Stories for September 23, 2011
The 10 Muslim students accused of illegally disrupting a speech by the Israeli ambassador last year were found guilty and sentenced on Friday.
The head of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement met with local refugee agencies and East County school and hospital officials to field concerns about serving the large and growing Iraqi refugee population.
SDSU will develop a renewable energy research and training facility in Imperial Valley with a new federal grant.
In Raleigh, North Carolina, amid a forest of giant "comic weathervanes," appraiser Ken Farmer talks with host Mark L. Walberg aabout smaller examples of vintage whirligigs. Highlights include a 1920 Arts & Crafts desk and lamp — both of which light up; a rare circa 1960 Gibson Double 12 Electric Guitar; and a set of four Chinese Quianlong Period (1736-1795) carved jade objects whose auction estimate of $710,000 to $1,070,000 makes it the highest-value appraisal in "Roadshow" history.
One hundred years ago, American teachers established the English-speaking public school system of the Philippines. Now, in a striking turnabout, American schools are recruiting Filipino teachers. “The Learning” is the story of four Filipino women who reluctantly leave their families and schools to teach in Baltimore. They hope to use their higher salaries to transform their families’ impoverished lives back home. But the women bring idealistic visions of the teacher’s craft and of life in America, which soon collide with Baltimore’s tough realities.
A preliminary hearing for the woman is set for Nov. 10.
This new concert special is bursting with Pink Floyd's most beloved songs set to a state-of-the-art 3-D laser show. Taped in front of a sold-out London audience on July 17, 2011, the one-hour concert features everything a true "AFP" fan expects: an astonishing note-for-note rendering of Pink Floyd's music, evocative atmosphere, lasers, explosions, inflatable pigs and even Skippy the Kangaroo (the band's pseudo mascot).
The Baja California peninsula boasts a climate reminiscent of those on the Mediterranean Sea. Thousands of olive trees and vineyards in Northern Baja capture the distinctiveness of this region of Mexico. We explore the amazing grilled octopus at Tres Virgenes in La Paz and enjoy mesquite-grilled lamb with nine-chile mole sauce. Rick makes tacos of kale and spinach with a green garlic mojo from the gardens of the renowned spa Rancho La Puerta. In Tijuana, chef Miguel Angel Guerrero Yagües shows off his terrific wood-fired grill to Rick before he cooks lamb three ways.
Authorities briefly closed Terminal 1 at San Diego's Lindbergh Field after finding an unattended bag near the curbside.
The 1960s provide the backdrop for the movie "The Help" as well as a pair of new TV shows, "Pan Am" and "The Playboy Club." What can the pop culture images from these shows tell us about ourselves. Listen to my radio feature or read the extended interview with UCSD Assistant Professor of Race and Gender Studies, Sara Clarke Kaplan.