Stories for April 19, 2012
San Diego's four leading mayoral candidates took part in a debate yesterday at the KPBS studios. The convention center expansion prompted a fiery exchange.
On October 29, 1929, the lifelong dreams of hundreds of thousands of stock market investors — middle-class secretaries, clerks, small businessmen — vanished in a few hours, along with their hard-earned savings when the stock market crashed. This program examines the economic boom before the crash, whether the crash was predictable and if it precipitated the Great Depression of the 1930s.
The leader of the State Senate is calling for several changes to California’s century-old initiative process.
Students and staff from private universities are protesting the Governor’s proposed cuts to the Cal Grant program. Some appeared Thursday at a Senate budget sub-committee hearing addressing the plan.
This adaptation of Sebastian Faulks' best-selling novel about lovers torn apart by World War I stars Eddie Redmayne (“The Pillars of the Earth”) as Stephen Wraysford, whose pre-war affair with Isabelle Azaire (Clemence Poesy, "Harry Potter") has an enduring effect on him as he fights in the trenches.
Many Americans descend from a variety of European ethnicities, with ancestral roots across every country in Europe. Actors Robert Downey, Jr. and Maggie Gyllenhaal are textbook examples of Americans with a rich medley of European immigrant stories in their family trees. Delve into their deep American roots in early colonial communities and meet their Eastern European Jewish ancestors, who share almost identical migration stories.
From the rooftop farms of New York City to the food deserts of Detroit, join "Food Forward" to explore the explosion of urban agriculture across America. FOOD FORWARD goes beyond celebrity chefs, cooking competitions, and recipes to reveal the compelling stories and inspired solutions envisioned by food heroes across America who are striving to create a more just, sustainable and delicious alternative to what we eat and how we produce it.
Candidates vying to represent the city’s southeastern neighborhoods on San Diego Unified’s Board of Education debated at Knox Middle School Wednesday night.