Stories for May 31, 2011
This film tells the story of seven communities around the country that realized that their minority and low-income children were falling significantly behind their white and affluent counterparts in school. So each community came together to talk about the "Achievement Gap" as they saw it. From those conversations, community members began to think about what they could do on their own, as a community, without waiting for a state or federal agency to provide funding to close the gap.
DCI Barnaby returns from a holiday in France to discover an unidentified tramp has been beaten to death in the woods near the village of Marshwood. While Barnaby was away, Supt. Ronald Pringle, just before his retirement, quickly arrested a local young man. But Barnaby suspects that he is innocent, which is only reinforced when there is an apparent suicide at the same spot. He tries to uncover the connection before there can be a further murder.
San Diego's economic outlook is mostly positive for the second half of the year. The San Diego Index of Leading Economic Indicators jumped almost one full percent in April.
Award-winning filmmaker Susan Froemke follows Levine during coaching sessions, rehearsals and performances at the world’s leading opera house. Included in the film are intimate scenes between the maestro and longtime collaborator Plácido Domingo as they rehearse Verdi’s "Simon Boccanegra;" intense rehearsals with the MET Orchestra as they prepare for their first performance of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony at Carnegie Hall; and Levine’s poignant coaching sessions with aspiring young singers preparing to launch their careers.
In anticipation of Takashi Miike's "13 Assassins" (opening June 10 at Landmark) I wanted to take a look at the diverse and prolific career of the Japanese filmmaker. WARNING: Miike is not for the squeamish or easily offended, and his trailers contain graphic and violent material. You have been warned.
Everyone's watching the economic indicators looking for good news and signs of recovery. The latest Case- Shiller index of home prices around the nation was not the kind of sign we are looking for. Is San Diego following the national trend?
Many questions are still unanswered about the murder-suicide in Skyline that dominated local headlines last week. We may never know why Alfredo Pimienta and his wife Georgina would kill their two daughters and themselves. According to multiple reports, the couple was dealing with financial problems. Family Psychotherapist Dr. David Peters joins us to talk about where families can go for help if they are facing financial difficulties, and to offer advice for people who may be feeling overwhelmed by their own life challenges.
A recent report shows only about half of all new mothers leave California hospitals exclusively breastfeeding their newborns. A bill designed to improve that rate has cleared the state senate.