Stories for March 26, 2009
Listen to the KPBS Film Club of the Air's discussion about 12.
Decorative design by Jerome and Evelyn Ackerman
The superintendent of an Orange County school district has postponed all nighttime activities this week because of concern over an earthquake swarm near the San Andreas Fault.
Mid-century has been the hottest design trend for the last 10 years. It is everywhere. I searched Craig's List and Ebay for mid-century and let's just say, people use the term VERY liberally. I mean, if you purchase an IKEA futon labled mid-century, then I have a pretty bottle of elixir I want to sell you.
A measure in the state assembly would require all individual health insurance policies sold in California to include maternity coverage. Supporters say a growing number of policies don't include that benefit. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
Theres some renewed support among San Diego leaders for an idea that would consolidate a number of governmental agencies in a new Downtown City Hall. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details.
Russia doesn't have the same kind of jury system as we do in the U.S. so the film is a bit of a fantasy or at least set in an imagined modern Russia. The new film
The San Diego art scene was rich and flourishing during the middle of last century. We'll talk with local mid-century art enthusiast and Objects USA co-founder, Dave Hampton about the San Diego artists from the mid-century modern period.
Masters of Mid-Century California Modernism - Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman Opens at the Mingei International Museum.
These days, the term mid-century is used to describe all kinds of furniture and interior design, but what exactly does it mean? A new exhibit at the Mingei International Museum gives us the opportunity to describe mid-century modernism and talk about the work of two defining California artists, Jerome and Evelyn Ackerman. We'll speak with the curators of Masters of Mid-Century California Modernism - Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman.
An index used to gauge the health of the local economy suffered its largest one-month decline ever in February, a University of San Diego professor announced today.
Two years ago, dreadful conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center focused a harsh light on military health care. Major General Keith Meurlin from the office of the Secretary of Defense for personnel and readiness tells us how services have improved.
One of the most popular books in the world, the Christian Bible continues to be a source of spiritual inspiration and guidance for many people. We'll explore the history of the Bible and the people who read and cherish it with the author of "The Bible and The People."
How is your oral health connected to your overall health? What are some of the most common oral health problems for children? Have people been cutting back on dental care because of the nation's economic downturn? We speak to the Dental Director of the Family Health Centers of San Diego about the most common dental problems he encounters, and to get some oral health care tips for adults and children.
Projects to restore sand on some San Diego County beaches are in limbo. Federal and state funding for the projects has been cut or delayed. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce has the story.
Listen to the KPBS Film Club of the Air's discussion about The Last House on the Left.
Gomorra has been held over at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas (IFC)
San Diego Unified school officials are demanding Sacramento lawmakers give the district its fair share of federal economic stimulus money. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.