Vin Scully joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1950. Though he's taken on network assignments and even hosted game shows, he's always been the voice of The Dodgers. View some other notable dates in Scully's life and career in broadcasting.
It's Thursday and that means it's time for State of Affairs, our look at politics and government throughout California. To help us with that we're joined in studio now by KPCC political reporter Alice Walton and editor Oscar Garza.
The U.S. Capitol was put on lockdown for about half an hour this morning after gunshots were fired near the building. According to law enforcement officials, the shooting was related to the driver of a vehicle that tried to ram into a security barricade.
It’s being reported that Al Jazeera reprimanded an employee for dropping an “F-bomb” on the floor of the newsroom. Swearing is not part of the Al Jazeera culture, the employee was reportedly told by management. Most company managers would likely agree, but aren’t there moments where swearing aloud in the office is acceptable?
It was supposed to put an iPad in the hands of every student in the Los Angeles Unified School District, but the $1 billion program has seen nothing but problems since it debuted about 2 weeks ago. Now the district has asked students at three high schools to hand back their tablets for an indefinite period of time.
If all this polarization has gotten you down, you’re not alone. In an effort to bring a little levity to the situation, Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza asked Twitter followers to suggest songs for a shutdown playlist.
If your electricity or gas bill is getting you down, then take a trip to Irvine this week for a glimpse at solar-powered "net zero" homes of the future. The biennial Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design, build and operate affordable, attractive and energy-efficient homes.