Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - Evening Edition


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>> >>DWANE: GOVERN JERRY BROWN COMES TO SAN DIEGO TO PITCH HIS TAX PROPOSAL ON THE NOVEMBER
BALLOT. HI, I'M DWANE BROWN, THE STORY COMING UP ON
KPBS EVENING EDITION. >> >>PEGGY: I'M PEGGY PICO.
ALSO AHEAD, MY ONE ON ONE CONVERSATION WITH SENATOR DIANNE FEINSTEIN AND THE CHALLENGER
FOR HIS SENATE SEAT ELIZABETH EMKEN. >> >>: SOMETIMES I LIKE IT.
>> >>DWANE: A SAN DIEGO NON PROFIT IS HELPING YOUNG GIRLS OVER KM SEVERE BURNS.
WE'LL INTRODUCE YOU TO ANGEL FACES. AND HE STARTED WITH BUYING THE SAN DIEGO UNION
TRIBUNE, DEVELOPER DOUG MANCHESTER HAS BEEN BUILDING A MEDIA EMPIRE.
WE'LL TAKE A CLOSER LOOK IN A SPECIAL REPORT. KPBS EVENING EDITION STARTS NOW.
KPBS EVENING EDITION IS MADE POSSIBLE BY JOAN AND IRWIN JACOBS AND BY:
CAPTIONS PROVIDED BY ECAPTIONS. >> >>DWANE: GOVERN JERRY BROWN WAS IN BARRIO
LOGAN TODAY. KPBS EDUCATION REPORTER KYLA CALVERT JONES
US FROM THE NEWS CENTER. WHAT REMIND US WHAT PROPOSITION 30 WOULD DO.
>> >>KYLA: THE GOVERNOR'S MEASURE WOULD RAISE SALES TAX BY A QUARTER CENT FOR FOUR YEARS
AND RAISE INCOME TAX ON THE STATE'S HIGHEST EARNERS FOR THE NEXT SEVEN YEARS.
BROWN SAYS IT'S THE NEXT STEP IN HIS EFFORTS TO BALANCE THE STATE'S BUDGET.
>> >>: 27ハBILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT AND I'VE BEEN CUTTING AND HACKING AND SLASHING AND
DOING EVERYTHING I CAN EVEN REALLY GOOD PROGRAMS. AND NOW I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD CUT ANYMORE
Y.THINK WE NEED SOME MORE REVENUE. >> >>KYLA: THE GOVERNOR SAYS HE'S PLANNING
ON VISITING AS MANY CITIES IN THE STATE HAS HE CAN LEAD UP TO THE ELECTION TO TELL VOTERS
FOR PROP 30 FAILS IT WILL MEAN NEARLY 6ハBILLION CUTS TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND HIGHER EDUCATION.
>> >>DWANE: PROP 30 HAS SLIPPED A LITTLE IN THE POLLS.
>> >>KYLA: WHILE THE PROPOSITION WOULD PREVENT THESE TRIGGER CUTS MOSTLY TO EDUCATION, IT
WON'T NECESSARILY BALANCE THE STATE'S BUDGET IN THE LONG TERM WITHOUT FURTHER SPENDING
REFORMS. ALSO, IT DOESN'T GUARANTEE ADDITIONAL
FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS IN FUTURE YEARS. THE NO ON 30 CAMP HAS ALSO SAID THAT THE STATE
LEGISLATURE IS SPENDING MONEY ON THINGS LIKE HIGH SPEED RAIL AND HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO
MAKE SIGNIFICANT REFORMS TO STATE EMPLOYEE PENSIONS AND DIDN'T.
AND SO THEY'RE SAYING THAT IF THE LEGISLATURE REALLY WANTED TO SPEND MONEY ON EDUCATION,
THERE ARE FURTHER CUTS THEY COULD MAKE TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.
THE GOVERN ALSO TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY WHILE HE WAS IN SAN DIEGO THIS MORNING TO ENDORSE
BOB FILNER, THE DEMOCRAT RUNNING FOR MAYOR. >> >>DWANE: KPBS EDUCATION REPORTER KYLA CALVERT.
A FEDERAL JUDGE SAYS A VETERANS GROUP CAN STAY INVOLVED IN TALKS ABOUT MODIFYING THE
CROSS ON MOUNT SOLEDAD IN LA JOLLA. THE MOUNT SOLEDAD MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION HAS
MAINTAINED IT. THE JUDGE SAYS THE GROUP SHOULD HAVE A SAY
TO HOW THE CROSS IS CHANGED. WORKERS HAVE FIX AD LEAKY PIPE AT THE SAN
ONOFRE NUCLEAR PLANT IN INNORTH COUNTY. THE PIPE LEAKED FLAMMABLE HYDROGEN GAS OVER
THE WEEKEND. FEDERAL REGULATORS SAY THERE WAS NO DANGER
FROM THE LEAK. TOMORROW, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON IS PLANNING
TO TEST SIRENS AROUND SAN ONOFRE. IT'S AN ANNUAL TEST AND IS SCHEDULED BETWEEN
10:00ハA.M. AND NOON. THE PLANT HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN SINCE JANUARY
BECAUSE OF PROBLEMS WITH ITS STEAM GENERATORS. SURPLUSES AHEAD FROM THE MAYOR'S OFFICE PROJECTS
SOME GROWTH IN TAX REVENUES T.SAYS THERE ARE SOME UNCERTAINTIES BECAUSE OF THE CITY PENSION
FUND AND THE POSSIBILITY OF ANOTHER RECESSION. MAYOR JERRY SANDERS SAYS HE SETTED SIDE ANOTHER
10ハMILLION DOLLARS FOR STREET REPAIRS. >> >>: WELL, WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE ABOUT
3,000 MILES OF ROADWAY IN SAN DIEGO AND I THINK ABOUT 50% OF THEM NEEDED SOME SORT OF
REPAIR. >> >>DWANE: SANDERS SAYS THE CITY HAS COMMITTED
NEARLY $90ハMILLION TOWARDS THE STREET REPAIR IN THE PAST TWO YEARS AND FIXED 900 MILES
OF ROADWAYS. THE NEWEST INFUSION OF CASH COMES FROM A 25ハMILLION
DOLLAR BOND APPROVED BY COUNCIL YESTERDAY. A MISTAKE ON THE BALLOT FOR THE CITY OF SAN
DIEGO MAY LEAD VOTERS TO BELIEVE THEY HAVE MORE OPTIONS THAN THEY ACTUALLY DO.
KPBS METRO REPORTER KATIE ORR IS FOLLOWING THE STORY.
SO, KATIE SHES WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE BALLOT FOR THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO?
>> >>KATIE: DWANE, THE BALLOT FOR THE CITY MISTAKENLY LEAVES SPACE FOR WRITE IN CANDIDATES
BUT SAN DIEGO DOESN'T ALLOW WRITE IN OPTIONS IN THE GENERAL ELECTION.
THE OPTION SHOULD BE IGNORED BECAUSE ANY WRITE IN VOTE WILL NOT BE COUNTED.
IT SHOULDN'T CAUSE TOO MUCH TROUBLE BECAUSE THERE ARE NO ACTIVE WRITE IN CAMPAIGNS ACTUALLY
GOING ON. >> >>DWANE: AND WHY IS THE WRITE IN OPTION
THERE IF YOU CAN'T USE IT? >> >>KATIE: WELL, SEILER SAID THE CITY DID
NOT CONFIRM THE REGISTRAR SHOULD REMOVE THE WRITE IN SPACES BEFORE THE BALLOT HAD TO GO
TO THE PRINTER. THE SAN DIEGO CITY CLERK SAYS SHE'S COMFORTABLE
AND CALM CONFIDENT THE CITY MADE IT CLEAR NO WRITE IN OPTION WASN'T AVAILABLE TO SAN
DIEGO. IT GOES BACK TO 2004 WHEN FORMER CITY COUNCILWOMAN
DONNA FRY RAN A WRITE IN CAMPAIGN FOR MAYOR FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION.
SHE RECEIVED MAJORITY OF VOTES BUT A COURT ULTIMATELY RULE SHE WAS NOT THE WINNER BECAUSE
WITH PROBLEMS VOTERS FILLED OUT HER NAME ON THE BALLOT.
AND FOLLOWING THAT THE CITY CHANGED ITS MUNICIPAL CODE TO FORBID WRITE IN DURING THE GENERAL
ELECTION. >> >>DWANE: CALIFORNIA SENATOR DIANNE FEINSTEIN
SAT DOWN WITH PEGGY PICO EARLIER TO DAY TO TALK ABOUT HER REELECTION BID.
>> >>PEGGY: SENATOR FINE STEEN THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO JOIN US TODAY.
IN LAST NIGHT'S PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE, THEY TALKED ABOUT MILITARY BUDGET CUTS.
HERE IN SAN DIEGO MAJOR CUTS TO OUR MILITARY COULD HURT US AS ONE IN FIVE JOBS ARE DIRECTLY
OR INDIRECTLY RELY ON FEDERAL SPENDING. WHAT IS YOUR STAND ON FUTURE MILITARY SPENDING?
>> >>DIANNE FEINSTEIN: WELL, LET ME SPEAK TO IT THIS BAY.
IF SEQUESTER GOES THROUGH, CALIFORNIA IS THE BIG LOSER.
IT'S ESTIMATED WE WOULD LOSE 220,000 JOBS OF WHICH 137,000 ARE MILITARY.
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY HAS DONE THIS STUDY. WE HAVE THAT STUDY AND CAN MAKE IT AVAILABLE
IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE IT. HAVING SAID THAT, THERE IS NO QUESTION BUT
THAT SAN DIEGO IS A CITY THAT'S HURT AND I'M AWARE OF THIS.
THAT'S WHY I THINK A SEQUESTER IS A TERRIBLE IDEA AND WE HAVE TO PREVENT IT.
AND WE HAVE TO PREVENT MEAT AXE CUTS. SO WHAT I PROPOSED IS THAT WE DOハ WE KEEP
THE TAX CUTS UNDER 250,000 DOLLARS, THE FIRST 250,000S OF SOMEBODY'S INCOME HAS THE TAX
CUTS. ABOVE THAT, IT DOES NOT HAVE THE TAX CUTS.
WE EMBRACE THE FORMULA OF BULL SIMPSON WHICH IS THE LONG TERM DEFICIT REDUCTION PLAN COMBINED
WITH TAX REFORM. AND WE DO ONE HALF OF SEQUESTER.
THAT CHANGES WHAT IS 109ハBILLION DOLLAR CUT ACROSS THE BOARD TO A 55ハBILLION DOLLAR
CUT. BUT WE DON'T DO IT BY MEAT AXE.
WE DO IT BY SCALPEL. THAT WOULD GIVE EACH OF THE APPROPRIATION
COMMITTEES THE OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK AT YOUR PORTFOLIO IF THE DEFENSE COMMITTEE WOULD LOOK
AT THIS, THEY WOULD HAVE AN AMOUNT THEY WOULD CUT AND THEY WOULD USE DISCRETION IN HOW TO
CUT IT. AND I THINK THAT'S THE BEST OPTION THERE.
>> >>PEGGY: THE SAN ONOFRE NUCLEAR GENERATING STATION HAS BEEN OFF LINE, YOUR WELL AWARE
OF THIS, SINCE JANUARY DUE TO A SMALL RADIATION LINK.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON WANTS TO START IT, AT LEAST ONE UNIT ON LOWER POWER.
DO YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS ABOUT RESTARTING THAT ONE REACTOR UNIT?
>> >>DIANNE FEINSTEIN: I HAVE FOLLOWED THIS AS CLOSELY AS I CAN.
I'VE BEEN THERE TWICE, I'VE MET WITH ALL OF THE STAFF, I'VE MET WITH THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY
COMMISSION'S MEMBERS, I'VE PET WITH THE HEAD OF THE COMMISSION, I'VE MET WITH THE CEO OF
THE COMPANY, TED CRAVER WHO HAS KEPT ME REALLY UP TO DATE.
WHAT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON IS ASKING TO DO IS START UP THE ONE REACTOR AT 70% FOR
FIVE MONTHS. AND THEN SHUT IT DOWN AND EVALUATE THOSE FEW
DENTS OR RUPTURES IN THE STEAM GENERATOR THAT HAVE BEEN PLUGGED.
THIS IS REALLY UP TO THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION.
PACIFICハ I MEAN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON CANNOT PROCEED AND WILL NOT PROCEED WITHOUT
THE SPECIFIC ASCENT OF THE NRC. THE NRC UP TO THIS POINT HAS NOT GIVEN THAT
ASCENT. >> >>PEGGY: AND FROM A STATEMENT YOU'VE BEEN
IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH THEM THROUGHOUT THIS PROCESS, SINCE JANUARY THROUGH THE TESTING
AND YOUR RELYING ONハ >> >>DIANNE FEINSTEIN: YES.
>> >>PEGGY: ON THOSE CORRESPONDENTS. >> >>DIANNE FEINSTEIN: YEAH.
I HAVE A LOT OF CONCERN ABOUT THESE STEAM JEN JAIRTS.
THEY WERE FAULTY TO BEGIN WITH AND I THINK THERE IS A BIG LIABILITY ISSUE WITH THE MANUFACTURER.
THAT DOESN'T SOLVE THE PROBLEM, HOWEVER. THE PROBLEM IS REAL TECHNICAL.
THAT IS WHETHER PLUGGING WORKS, AND THAT HAS TO BE DECIDED BY THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION.
I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT COMMISSION WOULD MAKE A JUDGMENT THAT DIT DID NOT HAVE SAFETY AT
ITS FIRST AND ONLY PRIORITY. >> >>PEGGY: WE'VE TALKED ABOUT A LOT OF ISSUES
HERE TODAY, BUT I DO WANT TO BRING UP THIS. YOU WERE RECENTLY QUOTED IN THE SAN FRANCISCO
CHRONICLE AS SAYING, QUOTE, YOU THINK YOUR GREATEST STRENGTH IS FINDING SOLUTION WHERE
THERE IS OPPOSING SIDES. YOU'VE BEEN CALLED A BRIDGE BUILDER BY BOTH
SIDES OF THE AISLE. WHAT IS THE MOST PRESSING ISSUE IF YOU COULD
NAME ONE PARTISAN ISSUE YOU WOULD LIKE TO BUILD A BRIDGE FOR AND SOLVE IF YOU WERE REELECTED.
>> >>DIANNE FEINSTEIN: IT'S IMMIGRATION REFORM. I WOULDN'T SAY IT'S THE MOST PARTISAN.
WELL, IT IS THE MOST PARTISAN, THAT'S NO QUESTION, BUT CYBER SECURITY IS ANOTHER ONE.
>> >>PEGGY: CYBER SECURITY IS PARTISAN, SOMETHING THAT YOU NEED TO SORT OFハ
>> >>DIANNE FEINSTEIN: YES. WE DID NOT HAVE 60 VOTES TO MOVE AHEAD WITH
A CYBER SECURITY BILL WHICH IS VITAL TO THE SECURITY OF THIS NATION AND WE'RE TRYING RIGHT
NOW WITH THE PART OF THE BILL THAT I HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH, WHICH IS THE INFORMATION SHARING
PART, TO WORK WITH THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE TO SEE IF WE CAN MAKE IT MORE TO
THEIR LIKE TG AND THEN PICK UP SOME VOTES IN THE PROCESS.
>> >>PEGGY: AND WHAT ABOUT IMMIGRATION BRIEFLY. >> >>DIANNE FEINSTEIN: IMMIGRATION, WE HAVE
A VERY BROKEN IMMIGRATION SYSTEM. AND I'VE HAD A BILL FOR 10 YEARS NOW TO BRING
FARM LABOR A CONSISTENT SUPPLY OF LABOR. THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS IT'S ALL UNDOCUMENTED
AND IT'S NOT UNSKILLED. IT'S SKILLED.
BUT THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO WILL DO THIS WORK IS ARE THOSE WHO ARE UNDOCUMENTED.
AND I'VE HAD A DEVIL OF A TIME TO GET IT THROUGH SO I AM VERY HOPEFUL THAT THERE WILL BE A
BREAKTHROUGH THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO PASS THAT.
THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO TAKE THE PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN THE SHOULD OAS TODAY AND BRING THEM
OUT OF THE SHADOWS AND GIVE THEM A WORKABILITY IN TERMS OF SOME FORMハ WOULDN'T BE A GREEN
CARD ORIGINALLY, BUT SOME FORM OF CARD THAT ALLOWS THEM TO WORK LEGALLY IN THIS COUNTRY.
>> >>PEGGY: ALL RIGHT. SENATOR DIANNE FEINSTEIN, THANKS AGAIN.
THANKS SO MUCH. >> >>DIANNE FEINSTEIN: O, YOU'RE WELCOME.
>> >>DWANE: DUE TO A SCHEDULING CONFLICT ELIZABETH EMKEN THE REPUBLICAN ENDORSED NOMINEE RUNNING
FOR STATE SENATOR WAS UNABLE TO JOIN US IN THE STUDIO, BUT SHE WAS ABLE TO TALK WITH
PEGGY PICO ABOUT HER PLANS VIA SKYPE IF ELECTED. >> >>PEGGY: THANKS FOR JOINING US.
YOU'RE A SOMEWHAT UNFAMILIAR FACE IN THE POLITICAL ARENA AND YOU SAY YOUR ROLE AS VICE PRESIDENT
FOR GOVERN RELATIONS AT AUTISM SPEAKS HAS PREPARED YOU FOR THE SENATE.
TELL US HOW. >> >>ELIZABETH EMKEN: I AM AN UNFAMILIAR FACE,
YOUR RIGHT, BUT THAT'S OF COURSE THE PURPOSE OF THE CAMPAIGN.
WE'RE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO GET THE WORD OUT.
I'VE HAD TWO CAREERS. MY FIRST CAREER WAS ATハ IBM.
MY SECOND CAREER WAS Aハ MY SON WAS DIAGNOSED WITH AUTISM AND I FOUND IT AND RAN THE RELATIONS
WITH AUTISM SPEAKS. I HAD A GREAT TEAM BUILDING 30 DIFFERENT STATE
AROUND THE COUNTRY. I KNOW HOW TO TAKE GOOD IDEAS AND TELL THEM
INTO SENSIBLE LAW AND REALLY DECIDED I WAS UNHAPPY WITH THE PERFORMANCE THAT SENATOR
FINE STEEN AND THREW MY HAT IN THE RING. >> >>PEGGY: THE ISSUE OF CUTTING THE MILITARY
BUDGET WAS DISCUSSED. MAJOR MILITARY CUTS COULD IMPACT ONE IN FIVE
JOBS HERE IN SAN DIEGO. WHAT IS YOUR PLAN TO IMPROVE THE LOCAL ECONOMY
IF SEQUESTRATION HAPPENS? >> >>ELIZABETH EMKEN: WELL, FIRST OF ALL,
I DON'T THINK SEQUESTRATION WILL HAPPEN AND I CERTAINLY WOULD RECOMMEND EVERYONE VOTE
FOR ME AND DIANNE FEINSTEIN HAS CLEARLY BEEN PART OF A SENATE THAT'S REALLY ATROPHIED AND
IS UNABLE TO GET US A BUDGET AND GET OUR FISCAL CONDITION UNDER CONTROLハ I BELIEVE EVERY
ELEMENT OF THE BUDGET NEEDS TO BE EXAMINED, EVERYTHING.
THERE'S NOTHING THAT SHOULD BE TAKEN OFF OF THE TABLE.
I ACTUALLY THINK I'M IN A UNIQUE POSITION BEING THE PARENT OF A SEVERELY DISABLED ADULT
TO GO BACK AND ESPECIALLY LOOK AT THE ENTITLEMENT SYSTEM, THE MEDICARE, MEDICAID, SOCIAL SECURITY,
AND I BELIEVE WE CAN MAKE ADJUSTMENTS TO THESE PROGRAMS, MAKE ADJUSTMENTS TO DOMESTIC DISCRETIONARY
SPENDING, I THINK THERE'S SOME DOMESTIC DESCENT ADMINISTRATIVE AREAS THAT CAN BE CUT.
I BELIEVE WE SHOULD BE LOOKING AT THE ENTIRE BUDGET AND WAYS TO STREAM LINE OUR OPERATION.
THAT'S WHAT I DID FOR IBM U.S. >> >>PEGGY: YOU'VE BEEN A CRITIC FOR SENATOR
FEINSTEIN'S MANAGEMENT OF WATER ESPECIALLY TO FARMERS.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO DIFFERENTLY? >> >>ELIZABETH EMKEN: FIRST OF ALL, I WOULD
SAY THAT DIANNE FEINSTEIN HAS NO RECORD OF ACCOMPLISHMENT ON WATER AT ALL.
SHE'S BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT QUITE A BIT FOR TWO DECADES BUT HASN'T MOVED THE BALL DOWN
THE FIELD. I HAVE FOUR DIFFERENT WATER PROJECTS I WANT
TO SEE BUILT, THEY'RE ON MY WEBSITE AT EMKEN2012, THEY INCLUDE EXPANSIONハ A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT
PROJECTS I BELIEVE WOULD INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF WATER AVAILABLE.
>> >>PEGGY: HERE, CLOSE TO SAN DIEGO, THE SAN ONOFRE NUCLEAR GENERATING STATION HAS
BEEN OFF LINE SINCE JANUARY DUE TO A SMALL RADIATION LEAK.
THERE ARE TALKS OF RESTARTING ONE OF THE REACTORS. DO YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS ABOUT THAT RESTART
PLAN AND WHERE DO YOU STAND ON NUCLEAR POWER AS AN ENERGY SOURCE?
>> >>ELIZABETH EMKEN: I DON'T KNOW THE CONDITION OF SAN ONOFRE.
I'VE NOT BEEN BRIEFED ON THAT, SO I DON'T KNOW THE EXACT CONDITION OF IT, BUT WHAT I
DO KNOW IS NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY HAS ADVANCED DRAMATICALLY IN THE 40 YEARS THAT SENATOR
FEINSTEIN'S BEEN IN OFFICE. I THINK SOME OF HER VIEWS ON ENERGY TECHNOLOGY
IN GENERAL ARE ANTIQUATED AND NEED TO BE UPDATED I BELIEVE WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY CERTAINLY
TO LOOK AT NEW SYSTEMS THAT ARE AVAILABLE, NEW TECHNOLOGY THAT'S AVAILABLE IN NUCLEAR
POWER. I WOULD BE VERY INTERESTED IN KNOWING MORE
ABOUT SAN ONOFRE IN PARTICULAR, THOUGH, TO SEE WHAT UP GRADES IT MIGHT NEED.
>> >>PEGGY: OKAY. YOU BRIEFLY TALKED ABOUT YOUR SON ALEX, I
BELIEVE HE'S 19 AND ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER.
IF Y LEKKED WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL SERVICE PROGRAMS FOR PEOPLE, ADULTS
LIKE HIM, MEDICARE, AND SOCIAL SECURITY WHILE BALANCING THE BUDGET?
>> >>ELIZABETH EMKEN: RIGHT, WELL, FIRST OF ALL, THERE'S MANY, MANY THINGS THAT HAVE TO
BE DONE FOR OUR DISABLED COMMUNITY. EVERYONE THINKS THAT EVERYONE'S WATCHING OUT
FOR THE KIDS AND MAKING SURE THEY HAVE WHAT THEY NEED AND THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS IT
COULDN'T BE FURTHER THAN THE TRUTH. ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS WE NEED TO DO IS REPEAL
OBAMA CARE. I WILL TELL YOU IT IS BAD FOR INDIVIDUALS
WITH AUTISM. ANYBODY NEEDING REHABILITATIVE CARE WILL SUFFER
ON UNDER OBAMA CARE. WHAT I BELIEVE WE NEED TO BE DOING MORE FOR
ADULT SERVICES, FOR INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE DISABLED. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A PROGRAMS THAT ENCOURAGE
PRIVATE BUSINESS TO HIRE THESE INDIVIDUALS. I BELIEVE WE ABSOLUTELYハ THERE'S A VERY
APPROPRIATE ROLE IN THE TAX CODE FOR INCENTIVE BEHAVIOR. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MY VIEWS
AND SOMEONE LIKE SENATOR FINE STEEN WHO BELIEVES THAT THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD JUST BE PROVIDING
ALL OF THESE PROGRAMS Y.BELIEVE IN INSENTING BUSINESS TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR EVERYONE,
INCLUDING THE DISABLED. I THINK THERE'S GOING TO BE A BIG OPPORTUNITY
TEU DRESS THAT IN 2013 WHEN THE U.S. SENATE TAKES ON THE VERY LARGE TASK OF OVERHAULING
THE FEDERAL TAX CODE. >> >>PEGGY: WE ARE OUT OF TIME.
U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE ELIZABETH EMKEN, THANKS FOR TALKING WITH US.
>> >>DWANE: JOSEPH PULITZER ACQUIRED NEWSPAPERS AS A WAY TO MAINTAIN POWER.
MANY WONDER IF DOUG MANCHESTER IS TRYING TO DO THE SAME THING AFTER HE BOUGHT THE UT SAN
DIEGO AND HAS PURCHASED THE NORLGT COUNTY TIMES.
IN THE FIRST OF A KPBS SERIES, AMITA SHARMA LOOKS AT MANCHESTER'S MEDIA STEWARDSHIP OF
THE UT IN THE PAST 10 MONTHS. >> >>: HOW TO RUN A NEWSPAPER.
>> >>: I DON'T KNOW HOW TO RUN A NEWSPAPER, I JUST TRY EVERYTHING I CAN THINK OF.
>> >>: WILLIAM RANDOLPH HURST. HE WAS ONE OF THE ORIGINAL PRACTITIONERS OF
YELLOW JOURNALISM, A FORM OF REPORTING WHERE TRUTH AND FAIRNESS ARE CASUALTIES AND A SENSE
OF ELITISM PREVAILS. TIM WULFEMEYER PROFESSOR AT SAN DIEGO STATE
UNIVERSITY. HE LEAKS AT THE UT SAN DIEGO IS UNDER LOCAL
OWNERSHIP BECAUSE HE BELIEVES DOUG MANCHESTER CARES ABOUT THE REGION.
BUT HE'S ALSO CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT HE CALLS THE PAPER'S MEAN SPIRITED VIEWPOINTS.
>> >>: IT STARTS ON THE EDITORIAL PAGE. WE'RE OUT TO GET FILNER, AND OUT TO GET OBAMA.
WE DON'T WANT THOSE PEEP REELECTED. SO WE'LL SAY AND DO JUST ABOUT ANYTHING TO
KEEP THAT FROM HAPPENING. PRETTY SOONハ IT MAY NOT HAPPEN, AND IT SHOULDN'T
HAPPEN, BUT THERE'S ALWAYS THE POSSIBILITY AND PEOPLE MIGHT WONDER WELL WITH THAT KIND
OF MEAN SPIRITEDNESS, ONE SIDEDNESS, UNBALANCED COVERAGE OR REPORTING, GOING TO SEEP INTO
THE TRADITIONAL NEWS COVERAGE. >> >>: MANY LONG TIME READERS SAY IT'S ALREADY
HAPPENED UNDER MANCHESTER'S OWNERSHIP. THEY BELIEVE HE'S USING THE PAPER TO WAGE
A PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGN ON MATTERS CLOSE TO HIS HEART.
THEY POINT TO OVER THE TOP ANTI OBAMA COMMENTARY, TO FRONT PAGE EDITORIALS ENDORSING SAN DIEGO
MAYORAL CANDIDATE CARL DEMAIO AND THE OPEN OF THE USE OF THE TENTH AVENUE MARINE TERMINAL
TO BAILED SPORTS COMPLEX. CHRISTINA CHAFER WHO WORKS AS A BIOLOGIST
CANCELED HER SUBSCRIPTION TO THE UT THIS SUMMER BECAUSE SHE SAW ECHOS OF THE PAPER TAKING
OPINIONS OF DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENTS. >> >>: I HAVE BEEN IN A POSITION THAT I DIDN'T
THINK WAS NECESSARILY OF THE MAJORITY OF SAN DIEGANS.
>> >>: MANCHESTER IS AWARE OF ANGRY READERS CANCELING SUBSCRIPTIONS OVER NEWS COVERAGE
AND EDITORIALS, BUT HE MAKES NO APOLOGIES FOR THE PAPER'S EDITORIAL POSITIONS.
>> >>: WE'RE INTERESTED IN SERVING EVERYBODY IN SAN DIEGO BECAUSE WE LOVE THE CITY.
I'VE ALWAYS SAID UNDER RONALD REAGAN, WE HAD STEVE JOBS, WE HAD JOHNNY CASH, AND WE HAD
BOB HOPE. UNDER OBAMA, WE HAVE NO CASH, NO JOBS, AND
NO HOPE. >> >>: HOWEVER, MANCHESTER SAYS THE FIRE WALL
BETWEEN NEWS AND OPINION REMAINS. UT STAFFERS WHO SPOKE ON THE CONDITION OF
ANONYMITY SAY UT CEO JOHN LYNCH AND MANCHESTER, ARE FAR MORE HANDS ON THAN THEIR PREDECESSORS
IN PITCHING STORY IDEAS, ANGLES AND PEOPLE TO PROFILE.
ONE REPORTER SAID QUOTE, THERE'S A SORT OF ADOLESCENT MENTALITY THAT'S RUNNING THE NEWSPAPER.
MORALE IS TERRIBLE. OTHERS WORRY ABOUT WHAT AFFECT MANCHESTER'S
INSIST NS ON ROSY STORIES WILL HAVE O ON THE PAPER'S CREDIBILITY.
>> >>: WE'RE NOT INTERESTED IN MANAGING THE NEWS, BUT WE ARE INTERESTED IN MAKING SURE
THE NEWS IS REPORTED CORRECTLY AND THAT IF YOU COULD POSSIBLY DO AWAY WITH THEハ DO
YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. THERE'S ALWAYS THIS ONE CAVEAT THEY POINT
OUT SOMETHING NEGATIVE. I'M JUST SAYING, IF IT'S NEWS TO POINT OUT
NEGATIVELY, THEN POINT IT OUT. BUT LET'S LOOK AT THE GLASS HALF FULL.
>> >>: FORMER UT REPORTER CRAIG ROSE SAYS THE PAPER'S QUALITY WILL SUFFER IF ITS OWNERSHIP
DOESN'T UNDERSTAND THAT'S NOT THE ROLE OF JOURNALISM.
>> >>: THERE ARE ARMIES OF PUBLIC RELATIONS PEOPLE.
IT IS THEIR JOB TO CRANK OUT POSITIVE NEWS AND THEY DO.
I THINK WHEN A NEWSPAPER IS AT ITS BEST IS WHEN THEY POINT OUT THE UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTH.
>> >>: THE PUBLIC NEED AS SILVER LINING. >> >>: EVERYTHING I GET ON THIS THING IS NEGATIVE,
ALL DAY LONG. GREECE IS FALLING APART, EUROPE IS FALLING
APART, JAPAN IS LIKE A BUG LOOKING FOR A WIND SHIELD TO BE HIT AND SQUISHED.
IT IS GREAT TO HAVE A BUSINESS ENTITY, A NEWS ORGANIZATION TO SAY OUR NUMBER ONE GOAL IS
TO BE A CHEER LEADER FOR SAN DIEGO. >> >>DWANE: SAN DIEGO WEATHER PARTLY CLOUDY
DAYS AHEAD WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE SEVENTIES AND EIGHTIES.
HERE'S A LOOK AT THE FORECAST. A SAN DIEGO PROGRAM CALLED ANGEL FACES HAS
BEEN TRANSFORMING THE LIVES OF YOUNG GIRLS FOR 10 YEARS NOW GIVING THEM THE CONFIDENCE
FOO OVERCOME THE REJECTION ASSOCIATED WITH SEVERE BURN OR FACIAL DISFIGUREMENT.
>> >>: I WAS ACTUALLY A SOCCER PLAYER OF THE YEAR.
>> >>DWANE: MANY OF THE GIRLS WHO COME TO ANGEL FACES THINK THEY CAN'T MAKE FRIENDS
BECAUSE OF THE WAY THEY LOOK. >> >>: IF I HAD ONE WISH WHAT WOULD IT BE,
TO NOT BE BURNED. >> >>DWANE: LISA CARTELLI IS READING ONE OF
THE MANY APPLICATIONS SHE RECEIVES FOR THE ANGEL FACES RETREAT HELD ONCE A YEAR IN JUNE
WHERE GIRLS AS YOUNG AS NINE LEARN HOW TO LOOK BEYOND THE SCARS AND DISCOVER THERE'S
MORE TO LIFE THAN WHAT YOU PHYSICALLY LOOK LIKE.
>> >>: THAT'S WHAT'S SO BEAUTIFUL. WHEN YOU DO MAKE THAT DECISION, THAT GOOD
GRIEF, MY HANDS, MY FACE, MY BACK, BUT IF I FOUND A SENSE OF HUMOR AND I LEARNED TO
DO SOMETHING REALLY FUN AND I WAS FUN TO BE AROUND, PEOPLE WOULD SOON FORGET ABOUT THE
BURNS. THEY WOULDN'Tハ I WOULDN'T BE THE BURN GIRL.
>> >>DWANE: CARTELLI WAS THE BURN GIRL GROWING UP.
AT AGE NINE SHE WAS SEVERELY BURNED OVER 50% OF HER FACE AND BODY IN A NATURAL GAS EXPLOSION
AT HER GRAND PARENTS HOME IN DETROIT. TODAY, SHE DOESN'T EVEN LIKE TO USE THE TERM
BURN SURVIVOR. >> >>: IT'S NOT MORE IMPORTANT THAT YOU'RE
Aハ ISN'T IT MORE IMPORTANT THAT YOUR A DAUGHTER OR A SISTER OR A FRIEND.
>> >>DWANE: GIRLS COME TO SAN DIEGO FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.
THEY MAY ENTER WITH HEADS DOWN BUT LEAVE WITH A SENSE OF HOPE AND PERM R PURPOSE, EVEN CHANGING
HOW FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE LOOKING AT THEM. >> >>: PEOPLE ARE AROUND THEM ARE SO GUILT
RIDDEN, THE FAMILY, PARENTS, DOCTORS, NURSES, THAT THEY'LL GIVE AND GIVE, AND GIVE.
AND THAT'S NOT WHAT THEY NEED. THEY NEED THE TEACHINGS, THEY NEED TO LEARN
OW TO BUILD THE STRENGTH, NOT PUT A GREEN BAND AID ON IT.
>> >>DWANE: CARTELLI ACTUALLY STARTED SAN DIEGO'S CAMP BEYOND THE SCARS FOR KIDS IN
1992. AND ANGEL FACES IS HER WAY OF ADVANCING THE
PROGRAM BY PROVIDING LICENSED THERAPISTS, CORRECTIVE COSMETIC SURGERY, AND LOTS OF LOVE.
CARTELLI SAYS ANGEL FACES IS IN NEED OF CORPORATE SPONSORS TO GROW AND THEY WOULD ALSO LIKE
A TO START A PROGRAM TO HELP BOYS WITH SEVERE BURNS.
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