Congress left for the holiday recess without approving a federal extension of jobless benefits for those who have been out of work for six months or longer. There are several proposals to extend unemployment floating around Congress but the two parties have clashed over how to pay for it.
The fields around Watsonville produce more than half a billion dollars in berries every year. After the raspberry vines have been cut back for winter and the strawberry fields plowed under, some farmworkers from Mexico still go back there for the holidays.
You know what color is, but explaining the idea of it and how it works might be a little harder. But do it creatively to an audience of 11-year-olds and you could win the "Flame Challenge" contest hosted by Alan Alda.
Author Adam Minter found himself in China staring at thousand of pounds of broken strands of Christmas lights sitting in a giant pile. He was in a recycling facility where more than two million pounds of lights per year were broken down and turned into a number of other products.
2013 was a big year for education. New policies changed classrooms, from what kids are taught in the classroom to the kinds of devices that they are using. KPCC's Education Editor Evelyn Larrubia joins the show to educate us on the year that was.
The Internet isn't just a technological invention that has revolutionized the way we live our lives. It's also the name of an LA-based neo-soul group who are part of the Odd Future collective, a group of 20-somethings who've taken over the L.A. music scene.