Stories for June 12, 2012
In this program, the lovers from Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" are shipwrecked on the other-worldly island of "The Tempest." Inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century, the work showcases arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau and others, and a new libretto by Jeremy Sams. Eminent conductor William Christie leads an all-star cast featuring David Daniels, Joyce DiDonato, Danielle de Niese, Luca Pisaroni, Lisette Oropesa and Anthony Roth Costanzo, with special guest star Plácido Domingo.
California Governor Jerry Brown wants to use money from a national housing settlement to help balance the state budget and some groups aren’t happy about it.
Small business groups and a taxpayer association are launching a campaign against California Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed tax initiative.
Theoretical physicist, Jim Al-Khalili hosts the BBC documentary series SCIENCE AND ISLAM. The series includes three episodes including "The Language Of Science" (June 13), "The Empire Of Reason" (June 20) and "The Power Of Doubt" (June 27). Al-Khalili travels through Syria, Iran, Tunisia and Spain to tell the story of the great leap in scientific knowledge that took place in the Islamic world between the 8th and 14th centuries.
Jackson Zortman probably thought his day couldn't get any better when he was chosen to throw out the first pitch for a minor league baseball team, the Omaha Storm Chasers. But dad Staff Sgt. Rik Zortman, who was slated to be training out-of-state with the Iowa Air National Guard, had a trick up his sleeve.
As a part of a nationwide effort to expand mental health services to veterans, San Diego's VA Medical Center will hire more staff.
John Thaw stars as a most unlikely detective in the popular, award-winning television series of murder mysteries, INSPECTOR MORSE. In these episodes, Morse and Lewis investigate the affairs of three people in prison for fraud, when one of them is murdered, and they are surprised by what they find at HMP Farnleigh, an open prison. Then someone tries to kill one of the two surviving fraudsters.
UC San Diego researchers find another downside to drugs that control bad cholesterol. The drugs are the popular statins like Lipitor and Crestor. The new study finds that the drugs can cause fatigue, especially if you're trying to increase physical exercise. We'll talk about this newest downside to statin drugs.
The San Diego City Council is scheduled today to take up a deal in which the city of San Diego would lease 64.3 acres it owns at the Carlton Oaks Country Club in Santee to the facility's owner.
A bill approved by the State Senate would allow dying inmates in county jails to get compassionate release.