Stories for May 24, 2010
Internationally acclaimed scholar and writer Simon Schama tells the dramatic stories behind eight cutting-edge masterpieces - eight artist troublemakers in deep trouble, eight stories of disaster and triumph, and eight events that ultimately changed the way the world looks at art. With Schama's trademark style of passionate storytelling, the series uses a mix of dramatic re-enactments, atmospheric location shooting and spectacular art photography to create a cause-and-effect analysis of the creative process, placing viewers in a vortex of visual imagination, individual biography and cultural history. This episode explores the life and art of Jacques-Louis David.
The traditional school year in the San Diego Unified School District will end one week earlier in June next year due to teacher furloughs. That means parents will have to tack-on an extra five days to their child daycare plans in the summer.
Vista school officials say the number of homeless students in their school district has quadrupled over the past three years. There are currently more than 2,500 homeless students in the Vista Unified School District. That's about 10 percent of the overall student population.
The leader of a movement to take DNA samples from all people arrested for felonies visited Carlsbad today. Her visit came as California's DNA sampling law faces a legal challenge.
For the second time in less than a week, a migrant has been held for ransom in Tecate. Police there report a woman who intended to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally was held captive while her smugglers extorted her husband.
"Ground War" explores the key technological advances that have defined ground warfare through the ages. From the gladius to the AK-47, from the chariot to the tank, from the trebuchet to the howitzer, and from the battle ramp to the star fort, the series follows the fascinating punch and counterpunch of battle tactics and new technologies. The final episode considers the ways in which armies have used or modified the terrain of the battlefield to their advantage for both defense and attack.
"Ground War" explores the key technological advances that have defined ground warfare through the ages. From the gladius to the AK-47, from the chariot to the tank, from the trebuchet to the howitzer, and from the battle ramp to the star fort, the series follows the fascinating punch and counterpunch of battle tactics and new technologies. This episode tracks the development of artillery from the ancient Greeks through the invention of gunpowder in China, to the very latest generation of big guns and directed-energy weapons.
In the old days, many of us learned to cook from our parents. But in this busy, convenience-driven, modern world, much home cooking has gone by the wayside. We'll look at fun and healthy ways to cook with your kids.
The San Diego Chargers get mini-camp underway this week. Joining us on Morning Edition is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.
As if two open legislative seats (77th assembly, 36th senate) were not enough to keep the East County occupied, there is also the flap over the naming of a new high school in Alpine. The proposed name, Ronald Reagan High School, has deeply offended members of the Viejas band, while the near-secret process has angered others.