Stories for October 19, 2009
YouTube and social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are an integral part of political campaigns these days. But it’s not always easy to follow the money online. That’s why the state’s campaign finance watchdog is taking a closer look at the issue.
A California nurses' union has threatened a one-day strike at 34 hospitals, accusing the providers of poor swine flu preparedness.
A federal judge today ordered the State of California not to cut a quarter of a billion dollars from a program that provides care to the disabled in their homes. The judge stopped the cuts until she rules on whether they are legal.
A new study finds 93 percent of Californians under the age of 65 will have access to health insurance if Congress approves national health reform. The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research produced the report.
American composer Charles Ives created his "Holidays" Symphony as a haunting sonic portrait of New England at the turn of the 20th century, at turns sentimental and chaotic. Michael Tilson Thomas explores the riddle of Ives the loyal son and businessman versus Ives the musical maverick who made listeners confront their understanding of what music could be. The program is filmed in New England and New York City.
Bursting on to the international scene in 1999 as the 18 year-old wunderkind conductor of the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, Gustavo Dudamel has taken the classical music world by storm and will become the new music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in fall 2009. "GREAT PERFORMANCES" joins the opening night festivities for Dudamel's inaugural gala concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Patients prescribed marijuana for medical purposes and their licensed suppliers "will not be a priority" of federal prosecutors in states that have legalized the practice, the Justice Department said Monday.
If the number of people illegally crossing into the United States from Mexico has dropped, then why is the number of border crosser deaths increasing? We discuss the findings from the "Humanitarian Crisis: Migrant Deaths at the U.S.-Mexico Border" report.
More than 350 people in San Diego County committed suicide last year. Now a local group is stepping up efforts to prevent more people from taking their own lives.