Archive for October 8th, 2018

Newsom, Cox In spirited gubernatorial debate

Local | | October 08 2018, 7:18 PM

It’s hard to imagine anyone who is still undecided after Monday’s radio debate between the two candidates for the California governorship.

Anaheim says ballot measure won't increase wages at Disneyland

Business & Economy | | October 08 2018, 7:17 PM

The initiative would raise wages to $18 an hour by 2022 for employers receiving subsidies from the city. But Anaheim's city attorney says Disneyland isn't covered.

Manhunt for burglar follows June murder in Malibu park

Crime & Justice | | October 08 2018, 7:16 PM

Sheriff's deputies brought in helicopters and bloodhounds for the search to no avail. Deputies say the man might be related to the campground murder in June.

Columbus, Ohio, Is Not Observing Columbus Day This Year

US & World | | October 08 2018, 4:20 PM

Columbus had not previously observed Veterans Day as a city holiday. But putting its namesake's holiday on the back burner, it can change that.

How A 19th Century Chemist Took On The Food Industry With A Grisly Experiment

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 08 2018, 3:40 PM

Deborah Blum's book, The Poison Squad, tells how Harvey Washington Wiley and his band of chemists crusaded to remove toxins, such as arsenic and borax, from food. How? By testing them on volunteers.

Ancient Maya: Astrologists, Farmers ... And Salt Entrepreneurs?

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 08 2018, 2:00 PM

Evidence from a site in Belize shows the Maya not only had large-scale salt-producing operations along the coast, they were also using salt to preserve fish for their extensive trade networks.

Youth from Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood write songs about experiences with bullying

Education | | October 08 2018, 12:19 PM

The Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood teamed up with music industry professionals to help students write about their experiences of being bullied. The result? a two-track EP.

Nimby or not: One battle to house the homeless

Local | | October 08 2018, 12:14 PM

In this multi-part series, we take an inside look at one battle in the crusade to get California's more than 90,000 unsheltered residents off the streets.

Interpol President Resigns; Detained In China Over Bribery Charges

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 08 2018, 10:40 AM

Meng Hongwei's wife told journalists in Lyon — where Interpol is based — that she had received a troubling text message from her husband's phone: a knife emoji. China says he's under investigation.

LA only received 4 inches of rain last year

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 08 2018, 10:38 AM

It's the third-driest year since record-keeping began in 1877.

Same-sex couples get new CA property tax protections

Business & Economy | | October 08 2018, 10:16 AM

Married couples can transfer ownership of their homes and not trigger a costly reassessment. But some same-sex couples have not been getting that benefit.

Grim Forecast From U.N. On Global Climate Change

Environment & Science | | October 08 2018, 4:40 AM

A scientific panel, convened by the U.N., lays out a challenging path to keep the global climate from warming more than 1.5 degrees Celsius — the red line for dangerous consequences.

Some Apps May Help Curb Insomnia, Others Just Put You To Sleep

Health | | October 08 2018, 4:20 AM

People struggling with insomnia often turn to apps to help them fall asleep. But scientists say only some apps use proven methods that can help address the underlying causes of sleeplessness.

Why The Tech Industry Wants Federal Control Over Data Privacy Laws

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 08 2018, 4:20 AM

Though new data privacy laws in Europe and California have put the tech industry on the defensive, it's moving to craft federal legislation that would pre-empt state laws.

A Brain Scientist Who Studies Alzheimer's Explains How She Stays Mentally Fit

Health | | October 08 2018, 4:20 AM

Alzheimer's prevention specialist Jessica Langbaum says that like most working people she gets plenty of mental exercise without playing crossword puzzles or brain games. She says work is the key.

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AirTalk special: Analysis and reaction on the Newsom / Cox debate from across California

| October 08 2018, 9:16 AM

In collaboration with the California Dream project, AirTalk hosts a live statewide call-in show featuring analysis and voter reaction to the debate.

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