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Filner Harassment Scandal Grows As Second Woman Comes Forward

I am disappointed that KPBS is giving all this free publicity to this Fink woman. The :"incident" she complains of, in the context of receiving a compliment that she had "worked her tush off", is being given far too much prominence. And it happened eight years ago?
I am a confirmed feminist, and do not condone in ANY way sexual advances, especially when perpetrated on employees or women in positions of lesser power, but, "a pat on the tush, (or 2 tushes) get over it, KPBS! Spend time on real news, and, if they can be persuaded to come forward (for they are surely out there) the REAL victims of the mayor and his behavior.

July 24, 2013 at 10:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Growing Number of Women Choose Orgasmic Birth

In 1964, I came to the US from Scotland, where "natural childbirth" was the norm, and my first son was born there. He is now 48! My second and third children are native born US citizens, and I had a hard time persuading my Boston, Mass Ob/GYN that I did not need/want anesthesia. He reluctantly agree to "let me try", and was amazed to see 2 natural deliveries with no medication, monitors, or all the paraphernalia currently in use. My third child's birth was an actual orgasmic experience - amazing to me, since I had not been warned about that possibility, nor had I ever heard it discussed until Kenny's piece this morning!
The idea of having that magnificent experience dulled by anesthesia is daunting, although. I realize how lucky I was, and also very fortunate to have no complications in either pregnancies or deliveries.
Wonderful that the US is finally catching on to the fact that pregnancy and delivery is a normal, natural process which can be treated as such, and is not a medical emergency.

June 3, 2011 at 8:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KPBS Strengthens News Service

This is a very disappointing move. I had noticed recently, even before this change, that I was hearing the same "news" segments up to THREE times a day, even as we are told that the station is expanding its coverage. If this is expansion, contraction is in order!
And some of the programs you are adding are very disappointing especially Krista Tippett ( does NPR actually stand for national public RELIGION?) Also that BBC program "Having your Say" I think it is called, where listeners call in from all over the world - this is at the level of FOX. Could there be any greater condemnation of NPR?
As another commenter mentioned, what about Science Friday, which is a very informative show, and Le Show, with Harry Shearer - that's almost local, coming from Santa Barbara, and very amusing.
And, of course, having weekend ATC at 2pm - what could you be thinking.
Having moved to San Diego from Philadelphia, home of WHYY and Terry Gross (thank goodness you are keeping her), I found KPBS rather disappointing. Performance today and classical music at night was one redeeming feature of KPBS.

May 30, 2011 at 4:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Does It Pay To Believe?

This must be some god! Instead of preventing global warming, it "lets" it happen, and has to go to all the trouble of reversing it. Oh My!

March 30, 2011 at 3:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Balboa Park Parking Plan Draws Fire

Looks like most people agree on a pedestrian only Cabrillo Bridge as well as the Plaza. It's obvious, and simple: Pedestrian only bridge, all vehicles access the park from Park Boulevard. Handicapped access can be from Park boulevard also. The simple, obvious way is so often the best!

January 6, 2011 at 10:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Balboa Park Parking Plan Draws Fire

Keeping cars out of the Plaza is a wonderful idea, and long overdue. San Diego weather is perfect for visiting the park, and walking without having to dodge traffic can only enhance the experience. But Cabrillo Bridge must also be free of vehicles if this is to be accomplished.

Options? Route all traffic to the Park to the Park Boulevard side, where there is plenty of parking, and access would also be easily available to the proposed new parking structure behind the organ pavilion. Tram service could run from there for those who do not wish to enjoy the walk up to the plaza. For those who find parking places in the lots on the 6th Avenue side of the bridge, it would be a pleasant walk across the bridge to the park.
This elegant solution would avoid the expensive and unsightly ramp, and eliminate traffic on the bridge. Apart from building the parking structure behind the organ pavilion, little expense would be involved, other that some change in signage.

January 6, 2011 at 10:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )