Archive for October 18th, 2018

Kobe Bryant Removed As Animation Festival Juror After Protest Over Past Allegations

Arts & Entertainment | | October 18 2018, 8:20 PM

A petition launched by "women and allies in the animation community" demanded "that accused rapist and sexual predator Kobe Bryant be removed" from the Animation Is Us festival.

What's Scarier Than Zombies And Ghosts? Government Corruption And Running Out Of Cash

US & World | | October 18 2018, 7:20 PM

The Survey of American Fears reveals most Americans are preoccupied with the fear of corrupt government officials, for the fourth year running. Other anxieties include pollution and global warming.

Jamal Khashoggi's Last Column Before Disappearance Calls For Free Expression

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 18 2018, 6:20 PM

The column's publication is "kind of an acknowledgement to ourselves ... that we don't have much hope that we're going to be able to edit this one with him," the Post editorial page editor told NPR.

Scientists gather in Glendale to debate where the Mars 2020 Rover should land

Environment & Science | | October 18 2018, 5:37 PM

The gathering was the culmination of a years-long process that whittled down a much longer list.

Studio City residents object to new aircraft noise from Burbank Airport

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 18 2018, 4:44 PM

Some valley residents are noticing more noise from airplanes leaving Burbank Airport. The historic flight paths changed recently and more changes are in store. And that is ramping up community concerns that will be heard by airport officials Thursday night.

Hundreds in Venice discuss proposed Bridge shelter with LA mayor, city councilman, LAPD

Local | | October 18 2018, 4:43 PM

Hundreds in Venice packed into Westminster Elementary’s auditorium, while others watched from a designated overflow area, for a town hall on a proposed temporary homeless shelter - part of Mayor Eric Garcetti's "A Bridge Home" initiative.

10th annual ShakeOut earthquake drill was a big hit

Environment & Science | | October 18 2018, 4:35 PM

60 million people worldwide practiced how to drop, cover and hold on when the Big One hits. The City Hall event featured simulators and student safety performances.

Quake Insurance? California Pushing People To Say Yes To Coverage

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 18 2018, 4:20 PM

Almost 90 percent of Californians do not have earthquake insurance. That worries state officials and quake experts, who are renewing the push to boost insurance coverage.

Melissa McCarthy's New Signature Role: 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?'

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 18 2018, 4:00 PM

Melissa McCarthy plays a real-life literary forger left behind by the publishing industry in a new and thoughtful comedy.

In Japan, A Strange Sight: Cherry Blossoms Blooming In The Fall

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 18 2018, 3:00 PM

"I have never seen anything like this," said tree surgeon Hiroyuki Wada. Two typhoons that recently struck the country are a likely cause of the sudden flowering.

Trump Intervened In FBI HQ Project To Protect His Hotel, Democrats Allege

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 18 2018, 2:20 PM

The president has been personally involved with the future of the FBI's Pennsylvania Avenue headquarters building, and Democrats say it is an abuse of power intended to help his hotel up the street.

Poll Finds Wide Partisan Gaps On America's Biggest Problems

Politics | | October 18 2018, 2:20 PM

A new Pew poll shows that there are few issues that Democrats and Republicans agree need to be fixed — and even then, they often don't agree on how to fix them.

U.N. Syria Envoy Staffan De Mistura Is Stepping Down

US & World | | October 18 2018, 11:00 AM

De Mistura told the U.N. Security Council he was leaving for "purely personal reasons." In his final month, he plans to make a major push to try to lay the groundwork for a new constitution in Syria.

Key Afghan Police Chief Dies in Kandahar Shooting; Top U.S. General Escapes Uninjured

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 18 2018, 10:20 AM

Shooting broke out at the end of a meeting at the governor's palace in Kandahar on how to maintain security during in in Afghanistan's upcoming parliamentary elections.

Grandma Was Right: Sunshine Helps Kill Germs Indoors

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 18 2018, 10:00 AM

All kinds of bacteria live with us indoors, and some can make us sick. A new study shows that rooms exposed to light had about half the live bacteria found in rooms that were kept in darkness.

As Brexit Deadlines Loom, May Says U.K. Considering A Longer Transition Period

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 18 2018, 9:00 AM

EU leaders have called off a planned November summit on the next phase of Brexit discussions, due to a lack of progress.

Bye, Bye, Beer? Brewers Say They've Got A Plan On Climate Change

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 18 2018, 7:20 AM

A scientific paper published this week predicts climate change will send beer prices skyrocketing and drastically reduce the barley crop. It got tons of media attention. But is beer really doomed?

'Ruth Bader Ginsburg' Reminds Us Why The Justice Is A True Legal Icon

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 18 2018, 6:20 AM

Jane Sherron De Hart's biography sheds light on challenges the Supreme Court justice faced along the way to the top, both personal and professional, and puts Ginsburg's life in context.

VA Struggles To Reach Other-Than-Honorable-Discharge Vets In Need Of Help

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 18 2018, 4:20 AM

VA says 115 vets with other-than-honorable discharges received mental health care last year under a new program. Veterans advocates say it's a tiny fraction of such vets who need help.

Norway Apologizes To Women Who Faced Reprisals For Wartime Relations With Nazis

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 18 2018, 4:20 AM

Women who had relationships with occupying German soldiers faced official retaliation after the war. "For many, this was just a teenage love," Prime Minister Erna Solberg said.

Private Medicaid Plans Receive Billions in Tax Dollars, With Little Oversight

Health | | October 18 2018, 4:00 AM

More than two-thirds of Medicaid recipients are enrolled in privately run Medicaid managed care programs. Yet the evidence is thin these contractors improve patient care or save the government money.

EPA Boasts Of Reduced Greenhouse Gases, Even As Trump Questions Climate Science

Politics | | October 18 2018, 4:00 AM

U.S. production of heat-trapping greenhouse gases fell 2.7 percent last year. But larger cuts will be needed to address climate change.

Former USA Gymnastics President Arrested For Tampering With Nassar Evidence

US & World | | October 18 2018, 1:40 AM

Steve Penny was arrested in Tennessee on a warrant from Texas alleging that he destroyed or hid documents related to Larry Nassar's conduct. Penny's is the first arrest of an alleged Nassar enabler.

Sexual misconduct at the LA Sheriff's costs millions — outpacing other county departments

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 18 2018, 9:10 AM

Allegations in dozens of recent sexual misconduct cases reviewed by KPCC/LAist connected to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department are graphic, disturbing and sometimes bizarre.

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After Khashoggi fallout, how should the US proceed with Saudi Arabia?

| October 18 2018, 9:47 AM

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he told President Donald Trump on Thursday that Saudi Arabia should be given a few more days to complete its investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi before the U.S. decides “how, or if” to respond.

Voter cram session: AirTalk breaks down the ballot propositions

| October 18 2018, 9:37 AM

Voters have fewer propositions to sift through than two years ago, but will be asked to vote on 11 statewide ballot measures this fall.

No, you don't need a ‘gay best friend.’ And yes, asking for one is offensive.

| October 18 2018, 9:33 AM

When freelance writer Philip Ellis was young, it wasn't uncommon for people who found out he was gay to ask "Oh my god! Will you be my gay best friend?"

AirTalk debates 2018 ballot initiatives: Prop 11 - should EMTs and paramedics be allowed entirely off-duty breaks?

| October 18 2018, 9:27 AM

Prop 11 is a ballot measure that aims to require private-sector ambulance workers to remain on-call during breaks and rest periods.

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