Archive for October 14th, 2013


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“I think the playoffs are one-day momentum swings," manager Don Mattingly said after the game. "Right now I feel like we’ve kind of grabbed it.”

UPDATED: 1 killed, 7 hurt when car collides with bus in LA

All of the approximately 20 people aboard the bus were able to exit the vehicle on their own. Those injured ranged in age from 5 to 65 and included the bus driver.

Gas leak in East LA causes mandatory evacuations (Map)

Those living on South Gerhart Avenue, between West Pomona Boulevard and East Beverly Boulevard are being asked to leave their homes, the department reported.
A photo released by NASA this summer shows a photo composed of nearly 900 images taken by the rover Curiosity, showing a section of Gale Crater near the equator of Mars. The rovers are continuing to work through the U.S. government shutdown.

Millions of miles from shutdown, Mars Rovers keep working

The budget negotiations in Washington are not front-page news on Mars. There, NASA's rovers continue to operate, taking photographs and collecting data.

Governor Brown signs bill giving LAX police full status

Leaders say the new law which expands the police powers of LAX police goes a long way. But they're unsure if that action will help upgrade pay.
Jackie Robinson In Action
That flowing blue "Dodgers" script across the front of the jersey; that pointy, ornate "B'' on the Red Sox cap: Same style, now and then.
Alyson Illich used technologies that tracked her son Colter's location while he was driving. "I think it made him more thoughtful," she said.

Monitoring your teenager behind the wheel

Drive Pulse is a device that allows parents to track when their children are speeding, when they slam on their brakes, and shows their location.
Bob Hope Airport dedication ceremony
A replacement terminal at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank would be as much as two-thirds larger than the current, decades-old building.
Though he sailed in 1492, Christopher Columbus was not widely known among Americans until the mid-1700s.

How Columbus sailed into US history, thanks to Italians

The question remains: How did a man who never set foot on North America get a federal holiday in his name? Here's the story.
Still Right Twice A Day: Visitors look at the Ohio Clock outside the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill Sunday. The clock that has stood watch over the Senate for 196 years stopped running shortly after noon Wednesday. Employees who wind the clock weekly were

Congress works on holiday, three days before debt deadline

President Obama and Congress have until Thursday, Oct. 17, to reach a deal averting a potential credit default by the U.S. government. Both houses of Congress are meeting this afternoon.
An image from a video posted by Banksy shows a man representing the artist staffing a sidewalk stall featuring signed works for $60. Banksy says he only made $420 Saturday, with one customer negotiating a 2-for-1 discount.

Collectible art at street prices: Banksy sells pieces for $60

The artist and provocateur Banksy, whose sly graffiti art adorns collectors' walls, opened a sidewalk kiosk to sell his work.
LAX Tom Bradley Terminal - 7
A plastic bottle containing dry ice exploded at an employee bathroom at Los Angeles International Airport Sunday. No injuries were reported and the investigation continued Monday.
Over the last year, the University of Southern California has added several layers of security after high profile crimes that happened on campus and in the surrounding neighborhood.
Budget Battle

Default looming, Day 14 of shutdown, no solution

The shutdown has furloughed 350,000 federal workers, impeded various government services, put continued operations of the federal courts in doubt and stopped the IRS from processing tax refunds.
Illustration by Daniel Horowitz for NPR

FAQ: So what's the real deadline for Affordable Care Act sign-up?

Now that enrollment has opened for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, one of the biggest questions people have is, what's the deadline?

3 Americans win economics Nobel prize

The academy said that through their separate research, the three had laid the foundation of the current understanding of asset prices and changed the way people invest.


Mexico Costa Rica game
Mexico escapes elimination one more time and sends it's soccer fans on an emotional roller coaster ride. Next stop - Costa Rica
California Lutheran University's first employee leaves the school her entire estate. More than $800,000 will go to build a stand-alone arts center.
Mercer 19824
Drug sentencing reform advocates called it a "modest" but important change that would have helped reduce racial disparities among drug defendants.

Congress hears from voters and family on shutdown

There are a lot of grumpy people on Capitol Hill due to the impasse over the budget battle. Folks back home aren't happy either.
Much of the State Water Project is comprised of pipelines that carry water south

Water officials predict dry winter for Southern California

Southern California still has healthy water reserves – for now. But the concern is over the sources that feed those reserves.
Mayor Garcetti And Gov. Brown Sign Bill Allowing Illegal Immigrants Driver's License Eligibility
While California's governor has signed a list of immigration-related bills this year, other states have backed off on immigration measures. This and more.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA's earthquake problem

Today is Monday, Oct. 14 and headlines include the dangers of concrete buildings, Jerry Brown's legacy, and unregulated car services at LAX.
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Experts say seniors who feel useful are less likely to suffer physical disability. Arcadia's 99-year-old Nordstrom greeter agrees that his job helps keep him going. Store managers say he makes customers happy.
The US Supreme Court Building is seen in
The High Court has another opportunity to tell the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals it got something wrong, this time on a human rights case involving Mercedes Benz.


The Loh Life

Episode: The kids are all right-ish, part 2: volcanic magma

The kids are all right-ish, part 2: volcanic magma

Sandra Tsing Loh supports iPads for students.

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Good news! Muscles aren't the only tissues we can train!

Good news! Muscles aren't the only tissues we can train!

Getting our fat to shape up


Episode: AirTalk for October 14, 2013
U.S. Supreme Court building
Broadcasters on Friday petitioned the US Supreme Court to hear their suit against Aereo, an online service that allows paying members to watch live over-the-air programming.Will the Supreme Court hear the case? And what do companies like Aereo mean for the future of broadcasting?
Contributor Archive - Travel Feature
An analysis by the Los Angeles Times found that more than 1,000 buildings in LA County could be at risk of falling in a major earthquake. The buildings include residences, high rise office buildings and factories in an range of different neighborhoods, some of which are nearly a century old.
Government Shutdown Continues Into Its Second Weekend
The weekend came and went with no agreement to reopen the government or to raise the debt ceiling by Thursday’s deadline. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says a deal to end the two-week shutdown and to continue government borrowing is close. House Speaker John Boehner is slated to meet with top House GOP leaders later today to discuss their options and consider crafting their own bill to raise the debt ceiling.
US director James Franco poses during th

James Franco: Actor, academic, and now...novelist

James Franco debut novel, “Actors Anonymous,” is loosely modeled on the traditional 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, and gives the stories of characters struggling with the addictions of celebrity, fame and access. The actors in the novel range from an ex-child star, to a McDonald's drive thru-operator all who face their own challenges navigating the waters of Hollywood. The story is told in different styles from lyric essays to testimonials. The book gives insight into the nature of acting as well as the business.
US President Barack Obama participates i

The Obama Administration vs. Transparency

In a sprawling indictment of the Obama Administration’s approach to press freedom and leakers of classified information, the Committee to Protect Journalists has accused the President of aggressively its waging war against transparency.
It’s been two weeks since the new healthcare insurance exchanges under Obamacare came online. California said about 29,000 people signed up in the first week. We’d like to hear from listeners who have comparison-shopped for a plan through Covered California. What was your experience like?

Take Two®

Episode: Take Two for October 14, 2013

Artists retrace the journey from 'The Grapes of Wrath'

Three artists traveled along Route 66 from Oklahoma to California collecting audio stories of struggle and optimism from people along the way.

National Guard members feel the effects of the shutdown

The Oregon National Guard is delaying training for more than 1,000 troops scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan in the spring because of the shutdown.
Contributor Archive - Travel Feature
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Hollywood Jobs: Make 'Em Laugh

Lisette St. Claire's job is the world's first laugh wrangler, and she explains what it take to be the best in the laughing biz.

For some in the Valley of Plenty, next meal is uncertain

Jessica Ortiz struggles to figure out what to feed her five kids while her husband works in the vineyards and almond orchards. Reporter Sasha Khokha paints an intimate portrait of the barriers to accessing healthy and affordable food for the families that harvest California's produce.
Chrisman Pumping Plant at the Grapevine

California's water supply, a 700 mile journey

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is a key source of water for central and southern California. Amy Quinton takes us on the 700 mile journey following the water supply.
Budget Battle

Rep. Schiff on the shutdown's third week

The partial government shutdown is now in its third week and the country is about to bump up against a borrowing limit. California Congressman Adam Schiff joins Take Two for an update from the Hill.
Premiere Of FX's "Sons Of Anarchy" Season 6 - Red Carpet
LA Times film writer Rebecca Keegan talks about the now-troubled adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey," the Somali immigrant who became a movie star in "Captain Phillips," and the lengths that Hollywood goes to to keep a script from being leaked.
Mayor Garcetti And Gov. Brown Sign Bill Allowing Illegal Immigrants Driver's License Eligibility

What you can learn about Governor Brown from his bills

There are lessons to glean in what the Governor signed into law.
Northridge Earthquake

An earthquake could topple thousands of buildings in LA

Thousands of concrete buildings in LA are at risk of collapse when an earthquake strikes, and there's little momentum to make them safer.
Mexico City

Mexico mayors vulnerable in drug war

A Mexican mayor has gone on hunger strike, asking for better resources from the federal government for mayors under threat by the ongoing drug wars. Dozens of mayors have already been killed or gone missing in recent years. Reporter Dudley Althaus of Global Post joins the show.

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