Archive for July 11th, 2018

Transcript: Census Bureau Acting Director Ron Jarmin's Interview With NPR

US & World | | July 11 2018, 9:00 PM

The head of the U.S Census Bureau speaks with NPR's Hansi Lo Wang about how the government's largest statistical agency is preparing for the 2020 census, including the new citizenship question.

For some LA-area clergy, immigration is a remote issue

Local | | July 11 2018, 7:28 PM

A workshop run by an interfaith group seeks to teach faith leaders how they can make immigration less remote for their congregations and help communities in need.

Citizenship Question Controversy Complicating Census 2020 Work, Bureau Director Says

US & World | | July 11 2018, 6:20 PM

Facing multiple lawsuits over addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census, the U.S. Census Bureau head tells NPR a long legal fight could raise the head count's cost and risk a bad count.

Alabama Governor Bans Sheriffs From Taking Funds Meant For Prisoners' Meals

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 11 2018, 6:00 PM

Gov. Kay Ivey is moving to stop the practice, which has enabled sheriffs to pocket leftover money.

Nevada Postpones Planned Execution Using Fentanyl

US & World | | July 11 2018, 5:20 PM

Convicted murderer Scott Dozier has clearly and repeatedly stated that he wants to be put to death. It would be the first use of fentanyl in an execution in the U.S.

British Man Poisoned By Novichok Has Regained Consciousness And Talked With Police

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 11 2018, 5:20 PM

Charlie Rowley awoke from a 10-day coma and had a brief conversation with investigators working around the clock to find the source of the deadly nerve agent.

Republicans Supporting Rep. Jim Jordan Amid Sex Abuse Investigation

Politics | | July 11 2018, 5:00 PM

Top House GOP leaders, who frequently clash with Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, stand by him as he fights allegations he ignored sexual abuse reports when he coached wrestling at the Ohio State University.

German Neo-Nazi Sentenced To Life For Murders

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 11 2018, 3:40 PM

Beate Zschaepe was found guilty in the murders of 10 people, most of whom were immigrants. The victims were gunned down between 2000 and 2007.

Monsanto Lawsuit Over Cancer Claims Can Proceed, Federal Judge Rules

Health | | July 11 2018, 2:20 PM

Saying "a reasonable jury could conclude" that the herbicide in Monsanto's Roundup can cause a form of cancer, a federal judge blocks the company's attempt to quash the lawsuit.

Milwaukee Council OKs $3.4 Million Settlement Of Police Stop-And-Frisk Lawsuit

US & World | | July 11 2018, 2:00 PM

The class-action suit accused officers of making more than 350,000 stops targeting black and Latino people without reasonable suspicion.

Experimental Drugs Boost Elderly Immune Systems, Raising Hopes For Anti-Aging Effects

Health | | July 11 2018, 1:40 PM

Two drugs appear to support immune function of elderly people and may be important for future research into anti-aging treatments.

Once Militantly Anti-Abortion, Evangelical Minister Now Lives 'With Regret'

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 11 2018, 1:40 PM

After decades working to block access to clinics, Rev. Rob Schenck says he had a change of heart; he now sees abortion as an issue that should be resolved by "an individual and his or her conscience."

Trump's Harsh Words For NATO Meet With Pushback From Republicans And Democrats

Politics | | July 11 2018, 12:00 PM

Congressional leaders from both parties defend NATO as lawmakers vote to reaffirm U.S. commitment to the alliance

A Simple Emergency Room Intervention Can Help Cut Future Suicide Risk

Health | | July 11 2018, 12:00 PM

For people who end up in the emergency room after a suicide attempt, safety planning helps them map out coping tools and get help to prevent future attempts.

Climate scientists say get ready for more extreme heat — and a stressed power grid

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 11 2018, 10:50 AM

Scientists predict that with climate change, we’ll be seeing more extreme heat, wildfires, and sea level rise. And that’s going to stress out our electricity grid — and cause more power outages —unless we're better prepared.

If You Spray Your Clothes With Permethrin, Be Careful Around The Cat

Health | | July 11 2018, 10:40 AM

Quite a few cat people went ape over our story about permethrin. How risky is the pesticide for Kitty? By minimizing their pet's exposure, cat owners can use the chemical safely, veterinarians say.

Fresh Starts

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 11 2018, 10:00 AM

Unpredictable things happen to us all the time. On this week's radio episode, we bring you two stories of loss and the change it brings.

What's behind the high black infant mortality rates? Racism, not race

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 11 2018, 9:31 AM

Experts say one of the reasons black babies are more likely to die is because of a tendency to ignore one of the underlying causes: systemic racism.

Is CEQA protecting natural beauty — or blocking affordable housing?

Environment & Science | | July 11 2018, 9:08 AM

Habitat for Humanity wants to build affordable housing in Redwood City, but a nearby resident is using the California Environmental Quality Act to stop the apartments.

Parents: Here's How To Pick The Best Kids Apps For Family Vacations

Education | | July 11 2018, 7:40 AM

A handy guide to choosing fun and educational media for kids this summer.

Has Genetic Privacy Been Strained By Trump's Recent ACA Moves?

Health | | July 11 2018, 7:20 AM

As the Trump administration decides not to defend the Affordable Care Act's legal protections for people with pre-existing conditions, questions arise about health insurance and genetic information.

Why People With Disabilities Want Bans On Plastic Straws To Be More Flexible

Health | | July 11 2018, 7:20 AM

As cities and companies — including Starbucks — move to oust straws in a bid to reduce pollution, people with disabilities say they're losing access to a necessary, lifesaving tool.

Zsa Zsa, Reigning 'World's Ugliest Dog,' Has Died

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 11 2018, 7:20 AM

"I'm sad to share that Zsa Zsa passed away in her sleep last night," reads a message from her owner, Megan Brainard, a pet groomer in Minnesota.

Video Of Man Harassing Woman Over Puerto Rican Flag Shirt Prompts Investigation

US & World | | July 11 2018, 7:00 AM

"If you're an American citizen, you should not be wearing that shirt in America," a man says to a woman wearing a Puerto Rican flag shirt in a Chicago park. However, Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Jeopardy!'

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 11 2018, 6:20 AM

We're as excited as a college student with a double major and a school sweatshirt to be talking about one of the most successful game shows of all time: Jeopardy!

World Cup Semi-Final: England V. Croatia, Winner Will Play France

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 11 2018, 5:00 AM

The winner of Wednesday's World Cup semi-final between England and Croatia will advance to Sunday's championship match against France.

Democrats Say Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Is A Threat To The ACA

Health | | July 11 2018, 4:00 AM

Senate Democrats see defense of the Affordable Care Act's popular provisions as a rally issue that could keep their caucus unified when Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation battle heats up.

The Truck, The Choice And The 'Handmaid's Tale' Finale

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 11 2018, 4:00 AM

The second season finale of The Handmaid's Tale was released on Wednesday, and it brought some truths about the series into sharp focus.

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Mental health experts diagnose and dissect WHO’s designation of compulsive sexual behavior as a mental health disorder

| July 11 2018, 9:50 AM

In its June update of its official International Classification of Diseases list (ICD-11), the World Health Organization (WHO) grabbed headlines for its classification of compulsive video gaming as a mental health disorder.

The power of the blue bin: A check-in on the present and future of recycling in California

| July 11 2018, 9:49 AM

Californians are well-trained at separating their recyclables for weekly pickup. But how much of what we separate actually gets recycled?

‘We have been here before’: battling for the better soul of America

| July 11 2018, 9:24 AM

America’s story is full of triumph and downfall. Whether fighting for women’s rights, or the injustices of slavery, history cements our centuries-long cycles of division and fear — and then overcoming that division and fear.

The measure to split CA into 3 states qualified for the Nov ballot - but is it legal?

| July 11 2018, 9:16 AM

On Monday, an environmental group filed a lawsuit to block Proposition 9 from the November ballot, claiming that it’s too sweeping to be a ballot initiative.

Pie in the sky? Warner Bros. plans to build aerial tram to Hollywood sign

| July 11 2018, 9:08 AM

From the proposed Dodger Stadium gondola to an exploration of flying Ubers, the battle is on to dominate Los Angeles' skies.

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