Stories for December 1, 2009
The union representing California State University faculty says San Diego State is a prime example of how officials are squeezing out students to make the CSU a more elite institution.
Announcing that he would send an additional 30,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan, President Obama tried to strike a delicate balance in a prime-time address to the nation Tuesday night by detailing his plan for a significant short-term strategic surge while also laying out a start date for an eventual withdrawal.
The year 1999 marked the 50th anniversary of doo wop music: harmonic vocal-group songs popular during the late 1950s and early 1960s. This program reunited more than 100 original performers to sing their mega-hits. From the Platters’ “Great Pretender” to Gene Chandler’s “Duke of Earl,” the fast-paced special includes such magic moments as the reunion of the Chantels’ after 40 years and host Jerry Butler’s performance of his first hit recording.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's choice for the California's second in command is still the talk of the town at the state capitol. We're joined on Morning Edition by non-partisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.
As the official holiday shopping season gets underway, we'll look at how local retailers are doing and what's ahead for December.
Why can't we say the word "ain't" without raising eyebrows? Who decided ain't was grammatically incorrect? The standards and rules governing language may seem arbitrary because language is always changing. We'll talk with Jack Lynch, author of "The Lexicographer's Dilemma: The Evolution of 'Proper' English from Shakespeare to 'South Park'" and working lexicographer and co-host of A Way With Words, Grant Barrett.
Has the women's liberation movement really made a difference? Anyone wondering whether it has, has only to compare American life today with what it was in 1960. We look at how women, men and society began to change when women started to reject second-class status.
A new report finds more than half-a-million California kids miss at least one school day a year due to dental problems. The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research says access to affordable dental care is a major factor.
Almost 200 winter homeless shelter beds will open tonight in communities around North County. The goal is to prevent people who have hit hard times from joining the ranks of the chronically homeless.