Archive for February 24th, 2018

What happened when veterans fixed up a Watts playground

Local | | February 24 2018, 5:33 PM

The Gonzaque Village housing complex needed a bit of TLC. A veterans' group needed a project. Together, they achieved something wonderful.

Critically ill Medi-Cal patients just got an important new benefit

Health | | February 24 2018, 5:23 PM

A recent California law requires that Medi-Cal patients have access to palliative care. Here's what you need to know.

Judge dismisses coal company suit against HBO's John Oliver

Crime & Justice | | February 24 2018, 3:26 PM

Murray Energy was seeking financial damages and a court order barring rebroadcasts of a segment in which Oliver called the company's CEO a "geriatric Dr. Evil."

California Democrats look to narrow crowded US House races

Politics | | February 24 2018, 3:18 PM

An all-out battle is underway at the state Democratic Party convention as Democrats aim to take back the seven House seats currently held by Republicans.

A redacted, declassified version of Adam Schiff's memo has been released

Politics | | February 24 2018, 3:08 PM

After weeks of discussions with the Justice Department, Democrats on the House intelligence committee released a memo that counters GOP allegations.

Garrison Keillor says suggestive emails were just 'romantic writing'

Arts & Entertainment | | February 24 2018, 3:04 PM

The former "Prairie Home Companion" host rejected the idea that several sexually suggestive emails he sent a former researcher could be sexual harassment.

Wildfires offer lots of data on effects of smoke exposure

Health | | February 24 2018, 2:55 PM

Last summer's massive Montana wildfires gave scientists a rare chance. Most previous work had been on wood-burning stoves, urban pollution and firefighters.

How'd those SoCal athletes do at the 2018 Olympics?

Local | | February 24 2018, 2:34 PM

Here's an update on how the ten Olympians who call Southern California home performed in Pyeongchang.

San Diego may close the book on library fines

Local | | February 24 2018, 11:27 AM

Library director Misty Jones laid out the idea of eliminating fines for overdue items to a City Council committee last week.

Trump floats new gun measures as gun owners talk 'betrayal'

Politics | | February 24 2018, 11:00 AM

The President mentioned banning "bump stocks" and curbing young people's access to guns. The NRA, which spent about $30 million to support Trump's presidential campaign, opposes both ideas.

Trump restricts H-1B visas coveted by high tech

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 24 2018, 10:29 AM

Critics of the visas — 85,000 of which are issued every year — say American workers are aced out of competition by workers who can be paid less.

Billy Graham walked a line, and regretted crossing it

Politics | | February 24 2018, 10:21 AM

The evangelical Christian preacher wanted to be seen as above politics. But in his actions and associations, proved how difficult that ideal was to sustain.

Scientists want to pull peer review out of the 17th century

Environment & Science | | February 24 2018, 10:15 AM

To change the way scientific advancements are evaluated, they'll have to overcome the traditional journal vetting process — and the power structure supporting it.

U.S. men's curling team wins gold, beating Sweden

Arts & Entertainment | | February 24 2018, 10:02 AM

American men made history, returning from the verge of elimination to beat Sweden 10-7 in the first gold medal curling game ever to feature an American team.

Why do we feel more comfortable talking to a robot?

Environment & Science | | February 24 2018, 9:55 AM

Can a robot fulfill our deep need for companionship? Alexander Reben created BlabDroid to find out. It asks people to share their deepest secrets.

Chef David Chang on the ugly side of delicious food

Arts & Entertainment | | February 24 2018, 9:44 AM

He explores comfort foods with complicated cultural back stories on his new show, "Ugly Delicious," and discovers "there's no universal truth about any food."

911 calls reveal troubled history of Florida school shooter

US & World | | February 24 2018, 9:35 AM

Broward County officials had received multiple calls since 2008 about the volatile behavior of Nikolas Cruz, who was arrested in the Parkland high school shooting.

More ICE work site audits underway as enforcement steps up

Local | | February 24 2018, 5:00 AM

Federal immigration agents continue to visit L.A. businesses, gathering hiring records to see if any unauthorized immigrants have been hired.

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