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Gloria Penner ( gpenner )

Comments made by Gloria Penner

A Special Burden for Politicians: Liars

In response to Stan522 suggesting a topic for my next blog, I don't yet know the KPBS timetable for when I'll be continuing the Political Fix blogs. Our entire news operation is being expanded and reconformed. So for the moment, Political Fix is on hold on the web, but still going strong on KPBS radio, usually sometime between 9 am and 11 am on Wednesdays. However, I will be writing monthly blogs to commemorate the station's 50th anniversary. These will be memories of my experiences at KPBS. The 50th anniversary web page should be published soon. Meanwhile, I really enjoyed Stan522's "joke." What a sad message it sent.

April 25, 2010 at 1:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Why Is Socialism Scary Again?

It is gratifying to see that an article that I wrote last October continues to elicit reaction from our readers - well written and thoughtful comments. Let the conversation continue!

April 24, 2010 at 12:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Foreclosures Increase, Defaults Down

I'll be sure to let Barbara know about our listeners' comments so that she can write her own response. So please check back with our website a bit later in the day.
And thanks for your interest in Editors Roundtable.

April 23, 2010 at 12:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Taxes And Tea Parties In S.D.

Thanks to aarynb and bruffeds for your comments. As you can see from the two clearly opposing points of view on the same subject and the way we approached it, this is an engaging topic that elicits strong reaction. As moderator of an opinion show , I do indeed try to elicit the opinions of the editors who are on the panel as well as from the callers from our radio audience. Those opinions, by the very nature of the subjects we cover and the diverse positions of the editors we invite, will please some and displease others. Thus we have done our job.

April 21, 2010 at 12:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Impact Of Health Care Reform On San Diego

Leo7,

When editors are on KPBS, they are expected and encouraged to provide their opinions on the news of the week. Over time, we find these opinions are wide-ranging enough to offer an overall balanced perspective. Barbara Bry's comments reflect a distinct point of view, even when she said: "... it is not perfect. It is a start. It is an important start and we have to get moving on this issue. It will cripple our economy if we do not start." I'm certain we will have other viewpoints in the weeks and months ahead on this very important and polarizing issue, some most likely reflecting your concern about the costs of the legislation. We do thank you for your support of KPBS and look forward to welcoming you back.

Gloria

March 30, 2010 at 12:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

How Has Downtown San Diego Changed Over The Past 30 Years?

I have 2 thoughts. First, San Diegans are so invested in the one person-one car mentality, that I don't believe there's the public policy commitment to go for great public transit. After all, politicians are supposed to take their lead from the public. But, on the other hand, it could be the other way around. Could be that because there's no terrific metro system, we hang on to our beloved cars. One more thought, undergrounding in the downtown area could pose a real engineering problem because of the high water levels. Did you know that pumps in the basement of the San Diego Convention Center are working all the time? Oh yes, the idea of an elevated track surfaces occasionally. But opposition comes from those who don't want whatever views remain obstructed.

February 3, 2010 at 11:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

At Last! An Exciting Race for County Supervisor

Late news: Ron Roberts has just hired two new staff members. They are the former editor of Metropolitan Magazine, Tim McClain, as his press secretary, and Sal Giametta, former executive with Convis, as his chief of staff. Looks as though Roberts is gearing up for something big.

August 6, 2009 at 5:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )