Archive for May 21st, 2018

Crowdfunders Left Hanging By 3D Headphone Startup's Abrupt Closure

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 21 2018, 9:20 PM

"To fail at the five-yard line is a tragedy," the company said in a statement. More than 10,000 people had shelled out $200 or more for Ossic X headphones on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

German Families Playing Hooky Stopped By Police At Airports, May Be Fined

US & World | | May 21 2018, 9:00 PM

Officers have launched investigations into more families caught skipping school ahead of a three-day weekend. Parents could face fines up to $1,177. U.S. parents can be fined for kids' truancy too.

Another cause of doctor burnout? Being forced to give immigrants unequal care

Health | | May 21 2018, 6:00 PM

Undocumented patients with kidney disease often can't get treatment unless they are in a state of emergency — this bothers clinicians who want to treat all patients equally.

Syrian Military Retakes Full Control Of Damascus

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 21 2018, 5:40 PM

The army said it captured two ISIS strongholds. And after a series of surrenders in rebel-held areas, Assad's government is regaining power in the country.

$9.9 billion Los Angeles city budget approved

Politics | | May 21 2018, 3:23 PM

Under this budget, about $450 million would be set aside for homeless services. This includes funds for emergency shelters throughout the city.

Richard Goodwin, Crafter Of Johnson's Famous 'We Shall Overcome' Speech, Dies

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 21 2018, 3:20 PM

Speechwriter Richard Goodwin, a driving force in American politics during the upheavals of the 1960s and the husband of Doris Kearns Goodwin, has died at age 86.

USC sued over clinic gynecologist accused of misconduct

Crime & Justice | | May 21 2018, 1:36 PM

Four former University of Southern California students sued the school and an ex-campus gynecologist who they accuse of molesting patients over decades as a "serial sexual predator," according to a court filing Monday.

As Trump-Kim Summit Approaches, South Korea's Leader Heads To White House

US & World | | May 21 2018, 12:20 PM

The talks are still expected to happen next month in Singapore, despite North Korea's threats to back out. The South Korean president is playing mediator to keep things on track.

A Texas Town Mourns, And A Nation Struggles To Find New Ground In Gun Debate

US & World | | May 21 2018, 12:00 PM

Public schools in Santa Fe, Texas, are closed as the community grapples with how to move on. But authorities in Texas disagree about whether guns are to blame for the violence.

Supreme Court decision delivers blow to workers' rights

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 21 2018, 11:14 AM

By a 5-4 vote, the court ruled for the first time that workers may not band together to challenge violations of federal labor laws.

Ohio Police Help Man Who Was Being Followed Home By A Pig

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 21 2018, 10:40 AM

The North Ridgeville Police Department received a call early Saturday morning from what they thought was an "obviously drunk guy." Turns out, the pig just wanted to be petted.

Supreme Court Decision Delivers Blow To Workers' Rights

Crime & Justice | | May 21 2018, 10:00 AM

The high court ruled for the first time that workers may not band together to challenge violations of federal labor laws.

Bipartisan Group Of DOJ Veterans Calls For Confirmation Of Nominee

Crime & Justice | | May 21 2018, 9:20 AM

Five former Justice officials are urging senators to advance the nomination of Brian Benczkowski to head the criminal division. Benczkowski performed work for a controversial Russian bank.

LAPD officers unharmed in car-to-car gun battle during pursuit

Crime & Justice | | May 21 2018, 8:22 AM

The pursuit continued until the officers' car crashed into a parked car, but other officers located two suspects and took them into custody.

Is sleeping with your baby as dangerous as doctors say?

Health | | May 21 2018, 7:10 AM

Many doctors in the U.S. say the practice puts an infant at risk of sleep-related death. A close look at the research reveals a different picture.

'I Don't Want To Leave My House': Santa Fe's Invisible Wounds

US & World | | May 21 2018, 6:20 AM

A gunman killed eight students and two teachers at Santa Fe High School outside Houston — and scarred hundreds, perhaps thousands more.

Bar worker, off-duty deputy disarm man who brought AR-15 into Redlands bar

Crime & Justice | | May 21 2018, 5:50 AM

The suspect allegedly confronted three people in a parking lot armed with the rifle before walking into the bar with it.

Saving 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Was Business, But The Love Of It Is Real

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 21 2018, 4:00 AM

The roller-coaster experience of watching Fox's cop comedy knocked off and then revived had a lot to do with boring business concepts. But the people who love it desperately have good reasons.

Venezuela's Maduro Wins Boycotted Elections Amid Charges Of Fraud

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 21 2018, 12:20 AM

NPR's Philip Reeves, reporting from Caracas, says many voting stations around the capital were nearly empty despite the government's claim of a nearly 50 percent turnout.

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5 Leonard Bernstein videos you need to watch before you go to the Skirball Center

Arts & Entertainment | | May 21 2018, 6:00 AM

The simplicity of Beethoven ... the complexity of The Beatles ... dancing to Mahler ... the fall of the Berlin Wall. Leonard Bernstein used television to share his genius and his love of all kinds of music.

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Jennifer Fox's film 'The Tale' helps clear up child sex abuse misconceptions

Arts & Entertainment | | May 21 2018, 3:47 PM

The filmmaker uses her own experience as a target of abuse to explore the contradictions that surround both victims and victimizers.

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Earth’s survival, as argued by a wizard and a prophet

| May 21 2018, 9:49 AM

When you think about the world 40 years from now, what do you foresee?

Latest on the Santa Fe shooting: Gun debate, police tactics and how the community is coping

| May 21 2018, 9:48 AM

There is still a lot that isn’t clear about Friday’s shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas.

Week in politics: Political implications of Trump’s request for DOJ to investigate FBI surveillance of his campaign, plus more weekend headlines you might’ve missed

| May 21 2018, 9:42 AM

AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the headlines you might have missed over the weekend and looks ahead to what to watch for in state and national politics in the week to come.

Legal and political implications of President Trump’s request for DOJ to investigate FBI surveillance of his campaign

| May 21 2018, 9:35 AM

President Trump fired another shot at the Department of Justice and its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election on Sunday, when he took to his preferred 240 character medium to announce that he would be formally requesting the DOJ look into the possibility that the FBI spied on his 2016 presidential campaign for political purposes.

California attorney general race: interview with incumbent Xavier Becerra

| May 21 2018, 9:26 AM

There are four candidates running for the position of California Attorney General.

With the primaries around the corner, we talk election prep with Secretary of State Alex Padilla

| May 21 2018, 9:21 AM

With the June 5 primaries coming up in just a few weeks, we’re sitting down to talk with California’s Chief Elections Officer and Secretary of State, Alex Padilla.

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