Stories by Megan Burke
Mathis, who will be 84 at the end of September, is marking his 63rd year as a recording artist.
Obreht's new novel, “Inland,” takes place in the American West of the 1800s, which is perhaps a surprising location given the author was born in Belgrade in the former Yugoslavia and lived in Egypt before settling in the U.S.
Two cities in San Diego county will take preliminary votes Tuesday on the issue of community choice energy. The votes in La Mesa and Chula Vista may begin the process of establishing a joint powers agreement among eight jurisdictions in San Diego County.
Former National Security Advisors and Chinese Consul General To Open UC San Diego Forum On US-China Relations
On Monday, UC San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy will begin a week-long forum in response to increasing trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Business, technology and policy leaders will gather for high level talks with a focus on bridging the growing gap between the two countries.
Celebrated musicians from The Ronettes to The Ramones all recorded songs at Phil Spector's Gold Star Recording Studios in Los Angeles. Those stories are told in a world premiere musical now playing at the San Diego Repertory Theatre.
When reporter Joanne Faryon first became aware of a Coronado nursing home patient called Sixty-Six Garage, she was working at KPBS and deeply involved in investigating end of life care. But then, something happened.
The Green New Deal is a political framework introduced by congressional Democrats in February that recognizes the responsibility of the federal government to address the threat climate change poses to the U.S.
"The Called Us Enemy" tells the story of George Takei's childhood years spent in internment camps for Japanese Americans during World War II. The scenes and illustrations bring that shameful episode in American history to life.
Law enforcement statistics reveal that rape is one of the most difficult violent crimes to solve. San Diego’s numbers, 2,954 reported since 2013 and first published in an investigative report by NBC 7, reflect that national trend.
Military families on the low-end of the official pay scale often find themselves in a financial bind especially when they are stationed in high-cost-of-living areas like San Diego. While their housing allowance is increased to be able to afford a place to live that increase boosts their overall income and disqualifies them from most food assistance programs.
Democratic Rep. Mike Levin, whose district includes northern San Diego County, has introduced legislation to phase out gas-burning vehicles entirely in California by 2040.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported San Diego Gas & Electric made a proposal to the state utility commission to save ratepayers money in response to public outcry last summer after thousands of local ratepayers received higher-than-average utility bills following high summer temperatures.
Watt Time said it plans to use satellite imagery and artificial intelligence to track plant pollution and make its data public.
Bill McKibben has been sounding the alarm about human-caused climate change for more than 30 years. He is the founder of the seminal environmental group 350.org, so named because 350 parts per million is considered the safe concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Carbon concentrations surpassed 415 parts per million this week.
Composer Anthony Davis and cast members will be performing excerpts from the "Central Park Five" opera and taking part in a talk on the subject Monday at 7 p.m. at UC San Diego's Mandeville Auditorium.
Alleged Poway Shooter's Religious Beliefs Outlined In Letter Being Debated Among Evangelical Christian Pastors
A small evangelical Christian denomination is roiling over a letter allegedly written by the 19-year-old man charged with the Chabad of Poway shooting.
A five-part dramatization of the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl 30 years ago starts Monday on HBO. The series may enhance the American public's fear of what can go wrong with nuclear power reactors. Yet carbon-free nuclear power has been part of the U.S. energy grid since the 1970s.
- April 30, 2019
- By Megan Burke
As part of our First Person series, Nanda Mehta describes how speaking publicly about a taboo subject made her stronger and led her to encourage other South Asian women to share their own stories on stage.
On Monday's Midday Edition, how the local chapter of the Anti-Defamation League and the city of Poway are responding to the shooting that happened Saturday , how prosecutors investigate and charge possible hate crimes, the history of anti-Semitism and how white supremacists are radicalizing online.
Smart, experienced journalists might make it look easy. But a lot of work, thought, energy and personality go into a successful interview.
Central American migrants who were apprehended at the border often hire smugglers to help them cross into the U.S. or pay others at some point during their journey, a RAND Corp. study found.
On Monday's Midday Edition, we are bringing you an Earth Day special. We'll discuss ways San Diegans are decreasing greenhouse gas emissions and the politics of responding to climate change.
A team of plant scientists at The Salk Institute believes their simple idea of harnessing the power of plants to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in their roots could have a dramatic impact on efforts to combat climate change.
In a recent series of reports for The New Yorker, staff writer Jonathan Blitzer examines how climate change is fueling an exodus of Guatemalan migrants coming to the U.S. border.
Scott Peters, D-San Diego, has put forth a “Climate Playbook,” a compendium of 53 climate change bills in various stages of legislative development that address the issue of global warming.
Even longtime Californians might be surprised to learn of modern-day glaciers in the state. But the fact is remnants of the Lyell Glacier, in Yosemite National Park, are about to disappear.
Southern California artist Paul Ecke usually expresses his dreams and deepest feelings through painting. But to tell the full tale of his challenges, struggles and victories through a complicated life, he’s chosen to write it all down.
KPBS has launched a new podcast about creativity and culture at the border.
President Trump doesn't believe a federal report that warns of the national security threats climate change poses to the United States and the world.
The ban is set to go into effect on May 24.
A scientist racing against time to save her husband who is dying from an antibiotic-resistant superbug. The answer lies in a long-forgotten therapy, not used in modern American hospitals. It sounds like the plot to a fictional medical thriller.
Karen Haynes will retire as CSU San Marcos president in June. She talks about the new generation of female presidents and how women's leadership has changed CSU.
The urgency of addressing human causes of climate change has long been apparent. That's why KPBS is launching a Climate Change Desk to step up our coverage of this existential threat. The first interview this week is with David Wallace-Wells, author of, "The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming."
The San Diego Union-Tribune editorial cartoonist Steve Breen published a cartoon Friday with images of renowned African American writers James Baldwin and Toni Morrison next to Smollett with the caption, “Famous African-American Storytellers.” The cartoon drew swift rebuke from community members.
The town hall meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Cathedral on Sixth Avenue.
Has technology caught up with California's climate action goals or are we still years away from reliable, electric long-haul trucks?
"Gene Machine, The Race To Discover The Secrets Of The Ribosome" is a memoir about the complexities of scientific discovery and the choices that define our lives.
Quirk is a San Diego-based New York Times-bestselling author. Before becoming a novelist, he spent five years reporting for The Atlantic about crime, terrorism and international gangs.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports it obtained a copy of a letter in which the federal agency requests the preservation of documents and data relevant to the ongoing inquiry.
The state is stepping in with millions to help clean up the polluted air. It's part of a statewide effort called the Community Air Protection Program that specifically targets disadvantaged communities.
More than 1,500 volunteers will fan out across San Diego County Friday to tally the region's homeless population.
Thanks in part to the efforts of the Sunrise Movement, young voters surged to the polls for the midterm elections. They backed Democrats by more than a 2-to-1 margin and helped flip the U.S. House of Representatives.
In his more than 3,000 columns, Jenkins wrote about everything from water wars to cock fights, more than one political scandal and even about being kissed as a 10-year-old by Marilyn Monroe, maybe.
The San Diego Police Department reports 34 pedestrians were killed by cars in 2018, up from 17 the year before.
Morris, who was represented by the California Innocence Project, spent 27 years in prison for a murder another man confessed to committing. He walked free last Thursday.
Borre Winckel, president and CEO of San Diego’s Building Industry Association joins Midday Edition Tuesday with the developers perspective on housing in San Diego County.
Aaron Bianco suffered a series of threats from people angry that the church is welcoming members of the LGBT community into the fold.
Meet your neighbors, explore the arts, expand your point of view with the most popular episodes from the KPBS podcasts: Cinema Junkie, Incoming, Rad Scientist and My First Day.
After news this year about the sale and proposed renovation of Horton Plaza into a high-tech office park, some local historians and architects say San Diego will lose an important part of its history if it is demolished.
Price is known as one of the first African-American composers to win national attention back in the 1930s but some of her most sophisticated works were never performed and almost lost.
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