The other gun he had, the 1860 .44 Army revolver, looked exactly like the weapon that had been stolen from my old home, years ago. It almost certainly wasn’t my old Colt, but if it were, and he had he killed someone with it…
It's been a year since the Obama administration announced deferred action, which since August has granted temporary legal status to nearly 300,000 young immigrants. More were expected to apply for the program, but it's been life-changing for those who have.
The study called the U.S. rate of primary care doctor production "abysmal." Many health centers in South L.A. can't afford a doctor, which is one reason why so much care falls to nurses and physician assistants.
KPCC critics Lael Loewenstein and Peter Rainer join guest host Patt Morrison to review this week’s releases, including Man of Steel, Twenty Feet from Stardom, The Bling Ring and more. Then, producer and director Morgan Neville's new documentary, “Twenty Feet from Stardom” gives the limelight to the back-up singers.
The White House has announced plans to send military weapons to rebels in Syria after confirming that a "red line" has been crossed. The US says it has confirmed that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons in the civil war. Should we be so heavily involved in another foreign conflict when we’re still dealing with Iraq and Afghanistan?
Something happened to Jonathan Alter's "The Center Holds" on the way to the bookshelves - the center began to shake. The renowned journalist's latest profile of President Barack Obama chronicles his presidency and campaign over 2011 and 2012. Alter details the sophisticated campaign machine that used corporate-style analytics to up donations and get out the vote.
If a teenager uses offensive or racist language online, is it the parents fault? That's the question plaguing high profile members of Congress after their children used a string of racist and homophobic language on Twitter.
Although the name would suggest otherwise, the band Portugal. The Man originated from Portland, Oregon, but most of the recording for their newest record was done right here in LA. We'll talk with bassist Zach Carothers about the new record, "Evil Friends."
The dark side of technology, a big gamble on Syria, and the dissolution of a media mogul's marriage. Some of the big stories of the week we'll look at this morning on this week's edition of the Friday Flashback with David Gura of Marketplace and James Rainey of the LA Times.
Today in Sacramento the budget will be at the top of the docket. California lawmakers are set to vote on a new ninety six Billion dollar plan negotiated by Governor Jerry Brown and Democratic legislators. The California Report's Scott Detrow has a quick preview.
Leonard Kleinrock, who's credited with the first Internet transmission, never anticipated what he calls the "dark" side of the Internet when he sent the first host to host message from UCLA to Stanford Research Institute in 1969.
Whether it's a cranky dominatrix, a lovelorn hit man, a gay pilot passing for straight or a criminal financial mastermind in the grip of scandal, Almodovar believes passionately in every person's right to screw up.