Archive for April 19th, 2019

Police In Northern Ireland Seek Journalist's Killers | | April 19 2019, 7:40 PM

29-year-old Lyra McKee was a rising star in journalism in Northern Ireland and abroad. Her death was condemned by nearly all political factions there.

The standoff between the sheriff and the supervisors

Crime & Justice | | April 19 2019, 7:00 PM

A further discussion with Frank Stoltze about L.A. County's determination that Sheriff Alex Villanueva's controversial rehiring of Deputy Caren Carl Mandoyan is illegal.

LA Supes to consider $4.6M payment for killing of homeless man

Crime & Justice | | April 19 2019, 6:58 PM

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors considers on Tuesday whether to pay $4.6 million to the family of a homeless man who was unarmed when he was killed by sheriff's deputies.

More money proposed for LAPD overtime is to keep up with current spending

Crime & Justice | | April 19 2019, 5:56 PM

Mayor Garcetti's proposed budget includes a 40% increase in funding for LAPD overtime. But KPCC's Frank Stoltze explains the added money is just to keep up with actual spending. The LAPD is projected to spend about 40% over what the current year budget allotted for overtime.

Cal State campus uses social gaming to stop drop outs

Education | | April 19 2019, 5:55 PM

A aprogram created by USC researchers uses students’ online social gaming skills to guide them to academic, financial, and wellness help.

UNC Basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell Resigns After Investigation | | April 19 2019, 3:00 PM

An 18-day probe into the women's basketball program found the Hall of Fame coach is not racist but did make "racially insensitive" remarks. She also pressured players to play through serious injuries.

'Einstein's Unfinished Revolution' Looks At The Quantum-Physics-And-Reality Problem | | April 19 2019, 2:40 PM

A century after the birth of quantum mechanics, no one is sure what it is telling us about the nature of reality — and Lee Smolin's book adds to a stream of excellent works on the topic.

The Mueller Report Is Free To Read, But It's Also A Bestseller | | April 19 2019, 2:00 PM

The Mueller report on the 22-month probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 election is now a bestselling book, even though its contents are free and widely available.

How Effective Are School Lockdown Drills?

US & World | | April 19 2019, 1:20 PM

Since the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, a generation of American children has learned how to hide from a potential shooter. But there's little data on what kinds of drills work best.

What makes your city unique? | | April 19 2019, 1:19 PM

What would you tell us during a tour of your city? Where is the area where visitors can see the real heart of your town?

Hurricane Michael Was A Category 5, NOAA Finds — The First Since Andrew In 1992

Environment & Science | | April 19 2019, 12:20 PM

With winds of 160 mph, the October hurricane was the strongest on record to make landfall on the Florida Panhandle, where communities are still trying to recover. NOAA upgraded it from a Category 4.

Why Do Doctors Overtreat? For Many, It's What They're Trained To Do

Health | | April 19 2019, 10:40 AM

Ordering more tests or treatments is not always best for patients' health or wallet. A group of medical educators is trying to address the problem where they think it starts: medical training.

'Ungovernable' Brings Up Grim Realities Of Victorian Child-Rearing | | April 19 2019, 9:20 AM

Therese Oneill's new book presents plenty of suitably eyebrow-raising excerpts, but amid the snark at parenthood past and present, there are some unavoidable issues that come at a fraught time.

A Promising Anti-HIV Drug Poses A Dilemma | | April 19 2019, 8:20 AM

The medication is very effective, but there's concern it might cause birth defects if taken by a pregnant woman. Different countries address that issue in very different ways.

Hunger Strikes At ICE Detention Centers Spread As Parole, Bond Are Denied

US & World | | April 19 2019, 8:00 AM

There have been at least six hunger strikes at detention centers in the first three months of 2019 alone. One of the detainees' demands was to be released while their cases were adjudicated.

'National Enquirer' To Be Sold To Hudson News Heir James Cohen | | April 19 2019, 5:20 AM

The tabloid's parent company, American Media Inc., has become embroiled in controversies surrounding President Trump. It also sparred with Jeff Bezos over blackmail accusations.

Brooklyn Judge Upholds Mandatory Vaccinations, As New York City Closes More Schools

Health | | April 19 2019, 12:40 AM

Judge Lawrence Knipel refused a request from parents to lift the vaccination order that was imposed last week to stem a measles outbreak. The parents claimed the city had overstepped its authority.

LA's super green spring may pose a not-so-hidden danger | | April 19 2019, 7:34 AM

Plants are going to dry. How quickly that happens depends on how hot things get this spring and summer. And how long they stay dry depends on when our rainy season shows up.

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Impeachment? The push for an unredacted version… What’s next after the release of the Mueller report

| April 19 2019, 9:04 AM

A day after celebrating the release of the Mueller report as "a good day," President Donald Trump struck a defiant tone Friday, tweeting that claims in the report by former administration officials that he tried numerous times to stop or influence the probe were untrue.

AirTalk special: Interview with Congressman and House Intel chief Adam Schiff on the Mueller report

| April 19 2019, 7:58 AM

After two years of investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, the Department of Justice finally released a redacted version of the Mueller report to the public on Thursday morning.


Escape from development hell: ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ and other films with troubled productions

| April 19 2019, 8:28 AM

Lawsuits, bankruptcy and flash flooding -- these are just some of the reasons that movies ended up in “development hell”, the film industry’s term for some of the most unlucky movie productions.

FilmWeek: ‘The Curse of La Llorona,’ ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ and more

| April 19 2019, 8:10 AM

Guest host John Horn and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Justin Chang and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.

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