Stories for March 29, 2011
California’s community colleges will lose $400 million in state funding under approved budget cuts. The system’s students will also be paying more for less.
Whenever a President delivers a speech on an important policy matter, you need to give him a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down. Last night, Obama explained his Libya policy pretty well.
A sailing accident in San Diego Bay that killed the uncle and grandfather of a special needs child on a charity boat trip was caused by a gust of wind that caught the jib, the only sail raised at the time, the president of the charity's board said Tuesday.
The highest-ranking member of the Coast Guard crew involved in a collision with a pleasure boat that killed an 8-year-o-ld boy has been sentenced to a pay cut.
At a time when higher education in California is bracing for some of the most severe budget cuts ever, it's important to remember the history and commitment that have created California's renowned university system. UC San Diego, which began as an offshoot of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is celebrating its 50-year anniversary.
Public radio fans may not recognize the name BJ Leiderman (unless they listen closely to credits!), but they likely know his work. Leiderman composed the music that launches NPR shows like "Morning Edition," "Car Talk," and "Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me." Leiderman is in town for a concert produced by Orchestra Nova.