Friday, June 29, 2012 - Evening Edition


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>> >>DWANE: WE'VE ALL HEARD OF EARTHQUAKES BUT A SCIENTIST SAYS IT WAS A SKY QUAKE SHAKING
UP SAN DIEGO TODAY. THE STORY COMING UP ON KPBS EVENING EDITION.
>> >>JOANNE: I'M JOANNE FARYON, HEALTH CARE, HEALTH CARE AND HEALTH CARE AT THE ROUND TABLE
THE ANALYSIS THE MORNING AFTER. >> >>DWANE: ALSO, TONIGHT BHIE SAN DIEGO AREA
HOSPITALS UNANIMOUSLY SUPPORT THE NEW HEALTH CARE LAW.
AND YOUNGSTERS ARE HAVING FUN WITH SCIENCE AT SAN DIEGO STATE THIS SUMMER.
KPBS EVENING EDITION STARTS NOW. RN
>> >>DWANE: GOOD EVENING, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US, I'M DWANE BROWN.
A SAN DIEGO SCIENTIST SAYS A SKY QUAKE SHOOK SAN DIEGO EARLIER TODAY, PEOPLE REPORT AD
LOUD BOOM AND SHAKING AT ABOUT 12:45ハP.M. THIS AFTERNOON FELT ALL AROUND THE COUNTY
FROM OCEANSIDE DOWN TO NATIONAL CITY. NO EARTHQUAKES WERE RECORDED AND MILITARY
SAYS THEIR PLANES DIDN'T CAUSE IT. A RESEARCHER WITH THE SCRIPPS INSTITUTE OF
OCEANOGRAPHY SAYS OFF SHORE MILITARY ACTIVITY IS TO BLAME.
CHRISTOPHER WALKER SAYS IT WAS AN ATMOSPHERIC TRIMMER.
HE SAYS THE LIKELY CAUSE OF THE SKY QUAKES IS ROUTINELY MILITARY, OFF THE COAST OF SAN
DIEGO AT LEAST 50 MILES AWAY. A SIMILAR INCIDENT HAPPENED ON APRIL 13.
WALKER SAYS THE SOUND FROM THE TRAINING ZONES CAN BE BLOWN TOWARDS SAN DIEGO BY VERY STRONG
WINDS IN THE ATMOSPHERE. RESEARCHERS FROM SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
ARE HELPING FIRST RESPONDERS BATTLE A MASSIVE WILD FIRE IN COLORADO FROM THOUSANDS OF MILES
AWAY. SUSAN MURRAY JOINS US TO EXPLAIN HOW SOCIAL
MEDIA IS LAYING A ROLE. TELL US HOW SDSU RESEARCHERS, ARE INVOLVED.
>> >>: DIRECTER ERIC FROST AND HIS TEAM ARE CREATING THREE DIMENSIONAL MAPS FOR EMERGENCY
RESPONDERS. THEY MAKE THE IMAGERY BY COLLECTING MASSIVE
AMOUNTS FROM SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE END RESULT IS A DETAILED VISUALIZATION OF THE PERIMETER,
TOPOGRAPHY, THE OVERALL GOAL IS TO SAVE LIVES AND PROPERTY AND TO INCREASE FIRE FIGHTER
SAFETY. >> >>DWANE: HOW DOES SOCIAL MEDIA FIT INTO
THIS PROCESS? >> >>: TWITTER HAS BECOME AN INVALUABLE TOOL.
WHEN SOMEWHERE NEED NEAR THE SCENE OF A FIRE SENDS A TWEET WITH THE PHOTO, THE VIZ LAB
HAS AN IMAGE AND A TIME STAMP ON THE LOCATION. HASH TAGS HELP CREATE PATTERNS OF DIT UH.
FROST SAYS THE HASH TAG WAS USED MORE THAN 10,000 TIMES IN JUST ONE NIGHT L.OF THOSE
OBSERVATIONS HELPED CREATE THE DETAILED VISUALATIONS. >> >>DWANE: HOW DOES THIS ACTUALLY HELP THE
PUBLIC IN COLORADO? >> >>: ERIC FROST SAYS THE GOAL IS TO TAKE
THE DATA AND PUT IT OUT FOO LET THEM KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING FROM MOMENT TO MOMENT.
>> >>DWANE: ALL RIGHT, KPBS REPORTER SUSAN MURPHY.
THE MARINE CORPS TONIGHT IS INVESTIGATING A RECRUIT'S DEATH.
HE PASSED OUT AFTER TAKING AN INITIAL STRENGTH TEST. THE TEST IS DONE TO DETERMINE WEATHER
WHETHER A RECRUIT IS READY FOR TRAINING. IT INCLUDES PULLING UP AND HANGING FROM A
BAR FOR 12 SECONDS, A TIMED 1.5 MILE RUN. THE RECRUIT WAS DECLARED DEAD AT SCRIPPS HOSPITAL.
THE COUNTY ASSESSOR SAYS SAN DIEGO'S SOFT REAL ESTATE MARKET IS NEGATIVELY AFFECTING,
TAXES DOWN 0.4% THIS YEAR. 3.8ハBILLION DETECTED TO BE MADE THIS YEAR,
BUT LESS FROM CITIES SUCH AS CHULA VISTA, AND CARLSBAD WHERE VALUES FELL SIGNIFICANTLY
DURING THE CRISIS. OUT OF THE 18 INCORPORATED CITIES IN THE COUNTY,
SIX EXPERIENCED A SMALL DECLINE IN VALUE. FEDERAL REGULATORS ORDERED TOYOTA TO RECALL
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF SUVS TO FIX THE 2010 LEXUS RX350 AND 450 MODELS TO A SHRINK IN 2009.
TOYOTA RECALLED MORE THAN 14ハMILLION VEHICLES TO FIX STICKY GAS PEDALS AND FLOOR MAT PEDALS.
THE PEOPLE SHOULD REMOVE THE DRIVER'S SIDE FLOOR MAT AND HAVE THEIR VEHICLE SERVICED
IMMEDIATELY. TOYOTA SAYS DEALERS WILL FIX THE PROBLEM FOR
FREE. WATER WILL BE MORE EXPENSIVE NEXT YEAR.
SAN DIEGO COUNTY'S WATER AUTHORITY HAS VOTED TO RAISE RATES NEARLY BY 10%. THE INCREASE
WILL START ON JANUARYハ1. WATER OFFICIALS SAY IT'S NEEDED BECAUSE OF
A RATE HIKE. THE PRIMARY WATER SUPPLIER IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
A MEDICAL TRADE GROUP SAYS HOSPITALS IN SAN DIEGO AND IMPERIAL COUNTIES ARE IN UNANIMOUS
SUPPORT OF THE HEALTH CARE LAW. THE HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION SAYS IT EASE AS FINANCIAL
BURDEN FOR MEDICAL PROVIDERS. CURRENT LAW REQUIRES TREATING PEOPLE WHETHER
OR NOT THEY HAVE INSURANCE. MORE THAN A HALF MILLION PEOPLE ARE WITHOUT
INSURANCE IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY. ABOUT 200,000 PEOPLE WILL NOW BE PROVIDED
COVERAGE. THE HIGH COURTS HEALTH CARE RULING IS JUST
ONE OF THE SUBJECTS JO JOANNE FARYON IS TALKING ABOUT WITH HER GUESTS AT THE ROUND TABLE.
>> >>JOANNE: THE U.S. SUPREME COURT SET THE AGENDA FOR END OF THE WEEK NEWS SHOWS.
JOINING ME TO TALK ABOUT THE HEALTH CARE DECISION AND THE OARLGT BIG CASES DECIDED THIS WEEK,
KENNY GOLDBERG, AND TONY PERRY. SO, KENNY, BY NOW, PEOPLE KNOW THAT THE AFFORDABLE
HEALTH CARE ACT WAS UP HELD BOY THE COURT. THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE THAT SAYS EVERYONE
HAS TO BUY HEALTH INSURANCE, THAT WAS UP HELD BY THE COURT.
DID THIS RULING SURPRISE YOU? >> >>: I WAS FLABBER GASSED.
THAT MORNING, I WAS SHOCKED BECAUSE I AND SO MANY OTHER PEOPLE THOUGHT IT WAS GOING
TO GO TOTALLY THE OARGTD WAY. I WAS BLOWED OVER WHEN IT HAPPENED I, TOO,
WAS. >> >>: I, TOO, WAS BLOWN OVER.
THE ONLY AM BEING AN AMATEUR IN THIS, I WAS BLOWN OVER TOO.
>> >>JOANNE: ONE OF THE LEGAL EXPERTS TOLD ME IT WOULD HAVE BEEN EASY FOR THE COURT TO
SAY THIS IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL. IT ACTUALLY TOOK WILL TO FIND IT CONSTITUTIONAL.
DO YOU THINK HE'S RIGHT? >> >>: I THINK THERE'S A LOT OF SPK YLINGS
SPECULATIONS ABOUT WHAT THIS KIND OF ARGUMENT THAT JUSTICE ROBBER TS HAD TO CRAFT OUT OF
NOTHING TO JUSTIFY THIS. HE COULD BE RIGHT.
>> >>: WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THE ANALYSIS NOW THAT HE DID THIS TO PRESERVE THE REPUTATION
OF THE COURTS SO THE COURT DIND DIDN'T LOOK POLITICALLY PARTISANNED, WHAT WILL YOU MAKE
OF THAT? >> >>: THAT'S CERTAIN WHREA A POSSIBILITY.
WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'RE THINKING. IT COULD HAVE BEEN MAYBE HE ACTUALLY REALLY
BELIEVED WHAT HE WROTE. >> >>: YET, HE JUSTIFIED THE ACTED IN A WAY
THE PRESIDENT OF UNITED STATES SAYS IT WAS NT.
OBAMA SCEZ IT'S SAYS IT'S NOT A TAX THE SOLICITOR JEN RT WE ALL THOUGHT WAS AN IDIOT WHEN HE
MADE THE BILL. >> >>JOANNE: AND MAYBE THE ADMINISTRATION
IS SMART THAN WE THINK TOO AND THEY KNEW THIS ALL ALONG.
WHY SAY IT'S A TAX UNTIL YOU HAVE TO SAY IT'S A TAX.
LET'S TALK ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS. IN SAN DIEGO WE HAVE 600,000 PEOPLE IN THE
COUNTY UNINSURED. WHAT WILL THIS LAW MEAN TO THEM?
>> >>: IN CALIFORNIA, THE MED U CAL PROGRAM WILL BE EXPANDED STATE WIDE TO INCLUDE ABOUT
2ハMILLION MORE PEOPLE. SAN DIEGO COUNTY BETWEEN THE MED U CAL EXPANSION
BE ABOUT 200,000 PEOPLE THAT WILL COME OFF THE UNINSURED ROLES AND BE INSURABLE UNDER
THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. WHAT WON'T CHANGEハ NOTHING WILL CHANGE FOR
PEOPLE WHO HAVE INSURANCE. FOR THE UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS THERE'S NO
PROVISION TO HELP THEM. >> >>: CALIFORNIA HAS BEEN A LEADER IN TERMS
OF MOVING FORWARD ON THE MED U KAID EXPANSION? >> >>: IT HAS AND IT DID NOT JOIN IN THE LAWSUITS.
A LOT OF STATES NIBBLED AWAY AT A WHRITTAL BIT OF THIS, AND DID IT TURN IT AWAY, THEY'VE
BEEN PUT IN THEIR PLACE. CALIFORNIA REALLY HAS NOT BEEN AGAINST THIS.
GOVERNOR BROWN SAID WE'RE FOR CHANGING AND EXPANDING.
>> >>JOANNE: WE STAND TO GAIN A LOT OF MONEY. ALONG WITH THIS MANDATE COMES FEDERAL MONEY.
>> >>: THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PAYS FOR WUJ HUNDRED% OF THE MEDI CAL EXPANSION.
THERE'S A DIS MINISHING FEDERAL PERCENTAGE AS YEARS GO BY, BUT BASICALLY THE FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT IS PAYING FOR IT. I'M WONDERING IF STATES WILL TAKE IT.
YOU GET MORE PEEP WL BENEFITS. >> >>JOANNE: I WANT TO TALK MORE ABOUT POLITICS.
WE'VE HEARD THE HOUSE LEADER SAY WE'RE GOING TO HOLD A VOTE JULYハ11 TO APPEAL THIS LAW.
WE HAD REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN BRIAN IMIL BRAI, FIRST QUESTION I ASKED ARE YOU GOING TO VOTE
TO REPEAL THIS LAW, HE SIDE STEPPED THE QUESTION AND DID SAY HE INTRODUCED LEGISLATION A COUPLE
MONTHS AGO. LEGISLATION THAT WOULD REQUIRE FUNDS TO GO
INTO MEL O NOAM UH RESEARCH. WE KNOW HIS DAUGHTER HAS BEEN PUBLIC WITH
HER STRUGGLE THERE. THE FUNDS COME FROM A TANNING BED FEE IMPOSED
BY THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. IF HE REPEALS THE ACT THAT MEANS HIS LEGISLATIONハ
SIVMENTD HE'S GOING TO GET HAMMERED BY HIS OPPONENT, SCOTT PETERS.
IF BRIAN BILBRAY COMES OUT AGAINST IT, THIS DOESN'T MEAN MUCH VOTE THEY'RE GOING TO HOLD.
IF HE PLAYS IT DOWN THE MIDDLE, HE'S GOING TO LOOK LIKE A WEEZAL.
THIS IS CALLED POLITICS. SOMETIMES IT'S REAL TOUGH ON VERY DIFFICULT
DIVISIVE ISSUES. HE'S GOT A DIFFERENT DISTRICT THAN HE'S HAD
BEFORE, LEANING TOWARDS THES THE DEMOCRATS. >> >>: AFTER THE INTERVIEW Y DID THE INTERVIEW,
THEN I WATCHED THE TAPE AND WALKED AWAY THINKING NO HE'S NOT GOING TO VOTE TO REPEAL THIS ACT.
IN FACT MY FOLLOW UP WAS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO VOTE TO REPEAL THIS? I'M HEARING THAT'S
NOT INCASE. BRIAN BILBRAY, IF YOU'RE WATCHING, WE WANT
TO KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO DO JULYハ11. TONY, THIS IS THE MT. SOLEDAD CROSS, A 20
YEAR CORE BATTLE? >> >>: TWO DECADES, WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING WHETHER
THAT CROSS SHOULD STAY ON PUBLIC LAND OR AS AN ENDORSEMENT OF A PARTICULAR BRAND OF RELIGION
AND THEREFORE UNCONSTITUTIONAL. THE SUPREME COURT PUNTED AND SAID YOU DEAL
WITH IT, COME BACK WHEN YOU HAVE A FINAL DECISION. BACK IT GOES TO FEDERAL COURT IN DISAIRKS
THEY SAID THE CROSS IS GCAN STAY, OVER TURNED BY THE APPELLATE COURT IN SAN FRANCISCO, THAT'S
HOW IT GOT TO THE SUPREME COURT, THE SUPREME COURT SAID I DON'T THINK WE'LL DEAL WITH THIS
TODAY. GO ON BACK AND MAKE A FINAL DECISION, THEN
BRING IT BACK TO US. SO WE'VE HAD TWO DISEK AIDS, WE'RE GO TOOK
HAVE YOU PICK IT, 12, 24 MORE MONTHS OF LIT GATING.
>> >>JOANNE: KENNY YOU'VE BEEN A REPORTER IN SAN DIEGO A LONG TIME.
PEOPLE FEEL STRONGLY ABOUT THIS, DON'T THEY? >> >>: IT DOESN'T SEEM TO BE DIMINISHING OVER
TIME. SO YEAH, YOUR GUESS IS AS GOOD AS MINE.
HERE WE GO AGAIN WITH THIS COURT BATTLE. >> >>JOANNE: THINK ABOUT THE MONEY TIED UP
IN ALL THIS THESE CASES. >> >>: CITY OF SAN DIEGO WAS IN THE CASE AND
SPENT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS AND GOT EXHAUSTED BY IT UNTIL THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
STEPPED IN. GOOD FOLK ONS BOTH SIDES, PEOPLE WHO FEEL THAT AS A MILITARY MEMORIAL AND A
MILITARY TOWN THE PEOPLE SAY IT'S A HOLD OVER FROM THE DAYS WE COULD SORT OF PUSH ONE RELIGION
IN PEOPLE'S FACES REGARDLESS OF THE IDEA WE'RE A MORE DIVERSE SOCIETY.
THEY'VE CLASS CRASHED FOR TWO DECADES, AND A LITTLE BIT LONGER.
THE APPELLATE AND SUPREME COURT SUGGESTED MAYBE THERE'S A COMPROMISE OUT THERE.
I CAN'T FIGURE OUT WHAT IT IS, THAT CROSS IS VISIBLE FROM INTERSTATE 5, A GROUP OF PEOPLE
THINK IT'S OUT RAGE OWS IT'S THERE, IT VIOLATES THEIR RIGHTS OTHER PEOPLE THINK WE'D BE BREAKING
FAITH WITH PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T BREAK FAITH FOR THE MILITARY FOLKS.
>> >>: BACK TO THE COURTS WE GO. >> >>JOANNE: OKAY, STILL WITH THE MILITARY.
THE HIGH COURT RULED ON WHETHER IT'S LEGAL TO LIE ABOUT BEING AWARDED THE MEDAL OF HONOR
AND THEIR MILITARY HONORS. WHAT DID THE COURT SAY?
>> >>: SIX TO THREE, THE FIRST AMENDMENT GUARDS LYING SPEECH, EVEN AS IT GUARDS MOTHERHOOD
AND APPLE PIE AND THIS MAN OUT OF THE WATER DISTRICT IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, HE DIDN'T
TRY TO GET SOME MONEY FOR THIS BY CLAIMING HE WAS A MEDALING OF HONOR RECIPIENT, DIDN'T
TRY TO GET SOME BENEFITS, HE WAS JUST SHOOTING HIS MOUTH OFF.
SHOOTING YOUR MOUTH OFF ALONE IS NOT A VIOLATION OF THE LAW AND SHOULD NOT BE.
NOW, THE COURT ALSO IMPLIED THAT IF THE LEGISLATURE WANTS TO GO BACK, THE CONGRESS WANTS TO GO
BACK AND DEVISE A STRICTER LAW THAT SAYS IF YOU USE ONE OF THESE MEDALS OR THE BOASTING
OF A MEDAL TO GET SOMETHING, THE FRAUD PEOPLE, THAT'S A WHOLE OTHER THING.
JUST TO SHOOT YOUR MOUTH OFF AND IMPRESS THE GUY AT THE END OF THE BAR, CONTEMPTIBLE IM
HAIIVE YR, NOT ILLEGAL. >> >>: IF I WANT TO WALK DOWN THE STREET IN
A NAVY OFFICER'S UNIFORM AND HAVE PEOPLE SALUTED ME, IS THAT LEGAL?
>> >>: VERY DIFFICULT QUESTION. ARE YOU IM PURSE IM PRS INNATING SOAR SOMEONE
OR WAIT R WEARING A COSTUME. IF YOU WALK DOWN THE STREET SAYING I'M A DETECTIVE
FOR THE SAN DIEGO POLICE DEPARTMENT, ARE YOU IM PERSON ATEINGA COP? I DON'T KNOW.
SHOOTING YOUR MOUTH OFF LIKE THE FOAL OA DID UP IN EASTERN LOS ANGELES COUNTY, DIFFERENT
THING. >> >>: IF I DON'T WEAR THE UNIFORM AND SAY
I'M AN ADMIRAL, THAT'S OKAY. >> >>JOANNE: YOU TRY IT THIS WEEKEND, KENNY.
TELL US WHAT HAPPENS. >> >>: I'LL HAVE AN INTERVIEW FROM JAIL FOR
IMROW. >> >>JOANNE: THANK YOU BOTH FOR BEING HERE
AND SEND OUR VIEWERS OVER TO KPBS.ORG. THANK YOU SO MUCH.
>> >>DWANE: NOW THIS MIGHT JUST BE ONE OF THE MOST UNUSUAL THINGS YOU'VE EVER SEEN AT
SEA, EXPIS RR THE ONLY ONE IN THE WORLD, CALLED THE FLOATING INSTRUMENT PLATFORM OR FLIP FOR
SHORT. SCRIPPS USES IT FOR RESEARCH.
IT'S FLIP'S 50TH BIRTHDAY. SCHOOL MAY BE OUT, BUT IT'S NOT KEEPINGA GROUP
OF KIDS IN SAN DIEGO FROM EXPANDING THEIR BRAINS.
KATIE ORR EXPLAINS. >> >>KATIE: THIS SUMMER KIDS IN SAN DIEGO
ARE DOING THINGS LIKE DESIGNING SOLAR CARS IN A PROGRAM DESIGNED TO GET THEM EXCITED
ABOUT SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING. >> >>: HERE IS THE SOLAR PANEL, THERE'S ATOMS
AND ELECTRONS IN IT. THEN HERE ARE THE GEARS, THERE'S ONE GEAR
CONNECTED TO THE AXAL, AND THERE'S ONE CONNECTED TO THE MOTOR, WHEN IT'S IN THE SUN, THE GEARS
SPIN TO MAKE THE CAR MOVE. >> >>: MALIA HUEITT IS ONE OF MANY KIDS TAKING
PART IN THE SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY SEEK CAMP, SUMMER ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE FOR KIDS.
PUT ON BY THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS, AIMED AT INTRODUCING MINORITY CHILDREN TO
ENGINEERING. HER FAVORITE PART OF CAMP IS ACTUALLY BUILDING
THE CARS. >> >>: ALL THE TEAMS COME TOGETHER AND WE
START BUILDING BUT THEN WE'LL HAVE A PROBLEM, THEN WE'LL ALL FIX IT AND DECIDE WHAT TO DO
WITH IT AND IT ALL WORK SAID WORKS OUT. >> >>KATIE: THEY ARE MENTORED BY COLLEGE STUDENTS
MAJORING IN SCIENGS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING. THEY HELP THE KIDS HOW SOLAR CARS WORK, THEN
THEY HELP DESIGN, BUILD AND RACE THEIR OWN CREATION.
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS EXECUTIVE DIRECTER CARL MAK SAYS OF THE ENGINEERS THAT
GRADUATE FROM UNIVERSITIES EACH YEAR, ONLY ABOUT 3100 ARE AFRICAN AMERICAN.
>> >>: I BELIEVE MOST OF OUR CHILDREN GRAVITATE IT TO AGHT WHRETTICS AND ENTERTAINMENT BECAUSE
THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE EXPOSED TO. AT A VERY EARLY AGE.
SO WHAT WE SAID IS LET US REDEFINE FROM ATHLETICS AND ENTERTAINMENT TO ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE.
>> >>KATIE: MAK SAYS GIVING THE KIDS HANDS ON PROJECTS LET'S THEM SEE THE SUCCESS IN
ACTION. THIS YEAR'S CAMP IS DOUBLED THE SIZE OF LAST
YEAR'S AND MAK SAYS SAN DIEGO IS A MAAED FRL WHAT ALL THE SEEK CAMPS SHOULD BE.
>> >>JOANNE: A NIGHT OF THE THEATER IS OFTEN MEASURED IN TERMS OF ITS ENTERTAINMENT VALUE.
DID WE LIKE THE PLAY OR DID WE NOD OFF DURING THE SECOND ACT? WHAT ABOUT ITS ECONOMIC VALUE.
AUDIENCES SPEND MONEY TO SEE A PLAY, THEY MIGHT GO OUT TO DINNER AND PAY A BABY SITTER.
A WHRAWT OF US MAKE COMPARISONS TO OTHER CITIES. COCHAIR OF THE SAN DIEGO REGIONAL ARLT ARLTS
AND CULTURE COALITION JOIN ME. I WANT TO GET INTO THE NUMBERS BECAUSE IT'S
A LITTLE BIT SURPRISING WHEN YOU SEE THE ECONOMIC SPIN OFF.
TELL US FIRST OF ALL HOW DOES SAN DIEGO STACK UP WHEN WE LOOK AT OTHER CITIES OF COMPARABLE
SIZE. >> >>: SAN DIEGO STACKS UP VERY STRONG.
YOU KNOW, WE LOVE THE ARTS THEY INSPIRE US, THEY DELIGHT US, THEY'RE A FUNDAMENTAL COMPONENT
OF OUR HUMANITY, BUT THEY HAVE BOTH CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC BENEFITS WHAT WE FOUND IN SAN
DIEGO SPENDING BY NON PROFITS ARTS ASSOCIATIONS GENERATES OVER 272ハMILLION DOLLARS JUST
IN HIRING LOCAL ARYKS PURCHASING GOODS, AND THAT INDUCES 373 MORE MILLION DOLLARS IN SPENDING
BY ARTS AUDIENCES, DINNER, PARKING, YOU KNOW. SO 665ハMILLION DOLLARS OF ECONOMIC ACTIVITY,
A HUGE SUM OF DOLLARS AND WELL AHEAD OF THE COMMUNITY THIS SIZE.
>> >>JOANNE: WE HAVE THE NUMBERS ON THE SCREEN FOR THE PEOPLE UP AT HOME.
79ハMILLION DOLLARS, THE COUNTY KICKS IN ANOTHER 86ハMILLION DOLLARS, MORE THAN 665ハMILLION
DOLLARS. WE ALSO LOOKED AT YOIR STUDY LIKE A CITY LIKE
PHOENIX, WE GENERATED ALMOST TWICE THE SPENDING. DOES THAT SURPRISE YOU? YOU WERE IN A LOCAL
ARTS THEATER. >> >>: YES, AND NO.
ANECDOTALLY, THOSE OF US WHO WORK IN ARTS AND CULTURE, WE KNOW THE IMPACT WE HAVE IN
A NUMBER OF INDUSTRIES, FROM RESTAURANTS, HOTELS IT, PARKING, AND THE SAN DIEGANS COMMISSION
FOR ARTS AND CULTURE PRO PRODUCES AN IMPACT REPORT.
WHAT'S LOVELY ABOUT THIS REPORT IS THAT IT GOES BEYOND THE CITY AND THE NUMBERS ARE QUITE
ASTONISHING AND VAL DISAITING AND THAT IT'S A THIRD PARTY, SOMEBODY OUTSIDE THE CITY OF
SAN DIEGO, AND THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO THAT HAS DONE THIS STUDY.
IT'S VERY VALIDATING FOR ALL OF US. >> >>JOANNE: RANKED ROONDY, DISID DID THE
STUDY BREAK IT DOWN? >> >>: TO GET AT THE AUDIENCE SPENDING WE
WORK WITH ART POSTS WITH THE COUNTY WIDE ARTS AND TOGETHER WE DID OVER 800 AUDIENCE INTERCEPT
SURVEYS. WE WENT AND MET TO A RANGE OF ARTS EVENTS
ACROSS THE COUNTY AND JUST ASKED ATTENDEES HOW MUCH MONEY DID YOU SPEND RELATED TO THIS
EVENT ON FOOD, TRANSPORTATION, LODGING, DOWN THE LINE.
THEN WE ASKED EACH ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WE INTERVIEWED OVER 800 IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY FOR
THEIR ZIP CODE, WE WANTED TO FIND OUT DO THEY LIVE IN THE COUNTY, 17% OF THE ATTENDEES COME
FROM OUTSIDE THE COUNTY. >> >>JOANNE: LET'S TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT
POLITICS. IMIG ELECTIONS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW, WE HAVE
TWO MAYORAL CANDIDATES, BOB FILNER AND CARL DEMAIO.
THE CITY DOES PROVIDE SOME SEED MONEY. WHAT ARE YOU ASK THK CANDIDATES RIGHT NOW?
>> >>: WE ARE ASKING THE CANDIDATES WHAT THEIR PU SWRIGDZS ARE WITH REGARDS TO PUBLIC ARTS
FUNDING. THE TWO CANDIDATES HAVE WHAT APPEARS TO BE
VERY DIFFERENT POSITIONS. I WANT TO PREFS THIS BY SAYING THIS IS MY
PERSONAL INTERPRETATION OF WHAT THE CANDIDATES ARE SAYING.
CANDIDATE DEMAIO HAS IN HIS ROAD MAP TO RECOVERY TALKED ABOUT CUTTING ARTS AND CULTURE BY 25%,
FOCUSING ONLY ON LARGE ORGANIZATIONS AND CHALLENGES THE CURRENT ALLOCATIONS PROCESS.
I RUN A SMALL NON PROFIT THEATER COMPANY THAT IS WOMEN OWNED, MINORITY RUN, AND WE FOCUS
ON REPRESENTING DIVERSE VOICES IN THE COMMUNITY. WE FIND THE COMMISSION'S CURRENT PROCESS TO
BE VERY OPEN, FAIR, TRANSPARENT, AND RESPONSIBLE. WHEN I HEAR CANDIDATE COUNCILMAN DEMAIO CHALLENGE
THAT, I QUESTION IT. >> >>JOANNE: WE DON'T HAVE A LOT OF TIME LEFT.
HAS BOB FILNER RESPONDED AT ALL? >> >>: WHEN HE TALKS ABOUT THE ARTS, HE TALKS
ABOUT INCREASING ARTS FUNDING AND TALKS ABOUT ART FOR ARTS SAKE.
HE SAYS WE KNOW THE RETURN ON INVESTMENT, LET'S TALK ABOUT WHAT IT DOES FOR COMMUNITY
REVITALIZATION AS WELL. >> >>JOANNE: THESE NUMBERS DON'T INCLUDE THE
ECONOMIC SPIN OFF FROM COMIC CON. I WOULD ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO GO TO KPBS.ORG.
TO LOOK AT MORE ON THESE STORIES. >> >>JOANNE: TONIGHT IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE
I AM SIGNING OFF AS HOST OF EVENING EDITION. THIS IS MY FINAL SHOW.
I LOVED SITTING HERE AT THE ROUND TABLE, ACROSS COUNTY SUPERVISORS, A NEWLY ELECTED JUDGE,
THE ATTORNEY WHO SUCCESSFULLY ARGUED ROW V WADE, SCIENTISTS, ACTORS, PLAY WRITES, THE
MIDDLE AGE MAN WHO QUIT HIS JOB TO TAKE CARE OF HIS AGING PARENTS.
WHAT AN HONOR TO HAVE THIS FRONT ROW SEAT, ASKING QUESTIONINGS ON YOUR BEHALF.
YOU'VE ALWAYS BEEN MY GUIDE, AND INSPIRATION, MY COURAGE IN THE MOST DIFFICULT MOMENTS IN
AN INTERVIEW. THANK YOU. AND TO ALL OF YOU WHO WROTE WHEN
I GOT IT RIGHT AND WHEN I DIDN'T, TO SHARE YOUR OPINION, FRUSTRATION AND OBSERVATIONS,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR E MAILS AND TWEETS. I'LL STILL BE HERE AT KPBS WORKING AS AN INVESTIGATIVE
REPORTER. I WILL ALSO BE ON THE SHOW FROM TIME TO TIME
WITH SPECIAL REPORTS. I LEAVE YOU IN GOOD HANDS, PEGGY PICO WILL
BE HERE MONDAY WITH DWANE BROWN, THEY WILL CONTINUE TO BRING YOU NEWS THAT REALLY DOES
MATTER. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE WONDERFUL EVENING
EDITION STAFF AND THE AMAZING CREW. MY E MAIL STAYS THE SAME, JFARYON@KPBS.ORG,
AND I STILL WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU, ESPECIALLY YOUR NEWS TIPS.
THANKS FOR WATCHING. >> >>DWANE: AND ALL OF US ON THE EVENING EDITION
TEAM WISH JOANNE'S SUCCESS IN HER NEW ROLE AT KPBS.
WE'RE LOOKING FOR SEEING HER BACK HERE WITH GREAT INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS.
YOU CAN FIND US ON KPBS.ORG/EVENINGEDITION. THANKS FOR JOINING US, YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.