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Archive for December 6th, 2013
Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old veteran of the Korean War who was arrested by authorities after a tour of the North, reportedly issued an apology for his "hostile acts."
Covered California's chief says the agency will work "24-7" through Dec. 23 to help everyone who wants health insurance by Jan. 1 to get it.
An appraiser says an Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett currently held by actor Ryan O'Neal is worth an estimated $12 million.
That's $550 a year, according to a new analysis of studies on the costs of food. It's chump change for middle-class eaters, but a big gap for low-income families.
Six people were being tested for possible radiation exposure in a hospital in central Mexico following the theft of highly radioactive cobalt-60.
President Obama ordered that U.S. flags be flown at half-staff until Monday — a symbolic gesture of a nation in mourning. It's a tradition observed around the world.
Some Californians are choosing plans that don't comply with the Affordable Care Act to save money. They have only a few weeks left to pick coverage that will last a year.
Construction is back on and many freeways will see nightly closures through the weekend. We've got all the info on if a closure will affect your commute.
As a 19-year-old student at Occidental College in Los Angeles, Barack Obama took his "first step into political life" at an anti-apartheid protest inspired by Mandela.
One suspect has been arrested in his L.A.-area home and another is expected to surrender soon. The two allegedly stole a roof panel they found after the crash.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will participate in memorial events for the former South African president.
Road closures go into effect at 1 a.m. Saturday and will be lifted after the storm passes and roads are inspected.
New research suggests that as the level of acidity in the oceans rise, fish may start behaving very strangely.
Congrats: You fought off that food coma and made it through the work week. Let's celebrate with festive flicks, lots of shopping and lots of beer.
History teachers tore up lesson plans Friday to teach a special lesson on the South African leader to kids who weren't even born when Mandela was elected president.
Uber, normally a ride-sharing company, allowed customers to order Christmas trees in 10 U.S. cities Thursday, in partnership with The Home Depot.
They oppose the city council's decision to hold at-large elections in April, a format they say dilutes the voting power of the Latino majority.
In immigration news: Evangelicals pray for reform, child deportations, remembering an immigrant entrepreneur, moreMulti-American | | December 06 2013, 10:13 AM
A evangelical Christian advocacy group plans to air radio ads urging people to pray for House Republicans to take action on immigration reform. This and more.
In the heart of Little Tokyo, at the corner of First and Alameda, is a plain-faced brick building with the wildest of backstories. Before long, it'll be history.
The National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis issue a new report on the contributions of arts and culture to economic growth.
Larry and KPCC critics Peter Rainer, Lael Loewenstein and Charles Solomon review this week’s releases, including Inside Llewyn Davis, Out of the Furnace, Narco Cultura and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
Larry is joined by KPCC critics Peter Rainer, Lael Loewenstein and Charles Solomon to review this week’s releases, including Out of the Furnace, Inside Llewyn Davis, Narco Cultura and more! Then, we'll discuss the documentary films in the running for Academy Awards and how they were selected.
One of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan was Gary Grice, better known as GZA. Now he's turning from rapping about New York, crime and martial arts films to rapping about black holes and the universe.
Earlier this morning, the 32 competing countries were sorted into groups and each now knows what their path is like to bring the cup home.
LaMotte was perhaps the strongest ally for teachers on the school board - and a vocal critic of the superintendent. The cause of death was not immediately known.
Ken Burns's latest documentary focuses on California's most famous National Park, Yosemite.
Though there are various hands-off methods farmers can use to protect their crops - traps, fencing... etc. — sometimes hunting is a necessity.
Here in Southern California, at Occidental College, a young Barack Obama was one of those students who spoke out. The speech he made in 1981 to protest Oxy's investments in companies doing business South Africa is considered Obama's first ever political action.
This afternoon a group of elected officials, journalists, policy wonks and young people will gather at Cal State University, Los Angeles to talk about how the Millennial generation is faring, and how they might shape the future.
Starting today, art fans in Southern California will get a chance to see a rare site: a portrait of Don Pedro, Duque de Osuna, by Spanish artist Francisco de Goya y Lucientes. It's the first time this work will be publicly displayed on the West Coast.
We've made it to the end of another working week, which means it's time for our review and analysis of the news, The Friday Flashback. Joining the show is James Rainey of the LA Times, and Nancy Cook of National Journal.
Mandela began his fight against injustice at a young age and became a symbol for the anti-apartheid movement when he was put on trial for treason in 1963. Mandela was sentenced to life in prison and the Apartheid government did everything it could to make Mandela invisible.
1913 was a big year for film, and to mark the occasion, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is hosting a screening of 1913 movies this weekend.
Given Mandela's incredibly compelling life story, it's no surprise that a slew of films have been made about him. More than a dozen actors, including Morgan Freeman, Sidney Poitier and Danny Glover have taken on the role.
Selwyn Gerber grew up under apartheid in the Cape Town suburb of Sea Point. He joins the show to talk about his experiences growing up during this tumultuous time.
The Loh Down On Science
Being motivated by treats only gets you so far.
There has been a lot of speculation about when 80-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should retire. The oldest member of the court is probably taking a lot of things into consideration when deciding when to leave the bench, but politics may not be one of them.
American musician Steven Van Zandt wrote and co-produced the 1985 anti-apartheid song and album “Sun City.” We'll talk to Van Zandt about the inspiration of his songs and why he thought it necessary to record the song at the time.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters, (D-CA) takes time to reflect on the loss of “one of the most impressive figures of the 20th century.” Waters talks about her part in the divestment movement, calling her efforts during the anti-apartheid movement the defining work of her career.
Reverend Kelvin Sauls shares his memories of what it was like growing up in South Africa during the apartheid.
We talk to an early organizer of the divestiture movement and anti-apartheid demonstrations at UC Berkeley. Students, celebrities, elected officials and church organizations demonstrated and led some universities, including UC Berkeley to divest in companies that were doing business with South Africa.
After a lifetime of activism, Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black, democratically elected president, will be laid to rest on December 15 in his native home of Qunu. As the once divided Rainbow Nation mourns the loss of the man known affectionately by his clan name, Madiba, the impact of Mandela's life is being felt worldwide.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences introduced a new rule last year aimed at limiting the number of qualifying Documentary Feature Category films, which is now at a record high.
With the passing of founder Raul Martinez Sr. this week, the Pulitzer-winning critic tells Off-Ramp's John Rabe why King Taco is important to LA.
Geographer Joseph K. Lee and graphic designer Benedikt Gross found more than 43,000, and list them in their Big Atlas of LA Pools.
Sure, the snow is fake, but it looks fabulous. And Christmas tree flocking is something of an art. One 20-year veteran of the business shows us how it's done.