Stories for October 15, 2012
The TV ads come in rapid succession and at all hours - in the middle of newscasts, soap operas and talk shows. They cover everything from jobs to education to trust, and they're sharply negative.
A 10-point plan for the City Council and San Diego's next mayor to improve communication and get along on budget issues was passed unanimously today by the City Council.
What’s the secret to stopping crime? David Pogue gives the third degree to scientists pushing the limits of technology — not only to solve horrific murders, but also to try to prevent crimes. Pogue learns the latest techniques, from unraveling the clues embedded in a decomposing corpse to detecting lies by peering directly into a suspect’s brain to tracking the creation of a psychopath’s mind. And a genius crime-stopper has made some terrifying discoveries, including how easy it is for a bad guy to highjack — not just your laptop, but your kids’ toys, your pacemaker and even your car.
Tis the season for horror movies, and Canadian twin sisters Jen and Sylvia Soska are doing their part with the new film "American Mary." It's been playing the film festival circuit having just played ScreamFest in LA and will be at Shudderfest in Boston and Scary Movies in New York later this month. The twins are that rare species known as the female horror director. Take a listen to my NPR feature on the Twisted Twins.
There is a startling gap between the glamorous television world of “CSI” and the gritty reality of the forensic crime lab. With few established scientific standards, no central oversight and poor regulation of examiners, forensics in the U.S. is in a state of crisis. NOVA investigates how modern forensics, including the analysis of fingerprints, bite marks, ballistics, hair and tool marks, can send innocent men and women to prison — and sometimes even to death row.
"Race 2012" uses the current presidential election as a lens through which to view America’s racial landscape. The program delves into immigrants’ reshaping of the American electoral landscape, white voters’ reaction to their declining numbers and diminished influence, and the economic imbalance between races that may affect America’s political future.
The nature of every 911 call answered by San Diego fire-rescue and the address where the emergency is taking place can be seen by the public on a new website, the department announced today.
The Chargers are set to host the Denver Broncos tonight in what is perhaps the most-anticipated local game of the National Football League season, which should cause heavy traffic congestion in Mission Valley.