Archive for June 18th, 2018

Trump Threatens Tariffs On $200 Billion Of Chinese Goods

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 18 2018, 9:00 PM

In the latest move in a nascent trade war, the president announced he wanted to impose a 10 percent tariff on more Chinese products, in addition to the $50 billion announced Friday.

Summer Melt: Why Aren't Students Showing Up For College?

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 18 2018, 8:00 PM

As many as 40 percent of students who intend to go to college don't show up in the fall. Education researchers call this phenomenon "summer melt," and it has long been a puzzling problem.

How The Opioid Crisis Is Depressing America's Labor Force

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 18 2018, 5:00 PM

The U.S. lags behind other countries in workforce participation because more opioids are prescribed in this country, says a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

This Apple Update Could Prove To Be A True Lifesaver

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 18 2018, 4:20 PM

Apple says it's working with a startup to automatically share the locations of iPhone users with 911 operators in an emergency. Only 911 centers will have access to the information, Apple said.

The Science Behind South Korea's Race-Based World Cup Strategy

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 18 2018, 4:20 PM

South Korea's men's soccer team tried to confuse scouts from Sweden's team by swapping jerseys so their opponent couldn't tell the players apart. But could a strategy like that actually work?

House GOP Immigration Bill Would Modify — But Not End — Child Detentions

Politics | | June 18 2018, 3:20 PM

Under the legislation, children would be held in the same place as their parents if the parents are detained. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., says he'd back a compromise bill.

Supreme Court Punts On Partisan Gerrymandering, Leaving Status Quo In Place

Crime & Justice | | June 18 2018, 10:40 AM

The court on Monday, in twin partisan gerrymandering cases from Wisconsin and Maryland, said either that challengers didn't have standing or didn't weigh in on the merits of the case.

Ballots of voters left off rosters to be counted by Friday

Local | | June 18 2018, 10:30 AM

It’s been over a week since a printing error left about 118,000 names off voter rolls in Los Angeles County during the primary election on June 5. Here's an update.

Grants supporting arts for system-involved youth get big funding boost

Education | | June 18 2018, 9:56 AM

The state budget allowed for a $750,000 increase in grants given to arts programs that work with youth in the justice system.

Is California’s expensive housing scaring away job seekers?

Business & Economy | | June 18 2018, 9:38 AM

California employers and job recruiters find it tough to lure out-of-state workers at a time when unemployment rates are falling and housing prices are rising.

Bureaucracy And Politics Slow Election Security Funding To States

Politics | | June 18 2018, 6:40 AM

Congress is giving states $380 million to bolster the security of the 2018 elections. But getting that money out to local election officials has been a slow and laborious process.

What EBT users need to know about this weekend's outage

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 18 2018, 5:00 AM

This coming weekend people who rely on the state food and cash assistance program, known as EBT, will be out of luck, at least temporarily.

California’s high rent leaves many one crisis away from financial ruin

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 18 2018, 5:00 AM

The state’s notoriously high housing costs are gobbling up paychecks, leaving many teetering on the brink of financial disaster.

DOJ Inspector General, FBI Director To Testify Monday About IG Report

Politics | | June 18 2018, 4:20 AM

The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to grill Michael Horowitz and Christopher Wray about how the FBI and Department of Justice handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server.

Have We Reached Peak Funny?

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 18 2018, 4:00 AM

In his new book Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture, Ken Jennings takes humor seriously, tracing how comedy infiltrated every aspect of our lives — and what it's doing to us.

Colombia Elects Right-Wing Populist Ivan Duque As President

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 18 2018, 12:40 AM

The young former senator won the first election since a peace accord ended the country's 50-year-old rebel war. Duque, who defeated former leftist rebel Gustavo Petro, promised to overhaul the accord.

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How AI is being used to help identify the next sports star

| June 18 2018, 9:43 AM

Artificial intelligence is taking a significant role in the world of sports.

Smile, Russia! Foreigners are coming

| June 18 2018, 9:25 AM

In the U.S., smiles are everywhere, accompanying your coffee order, your pizza delivery, even an “excuse me” from a stranger pushing past you on a train. Smiles are considered pleasant, polite and expected.

The harder they fall: How a heralded, medical industry billionaire was revealed a fraud

| June 18 2018, 9:16 AM

Federal prosecutors indicted Elizabeth Holmes on criminal fraud charges for allegedly defrauding investors, doctors and the public as the head of the once-heralded blood-testing startup Theranos.

A look at LA County’s plans to create a transportation boarding school

| June 18 2018, 9:00 AM

Los Angeles County is looking at a plan to create a boarding school at a Vermont and Manchester avenues in South L.A.

Week in politics: Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ border policy sparks outrage, House might see immigration votes this week and more

| June 18 2018, 8:54 AM

AirTalk's weekly political roundtable covers the headlines you might have missed over the weekend and previews what to watch for this week in national politics.

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