Stories for December 14, 2009
I'm so over the whole Tiger Woods media whipping/scandal, except when such shenanigans are fodder for quality comedic bits like this one starring Billy Dee Williams.
This high-definition special features a distinguished, diverse and dynamic ensemble of musical performers in celebration of the Jewish Festival of Lights. Craig Taubman hosts a musical extravaganza featuring the likes of the Grammy Award-winning Klezmatics; cantor/tenor Alberto Mizrahi (first introduced in "CANTORS: A FAITH IN SONG"); top-selling jazz artist Dave Koz; soulful and dynamic Joshua Nelson; Emmy Award-winning actress Mare Winningham; rising star Michelle Citrin and others.
Surgeons at La Jolla's Scripps Green Hospital will perform the area's first triple swap kidney transplant this week. The operations will enable three people to get kidneys from donors who hadn't been able to find a match.
The San Diego Port District is teaming up with three San Diego research institutions to establish a center to study San Diego Bay.
Jerusalem is arguably one of the most fascinating and complicated cities in the world. This program draws on religious texts, the science of archaeology and oral traditions passed on through millennia to try to determine why this small city has occupied the minds of so many for so long. Host Ray Suarez of "The PBS Newshour" leads viewers to the holiest sites of Judaism, Christianity and Islam - on the land, from the sky and underground.
This program is a music and dance special highlighting the top performances from the LIVE 2008 Holiday Celebration at the Music Center of Los Angeles. The program reflects the cultural mosaic of Los Angeles and the broader "melting pot" of the United States as performers of African, Asian, European and Latino backgrounds join to express the joy of the season.
FRONTLINE presents the epic story of the rise of Christianity. Drawing upon new and sometimes controversial historical evidence, the series transports viewers back two thousand years to the time and place where Jesus of Nazareth once lived and preached and challenges familiar assumptions and conventional notions about the origins of Christianity.
As part of our monthly food segment, we'll talk about sweet and savory holiday dishes and food-related gifts.
In this Culture Lust series, contributor Dave Hampton will chart the birth and ascendancy of modernism in San Diego, including the artists, the hubs, and the champions of this now-celebrated aesthetic. Hampton looks at how a bookstore called Vroman's served as an unlikely but crucial exhibition space.
A science delegation from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography is at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen presenting findings on the threat climate change poses to the world's oceans.
Americans are so relentlessly focused on positive thinking, writes Barbara Ehrenreich in her book "Bright-Sided," that there is little room for genuine hope or happiness or planning for downturns and disasters.
The San Diego Chargers have made it eight in a row. Joining us on Morning Edition is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.
As many as 200 city employees could lose their jobs as San Diego works to fill a multi-million-dollar budget hole. The layoffs will be spread throughout city departments and the people targeted may not be the ones who ultimately lose their jobs.
San Diego County Supervisors hope to approve a new plan for growth in the back country next year. But thousands of rural property owners want to be compensated if their property loses value.
The Broadcast Film Critics Association (of which I am a voting member) has announced the nominees for the 15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards. The winners will be announced at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards live on Friday, January 15, 2009 at 9:00 PM ET/PT. The top grabbers represent two polar extremes. "Inglourious Basterds" and "Nine" each received ten nominations.