How Money Factors Into the College Rankings Battle
This week, the premier national college ranking came out from U.S. News & World Report. Ivy League schools top the list, with Stanford and Caltech following. UC Berkeley comes in 20th. You might think that's in large part because public schools are at a financial disadvantage competing against private colleges and universities -- but that's not necessarily so.
Cemetery Honors Vietnamese Who Fought Alongside U.S. Troops
American veterans have the right to be buried in Veterans Administration cemeteries. But what if you fought alongside U.S. forces, like South Vietnamese troops did during the Vietnam War? You don't qualify. New America Media's Ngoc Nguyen brings us the story of a group of Vietnamese veterans who are establishing the first National South Vietnamese Cemetery, here in California.
The Community Cafe That Started a Revolution
The Mitla Cafe in San Bernardino is proof that sometimes a restaurant is more than just a restaurant. Since the '30s, it's borne witness to and played a role in political change. It also happens to be an unlikely inspiration for how mainstream America perceives and eats Mexican food. We stop by the landmark cafe for the first episode in our new series, "California Foodways." Reporter Lisa Morehouse will travel county-by-county, reporting on people and places at the intersection of food, culture, history and economy.
Jazz Review: Billy Childs' 'Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro'
Laura Nyro was one of the most original and influential singer-songwriters to emerge in the late 1960s. On albums like "New York Tendaberry" and "Eli and the Thirteenth Confession," she combined the pop precision of Broadway and the Brill Building with the unbridled fervor of gospel and soul. Andrew Gilbert reviews a new concept album by Los Angeles pianist and arranger Billy Childs, featuring his re-imagined versions of Nyro's music.