Stories for March 8, 2010
San Diego city is at odds with its pension board over who is responsible for covering hundreds of million of dollars in investment losses to its pension fund.
This nostalgic journey back to the 1950s and 1960s presents long-unseen footage of beloved performers singing some of the greatest songs from and inspired by Ireland. Hosted by Patty Duke and written by Malachy McCourt, the program features performances by the late Frank Patterson, the ultimate Irish tenor and a star around the world.
He's sold more than 53 million records and sung and composed with everyone from Luciano Pavarotti and B.B. King to Lady Gaga and Kanye West. Now Michael Bolton takes us on a spectacular grand tour of his music at London's Royal Albert Hall. The songs he performs include his latest Lady Gaga collaboration "Murder My Heart," Bolton classics such as "How Can We Be Lovers" and "Soul Provider" as well as the song he co-wrote with Bob Dylan, "Steel Bars."
SDSU's Women's Studies Department, the first of its kind in the country, turns 40 this year. We'll look at why it was needed and what the future for such programs.
Scientists at UC San Diego studying the biological clocks of bacteria, fungi, plants and animals have joined forces to apply their knowledge across these diverse groups of organisms to human sleep disorders in a newly established Center for Chronobiology.
The San Diego Chargers continue to make big moves during the off-season. Joining us on Morning Edition is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.
When 17-year-old Chelsea King went missing last month San Diego, Maurice Dubois had a sinking feeling that his 14-year-old daughter had fallen victim to the same killer. Amber Dubois vanished walking to school on Feb. 13, 2009, about 10 miles from where Chelsea was last seen in running clothes at a park.
In case you weren't following the Oscars live with Cinema Junkie on Facebook last night, here's a recap of the 82nd Academy Awards along with some photos of the night's rather dull events. Only highlight was Kathryn Bigelow making history by becoming the first woman to win a best directing Oscar (and sticking it to her ex, James Cameron, at the same time).
An independent monitor the city of San Diego had to hire three years ago is wrapping up his work. The city council will hear the monitor’s final report today.