Archive for March 15th, 2019

In New Zealand, Mass Shootings Are Very Rare

US & World | | March 15 2019, 5:40 PM

One of the most shocking aspects of the attack that left 49 people dead is that it happened in a country where low crime rates are a part of its identity.

Heather Repenning Claims Runoff Spot in LAUSD Election

Education | | March 15 2019, 5:30 PM

Repenning said she "looks forward to a spirited campaign in the coming weeks" against first-place finisher Jackie Goldberg for the District 5 seat.

Santa Anita reopens after closing due to dozens of horse deaths

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 15 2019, 3:49 PM

Horses are back on the track at Santa Anita Park. Officials closed it down this week to study it after nineteen horses died in just two months.

Newport-Mesa school board addresses recent anti-semitic incidents

Local | | March 15 2019, 3:40 PM

Some are pleased with the district's response while others say it's too little, too late in schools with a history of offenses against marginalized groups.

U.S. Government Beefs Up Presence Near Congo's Ebola Epicenter

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

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is dispatching a dozen additional staff and sending some of them closer to the area of the outbreak.

Trump Vetoes Congressional Effort To Limit Border Wall Funding

Politics | | March 15 2019, 3:00 PM

President Trump used his veto pen for the first time Friday. GOP senators who bucked the president in Thursday's vote said they did so to preserve congressional control over government spending.

N. Korea Considering Whether To Resume Nuclear, Missile Tests Amid Impasse With U.S.

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

Pyongyang blamed U.S. officials for the breakdown in talks in Hanoi last month and said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon decide whether to end his country's voluntary moratorium on testing.

Experts inspect Santa Anita Track after 21 horse deaths

Local | | March 15 2019, 1:30 PM

Experts are out today at Santa Anita Park this week to examine the one-mile track that has been the scene of 21 horse deaths in just ten weeks. 

UCLA Alums Charged With Running Test Cheating Scheme

Crime & Justice | | March 15 2019, 1:09 PM

Former UCLA students are part of an alleged test-cheating ring that saw them impersonating Chinese nationals.

Former USC student says cheating scandal is 'infuriating'

Local | | March 15 2019, 12:10 PM

 The college admissions scandal continues to reverberate around local schools like USC. Students who didn’t have a lot of resources growing up but managed to get into the school are feeling particularly burned.

Here's a peek at 'LAnow' - LADOT's new shuttle bus service on the Westside

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 15 2019, 12:09 PM

It’s about to get a little easier to travel around on the Westside. The L.A. Department of Transportation kicked off the pilot run this week of LANow, their new on-demand ride-share program.

Long Beach Might Build An Aerial Tramway To Take You Across The Waterfront

Local | | March 15 2019, 11:59 AM

As Long Beach prepares to play a part of the 2028 Olympics, the city is looking seriously at a plan that’s been around for some time to move people around their waterfront tourist attractions.

Adam Spencer: Why Are Monster Prime Numbers Important?

Arts & Entertainment | | March 15 2019, 10:00 AM

Adam Spencer is fascinated by prime numbers. These seemingly simple numbers can be found in monster sizes—the latest being almost 25 million digits long.

Eddie Woo: How Can Math Help Us Understand The Complexity Of The Universe?

Arts & Entertainment | | March 15 2019, 9:40 AM

The world is full of recurring patterns based on math. Math teacher Eddie Woo explains why human beings are naturally drawn to patterns and how we can use math to engage with our complex world.

After A Chaotic Week In Brexit Politics, Here's What You Need To Know

US & World | | March 15 2019, 9:40 AM

Brexit has convulsed Britain like no other political event in decades. At the end of a week in which Parliament held key votes, things look considerably different than they did on Monday.

Police Officer Can't Pull Over Driver For Giving Him The Finger, Court Rules

Crime & Justice | | March 15 2019, 6:20 AM

A Michigan woman was engaging in constitutionally protected free speech when she made a crude hand gesture, a federal court ruled.

Building Teens Into Strong Readers — By Letting Them Teach

Education | | March 15 2019, 6:00 AM

Two-thirds of students in Washington, D.C., can't read and write at grade level when they start high school. One program helps teens improve — by giving them the tools to teach younger kids.

Committee Probe Of Trump Organization Could Derail Infrastructure Talks

Politics | | March 15 2019, 4:00 AM

President Trump and congressional leaders name infrastructure as one area where they think they can reach a bipartisan deal. But the committee working on a plan is also investigating the president.

Trump Administration Cuts The Size Of Fines For Health Violations In Nursing Homes

Health | | March 15 2019, 4:00 AM

Inspectors are citing facilities more often than during the Obama administration. But in response to industry prodding, the average fine is nearly a third lower, and the total assessed is down.

23 of the coolest events happening in SoCal this St. Patrick's Day weekend

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 15 2019, 11:08 AM

You don't need the luck o' the Irish to have fun this weekend.

Your favorite KPCC swag is now $5

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

For $5/month, you can become a sustaining member of KPCC and choose a special thank-you gift!

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‘One of New Zealand’s darkest days’: The Christchurch mosque attack and what we know so far

| March 15 2019, 9:20 AM

At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers in an attack broadcast in horrifying, live video by an immigrant-hating white nationalist wielding at least two rifles.

FilmWeek: ‘Five Feet Apart,’ ‘Wonder Park,’ ‘The Mustang’ and more

| March 15 2019, 8:52 AM

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

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