Stories for March 19, 2010
Members of San Diego county's congressional delegation are lining up on both sides of a health care bill that's up for a House vote in Washington on Sunday.
Budget cuts in the city of San Diego are beginning to bite for library users this week. Library hours will be cut starting Saturday.
A group of state legislators will visit UC San Diego on Saturday to hear how administrators are addressing issues of cultural diversity and intolerance on campus. It's part of a community forum called "Addressing Intolerance in Higher Education."
This three-part series highlights the 2009 championship competitions from Barcelona, Spain, Maribor, Slovenia and Aarhus, Denmark and is always a KPBS audience favorite. The standard competitions are comprised of the Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, Tango, Viennese Waltz and Quickstep. The Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive are performed in the Latin competitions. The World Ten features all 10 dances.
This is a definitive look back at how a handful of pioneers deciphered the intricate system of hieroglyphs developed by the Maya. One of the greatest detective stories in all of archaeology, it has never been told in depth on television before. With magnificent footage of Mayan temples and art, this documentary was many years in the making and culminates in the fascinating account of this once magnificent ancient civilization's ingenious method of communication.
In a dramatic, contradictory story, the man who is synonymous with the American wilderness and conservation movement emerges as the man who probably killed more birds than anyone else in history. Energetic, gifted and vain, Audubon was self-taught and self-made, the illegitimate son of a French sea captain and Haitian servant girl. From the Caribbean and the French countryside, he eventually settled in the American south at age 19 and, after failed business efforts and bankruptcy, pursued his true passion - finding, shooting and drawing birds - ultimately realizing his dream of publishing "The Birds of America," the monumental collection of 435 life-size prints, now each fetching more than $100,000 at auction. The National Audubon Society has more than a half-million members today and his legacy is ever relevant.
Independent researchers said Friday that restrictions on water deliveries to California's farm belt meant to protect threatened fish can be scientifically justified.
An update on San Diego city finances. Why are we facing another deficit? Could a newly approved bond measure get the Chargers off the hook for their stadium debt?
The U.S. State Department issued a travel warning for three states in Mexico after three people attached to the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez were killed there. Why should we avoid northern Baja California and Tijuana, Rosarito, and Ensenada?
Demonstrators took to the streets of San Diego this week as congress focuses on health care reform. A UCLA study reports one in four Californians under the age of 65 were uninsured in 2009 as a result of the recession and the erosion of employer-based coverage. We discuss the latest in the intense debate over health care legislation.
Hundreds of runners are expected to flock to Rancho Bernardo Community Park Saturday to symbolically complete the jog that slain Poway teen Chelsea King never got to finish.
California state lawmakers will hold a hearing in La Jolla on Friday to talk about the connection between climate change and national security.