Stories for May 23, 2012
A plan is in the works to reauthorize the city of San Diego's Tourism Marketing District, which collects money from hotels and spends the funds on programs designed to increase the local visitor industry, according to a staff presentation made today to the City Council's Budget Committee.
What does it mean to lead men in war? What does it mean to come home — injured physically and psychologically — and build a life anew? In this film, two overlapping narratives are intercut — the life of a Marine at war on the front and the life of the same Marine in recovery at home — creating both a dreamlike quality and a strikingly realistic depiction of how Marines experience this war.
More than half of the 60 suggested reforms to ease the regulatory burden on small businesses in San Diego are already in place or in the process of being implemented, members of the City Council announced today.
Test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make great Vegetable Lasagna. Then, science expert Guy Crosby teaches Chris about the science of cornstarch. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of whole wheat lasagna noodles. And finally, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to perfect Spaghetti al Limone.
Landscape contractor Roger Cook and arborist Matt Foti help a homeowner transplant two trees. Then Roger, along with host Kevin O’Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask “what is it?” Afterward, Richard helps a homeowner hook up the plumbing to her washing machine.
Why do some historical events shape the way we think today, and why have some been forgotten? In what ways do artists use their own histories to examine the human condition? In this episode, artists Glenn Ligon, Mary Reid Kelley and Marina Abramović play with historical events, explore and expose commonly held assumptions about historic "truth" and create narratives based on personal experiences.