Archive for February 15th, 2019

Academy Awards Live Broadcast To Include 4 Cinematography Categories After All

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 15 2019, 7:40 PM

In its latest reversal, the Academy Awards restores four awards to its live broadcast. It had tried to shorten the program by handing them out during commercial breaks.

ACLU wins settlement against San Bernadino County over treatment of gay, lesbian bisexual inmates

Local | | February 15 2019, 6:09 PM

An ACLU lawsuit alleging discrimination of gay, transgender and bisexual inmates by San Bernardino County was settled today in Riverside. 

California politicians are proposing state disaster insurance to fight wildfires

Local | | February 15 2019, 6:09 PM

In case you forgot from all this rain, we’re still a high risk fire state. And the cost of fighting wildfires is now at a record high. On Thursday, California politicians proposed a plan to tackle ballooning fire costs: taking out insurance.

After Woolsey Fire, age-old music competition scrambles for new location

Local | | February 15 2019, 5:05 PM

The Woolsey Fire claimed the Western Town movie set. But when it wasn’t filled with cameras, it hosted a 59-year-old music competition whose future is now uncertain.

A South Central charter school is talking to students about LGBTQ love.

Local | | February 15 2019, 5:04 PM

South Central charter school KIPP Philosophers Academy has been talking to their students about love. Especially inclusion and LGBTQ rights as part of a weekly “love committee." The school is working with the Los Angeles LGBT center initiative Out at Schools to create support and awareness on campus.

Federal Judge Imposes Gag Order In Roger Stone Case

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 15 2019, 4:00 PM

Judge Amy Berman Jackson said that lawyers and others in the case must refrain from statements that risk creating "material prejudice" but neither they nor Stone must keep completely silent.

Many Presidents Have Declared Emergencies — But Not Like Trump Has

Politics | | February 15 2019, 3:00 PM

When President Trump declared a national emergency on the Southern border on Friday, he claimed the move was routine — even as he acknowledged the administration is likely to face legal challenges.

This City Told Amazon And Google: No Incentives For You

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 15 2019, 3:00 PM

Amazon canceled plans for a New York City HQ after meeting stiff opposition over big tax breaks and other incentives. A California mayor refused to offer similar incentives but landed Google anyway.

Sierra Leone's President Declared Rape A National Emergency. What Happens Now?

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 15 2019, 2:00 PM

Women's rights groups have welcomed the declaration, but are concerned whether the new policies can impact the lives of the country's women and girls.

Nigerian Election Has 70 Candidates, Just 2 Front-Runners

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 15 2019, 1:00 PM

In Africa's most populous country, current President Muhammadu Buhari is trying to hold on to his position, and opposition leader Atiku Abubakar is his fiercest challenger.

Supreme Court To Decide If 2020 Census Includes Citizenship Question

US & World | | February 15 2019, 12:40 PM

The high court agreed to a speedy review of a lower court's ruling that stopped Trump administration plans to use the census to ask whether every person living in the country is a U.S. citizen.

India Vows 'Befitting Reply' After Attack On Security Forces In Kashmir

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 15 2019, 12:00 PM

The government says it is taking steps to isolate Pakistan, which it blames for Thursday's fatal bombing. Pakistan calls the violence a result of "brutalities of Indian occupied forces in Kashmir."

Venezuela's Health Crisis Spills Over To Neighboring Countries

US & World | | February 15 2019, 11:20 AM

Refugees are fleeing to try and get health care. And disease outbreaks across Latin America are being linked back to Venezuela.

Former Gov. Bill Weld Considers A Republican Primary Challenge To Trump

Politics | | February 15 2019, 11:20 AM

Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts, told an audience in New Hampshire that he is launching a 2020 exploratory committee.

'Do Not Travel To Haiti,' U.S. Tells Citizens, Citing Violent Unrest

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 15 2019, 10:00 AM

The advisory comes after anti-corruption protests exploded over allegations about billions of dollars in development money. Haiti's President Jovenel Moise is refusing to resign.

J. Marshall Shepherd: How Does Bias Shape Our Perceptions About Science?

Arts & Entertainment | | February 15 2019, 9:00 AM

Why do many people dismiss issues like climate change, despite strong scientific evidence? Climatologist J. Marshall Shepherd examines how different forms of bias shape how we perceive science.

Andreas Ekström: Can We Solve For Bias In Tech?

Arts & Entertainment | | February 15 2019, 9:00 AM

We think of search engines as unbiased sources of information. But they're not — and they can be manipulated. Andreas Ekström asks: who should hold the burden of addressing bias in search engines?

Man Who Suffocated Attacking Mountain Lion Describes Fight For His Life

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 15 2019, 6:40 AM

Travis Kauffman, 31, was halfway through his run in the foothills outside Fort Collins, Colo., when he heard rustling behind him. He soon found himself in a struggle to survive.

Covington Catholic Teens Cleared Of Wrongdoing By Detective Agency

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 15 2019, 6:00 AM

The Kentucky students criticized after a viral video seemed to show them mocking a Native American man after the March for Life in Washington have been exonerated by an independent investigation.

ICE Halts Force-Feeding Of Detained Hunger Strikers In Texas

US & World | | February 15 2019, 1:20 AM

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has come under pressure to explain why it was force-feeding detained asylum-seekers protesting their detention. Nine of the 12 hunger strikers are from India.

27 fabulous events happening in Southern California this Presidents Day weekend

Local | | February 15 2019, 6:00 AM

This weekend, Los Angeles is heaven for culture vultures with three art fairs — Frieze Los Angeles, StartUp Art Fair and Superfine! (their exclamation point, not ours) — two major retrospectives, on Charles White and Annie Leibovitz. For pop culture fans, there's a Robyn dance party, AirTalk's Oscar Preview, Mortified's Annual Doomed Valentine's Show and the Long Beach Comic Expo.

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American remakes of foreign films: the good, the bad and the ugly

| February 15 2019, 9:37 AM

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But when it comes Hollywood remakes of foreign films, this isn't always the case.

FilmWeek: ‘Alita: Battle Angel,’ ‘Isn’t It Romantic,’ ‘Happy Death Day 2U’ and more

| February 15 2019, 9:23 AM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Peter Rainer and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.

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Trump declares National Emergency over immigration ‘crisis’

| February 15 2019, 8:24 AM

President Donald Trump announced Friday that he will declare a national emergency to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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