Archive for October 15th, 2018

Uncle's 'HELP' Written With Fallen Trees Reaches Hurricane Evacuee — Who Sends It

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 15 2018, 9:00 PM

Amber Gee viewed satellite images of the hurricane-ravaged Florida Panhandle and noticed a distress signal outside her grandmother's house.

Should TV Drug Ads Be Forced To Include A Price? Trump's Team Says Yes

Health | | October 15 2018, 8:20 PM

With high drug prices a hot election issue, drugmakers and the Trump administration are jockeying over how to bring prices down. But critics say the proposed fixes don't have enforcement teeth.

Federal Judge Rules In Favor Of Trump In Stormy Daniels Defamation Lawsuit

Politics | | October 15 2018, 7:00 PM

The lawsuit was filed over a tweet President Trump sent in April suggesting Daniels was lying about being threatened in 2011 not to go public with her story of an alleged sexual encounter with Trump.

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies At 65

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 15 2018, 5:40 PM

Allen died from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in Seattle on Monday, according to his company, Vulcan Inc.

Suspect in custody for Malibu Canyon thefts and shootings

Crime & Justice | | October 15 2018, 4:18 PM

Deputies found Anthony Rauda, 42, after weeks of searching. They're investigating whether he's tied to recent thefts, shootings, and the June campground killing.

If Your Medical Information Becomes A Moneymaker, Could You Get A Cut?

Health | | October 15 2018, 4:00 PM

Sometimes discoveries derived from patients' medical data become the foundation of new profit-making companies. A fledgling industry wants to help patients get a cut of the cash.

Critic Of Federal Public Lands Management To Join Department Of The Interior

US & World | | October 15 2018, 4:00 PM

The Department of the Interior has chosen a prominent property rights attorney in Wyoming as their new deputy solicitor. Its a controversial appointment for environmental groups.

Harvard suit has split local Asians over affirmative action

Education | | October 15 2018, 3:34 PM

Trial begins Monday in an anti-affirmative action lawsuit that alleges Harvard University’s race-conscious admissions process discriminates against Asian students.

Ex-Senate Intelligence Staffer Who Dated Reporter Pleads Guilty To Lying To FBI

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 15 2018, 3:00 PM

James Wolfe reached a plea agreement with prosecutors after he was charged with three counts of lying to investigators. He faces as many as six months in prison when he is sentenced.

Report: World Support For Mental Health Care Is 'Pitifully Small'

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 15 2018, 2:20 PM

A major report points out the lack of resources for mental health issues — and offers some possible solutions.

Idaho Game Commissioner Criticized For Killing 'Family Of Baboons' In Africa

US & World | | October 15 2018, 2:00 PM

Blake Fischer is under pressure to resign after sharing photos from a hunting trip to Africa showing him posing with baboons that he said he killed.

To Prevent Wildfires, PG&E Pre-Emptively Cuts Power To Thousands In California

US & World | | October 15 2018, 12:00 PM

The temporary outages could hit some 87,000 customers in Northern California. The impacted areas are forecast to have risky weather conditions, including low humidity and gusty winds.

In 'Them,' Sen. Sasse Aims To Find Ways To Move America Beyond Divisive Politics

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 15 2018, 11:20 AM

Them doesn't read like a campaign book — there's no humble-bragging about accomplishments. Sasse instead focuses on building relationships, but doesn't go deep enough or propose tangible solutions.

Blue And Red Companies: How CEO Activism Is Reshaping Workforce Politics

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 15 2018, 4:20 AM

More workers are demanding their leaders take stands on hot-button issues, and some CEOs don't shy away from the controversy. But they also must navigate the risks and benefits for their workforce.

As E-Scooters Roll Into American Cities, So Do Safety Concerns

Health | | October 15 2018, 4:00 AM

Electric scooters zoom through traffic in many cities these days, and have the potential to take cars off the road. But experts worry that the many riders who forgo safety gear are taking big risks.

'Not in my backyard': One battle over homeless housing

Local | | October 15 2018, 7:32 AM

It’s not just about this one battle — it’s a snapshot of NIMBY showdowns all over SoCal.

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Master Sommelier exam cheating scandal leaves bad taste in wine world’s mouth

| October 15 2018, 9:57 AM

In the world of wine, the title of Master Sommelier (MS) is a highly-coveted designation only bestowed upon those with the most discerning of palates who have completed countless of training and passed an exam that has been compared in its level of difficulty to the legal bar or medical boards.

When Asian women marry outside of their culture, the harshest criticism they face sometimes comes from Asian men

| October 15 2018, 9:53 AM

Last week, novelist Celeste Ng wrote an essay that made waves online detailing her personal experience being harassed for being a Chinese-American woman who married a non-Asian man.

Is PG&E move to turn off power to reduce the risk of wildfire justified?

| October 15 2018, 9:49 AM

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced that it will begin proactively turning off power for safety as part of a Public Safety Power Shutoff in portions of several Northern California communities.

Week in politics: Diplomatic implications for US as search for missing Saudi journalist continues, checking on CA congressional races and more

| October 15 2018, 9:47 AM

AirTalk’s political experts round up the headlines you might’ve missed over the weekend and look ahead to what’s to come from Washington D.C. in the week of political news ahead

Diving into the mystery and significance of the LA Public Library fire 30 years later

| October 15 2018, 9:41 AM

The morning of April 26, 1986, the Los Angeles Public Library caught fire, destroying or damaging more than a million books and causing the LAPL to close its doors for seven years.

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