Archive for January 18th, 2019

New UC council takes on return of Native American remains

Education | | January 18 2019, 7:15 PM

University of California Native American advisory council includes faculty and tribal leaders. One agenda item for its first meeting: the return of human remains.

When LA County captures stormwater, here's where it goes

Environment & Science | | January 18 2019, 7:15 PM

When it rains, the Los Angeles County Flood Control system mainly works to channel stormwater runoff to the ocean. But about 28 percent of that rain is captured before it's lost to the Pacific.

Chinatown teachers try to stamp out rumors about teachers' strike

Local | | January 18 2019, 5:29 PM

With each passing day of the LAUSD strike, Helen Han has gotten increasingly worried that some of the school district's Chinese-speaking families don't fully understand why she and other teachers are striking.

R. Kelly Has Been Dropped By RCA Records, 'Billboard' Reports | | January 18 2019, 4:40 PM

Amid increasing protests following the broadcast of the Surviving R. Kelly documentary series, RCA Records has reportedly dropped the singer, who has been accused by multiple women of sexual abuse.

President Trump, North Korean Leader Kim Agree To Second Meeting Next Month

Politics | | January 18 2019, 2:20 PM

Trump first met with Kim in June 2018 in Singapore, and the two appeared to form an unlikely bond after Trump had previously criticized Kim on Twitter, slamming him as "Little Rocket Man."

Shutdown Pressures Freshman Democrats To Deliver On Promise To Break Gridlock

Politics | | January 18 2019, 1:20 PM

Many newly elected Democrats vowed to work with Republicans and avoid partisan posturing. But they are sticking behind House Speaker Pelosi's position not to give in on the demand for wall money.

Tesla Cuts 3,000 Jobs As Elon Musk Aims To Make More Cars For Less Money | | January 18 2019, 12:20 PM

The electric automaker is eliminating 7 percent of its workforce in a cost-cutting measure. "The road ahead is very difficult," Musk told employees in an email.

Tribune Publishing CEOs Are Out After A Series Of Controversies | | January 18 2019, 11:20 AM

Justin Dearborn, Tribune Publishing's chairman and CEO, and Ross Levinsohn, CEO of the company's interactive division, are leaving after a series of controversies and a failure to sell the company.

Defying Trump Administration, Calif. Offers Federal Workers Unemployment Benefits

US & World | | January 18 2019, 7:20 AM

California Gov. Gavin Newsom called the Department of Labor's guidance that states not allow furloughed workers to collect unemployment "jaw-dropping."

Former Chicago Cop Jason Van Dyke To Be Sentenced For Laquan McDonald Murder

US & World | | January 18 2019, 5:20 AM

The 2014 shooting was captured on an infamous video that showed McDonald, who was carrying a knife with a three-inch blade, walking away from Van Dyke just before the officer shot him 16 times.

Attempts To Make Shutdown 'Painless' May Stretch Limits Of Federal Law

Politics | | January 18 2019, 4:20 AM

The Trump administration is trying to minimize the impact of the government shutdown by bringing furloughed workers back to work without pay. Critics say this may run afoul of the law.

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Amidst LAUSD teachers’ strike, we talk with California education superintendent Tony Thurmond

| January 18 2019, 9:36 AM

Tony Thurmond earlier this month was sworn in as the state’s education superintendent.

AirTalk asks: Why are Americans drinking less alcohol?

| January 18 2019, 9:16 AM

Alcohol consumption in the U.S. dropped 0.8 percent in 2018.

As Democrats launch presidential bids, what does it take to make a campaign machine?

| January 18 2019, 9:08 AM

Donations. Likes. Policy chops. These are typically on the list when candidates want to launch a presidential campaign. But since the 2016 presidential election, the rules are evolving.


From ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ to ‘The French Connection’ Oscar-nominated cinematographer Caleb Deschanel and the FilmWeek critics discuss the best-shot films of the 20th century

| January 18 2019, 9:30 AM

Earlier this month, in celebration of their 100th anniversary, the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) released a list of the 100 best-photographed films of the 20th century, as voted on by ASC members.

FilmWeek: ‘Glass,’ ‘The Standoff at Sparrow Creek,’ ‘La Religieuse’ and more

| January 18 2019, 9:15 AM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Justin Chang and Lael Loewenstein review this weekend’s new movie releases.

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