Stories for July 13, 2011
University of California students are bracing for a second tuition increase this fall. Thursday's nearly 10 percent hike would offset additional cuts in state funding to the UC system.
From its days as the capital of the Roman Empire in the 4th century to its selection as the European Capital of Culture in 2010, Istanbul has been a significant city and major crossroad between East and West for thousands of years. Its geopolitical location has created a vibrant multicultural metropolis rich with a wide range of cultural attractions. Joseph Rosendo investigates the city’s past and meets Istanbul’s diversity head on in the bazaars, restaurants, churches, mosques and alleyways of Istanbul’s many historic quarters.
Learn more about California's pot growing boom and why it's provoking a major pushback from federal law enforcement. This program is a co-production of the Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED News in association with FRONTLINE.
West Africa has produced some amazing musicians and Seun Kuti is the son of one of the best loved, Fela Kuti. Fela Kuti died in 1997 and Seun took over as vocalist for his band "Africa 80" when he was just 14 years old. Seun's music is connected to the real world struggles in his country today: political upheaval, corruption, powerful oil companies, the ongoing push to break out of poverty. He's just released his second album "From Africa with Fury: Rise" and he's here in San Diego performing at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach tonight!