Archive for January 23rd, 2019

Iranian Journalist Marzieh Hashemi Released By Officials After Grand Jury Appearances

Crime & Justice | | January 23 2019, 10:20 PM

Officials haven't said what the grand jury is investigating. Hashemi hasn't been accused of any crime. She was held as a material witness and now has been released from further grand jury obligations.

White Supremacist Pleads Guilty To Fatally Stabbing Black Man With Sword

Crime & Justice | | January 23 2019, 8:20 PM

James Jackson admitted he was driven by a plan to murder scores of black men to spark a nationwide race war. It's the state's first conviction of first-degree murder as an act of terrorism.

PG&E Says Federal Judge's Safety Plan Is Not Feasible And Too Expensive

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 23 2019, 7:40 PM

The utility company is trying to convince a federal judge to modify a wide-ranging proposal to mitigate wildfire risk. PG&E is also seeking bankruptcy protection.

'Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied' As Government Shutdown Affects Federal Courts

Crime & Justice | | January 23 2019, 6:40 PM

The government shutdown has led the budget of federal court systems to run dry, causing disruptions to the pursuit of justice. Court officials fear that things could get worse in coming weeks.

How L.A.'s mayor and a 'leap of faith' helped end the LAUSD teachers strike

Education | | January 23 2019, 6:38 PM

On the day Los Angeles Unified School District teachers went on strike, Mayor Eric Garcetti suggested resolving the dispute might require a small "leap of faith" by school district officials.

KPCC hires new CEO to lead audio ‘renaissance’

Local | | January 23 2019, 5:56 PM

Media industry veteran Herb Scannell, who once led Nickelodeon and BBC Worldwide, North America, will serve as Southern California Public Radio’s new president and CEO beginning late February.

King tide provides glimpse into future of rising sea level

Local | | January 23 2019, 2:44 PM

From the sky, it's clear that much of Southern California is at or just above sea level and protections like sea walls are eroding.

Juul Builds Lobbying Clout In Washington

Health | | January 23 2019, 2:40 PM

The maker of controversial e-cigarettes spent $750,000 on lobbying during the last three months of 2018, a dramatic increase over $210,000 it spent in the second quarter of the year.

Pelosi To Trump: House Won't Host State Of The Union Until Shutdown Ends

Politics | | January 23 2019, 1:20 PM

President Trump promised to find an alternative setting for his State of the Union speech after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared the House chamber off limits during the partial government shutdown.

Should Young Americans Be Required To Do Public Service? Federal Panel Says Maybe

US & World | | January 23 2019, 1:20 PM

The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service says it is considering how the nation could implement a universal service program and whether it should be mandatory or optional.

'I Figured It Was Going To Be A Horrible Death, And It Probably Will Be'

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 23 2019, 10:00 AM

Thousands of coal miners across Appalachia are grappling with complicated black lung, a disease that has drastically changed their lives, their communities and their families.

Why Burundi Is Kicking Out Aid Groups

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 23 2019, 9:00 AM

The African nation is one of the poorest in the world. But it's driving out some aid groups that are offering help.

'The Snow Leopard Project' Puts Spotlight On Afghanistan's Wildlife

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 23 2019, 6:40 AM

For many, Afghanistan does not at first conjure up images of black bears and musk deer. But that's just what Alex Dehgan found when his team went there in hope of establishing the first national park.

Mexico Reports Highest Ever Homicide Rate In 2018, Tops 33,000 Investigations

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 23 2019, 6:40 AM

The grim news was expected as the number of open homicide cases continued to climb month after month, making the last 12 months the deadliest on record — an average of 91 deaths per day.

Native American Leader: 'A Border Wall Is Not The Answer'

US & World | | January 23 2019, 4:20 AM

Verlon Jose, vice chairman of the Tohono O'odham Nation, says President Trump's proposed border wall would cut through the reservation, with negative impacts.

The LAUSD teachers strike is over. Here's what's in the deal

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 23 2019, 11:11 AM

Even after the members weigh in, the deal will need to clear several hurdles. L.A. Unified School Board members will need to approve the proposed contract.

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Governor Newsom proposes changes to youth prison oversight

| January 23 2019, 9:47 AM

Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed Tuesday to change the way California's juvenile prisons are overseen, eventually closing facilities to cut what he called the "ludicrous" cost.

Back to school, pt. 2: LAUSD students, teachers return to classes after deal reached to end strike

| January 23 2019, 9:44 AM

The first strike in almost 30 years at the nation’s second-largest school district is finally over.

Why a Facebook subsidiary wants to build observatories on Mt. Wilson to house space lasers

| January 23 2019, 9:35 AM

Historic Mt. Wilson is home to a number of transmitter and satellite arrays used for scientific research and communications, including KPCC’s main transmitter. And soon, it could also house one of Facebook’s research endeavors: space lasers.

As LAUSD teachers resume classes, a look at healing after the strike

| January 23 2019, 9:23 AM

While United Teachers Los Angeles and the L.A. Unified School District have reached a deal, fractured relationships between administrators and teachers may sting long after the picket lines disperse.

SCOTUS will take up New York gun control case that might have broader implications for gun transportation

| January 23 2019, 9:13 AM

On Tuesday, the high court said it will take up a right-to-carry gun control case -- the first time it’s taken up a major second amendment case in nearly a decade.

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