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Stories for March 30, 2011
Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Noel Barrett jump at an offer with no strings attached — a trip to see a private collection of more than 1,000 marionettes. Highlights include a circa 1870 English Victorian oak wall clock; a 1960 John F. Kennedy campaign poster; and an heirloom 18th-century miniature desk whose drawers are stuffed with 300 years of family documents and history, valued at $100,000.
The Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday about the largest sex discrimination lawsuit in U.S. history.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say cross-border trade and border security go hand-in-hand. In an effort to improve cargo security, the agency is pairing with public and private industry, around the country and around the world.
Nearly three weeks after the earthquake and tsunami wreaked havoc on an aging nuclear power plant on Japan's Pacific coast, officials handling the crisis face multiplying hurdles, making the end goal of a stable facility with a functioning cooling system seem further from reach.
Japanese officials remain convinced that the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi plant will be brought under control. But 20 days after the devastating earthquake and tsunami, efforts continue to contain radiation from badly damaged nuclear reactors.
As news of devastation continues in Japan as the body count rises and the nuclear crisis goes on we'll discuss how the Japanese culture may be influenced by the earthquake and tsunami.
San Diego City Council President Tony Young joins us to discuss the recently passed regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries, and to fill us in on the budget cuts the council is considering for next year. We'll also hear an update on the latest issues affecting Council District 4.
Known in religious communities as "His Holiness," The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, has decided to resign his position as political leader of Tibet. What will the ramifications be for the global Buddhist community and Tibetan people who currently reside in Dharamsala, India? And how will this impact the relations between the Chinese government and Tibet?
The Food and Drug Administration is meeting Wednesday and Thursday to examine whether artificial food dyes cause hyperactivity in children.
In normal times, Tokyo thrives on electricity. But the earthquake and tsunami have forced the city to reduce its power usage, forcing residents to alter their lifestyles.
A new report ranks San Diego as the 16th healthiest county in California. The report takes 28 different health measures into account.
San Diego City Schools will not use money earmarked for the city's downtown library to save teaching jobs. The trustees, however, did agree to spare some positions.
San Diego Unified School District will boost its graduation requirements so more students can apply to a public university in California.
The day of budget reckoning is drawing near in San Diego. The city council wants to make sure its voice is heard when it comes to deciding what gets cut and what doesn’t.
Local businessman Shlomo Gruer taps into customers' shopping habits and is rewarded with loyal customers.
Richard Strauss' "Der Rosenkavalier" is often called an opera lover's opera. We'll talk with SD Opera's artistic director Ian Campbell and Geisel Director of Education, Dr. Nic Reveles, about the history and staging of "Des Rosenkavalier" at San Diego Opera.
Almost 50 Marines with specialties in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense have deployed from Camp Pendleton to help with relief efforts in Japan.