Stories for May 20, 2009
Mexican health officials are taking measures to prevent the spread of a tick-borne disease new to the border state. As KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson tells us Baja health officials say they’ve confirmed 155 cases of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and five deaths from the disease.
Flight of the Conchords, like Spinal Tap, is a fictitious band that has taken on a life of its own. The Grammy Award-winning New Zealand comedy duo of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement invaded U.S. shores in 2007 with the HBO series Flight of the Conchords. Tonight they play in San Diego at the Rimac Arena.
The state department of health has fined two hospitals in San Diego for mistakes that put patients' lives at risk. Scripps Mercy Hospital and UCSD Medical Center were each penalized $25,000.
Angina is a heart condition that brings chronic pain to millions of Americans. KPBS reporter Tom Fudge says UCSD Medical Center is looking at a new path to relief.
When it comes to flavor, you can't beat meat that's still attached to the bone. This simple truth is appreciated by anyone who has ever barbecued a rack of ribs, grilled a long-bone veal chop, or roasted a whole leg of lamb. Grilling and, more importantly, serving meat on the bone, transports us to a time back before the invention of knives and forks when barbecue buffs ate with their hands, chewing the fire-roasted meat right off the bone. Discover your inner caveman.
Independent filmmaker Jim Jarmusch returns after a four year absence (his last film was "Broken Flowers" in 2005) to deliver "The Limits of Control" (opening May 15 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas). The film reunites him with a number of his favorite stars and friends including Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Youki Kudoh, and Isaach De Bankolé. You can also listen to our Film Club of the Air discussion of the film.
This week on Film Club of the Air, we'll talk about the new films from acclaimed directors Jim Jarmusch and Atom Egoyan. We'll also discuss two new films set in the Middle East, and we'll get out critics to weigh in on the latest summer blockbusters to hit theaters in San Diego.
How did Tuesday's special election play out? We'll get post-election analysis about the propositions and what it means to the state and to San Diego.
What's up will all these celebrities giving their babies unusual names like Apple, Shiloh, or Bronx Mowgli? Well, it's not just a celebrity fad. We speak to psychology professor Jean Twenge about her research into the growing trend of uncommon baby names in America.
California voters rejection of the ballot measures puts the budget crisis back into the hands of the governor and state lawmakers.
It's spring time. Besides the hot weather and blooming flowers, there's one other certainty: rising gas prices.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran test-fired a new advanced missile Wednesday with a range of about 1,200 miles, far enough to strike Israel and southeastern Europe.
The standard treatment for kidney cancer is the total removal of the kidney. A San Diego oncologist says that's not the best treatment option.
Most people consider a high school prom as a rite of passage. But that experience of glitz and glamour is often denied to students whose families are living in poverty. But a group of fashion-savvy women in San Diego County are trying to change that by trying to create new memories using donated dresses.