Archive for February 11th, 2019

California Judge Orders Planned Parenthood Workers' Names To Remain Sealed

Crime & Justice | | February 11 2019, 10:20 PM

Two anti-abortion activists are being prosecuted for secretly recording Planned Parenthood workers. The group wants their names to remain confidential out of fear for their safety.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Optimistic About U.S.-China Trade Talks

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 11 2019, 10:20 PM

"Both sides are talking and I always think that is always the essential thing to reaching an agreement," Cook tells NPR. The U.S. has set a March 1 deadline for the talks, which resume this week.

'Agreement In Principle' Reached On Border Security Funding, Top Republican Says

Politics | | February 11 2019, 8:00 PM

Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., told reporters that he believes Congress can approve the legislation and send it to the president before the Friday night deadline to avert another partial shutdown.

Bankrupt Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. Will Replace Half Of Its Board Of Directors

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 11 2019, 7:20 PM

The company signaled its leadership change last month even before filing for bankruptcy. The utility giant faces billions of dollars in liability claims due to California's wildfires.

Racist Med School Yearbook Photos? Medicine's Racism Problems Go Even Deeper

Health | | February 11 2019, 6:20 PM

The media attention around a racist photo on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook page sheds light on the larger problem of how racism affects medical care for African-Americans.

Community colleges asked to remove a job roadblocks for ex-offenders

Education | | February 11 2019, 5:44 PM

Many ex-offenders don't apply for jobs when they see that job applications request disclosing criminal history. Community colleges are moving away from the practice.

Days From Another Shutdown, Here's What The Negotiators Are Facing

Politics | | February 11 2019, 5:40 PM

Bipartisan negotiators are working on a border security funding deal — but both sides are still sorting out what kind of "wall" or "barrier" is in and whether President Trump will sign it.

Former State Senate Leader To Try For LA's City Council

Politics | | February 11 2019, 5:33 PM

Kevin de León says addressing homelessness will be his number one priority if elected and that public safety will also be a top focus.

Evacuations are the new norm for those in burn scar areas

Local | | February 11 2019, 4:36 PM

With heavy rains comes the frequent evacuations in fire burn areas. 

Sweden's Cashless Experiment: Is It Too Much Too Fast?

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 11 2019, 4:00 PM

In Sweden, few people use cash anymore. Most people pay by card, online or with digital apps, and that trend is spurring a new debate on whether going cashless is fair for everyone.

Russia Is Considering An Experiment To Disconnect From The Internet

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 11 2019, 4:00 PM

Authorities recommended conducting the test so that the country can assess its cyberdefenses in case of aggression, Russian media report.

What It Will Take For Trump To End AIDS 'Beyond' America

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 11 2019, 2:00 PM

The president's State of the Union address made a bold pledge. But his 2019 budget proposal calls for massive cuts to foreign assistance programs that address AIDS.

The 'Strange Science' Behind The Big Business Of Exercise Recovery

Health | | February 11 2019, 12:00 PM

Does exercise recovery work? Science writer Christie Aschwanden examines the physiology and effectiveness of sports drinks, protein powders and other products and services in her new book, Good to Go.

Angelenos Aren't Waiting For The Government To Address Homelessness

Local | | February 11 2019, 9:00 AM

They've gotten to know their homeless neighbors, and they're pushing for the government to move faster and reconsider how it's addressing a humanitarian crisis.

Denver Teachers Strike Over Base Pay

Education | | February 11 2019, 6:20 AM

After more than a year of negotiations, the teachers union and the school district still can't agree on a base pay increase. The district's plan depends too much on incentive bonuses, the union says.

If Trump Declares An Emergency To Build The Wall, Congress Can Block Him

Politics | | February 11 2019, 4:20 AM

President Trump has threatened to declare an emergency to go around Congress and build a border wall. The same law that gives him that power, also gives Congress the ability to push back.

Giving Medicine To Young Children? Getting The Dose Right Is Tricky

Health | | February 11 2019, 4:20 AM

In a recent survey, 1 in 5 parents said they thought using a household spoon was OK for measuring their child's medicine. It's not. Here's how to help little kids without overdosing them.

GOP Rep. Walter Jones, Who Spent Years Seeking Redemption For Iraq Vote, Dies At 76

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 11 2019, 4:00 AM

Jones helped add "freedom fries" to the Congressional cafeteria menu. Since then, he came to deeply regret his vote for the war in Iraq, and wrote thousands of letters to families of fallen soldiers.

Looking At Middle School Through Grown-Up Glasses In 'PEN15'

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 11 2019, 4:00 AM

The smart and weird new series PEN15 features Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle as middle school best friends navigating a world of boys, parents and social disasters.

10 Takeaways From The 2019 Grammy Awards

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 11 2019, 2:20 AM

This year's telecast served up a string of satisfying winners, memorable performances and a GIF sure to endure until roughly the moment life on earth is extinguished.

Kacey Musgraves And Childish Gambino Win Top Awards At 2019 Grammys

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 11 2019, 12:40 AM

No single artist dominated, but over the course of a night in which a handful of artists won major awards, a thread became clear: The Academy was attempting to make amends for past mistakes.

Meet the Angelenos who aren't waiting for the government to help the homelessness

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 11 2019, 12:01 PM

A new generation of homeless advocates argues that, despite billions of dollars earmarked to address homelessness, state and local governments are not moving fast enough.

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A deep dive into the state’s audit on prison reform and recidivism

| February 11 2019, 9:54 AM

Ambitious goals were set in 2012 to help California inmates make the transition back to life on the outside.

LA Metro enacts new plan to help get people to stations--in a stranger’s car

| February 11 2019, 9:47 AM

Metro Los Angeles has launched a partnership with Getaround, an online car-sharing service, Thursday to help people better access public transportation.

Here's What Happened When Pasadena Raised Its Minimum Wage

| February 11 2019, 9:42 AM

California is on track to reach a $15 minimum wage in coming years, and some cities are getting there faster than others.

Week in politics: Government shutdown looms again after weekend spending talks break down, previewing Gov. Newsom’s State of the State address and more

| February 11 2019, 9:37 AM

AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the headlines you might’ve missed over the weekend and looks ahead to the week to come in national and state politics

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