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  • TV Sondheim birthday salute features Karen Olivo

     
    Don't forget Wednesday night on PBS, “Great Performances” will air “Sondheim! The Birthday Concert,” celebrating the 80th birthday of legendary composer Stephen Sondheim. The program airs at 9 p.m. on WMFE-Channel 24. Here's the...
  • Does anyone think ahead anymore?

     
    This story -- NPR CEO apologizes for handling of Williams firing -- strikes me as yet another example of someone in power having exhibited a crippling inability to think more than one move ahead on the chess board. Vivian Schiller,......
  • Writers Guild worries about news degradation under Comcast-NBC Universal

     
    The quality of television news could deteriorate further under a Comcast-controlled NBC Universal, the Writers Guild of America East warned Wednesday in letters to key Washington officials overseeing the government's review of the proposed merger. "True...
  • Supreme Court on `blanket' primaries: `In no area is the political association's right to exclude more important than in its candidate-selection process.'

     
    Highlights from the U.S. Supreme Court's June, 2000 ruling in California Democratic Party v. Jones (Secretary of State, California): In 1996, Proposition 198 changed the State's partisan primary from a closed primary, in which only a political party's...
  • As Obamas host Broadway stars, Culture Monster commenters invoke Nero and Marie Antoinette

     
    President Obama and wife Michelle are set to host an evening of Broadway performers in the East Room, to be taped for an October broadcast in the PBS "In Performance at the White House" series, and streamed live at whitehouse.gov......
  • Border Czar discusses future of trade, commerce, and security

    Border Czar discusses future of trade, commerce, and security
    San Diego's former school superintendent was back in town, this time, as President Barack Obama's "Border Czar." Speaking at a town hall meeting at Point Loma Nazarene University, U.S. Customs and Border Commissioner Alan Bersin explained how he wants to...
  • Photos document bizarre border busts

    Photos document bizarre border busts
    Over the years, officials along the San Diego-Mexico border have seen some unusual attempts to smuggle people and drugs into the U.S., but one of the strangest cases has to be the man who was sewn into the seat of a van. "That happened at the San...
  • House Votes to Cut Funds From NPR

    House Votes to Cut Funds From NPR
    WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed legislation Thursday that would bar federal funding for National Public Radio -- a longtime target of conservatives irritated by what they consider the outlet's liberal bias. The bill passed 228-192 in...
  • Public radio serves all the people

    The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) was formed with the passage of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. As stated by President Lyndon Johnson when he signed the bill into law, while the CPB will receive support from the government, it will be...
  • Playing with 'Crumbs'

    Playing with 'Crumbs'
    If life is a banquet, playwright and actor Al Letson doesn't let a crumb go to waste. "I do a lot of autobiographical work," said the author of "Crumbs," currently on the boards at Theatre Project. "I am concerned with the truth, if not the literal...
  • Book review: 'Reality Is Broken'

    Book review: 'Reality Is Broken'
    Reality Is Broken Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World Jane McGonigal Penguin Press: 388 pp., $26.95 As a nongamer, avowed Luddite and mother of a 7-year-old who is mesmerically attracted to anything with a screen, I was...