Archive for November 9th, 2012

News

OC Food Bank
The Orange County Food Bank has received word it will receive only about half as much federal money this year as it did in 2011.
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Will the pro-Obama Latino vote lead to Latino-GOP dialogue?

In the wake of the presidential election, some Republicans have become increasingly outspoken about the need for the party to change its stance on immigration.
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The cost of Thanksgiving dinner for ten people is about the same as last year. The meal costs $49.48, up 28 cents from last year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Veteran's Day Poster

Help us map the stories of SoCal veterans

Veterans Day is a day for honoring those who served. To pay tribute, KPCC wants to track the path veterans in Southern California took to the lands and countries they served in.

To combat sanctions, Iran buys up gold

Iran's economy has been hit hard by U.S.-led sanctions that have targeted its oil exports and its banking system. In response, Iran appears to have gone on a gold buying spree.
Black Friday Shoppers Chase Deals At Wal-Mart, Best Buy
Stores are opening even earlier this 'Black Friday.' Walmart will open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving night, two hours earlier than last year.
CIA Director Petraeus And Director Of Nat'l Intel. Clapper Testify To House Committee

CIA Director David Petraeus resigns, citing extramarital affair

The director of the CIA David Petraeus submitted his resignation Friday. Petraeus retired from the Army as a four-star general to become the CIA chief in September of 2011.

Experimental malaria vaccine disappoints, but work continues

An experimental vaccine for malaria reduces infants' risk of the disease by about a third. That's less than researchers had hoped for, given the vaccine's effectiveness in toddlers.

What earthquakes can teach us about elections

Allan Lichtman says he sees elections the way geophysicists see earthquakes — as events fundamentally driven by structural factors deep beneath the surface.

Health inequalities among immigrants focus of new research

As the Latino and Asian immigrant populations in the U.S. continue to grow, researchers are focusing on addressing health inequities among different groups.
UCLA Commemorates Veterans Day

Where and how to celebrate Veteran's Day this weekend

We've compiled a list of events and deals in the Southland to help you celebrate Veterans Day this weekend. Veterans Day is this Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.

Car dealers sue Tesla, citing state franchise laws

Car dealers in New York and Massachusetts have filed a lawsuit that seeks to block Tesla from selling its pricey electric vehicles in those states.

'Let Mitt be Mitt': But who was he?

Almost everyone who knows Mitt Romney likes him, but that likable guy was hard to find on the campaign trail — until the very end.
House Leaders Speak To Media After Republican Conference Meeting

Boehner: 'Raising Tax Rates Is Unacceptable' in 'fiscal cliff' talks

House Speaker John Boehner drew battle lines over the coming "fiscal cliff" negotiations in an interview with ABC News. President Obama is set to address the issue at 10 a.m.
Shell Oil is taking steps to clean up toxic contamination under homes in a Carson neighborhood built on top of open pits that were covered and sold to a developer.
UCLA Commemorates Veterans Day
Los Angeles Film School ties with GI Film Festival to honor veterans with veteran submitted films, charity events, networking and awards.

Blogs

Raul Ruiz and Mary Bono-Mack
Longtime Rep. Mary Bono Mack has lost her seat to Raul Ruiz, a Harvard-educated physician who mobilized the district's growing swath of Hispanic voters.
Martin Hoshino
With Secretary Matt Cate leaving, Martin Hoshino will assume the reigns of one of the world's largest prison systems on Monday morning.
A UC Berkeley study released Thursday concludes that a high per capita ratio of police cuts down on violent crime — and saves money.
Despite its infamy as one of the truly horrendous songs of the modern era, Rebecca Black "Friday" writer/producer Patrice Wilson has not been deterred.
Loyola Marymount University's exit poll of local voters found high support for Prop 30's higher taxes among all groups, and highest among black voters.
Democratic National Convention: Day 1
LA Mayor Villaraigosa will lead a delegation of airport and port officials on a nine-day trip to Brazil, Colombia and Chile to promote trade and tourism.
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An amateur linguist studying SoCal accents says he's identified a trend in Northeast L.A. regarding the disregard for the letter "r."
SHU Bunk
Prison officials have rolled out reforms in the state's isolation units but some inmates say more changes are needed.
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Because of the way his atoms were put together, we celebrate Carl Sagan, the beloved scientist and Cosmos whisperer, on what would have been his 78th birthday.
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said she wishes President Obama hadn't accepted CIA Director David Petraeus's resignation.
City Councilman Herb J. Wesson Jr.
A proposal to increase the city of Los Angeles’ sales tax in an effort to close a fiscal deficit was one step closer Friday to making it onto the March 2013 ballot.
School Shooting

LAUSD Supt. to ask board to restore lost week of instruction

After the passage of Prop. 30, Superintendent John Deasy will ask the LA Unified school board Tuesday to restore all furlough days and the week of instruction cut from this school year.
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The rules of the 110 Freeway are set to change Saturday, Nov. 10 when "Metro ExpressLanes" – LA's first toll lanes – open for your carpooling and solo driving pleasure.
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The season for college visits is upon us. Universities and colleges across the country are increasingly creating mobile apps to enhance potential students' tours.
Burbank Tobacco Fire
The fire started at about 3:30 a.m. near the Bob Hope Airport. Authorities said it was too dangerous for crews to fight the blaze from the inside.
Tree Bear
Lions, Tigers & Bears sanctuary in Alpine is holding an eBay auction to raise money to build Meatball a 4-acre habitat. Their goal is $250,000.
Jan Perry
Today is Friday, Nov. 9 and headlines include Councilwoman Jan Perry on pensions and healthcare costs, police Chief Beck on layoffs, and a look at the Republican Party in California.
Gas Prices
Gasoline prices continue their downward slide Friday in Southern California with the average price in LA County at $3.94 for a gallon of self-serve regular.
If the real Abraham Lincoln had had some kind of trademark protection on himself, even post-mortem, he’d be rich.
Polling Election Day 2012
While overall voting numbers were down this year, voters of color – especially young ones – were a larger percentage of the electorate in California.

Programs

FilmWeek Marquee

Episode: FilmWeek Marquee (11/09/12): Skyfall, Lincoln, and A Royal Affair

FilmWeek Marquee (11/09/12): Skyfall, Lincoln, and A Royal Affair

Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Andy Klein and Wade Major to review the week’s new film releases including Skyfall, Lincoln, and A Royal Affair.

FilmWeek

Episode: FilmWeek (11/09/12): Skyfall, Lincoln, and more

FilmWeek (11/09/12): Skyfall, Lincoln, and more

Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Andy Klein and Wade Major to review the week’s new film releases including Skyfall, Lincoln, and more. TGI-FilmWeek!

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Shaping Up

Shaping Up

Gauging when to say when.

AirTalk

Episode: AirTalk for November 9, 2012
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Obama’s second term will be bringing some change-ups to top-level staff.
Romney Accepts Party Nomination At The Republican National Convention

Can Obama and the GOP mend fences on immigration reform?

Political strategists and pundits agree that the Hispanic vote represents a lost opportunity for the Romney campaign. Romney’s continued hedging and dodging on the issue of immigration did nothing to endear him to Spanish-speaking voters. But Obama has also been criticized for not doing more. Can Obama and the GOP mend fences on immigration reform?

Causes and consequences of California's election results

What is the future of the Republican party in California? Is California truly becoming a one-party state?

Take Two

Episode: Take Two for November 9, 2012
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Mike Brown fired as coach of the LA Lakers

The move comes after a disappointing 1-4 start to the season. It is unclear who will be the replacement coach or the coach in the long term.
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Obama addresses fiscal cliff during White House remarks

Today President Barack Obama is scheduled to make a statement from the East Room of the White House. It's expected that he will discuss his strategy for averting the fiscal cliff.
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The political battle of the bands continues post-election

Singer-songwriters Jill Sobule and Gary Eaton join Alex Cohen for a political, but friendly, battle of the bands.
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Friday Flashback: Election, election, election

James Rainey, reporter with the LA Times and Molly Ball, political reporter for The Atlantic are here to help up wrap up the week's big stories, such as that little election thing.
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The Dinner Party: The flying trapeze and sushi cologne

Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party radio show and podcast, are here with your weekly conversation starters.
House Speaker Boehner Holds News Conference On Impending Fiscal Cliff

What will the fiscal cliff mean for the US?

Undoubtedly, the first thing on the President's plate as he starts his second term is this fiscal cliff predicament.

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