Archive for May 14th, 2019

How LADWP Uses Two Lakes To Store Energy Like A Giant Battery

Environment & Science | | May 14 2019, 6:24 PM

It involves using the excess wind and solar power L.A.'s renewable energy sites produce during the day to pump water from Castaic Lake uphill 7.5 miles to Pyramid Lake. Then, late in the day, when the sun goes down and the city's energy demand spikes, the water gets run downhill through hydroelectric generators at Castaic Lake.

OC Supervisors Press Pause On Airport Expansion

Local | | May 14 2019, 6:22 PM

Orange County's Board of Supervisors delayed a vote on a controversial plan to expand private operations at John Wayne international airport.

Ex-USC Coach Behind Fake Athletic Profiles In College Admissions Scam, Pleads Guilty

US & World | | May 14 2019, 6:20 PM

Laura Janke had previously denied taking bribes for writing the phony biographies, but she is now the fourth corrupt coach to plead guilty. She's expected to testify against others in the case.

Anaheim cop dismissed after firing 64 shots at suspect

Crime & Justice | | May 14 2019, 6:17 PM

The two Anaheim PD officers fired dozens of shots from their moving patrol vehicle. The suspect they were chasing, Eliuth Penaloza Nava, was killed.

Trump Jr. Strikes Deal With Senate Intelligence Committee For Additional Testimony

Politics | | May 14 2019, 6:00 PM

The mid-June interview will be limited in time, although no topics are off limits and it is expected to focus heavily on the proposed Trump Tower Russia project and a 2016 meeting, a source tells NPR.

Artists: Share Your Stories Of Beloved Teachers

Education | | May 14 2019, 5:15 PM

"You'll never stop being my teacher," Sanjay Patel told his former art instructor, Julie Tabler, when we reunited them at KPCC.

Alice Rivlin, First Woman To Serve As Budget Director, Dies At Age 88

Politics | | May 14 2019, 2:00 PM

Rivlin overcame sexism in the world of economics and was a heavweight, serving as former President Bill Clinton's budget director and the first head of the Congressional Budget Office.

India's Ballot Has Some Really Offbeat Symbols For Its Political Parties

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 14 2019, 1:40 PM

A flashlight, a flower and a "lady farmer" are a few of the symbols on the ballot. They were originally meant to help illiterate voters. New symbols reflect urbanized, modern India.

LAPD Kept Buying Tasers Its Own Data Showed Are Less Effective

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 14 2019, 1:06 PM

When Tasers work, they can stop a suspect in his tracks. He'll fall to the ground. And an officer can safely put him in handcuffs.

Howard Stern Tells Terry Gross His 'Pure Id' Days Are Behind Him

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 14 2019, 11:20 AM

Stern says he's not the raunchy shock jock he once was. "If I hadn't grown and evolved and changed ... I don't know that I could still be on the radio." His new book is Howard Stern Comes Again.

Art teachers–how have your students or work shaped your life?

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 14 2019, 11:13 AM

We want to hear your stories about teaching, when using or teaching the arts made a difference: maybe poetry helped bring a shy student into the conversation, or a drawing gave you a peek into a student’s world.

Congressman With Large Asian American Constituency Fears Census Undercount

Local | | May 14 2019, 11:04 AM

Congressman Gil Cisneros and Asian American community leaders are encouraging his constituents to participate in the Census.

Race, Charter Schools at Center of LAUSD Special Election

Education | | May 14 2019, 10:45 AM

Almost 90 percent of the students in LAUSD District 5 are Latino. Both candidates in the runoff election — Heather Repenning and Jackie Goldberg — are white.

San Francisco Considers Ban On Government's Use Of Facial Recognition Technology

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 14 2019, 10:40 AM

The city is home to some of the world's largest technology companies, but it may ban the use of facial recognition software by police and city agencies.

VIDEOS: Foraging

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 14 2019, 10:20 AM

A wildly edible adventure into foraging with masters in the field.

Tourist Seaplanes Collide In Alaska, Killing At Least 4

US & World | | May 14 2019, 8:20 AM

The planes both carried tourists from the cruise ship Royal Princess on sightseeing trips. Preliminary reports indicate a mid-air collision, the Coast Guard said.

The Military Seeks A Home For Space Command

US & World | | May 14 2019, 6:00 AM

While President Trump pushes Congress to create a new military branch called the Space Force, the Pentagon is about to choose a permanent home for its existing Space Command.

Loneliness And High Rent Prompt California Seniors To Look For Roommates

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 14 2019, 5:00 AM

A growing number of California seniors are moving in together to deal with the state’s affordability crisis and the solitude that comes with the death of a spouse.

Stopping Key Tech Exports To China Could Backfire, Researchers And Firms Say

US & World | | May 14 2019, 4:20 AM

Some tech firms and researchers say plans to impose export restrictions on "emerging and foundational technology" would make it hard to thwart cyber threats and to cooperate globally in science.

Supreme Court's Conservatives Defend Their Handling Of Death Penalty Cases

Crime & Justice | | May 14 2019, 4:20 AM

Amid controversy and criticism from religious groups on the right and left about their decisions in recent death penalty cases, the court's five-man majority is striking back.

Trump Greets Hungary's Hard-Right Leader In Oval Office

Politics | | May 14 2019, 12:00 AM

Critics say Trump's hosting of Viktor Orbán fits a pattern of his preference for authoritarian leaders in Turkey, Brazil, the Philippines, Russia and Egypt.

Why Does LAPD Keep Buying Tasers That Don't Work Like They Should?

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 14 2019, 6:42 AM

Tasers are sold on the promise of reducing police shootings and saving lives. But newer Taser models aren’t as effective as they’re made out to be — and the consequences can be lethal.

Episode 7: Amirah

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 14 2019, 6:40 AM

Amirah Sackett is a hip-hop dancer who learned the art of forgiveness from a swarm of bees.

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Three Film Production Companies Announce Georgia Boycott In Light Of The State’s New Abortion Law

| May 14 2019, 10:08 AM

Executives from three production companies say they won’t film in Georgia because of the state’s “heartbeat” abortion ban.

After Intensive Audit, Gavin Newsom’s Strike Team Proposes A Plan To Fix The DMV

| May 14 2019, 9:46 AM

Californians love to hate the DMV for its outdated systems and long lines.

Facts: A High School Teacher Hones In On Gen Z Slang With A Comprehensive List That Has Gone Viral

| May 14 2019, 9:37 AM

A high school sociology teacher, James Callahan, has become “Internet famous” by documenting a list of African American Vernacular English that his students have adopted.

Lakers Tap New Head Coach Frank Vogel To Reverse Fortunes

| May 14 2019, 9:35 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers have officially named Frank Vogel as coach, two days after the sides agreed to terms.

Why Talking To Strangers Boosts Your Mood

| May 14 2019, 9:26 AM

Often, parents encourage their children not to talk to strangers – but as you get older, talking to people you don’t know can actually make you happier.

What You Need To Know About Today’s LAUSD Runoff Election And The Upcoming Parcel Tax Vote

| May 14 2019, 9:25 AM

Voters in Los Angeles Unified School Board District 5 will cast ballots today to fill a school board seat that has been vacant since last summer.

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