Students in California got a firsthand lesson Thursday in the cost of their state’s budget crisis, as University of California leaders approved a 32 percent tuition hike for undergraduates to make up for lost financing. Spencer Michels reports. Continue reading
With the national economy beginning to see glimmers of a comeback, the budget woes of at least 10 states threaten to derail a broad economic recovery. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading
As new evidence emerges about the hazards of driving while talking on a cell phone, more states are pushing to ban the practice. KCET’s “SoCal Connected” takes a closer look. Continue reading
The first thing Argentine musician Gustavo Santaolalla wants people to know about him is that he is an artist: one who works with a guitar rather than an easel. The 57-year-old has spent the last four decades recording, producing and composing music for his various labels, bands and movies.
With budget woes causing cuts to essential services across California, several communities in the state are weighing whether to raise additional revenue through tax hikes on medical marijuana. Spencer Michels reports. Continue reading
In other news, the Supreme Court took up the separation of church and state in a case involving public lands in California, and two Americans and an Israeli received the Nobel Prize in chemistry. Continue reading
NewsHour senior correspondent Judy Woodruff moderated a panel of local and regional leaders from around the world Wednesday in Los Angeles as part of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Global Climate Summit 2. Continue reading