New tech gadgets seem like the perfect stocking stuffers, but not for a small sector of neo-luddites whose loyalty for whatever outdated technology they own is unshakable. You know those people, those with old flip phones from the early 2000s that aren’t connected to the internet or prefer to watch Monday Night Football on their non-plasmas, non-HD television sets.
The creator of those iconic Saturday Evening Post covers exalting an idealized America was no main street simpleton. In her latest biography, Deborah Solomon reveals the man behind the picturesque facades—Norman Rockwell the high-school dropout, the twice-divorced alcoholic, the Vietnam war opponent and tortured artist.
If Donald Trump truly wants to make America great again, he’s going to have to do it as a Republican...at least on paper. Then, while the photo of the dead Syrian toddler has put a global spotlight on the migrant crisis, is it ethical to post a photo of a dead child? Also, KPCC film critic Andy Klein and guest critic Christy Lemire review the action movie “The Transporter Refueled” and “A Walk in the Woods.”
President Obama has secured enough votes to protect the Iran nuclear deal. Also, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis is now refusing to issue marriage licenses entirely, to avoid having to issue one to a gay or lesbian couple. Then, without solitary confinement, how will California prisons control gang members?
Pope Francis will allow priests to forgive women who've had abortions. Also, in his first bid for the U.S. presidency, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee won eight states and the Iowa Caucuses. How is Huckabee’s campaign different this time around? Then, 18-year-old Michelle Carter is facing an involuntary manslaughter charge for allegedly convincing her former boyfriend, Conrad Roy, to kill himself last summer.
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