Stories for April 13, 2011
The mother of a 2-year-old boy and 10-month old girl injured in a fatal car crash this morning is returning home to San Diego to be with her children. Debbie Harvey, the toddlers’ grandmother, told NBC San Diego that their mom is in the Air Force and deployed in Turkey, and is being given leave to see her injured children.
In Cuba, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. finds out how the culture, religion, politics and music of this island are inextricably linked to the huge amount of slave labor imported to produce its enormously profitable 19th century sugar industry, and how race and racism have fared since Fidel Castro's Communist revolution in 1959.
Sarah prepares the first flavor-packed dish: grilled pork chops with spicy paste, served with a colorful and refreshing salad of shaved beets with orange. John makes a soy-marinated flank steak that is tender and moist, accompanied by a gorgeous tomato salad with olives and lemon zest. Lucinda makes a brined slow-cooked turkey breast that's an easy and foolproof way to juicy and succulent meat that pairs well with corn and zucchini saute with basil.
Host Mark L. Walberg meets appraiser Bruce Shackleford at Billing’s Yellowstone Art Museum to look at its impressive collection of paintings by Joseph Henry Sharp — famous for his realistic depictions of American Indians. Highlights include a beautifully preserved 1843 artillery sword and belt; a circa 1925 sequined flapper dress and gold lamé coat; and a circa 1925 heirloom collection of ruby, diamond and jade rings, valued at $60,000.
San Diego Gas & Electric today announced solar power deals that are expected to bring its percentage of renewable energy sales to 29 percent by 2015.
FRONTLINE examines a little-known chapter of the Catholic Church sex abuse story: decades of abuse of Native Americans by priests and church workers in Alaska. As part of the recent church settlement with the victims, the bishop of Fairbanks returns to all of the villages where the abuse occurred and apologizes to the victims in person. Also in this hour, a re-airing of “Flying Cheaper,” an investigation into the outsourcing of major airline repair work to lower-cost independent maintenance operations in the U.S. and abroad.
When we think of classical art, we often think of urns or statues or the Parthenon. But Native Americans were making art during the same time period. A new exhibit at the Mingei International Museum explores Native American art of the past and present. The work of four contemporary artists is also included in the show.
The University of San Diego basketball program is in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons this week. Two former players and a former assistant coach have been indicted on charges that they accepted bribes to fix games in February, 2010. We speak to San Diego Union-Tribune Sports Reporter Mark Zeigler about the charges the former USD players and coach are facing, and how authorities investigated the alleged bribery scheme.
Some San Diego teachers will get a pink slip reprieve. Money once slated for the new downtown library will instead save some elementary school teacher jobs.
A recent study shows that on average California working women make $8,300 less per year than men. This gaps totals about $37 billion annually.