Stories for April 28, 2010
In Phoenix, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Natalie Linn visit the Heard Museum to discuss American Indian basketry. Valuable find: A violin made by the Gagliano family in Naples in the early 1800s and a violin bow made in France in the shop of Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume — the pair estimated to be worth between $72,000 and $94,000.
A man grabbed a 14-year-old girl on a South Bay roadside today, but the teen broke free and fled, authorities reported. A search is underway for a tan, older-model Ford F150.
Kilauea, on Hawaii’s Big Island, is the world’s most active volcano. Its latest eruption began in 1983 and hasn’t stopped. Since that time, it has created 544 acres of new land and consumed 200 homes. But as we watch nature’s own fireworks display and witness the devastation wrought by flowing lava, we’ve also been able to observe a process that’s central to life on these islands.
Sushi is a Japanese specialty enjoyed all over the world, and is particularly popular here in America. Ming shares the basics of this simple and healthy specialty, and develops a Master Sushi Roll: this includes three different varieties of Nigiri made with Tuna, Striped Bass, and Ribeye, and two handrolls made with Tea-Smoked Salmon and Avocado and Grilled Shrimp Salad. Ming also creates two Maki Sushi made with Grilled Vegetables, Tea-Smoked Salmon and Cucumber.
The California commission that investigates earthquakes says the recent Mexicali earthquake holds valuable lessons for the US and Mexico. The commission hopes to kick off a binational study.
A new study from UCSD suggests sex workers in Mexico may be getting syphilis from sharing dirty needles. The report says injection drug use appears to play a bigger role in syphilis transmission than risky sexual behavior.
In this episode, we enjoy a delicious “farm to table” experience with Chef Brian Scheehser, who practices sustainable farming in his 3-acre garden. The chef—who grows and harvests vegetables and herbs featured on the menu of Trellis Restaurant on Seattle’s Eastside—shares expert tips on cooking and on growing fruits and vegetables.
The University of San Diego's Index of Leading Economic Indicators for San Diego County rose 1 percent in March.
Time to check the polls to see how the race for California Governor is shaping up. Most of the action is coming from two Republicans vying for the nomination: Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner. And the big primary battle is also on the Republican side for the Senate seat defended by incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer. KPBS Political correspondent Gloria Penner will bring us the latest.
A new report says more than half of Americans still live in areas with unhealthy air, despite progress in reducing smog. The report released Wednesday by the American Lung Association is based on 2006-2008 figures.
San Diego-based Sempra Energy has agreed to pay $400 million to settle claims that its subsidiaries manipulated electricity prices during the energy crisis 10 years ago.
A study to see if areas of downtown San Diego can still be considered blighted will be delayed. The city council decided Tuesday to put off a vote on whether to fund the study for two months.
Greenpeace issued its fourth seafood sustainability scorecard Wednesday. The scorecard ranks how well large supermarket chains are doing when it comes to how they buy and sell seafood.