Archive for April 25th, 2019

Federal Judge Blocks Trump Changes to Reproductive Health Program

Health | | April 25 2019, 8:00 PM

New regulations that would have taken effect on May 3 would deny federal funds for low-income patients to clinics that make abortion referrals. The Title X rules are on hold while lawsuits proceed.

LA foster kids will get free smartphones starting in June

Local | | April 25 2019, 6:49 PM

The California Public Utilities Commissioners voted Thursday to approve a two-year pilot program that will give eligible foster youths free phones.

Judge Is Open To Releasing Man Prosecutors Have Called 'Domestic Terrorist'

Crime & Justice | | April 25 2019, 5:20 PM

The judge notes the only charges against Coast Guard Lt. Christopher Hasson involve drug and weapons violations and says he should be released pending trial with "a whole lot of supervision."

At Kanye West's Sunday Service, 'He Is The Church'

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 25 2019, 5:00 PM

Kanye West has been hosting exclusive worship gatherings he calls "Sunday Service." Jia Tolentino, staff writer for The New Yorker, breaks down the rapper's religious evolution.

Trump Administration Puts Offshore Drilling Plan On Hold After Setback In Court

US & World | | April 25 2019, 4:40 PM

The Trump administration is delaying efforts to boost offshore oil and gas drilling in the wake of a recent court setback. The plans have been controversial, even in Republican-held states.

This Is Your Brain On Ads: How Mass Marketing Affects Our Minds

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 25 2019, 4:20 PM

How many ads have you encountered today? On this week's radio show, we discuss the insidiousness of advertising in American media.

Quarantine for some of those exposed to measles at UCLA, Cal State LA

Health | | April 25 2019, 3:50 PM

L.A. County public health officials have issued quarantine orders for anyone at UCLA or Cal State L.A. who may have been exposed to measles but can't immediately prove they're immune.

LA’s overseas Indians pitch in for Modi

Local | | April 25 2019, 3:47 PM

Tens of thousands of Narendra Modi supporters have mobilized at local Hindu temples in Norwalk and Anaheim.

Armenian church leaders play key role in Genocide Remembrance Day

Local | | April 25 2019, 3:43 PM

Armenians across Los Angeles marked the 104th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide with marches and vigils.

Bomb threat made to Muslim civil rights organization in Anaheim

Local | | April 25 2019, 3:42 PM

A female caller threatened to blow up the Anaheim headquarters of the Council on American Islamic Relations.

Port workers rally against automation

Local | | April 25 2019, 3:41 PM

The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners was set to decide on whether to approve a key construction permit.

Los Angeles city leaders and organizers rally for Denim Day

Local | | April 25 2019, 3:40 PM

Advocates and city leaders rallied on the steps of City Hall in downtown Los Angeles for the 20th anniversary of Denim Day — an international campaign calling for an end to sexual harassment, abuse, assault and rape.

Graduation Guides Promise High Schoolers A Clearer Path To Success

Education | | April 25 2019, 3:40 PM

Washington D.C.'s public schools are rolling out an intervention to help students track their progress towards graduation and provide more information about college and career options.

Aircraft Orders Jump, But Boeing 737 Max Grounding Could Trim U.S. Growth

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 25 2019, 3:40 PM

The grounding of Boeing's 737 Max aircraft could pinch the economy, some analysts say. But the government reported that aircraft orders were strong enough last month to lift a key indicator.

Federal Court Rules That Michigan's Congressional Map Was Unfairly Gerrymandered

Politics | | April 25 2019, 3:40 PM

It's the latest ruling by a court to find that political boundaries are unconstitutional because they give too much advantage to one party over the other.

LA's plastic straw ban goes into effect

Local | | April 25 2019, 3:39 PM

The City of Los Angeles is kicking off a new rule that bans big businesses from giving out straws unless they’re requested.

Investigation Finds Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan 'Did Not Promote Boeing'

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 25 2019, 3:00 PM

The Pentagon's Inspector General says former Boeing executive Patrick Shanahan 'fully complied' with ethics obligations. This clears the way for his potential nomination as defense secretary.

A Good Life And A Good Death: What Is Palliative Care?

Health | | April 25 2019, 2:00 PM

In That Good Night, palliative care doctor Sunita Puri shares insights from her years caring for patients with serious illness. She sees her role as an advocate and ally — every step of the way.

5 Years After Flint's Crisis Began, Is The Water Safe?

US & World | | April 25 2019, 1:00 PM

"In some ways we're better," says activist Melissa Mays. "In other ways, we're forever poisoned, damaged, traumatized ... that's not gonna ever be better."

'The Heartland' Aims To Debunk Myths About The Midwest

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 25 2019, 1:00 PM

Though leaving no answer to the region's political future, author Kristin L. Hoganson writes a deeply researched book that will remain useful and readable long after this election cycle.

How Do Mosquitoes Taste DEET? Hint: It's Not With Their Mouthparts

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 25 2019, 10:40 AM

It's the only repellent that drives mosquitoes away when they come in contact with it. A new study has a theory about why that is.

Why Health Workers In The Ebola Hot Zone Are Threatening To Strike

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 25 2019, 10:00 AM

Threats and attacks have become a way of life — even for staff at regular hospitals. For the simple act of referring patients to Ebola treatment centers, they have become targets.

Kim Jong Un Willing To Denuclearize If Given Security Guarantees, Putin Says

US & World | | April 25 2019, 7:20 AM

The two leaders met Thursday to discuss denuclearization and sanctions. No major agreements came out of the summit, but the two leaders said they were satisfied with the talks.

Visas Are The Newest Weapon In U.S.-China Rivalry

US & World | | April 25 2019, 4:20 AM

This year, the U.S. canceled visas for prominent Chinese scholars with government links and has delayed visas to hundreds of Chinese students. Meanwhile, U.S. academics fail to receive visas to China.

Majority Of Americans Say Drug Companies Should Be Held Responsible For Opioid Crisis

US & World | | April 25 2019, 4:20 AM

According to a new NPR/Ipsos opioid poll, 71% of Americans surveyed also say the government should do more to curb the epidemic.

Parkland School Shooter Public Defenders Seek To Withdraw Because Cruz Has Money Now

Crime & Justice | | April 25 2019, 1:40 AM

A parent's life insurance policy will mean a more than $400,000 payout for Nikolas Cruz. The public defender's office can only represent people who can't afford representation on their own.

Aging California seniors will need caregivers, and family is first up

Local | | April 25 2019, 6:00 AM

The coming wave of senior citizens is going to tax an already stretched caregiver network made up mostly of family members.

A California couple plans a new home, in the backyard

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 25 2019, 6:00 AM

You’ve heard of NIMBYs and YIMBYs. Now meet the PIMBYs, the "Parents in my Backyard."

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CA bill moves to ban ‘willful defiance’ suspensions for all K-12

| April 25 2019, 10:59 AM

In 2014, California’s state Senate passed a bill banning the use of suspensions and expulsions for dealing with students who commit defiant and disruptive acts.

Bring your baby to work?

| April 25 2019, 10:08 AM

A bill from Assemblyman Randy Voepel (R-San Diego) is looking to allow state workers to bring their newborns to work.

Checking in on marijuana in California with the state’s top cannabis official

| April 25 2019, 9:56 AM

Lori Ajax has a tough job. She’s charged with overseeing a department that regulates a brand new and complex legal cannabis industry.

The experience of being an only child on ‘bring your kids to work’ day

| April 25 2019, 9:51 AM

It’s “Bring Your Kids to Work Day” across the country, including at KPCC’s offices in Pasadena.

As Joe Biden declares his 2020 presidential run, we look at the strengths and weaknesses of his candidacy and his chances to win the nomination

| April 25 2019, 9:43 AM

Former Vice President and Delaware Senator Joe Biden is expected to announce his candidacy for president in 2020 on Thursday after months of speculation about whether or not the elder statesman would run.

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