Archive for March 18th, 2019

New Zealand PM Ardern Urges Her Nation To Make Gunman 'Nameless'

US & World | | March 18 2019, 10:20 PM

Jacinda Ardern repeated her pledge to change New Zealand's gun laws and she questioned the role of social media in publicizing the attack by a self-proclaimed white supremacist.

'Shocked' New Zealand Rifle Club Revokes Membership Of Mosque Shootings Suspect

US & World | | March 18 2019, 9:00 PM

In the days following Friday's attack, more details are emerging about the alleged gunman. The country's police force believes he acted alone.

Democrats Call For Investigation Into Pro-Trump Former Owner Of Massage Parlors

Politics | | March 18 2019, 6:00 PM

Top Democrats in Congress are concerned that the actions of Li "Cindy" Yang could allow "adversary governments ... to acquire potential material for blackmail or other even more nefarious purposes."

Russia Criminalizes The Spread Of Online News Which 'Disrespects' The Government

US & World | | March 18 2019, 6:00 PM

President Vladimir Putin signed the new law, which allows punishment of individuals with fines and jail time for the spread of "fake news."

LAUSD Board to Submit Cost-Cutting Plan to County Regulators

Education | | March 18 2019, 5:40 PM

Board members will vote Tuesday on a cost-cutting plan requested by county regulators who have warned that the district’s finances are precarious.

New Edison tree-trimming campaign to reduce fire risk is getting local pushback

Environment & Science | | March 18 2019, 5:38 PM

When work crews hired by Southern California Edison cut back the canopy of shade trees in unincorporated Altadena last month, many residents of the foothill community were angered that their trees were left unsightly and mangled.

Why the former No. 1 & 2 officials both left LAUSD's powerful Inspector General's office last year

Education | | March 18 2019, 2:40 PM

The Office of the Inspector General at the Los Angeles Unified School District is the type of government agency that any taxpayer — not just those with kids in school — would want working well.

Stomach Of Dead Whale Contained 'Nothing But Plastic'

Environment & Science | | March 18 2019, 2:20 PM

In the Philippines, marine biologist Darrell Blatchley recovered the body of a young whale that showed signs of emaciation and dehydration due to the more than 88 pounds of plastic it had ingested.

Why The Promise Of Electronic Health Records Has Gone Unfulfilled | | March 18 2019, 2:20 PM

The government used a 2009 financial stimulus package to move the country from paper medical charts to electronic records. Care was supposed to get better, safer and cheaper. It hasn't worked out.

Former Physician At Rikers Island Exposes Health Risks Of Incarceration | | March 18 2019, 2:00 PM

Dr. Homer Venters describes a number of traumatic outcomes related to subpar medical care inside the New York City jail complex, including the death of a man who was denied insulin during intake.

Turkey Joins With Iran To Launch Military Operation Along Border | | March 18 2019, 2:00 PM

Turkey says the two unlikely allies — one a NATO member, the other a target of U.S. sanctions — have joined forces against the Kurdistan Worker's Party, or PKK.

Ex-White House Economist Alan Krueger Dies; Saw Lessons For Economy In Rock Music | | March 18 2019, 11:20 AM

Princeton economist Alan Krueger, who served in the Obama White House, has died. Krueger's research interests included the minimum wage, the opioid epidemic and rock 'n' roll. He was 58.

The Air Force is trying new strategies to battle a constant problem: Birds on airfields

US & World | | March 18 2019, 11:06 AM

Fireworks, drones, and habitat relocation projects are among the ways that Air Force biologists are fighting the expensive and potentially deadly problem of bird strikes.

Supreme Court To Take Up D.C. Sniper Case, Raising Issue of Sentencing Minors

Crime & Justice | | March 18 2019, 9:40 AM

Lee Boyd Malvo was convicted in the 2002 killings and is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. But he was a minor, and the Supreme Court says that's not allowed in most cases now.

New Zealand Prime Minister Promises Tighter Gun Laws

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

The country's cabinet has agreed "in principle" to tighten laws in the aftermath of the most deadly shooting in the country's history.

Is It Alzheimer's Or Another Dementia? The Right Answer Matters

Health | | March 18 2019, 4:40 AM

Many older people diagnosed with Alzheimer's actually have dementia caused by something else. Without the right diagnosis, these people are less likely to get the best care.

Dick Dale, Surf Guitar Legend, Dead At 81 | | March 18 2019, 12:00 AM

Dick Dale, the surf rock pioneer who took guitar distortion to new levels and whose version of "Misirlou" became pop-culture shorthand, died on Saturday night.

Lewd photos, harassment and retaliation allegations: Inside the meltdown at LAUSD's powerful watchdog agency | | March 18 2019, 6:44 AM

A KPCC/LAist investigation reveals new details about the turmoil that roiled the department over the last year.

Test your skills at KPCC’s Trivia Night! | | March 18 2019, 6:00 AM

Support KPCC today, and you can score tickets to KPCC’s Trivia Night hosted by Sam Sanders. Your tickets also include complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

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After Dick Dale’s death, we discuss the king of the surf guitar’s legacy in SoCal

| March 18 2019, 9:43 AM

Dick Dale, whose pounding, blaringly loud power-chord instrumentals on songs like “Miserlou” and “Let’s Go Trippin’” earned him the title King of the Surf Guitar, has died at age 81.

European regulators see clear link between 737 Max plane crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia

| March 18 2019, 9:39 AM

The French civil aviation investigation bureau BEA has concluded there were "clear similarities" between this month's crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX plane and a Lion Air plane crash last October.

Week in politics: U.S. responds to Christchurch mass shooting, how Washington is responding to the college admissions cheating scandal and more

| March 18 2019, 9:29 AM

AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the stories you might’ve missed over the weekend and looks ahead to the big stories we’re watching this week in national politics.

What were they thinking? Bad behavior led Lake Elsinore to shut down poppy field

| March 18 2019, 9:16 AM

Thousands of visitors rushed to the colorful hillsides in Lake Elsinore this weekend.

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