Stories for April 26, 2011
Investing now in early childhood education could protect San Diegans and save money in the long run.
A new report shows a San Diego organization invested more than $10 million to help victims of the 2007 wildfires in San Diego County.
The UC San Diego School of Medicine is embarking on a five-year study of Parkinson's disease in partnership with a foundation created by actor Michael J. Fox, the school announced today.
San Diego's partner for providing emergency medical services today denied doing anything wrong despite a critical audit.
The California Assembly’s Natural Resource committee yesterday took a key step in advancing a new bill which would regulate the controversial oil and natural gas drilling process known as fracking.
The truth about the Auschwitz death camp was one of the most closely guarded secrets of the Third Reich. Prisoners who tried to escape were executed in public as an example to other inmates, and very few ever made it out alive. This program tells the story of two young Slovak Jews, Rudolph Vrba and Alfred Wetzler, who escaped Auschwitz and wrote a detailed account of atrocities being committed at the camp by the Nazis.
We'll speak to a Harvard-educated doctor who grew up in a small farming community in the Coachella Valley. Dr. Raul Ruiz, a son of farm workers, now devotes his life to building a pathway for youth from rural communities to become doctors who will return to practice medicine in their home towns.
In today's Legal Update, we'll give you a rundown of cases involving an ongoing dispute over who founded Facebook, whether an employee with bipolar disorder can be fired for making threats in the workplace, and a federal lawsuit against Trump University. Joining us to break down the cases is These Days Legal Analyst Dan Eaton.
One of the most famous lines from the United States Declaration of Independence states "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Today we will focus on the "pursuit of Happiness" portion of the Declaration of Independence as we speak to the author of "The Politics of Happiness." Should governments focus as much on "gross national happiness" as they do on the gross domestic product? How can governments assess happiness? And, what can be gained from having a happier populace?
The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education today will consider a proposal to increase the number of layoff notices going to classified staff.