's Minimum Wage Increases To $10 In New Year

Dec. 28, 2015
By Marissa Cabrera, Tom Fudge

The state minimum wage jumps from $9 to $10 an hour on Jan. 1, but some lawmakers say that's not enough.

Tease photo for story

Oceanside Bilge Pump Makes Dent In Coastal Pollution

Dec. 14, 2015
By Tom Fudge

Oceanside harbor is now offering boaters free use of a bilge pump that prevents fuel from being dumped into the sea.

Tease photo for story

Stone Beer Now On Tap In Europe

Dec. 7, 2015
By Tom Fudge

The Escondido brewery on Monday begins selling in Europe beer it's making in Germany. Stone says it is the first American craft brewer to build, own and operate a brewery in Europe.

Tease photo for story

Jerry Sanders: 'No Solution' To Mass Killings

Dec. 3, 2015
By Jean Guerrero, Tom Fudge

Former San Diego Mayor and Police Chief Jerry Sanders says little can be done about mass killings like the one in San Bernardino, or the one he responded to in San Ysidro 31 years ago.

Tease photo for story

Could A Chargers Departure Mean A Better Stadium For The Aztecs?

Nov. 25, 2015
By Tom Fudge

Followers of San Diego State football imagine a new collegiate stadium if the San Diego Chargers depart for Los Angeles.

Tease photo for story

Bumble Bee Says Customers Now Can Trace Their Tuna

Oct. 28, 2015
By Tom Fudge

San Diego-based Bumble Bee Seafoods has set up a website that allows customers to find out where and how their tuna was caught.

Tease photo for story

San Diego State Developing Its Own Downtown

Sept. 25, 2015
By Tom Fudge

South Campus Plaza will be home to student housing, retail, restaurants and a Trader Joe's market. It could also signal a growing campus footprint.

Tease photo for story

San Diego Tightens Rooming House Ordinance

Sept. 17, 2015
By Tom Fudge

College area residents say cracking down on problem mini-dorms has gotten easier thanks to a revision in the rooming house ordinance.

Tease photo for story

Rep. Susan Davis Discusses Iran Nuclear Deal

Sept. 7, 2015
By Amita Sharma, Marissa Cabrera, Tom Fudge

One of the issues up for debate when Congress returns from its August recess on Tuesday will be the U.S. nuclear deal with Iran.

Tease photo for story

Aztecs Super Fan Cheers On Team for 758th Straight Game

Sept. 7, 2015
By Neiko Will, Tom Fudge

Tom Ables has been a devoted fan of Aztecs football since the 1940s, and he's pumped up for the new season.

Tease photo for story

Now Hiring: San Diego Unified Aims To Fill Teacher Vacancies

Sept. 3, 2015
By Marissa Cabrera, Peggy Pico, Tom Fudge

Amid a nationwide teacher shortage, San Diego Unified held a three-day job fair this week to fill 40 teaching positions.

Tease photo for story

Stay Classy: NPR’s Ari Shaprio Sings With Pink Martini At Shelter Island

Sept. 3, 2015
By Neiko Will, Tom Fudge

People have heard his dulcet tones delivering the news on KPBS, but longtime NPR journalist Ari Shapiro can also sing.