Archive for August 10th, 2018

Jury Awards Terminally Ill Man $289 Million In Lawsuit Against Monsanto

Crime & Justice | | August 10 2018, 9:20 PM

After three days of deliberation the San Francisco jury sided with Dewayne Johnson, a former school groundskeeper who regularly used the popular herbicide Roundup.

Judge Pleased With Government Effort But Hundreds Of Children Still In Custody

US & World | | August 10 2018, 7:20 PM

About 550 immigrant children between the ages of 5 and 17 are still separated from their families. The government has presented a framework that outlines steps to reunite them.

Were seven giant LA developments worth giving $1 billion in tax breaks?

Politics | | August 10 2018, 7:03 PM

The Los Angeles City Council has voted to provide nearly one billion dollars in tax breaks to large developments since 2005. Downtown hotels that got millions of dollars of tax breaks each have become our modern-day landmarks.

Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend — Just Look Up

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 10 2018, 6:20 PM

The shower will peak late Sunday night and early Monday morning, but you can also catch a good number of meteors in the middle of the night on Saturday. Find a dark spot and let your eyes adjust.

Trump May Cut Suspended Aid To Palestinians Soon

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 10 2018, 5:20 PM

After freezing millions of dollars in assistance, the Trump administration may be on the verge of formally cutting off the aid.

Census Citizenship Question Lawsuits In California Likely To Proceed, Judge Says

US & World | | August 10 2018, 5:00 PM

Dozens of states, cities and other groups are trying to get a question about U.S. citizenship status removed from the 2020 census. Two cases in New York are already heading toward a potential trial.

From Mills To Manufacturers, Steel Tariffs Produce Winners And Losers

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 10 2018, 3:00 PM

President Trump boasts that his trade policies are bringing back the steel industry, but corporate earnings reports suggest they're also hurting the bottom line at some manufacturing companies.

African-American Craft Beer Brewers Unite To Host A Festival Of Their Own

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 10 2018, 2:00 PM

Craft beer is booming, but it is not very popular in the African-American community and there are few black brewers. The first craft beer festival for African-American brewers aims to change that.

Kris Kobach Says He Will Recuse Himself From Kansas Vote Count

Politics | | August 10 2018, 6:20 AM

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is the state's top elections official, who leads Gov. Jeff Colyer by a paper-thin margin in initial vote counts in the state's Republican gubernatorial primary.

Reunited migrant family starts tenuous new life in LA

Local | | August 10 2018, 5:00 AM

For separated migrant families, reuniting is one more step in their odyssey. Next comes the challenging of settling in — and fighting deportation.

Families Choose Empathy Over 'Tough Love' To Rescue Loved Ones From Opioids

Health | | August 10 2018, 4:20 AM

Families are starting to adopt an approach that stresses compassion instead of harsh consequences for loved ones with addiction. Their goal? Keep them alive long enough to recover.

Democrats Seize On GOP Ethics Scandals In Midterms, Because It's Worked Before

Politics | | August 10 2018, 4:00 AM

Taking a page from their own 2006 playbook, House Democrats hope to capitalize on the insider trading allegations against Rep. Chris Collins and other GOP scandals to regain a majority in November.

This Orange County couple is clawing their way out of homelessness — and texting us on the way

Business & Economy | | August 10 2018, 12:05 PM

The county moved them from the Santa Ana riverbed into a motel — and now they have less than a week before they'll be forced to move again.

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Discussing the Oscar-winning screenplay of ‘Chinatown’ with its screenwriter, Robert Towne

| August 10 2018, 9:37 AM

The 1974 classic film “Chinatown” tops some of the most prestigious “best film” lists and is studied for everything from its score to its cinematography.

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Santa Monica is on trial over voting rights lawsuit

| August 10 2018, 9:56 AM

The city of Santa Monica is being sued for violating California’s Voting Rights Act, according to plaintiff Maria Loya.

FilmWeek: ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ ‘The Meg,’ ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ and more

| August 10 2018, 9:24 AM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Peter Rainer and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases.

A check in on the Holy Fire in Orange and Riverside counties

| August 10 2018, 9:22 AM

The Holy Fire in Orange County ignited Monday, but it’s already burned over 10,000 acres, forcing more than 21,000 people to evacuate by Thursday night.

Should California extend hours of sale for alcoholic beverages?

| August 10 2018, 9:17 AM

Lawmakers are pushing for a bill that would allow bars and clubs in some parts of California to serve alcoholic beverages until 4 a.m. SB 905 would give local communities the option to extend operating hours of service.

Plug it in, plug it in: Assessing the impact of charging EVs on California’s power grid

| August 10 2018, 9:05 AM

Cleaner and more fuel efficient than fossil fuel-powered cars, electric vehicles, or EVs, are believed by many to be the automobiles of the future.

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