Archive for October 11th, 2018

For Sale! Certified Lunar Meteorite — Weight 12 Pounds — Mileage 250,000

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 11 2018, 9:00 PM

Ever look at the moon and say, "Yeah, I want a piece of that"? Well, an online auction house has one for sale.

LA City Councilmember Mitch Englander will step down

Local | | October 11 2018, 8:21 PM

The Los Angeles City Council's only Republican is taking an executive job with Oak View Group, a sports and entertainment company.

Congress Really Can Demand, And Get, Trump's Tax Returns. Here's How

Politics | | October 11 2018, 5:40 PM

Three House and Senate committees have "the unqualified right" to request taxpayers' returns from the IRS. There's no provision exempting the president.

Cheater breaches most prestigious wine tasting test

Local | | October 11 2018, 5:22 PM

Only a few hundred people have passed the Master Sommelier Diploma Exam. And 23 that passed this year have to take it over again after one master breached test info.

Cheaper Gas Or Better Roads? This Is The Prop 6 Question

Politics | | October 11 2018, 5:22 PM

Proposition 6 on the November ballot would roll back California’s year-old gas tax and new vehicle fees. They are on track to add more than $5 billion a year to state and local budgets for road construction and transportation projects.

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Faces Increasing Scrutiny As Crises Mount

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 11 2018, 4:40 PM

Mohammed bin Salman was initially seen as a leader who could modernize the kingdom. But critics now say he is being repressive at home and reckless abroad.

McConnell Warns Of 'Scary Prospect' If GOP Loses Senate Control In Midterms

Politics | | October 11 2018, 4:40 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell discusses the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and the upcoming midterm elections.

Washington State Strikes Down Death Penalty, Citing Racial Bias

US & World | | October 11 2018, 4:20 PM

"We are confident that the association between race and the death penalty is not attributed to random chance," the state's supreme court justices wrote in a majority opinion.

Addiction Without An Ending In 'Beautiful Boy'

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 11 2018, 4:00 PM

Based on the memoirs of an addict and his father, the film stars Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell in a story about the ways addiction narratives don't tend to end neatly — or at all.

To Help Immigrants Feel Safer Around Police, Some Churches Start Issuing IDs

US & World | | October 11 2018, 3:20 PM

"No one in our city should live in fear," said Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh. The Catholic archdiocese program is modeled on one in Dallas, which aims to alleviate immigrants' fears of police stops.

Here's a break down of the Prop 10 rent control measure

Local | | October 11 2018, 3:01 PM

One side says it will help keep housing affordable. The other side says it will make the state’s housing problems worse, and more expensive. It’s more than a little confusing.

Easy DNA Identifications With Genealogy Databases Raise Privacy Concerns

Health | | October 11 2018, 3:00 PM

A majority of Americans of European descent could be linked to third cousins, or closer relatives, using genealogy databases, a study finds. Soon it may be possible to identify nearly everyone by DNA.

Human Retinas Grown In A Dish Reveal Origin Of Color Vision

Health | | October 11 2018, 1:20 PM

Our ability to see colors develops in the womb. Now scientists have replicated that process, which could help accelerate efforts to cure colorblindness and lead to new treatments for diseases.

Search and Rescue Efforts In Indonesia To Wind Down, With Thousands Still Missing

US & World | | October 11 2018, 1:00 PM

The official death toll for the disasters stands at 2,073. But the number of those still missing could be as high as 5,000, after the quake caused the ground to liquefy.

US Stocks Down Sharply 2 Days In A Row

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 11 2018, 12:20 PM

U.S. stocks indexes headed lower again after a global sell-off overnight triggered by a plunge in U.S. stocks Wednesday.

Fact Check: Who's Right About Protections For Pre-Existing Conditions?

Health | | October 11 2018, 10:00 AM

Consumers favor safeguards that help people with a history of health problems still get insurance. In the heat of the midterm campaigns, politicians' arguments don't always add up.

Three Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historians Aim To Put American Politics In Context

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 11 2018, 8:20 AM

In new books, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Joseph J. Ellis — also Jon Meacham whose tome hit shelves in May — aim to contextualize or contrast the Trump era with the leadership of previous presidents.

'First Man' Considers Glory, Grief And A Famous Walk On The Moon

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 11 2018, 4:20 AM

Ryan Gosling plays Neil Armstrong in a story about the noise, heat and struggle it takes to overcome forces to which you're meant to surrender.

'Dancing Queen': Alyssa Edwards Doesn't Let Dance Moms Drag Her Down

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 11 2018, 4:00 AM

The Netflix reality series follows drag queen Alyssa Edwards (and her alter ego, Justin Johnson) through her/his offstage life as a dance instructor in Texas.

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Should LA resume sweeps of homeless encampments?

| October 11 2018, 9:52 AM

The city of Los Angeles launched a crackdown on homeless encampments Wednesday near a new shelter in downtown Los Angeles’ El Pueblo historic district. The move is part of a five-day-a-week cleanup plan where the city will increase police presence around the so-called “special enforcement zones,” areas established around a series of homeless shelters the city is planning to build.

AirTalk debates 2018 ballot initiatives: Prop 1, the housing programs and veterans' loans bond

| October 11 2018, 9:49 AM

Twelve propositions have earned a spot on the November ballot, where Californians will consider a host of changes.

Triple Play: NLCS Showdown, with the Dodgers versus the Brewers

| October 11 2018, 9:47 AM

On Friday, the National League Championship Series begins in Wisconsin, where the Milwaukee Brewers will face off against the Dodgers for the chance to go to the World Series.

LA County Sheriff Check-in: Calabasas burglary suspect, allegations of racial profiling in traffic stops and more

| October 11 2018, 9:40 AM

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell is back for his quarterly AirTalk visit.

Google cites ethical reasons for dropping $10 billion bid for Pentagon contract — is the tech giant’s move justified?

| October 11 2018, 9:35 AM

Google announced Monday that it will no longer compete for a $10 billion cloud-computing contract with the Pentagon because the project may conflict with its values.

The latest in growing tensions between Disney and Anaheim: Disney nixes luxe hotel

| October 11 2018, 9:33 AM

In August, the Anaheim City Council nixed a tax rebate agreement with the Disneyland Resort. Now, the Walt Disney Co. is pointing to the move as the reason it’s pulling the plug on building a 700-room luxury hotel near its resort in Anaheim.

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