The city of Stockton, Calif., about 90 minutes east of San Francisco, is broke and on the brink of bankruptcy. Stockton's road to insolvency is a long one, and it appears that, financially speaking, everything that could go wrong in Stockton did.
If Stockton can't solve its budget crisis, it would be the largest American city to go bankrupt.
Lawrence Welk’s Big Band Splash – Saturday, March 17th at 7:00 p.m.
LAWRENCE WELK'S BIG BAND SPLASH, hosted by bandleader and trumpeter Doc Severinsen, is a celebration of the Big Band Era's classic hits, performed by the great Welk Band and the talented Musical Family on the popular “Lawrence Welk Show.” Broadcast on network television from 1955 to 1982, the Welk Show has been a popular weekly series on many public television stations since 1987.
IL Volo Takes Flight will air on KENW-TV, Sunday, March 11th at 6:00 p.m.
IL Volo Takes Flight showcases the talents of Italian heartthrobs IL Volo, comprised of the three “Teenage Tenors.” Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto, and Gianluca Ginoble have been receiving unanimous raves for their vocal talent since their May 2011 debut in America on TV shows, including “American Idol,” “The Tonight Show,” “Ellen,” and “The Today Show. Already certified platinum in their homeland of Italy and several other countries, they have captured the hearts of Americans of all ages.
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and his wife, Karen, greet supporters during a rally Saturday in Springfield, Mo. After picking up a decisive win in Kansas, Santorum now turns his attention to Missouri's upcoming caucuses.
Originally published on Sat March 10, 2012 3:06 pm
Rick Santorum is the winner of the Kansas Republican caucus, according to The Associated Press, which says his victory is a "rout" over competitors Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul. The Topeka Capital-Journal caught up with the head of the Kansas Republican Oarty, who said "Santorum is cleaning up ... he has about three or four times more than anyone else."
In recent weeks and days, the divisions over how to deal with Iran and its nuclear program have sharpened. The only undisputed fact is that Iran is developing a nuclear energy program, but after that things get murky.
Israel and some European countries believe Iran is moving toward a nuclear weapons program, but U.S. intelligence agencies disagree. Israel argues that a nuclear-armed Iran poses an existential threat, and there's much speculation in the media about a possible Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear sites.
Originally published on Sat March 10, 2012 4:42 pm
Opponents of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin staged another rally in Moscow on Saturday, but with Putin now elected to the presidency for a six-year term, their mass protest movement seemed to be losing steam.
Zieti's members and extended family in the band's early days. Left to right: Tiende Laurent, Gnakale Aristide, Michael Shereikis (in back) with wife Natasha and son Nicholas, Yeoue Narcisse and Alex Owre.
The musical group Zieti started when two American expats met two Ivorian musicians living in a seaside shantytown. They became fast friends, rehearsing on the beach and even recording a few tracks together. The tracks then went missing when Ivory Coast fell into a brutal civil war, scattering Zieti's core to the four winds. Then, after a decade apart, the players reconnected and set about re-recording their lost songs.