Stories for September 15, 2009
The most thoroughly handcrafted instruments in the world, Steinway pianos are as unique and full of personality as the world-class musicians who play them. However, their makers are a dying breed: skilled cabinet-makers, gifted tuners, thorough handcrafters. "NOTE BY NOTE" follows the creation of a Steinway concert grand, #L1037, from forest floor to concert hall, in a process spanning 12 months, 12,000 parts, 450 craftsmen and countless hours of fine-tuned labor. It explores the relationship between musician and instrument, chronicles the manufacturing process and illustrates what makes each Steinway unique in this age of mass production.
A bigger convention center, a new city hall and a new downtown library were the focus Tuesday in a speech San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders gave to the San Diego Taxpayers Association. The speech laid out Sanders’ vision for the city during tough economic times.
Ground has been broken on two new ocean science buildings on the UC San Diego campus. The project is expected to create more than 1,000 construction jobs. The federal government is paying for most of the project with a grant and federal stimulus dollars. Construction is expected to start this year and finish in late 2011.
As part of our special series on education, These Days looks at how the state's massive budget crisis has impacted education and local schools.
As part of our special series on education, These Days hits the road for a live broadcast from the campus of Lincoln High School in Southeast San Diego. We'll look at how a new campus is changing lives and the neighborhood.
As part of our special series on education, These Days hits the road for a live broadcast from the campus of Lincoln High School in Southeast San Diego. We'll look at how motivated teachers and principals are making a difference in the classroom.
As part of our special series on education, These Days looks at the role private foundations are playing in funding San Diego's public schools.
California lawmakers are home after the legislative session ended last week, but they may be coming back to Sacramento sooner than anticipated. We're joined on Morning Edition by non-partisan Sacramento Political Consultant Leo McElroy.
San Diego's Institute for Palliative Medicine is planning to take it's new hotline statewide at the end of the month.
Summit recently released a trailer for next installment of "the Twilight Saga" that was little more than a couple shots and a logo. Now they unveil a full fledged trailer for the upcoming November release of "New Moon." And if you can't get enough of werewolves from that trailer, then check out "The Wolfman" remake from Universal.