Stories for May 26, 2011
Even if the governor wins tax extensions, San Diego city schools will spend at least $23 million more than it takes in next year. One board of education member wants employee unions to agree to salary freezes to balance the budget.
"Lang Lang Live In Vienna," recorded in early 2010, is the young pianist's second live recorded recital to date after his 2004 Carnegie Hall performance – which marked his international breakthrough as a recording artist. This mesmerizing solo performance takes place in the stunning Musikverein concert hall, perhaps best known to American audiences for the PBS New Year's concerts of the Vienna Philharmonic.
Carnegie Hall commemorates its 120th anniversary with an all-star gala concert featuring conductor Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic. Special guests pianist Emanuel Ax, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Gil Shaham, and the four-time Tony Award-winning singer and actress Audra McDonald perform works by Ludwig von Beethoven, Duke Ellington, Antonin Dvořák and George Gershwin.
At the offices of the U.S. General Services Administration, host Mark L. Walberg interviews Inspector General Brian Miller about the New Deal’s WPA program, the tens of thousands of artworks produced under its auspices and the current effort to find some of these lost treasures. Highlights include an 1813 Congressional sword; an early 20th-century Tiffany & Co. Sinclair mantel clock; and an early 20th-century Charles Schreyvogel sculpture depicting a soldier and his horse, valued at $60,000 to $90,000.
Jared Loughner, accused killing six people in Tucson and wounding more than a dozen others including Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, has been found too mentally ill to stand trial. A former San Diego federal judge will join us to explain why and what comes next.
A rare snowy day in Nashville, Tennessee, set the stage for an even rarer event - an intimate concert by rock icon Robert Plant, at the War Memorial Auditorium. Performing with his new, Grammy-nominated group aptly titled the Band of Joy - Plant played both Led Zeppelin classics and new songs that continue to have an impact on the music scene today.
"Tattooed Under Fire" is a unique, intimate, character-driven portrait of Iraq-bound and returning U.S. soldiers as they go under the tattoo needle: openly professing their pride, sharing their secrets and confessing their fears. The tattoos cross lines of gender, class, and political affinity revealing the inner lives of young men and women as they live through the horrors of the Iraq war.
This collection of personal correspondence brings to life the deepest, most human side of war, from the American Revolution to the Gulf War. Based on Andrew Carroll’s bestseller, "War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars," this film transcends the subject of war by exploring the love, passion, pain, horror and hope of the men and women who fought and those who waited at home.
Thanks to a new stream of money from the federal health-reform law, San Diego County will soon unveil a health insurance program for poor adults.