Stories for November 17, 2010
UC San Diego celebrates it’s 50 birthday on November 18, 2010. The university and our city’s booming biotech industry are directly linked.
Christopher Eccleston ("Doctor Who") channels John Lennon in this acclaimed recreation of Lennon’s last turbulent years with the Beatles, co-starring Naoko Mori ("Torchwood") as Yoko Ono, the woman blamed for breaking up the band, and Christopher Fairbank ("Tess of the D’Urbervilles") as Freddie Lennon, John’s absentee father.
With the city of San Diego facing an ongoing structural deficit and no additional sources of revenue on the horizon, there are renewed calls for the city leaders to begin exploring the option of bankruptcy. We'll hear arguments for and against filing for municipal bankruptcy.
Leopards may be slower than cheetahs and weaker than lions, but they are more successful than either of them, or any other big cat. Their populations inhabit territories that cover nearly half the world, and while nobody knows exactly how many leopards there are, it is estimated that there are roughly ten times more of them than all the lions, tigers, and cheetahs added together. NATURE grants unique access to their secretive world in "Revealing The Leopard."
The proud spirit of the Norwegian people shines in every dimension of their capital city — from its once-fearsome Viking ships to its sleek new Opera House, from tales of World War II heroism to the constant festival of its thriving harborfront. Connecting with the culture, we enjoy art — from Vigeland's statues to Monch's scream — and cap things off by joining local friends for a sail on their fjord.
Most recipes for chicken saltimbocca overcomplicate the dish with extraneous ingredients. Julia Collin Davison keeps this Italian dish simple and shows host Christopher Kimball the test kitchen secrets to getting the three key elements — chicken, prosciutto and sage — in balance. Despite tiramisù’s simplicity, a lot can go wrong. It can turn out soggy or parched, dense, sickly sweet or fiery with alcohol. Bridget Lancaster reveals the test kitchen’s method to making a no-cook, easy tiramisu, with a seamless union of flavors and just the right texture.
Celebrated linguist Deborah Tannen is out with the latest in a series of books on how family members communicate. "You Were Always Mom's Favorite! Sisters in Conversation Throughout Their Lives" explores how sisters talk to each other, from deep affection to bitter rivalry. We'll hear how language shapes our family relationships.
Could biomimicry be the next biotech for San Diego? We talk to local economist Dr. Lynn Reaser about why our region is well-positioned to be a future hub for innovation in the field of biomimicry. We also discuss how the local economy could be impacted by industries that create products and use ideas inspired by nature.
San Diego Gas & Electric’s pitch for a $29 million rate increase received a thumbs down Tuesday from a key figure at the California Public Utilities Commission.
Today is not the day to talk on your phone while driving, unless you have a hands-free device. Law enforcement agencies will be on the look out for people driving with a phone up to their ear.