Stories for November 16, 2009
Most women don't need a mammogram in their 40s and should get one every two years starting at 50, a government task force said Monday. It's a major reversal that conflicts with the American Cancer Society's long-standing position.
The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-4.6 earthquake has shaken a remote area of the Mojave Desert in Southern California.
"Hallowed Grounds" provides a rare visit to America’s extraordinary overseas military cemeteries. There are 22 World War I and World War II American military cemeteries in England, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, Italy, Tunisia and the Philippines. The program weaves historical elements with contemporary scenes of the cemeteries and powerful stories about the men and women who are buried in them. It contains interviews with formal and informal historians and witnesses to the wars and the creation of the cemeteries.
The heads of California's public university systems say they need more money from the state -- a lot more.
San Diego researchers say the novel H1N1 virus may not be as novel as once feared.
As the sole witness to a dying man's enigmatic last words, a young adventurer seeks to solve the riddle they pose by forming an unlikely alliance with Miss Marple and a beautiful socialite. Together, they must navigate a hotbed of stifled emotion, murder, treachery and poisonous deceit to reveal the devastating truth.
Lost in time, the Himalayan kingdom of Mustang is one of the last sanctuaries of authentic Tibetan Buddhist culture. Long isolated by geography and politics, the people struggle to survive; the center of their culture, the 15th-century monasteries and the art within, are dangerously close to collapse. Featuring His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Raja of Mustang and chief art conservator Luigi Fieni, this program tells the compelling story of efforts to rescue this ancient place from the brink of extinction and help spark a cultural renaissance. Richard Gere narrates.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has dropped in on U.S. troops in Iraq, thanking them for the sacrifices they and their families are making.
The San Diego Chargers are on a roll. Joining us on Morning Edition is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.
We talk to a team of KPBS journalists about the work they've done over the last six weeks, research and reporting on the food we eat. Some of what they've found out might surprise you.
San Diegans will find out Tuesday if their water rates will go up next year. But a local consumer advocacy group thinks the city’s water department made it difficult for customers to protest the increase.
Congress wants to help pay for health care reform with a tax on medical device companies. The idea is not popular with industry members in California.