Archive for June 18th, 2019

Congressional Hearing On Slavery Reparations Set For Wednesday

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 18 2019, 9:40 PM

A proposal to create a commission to study reparations for African-Americans comes as the presidential election season is kicking into gear. Some Democratic hopefuls support reparations.

Sandy Hook Victim's Father Wins Defamation Suit, Alex Jones Sanctioned

Crime & Justice | | June 18 2019, 9:20 PM

"Mr. Pozner has sought for years to try to get these conspiracy theorists to understand that his son really was a person and that his son really did die," attorney Jake Zimmerman told NPR.

LA Will Ban Landlords From Rejecting Housing Vouchers

Business & Economy | | June 18 2019, 6:58 PM

Nearly half of Section 8 participants in L.A. end up losing their housing vouchers because they can’t find any landlords who will take them.

Kushner Meets With Bipartisan Architects Of Dreamer Legislation

Politics | | June 18 2019, 5:40 PM

Jared Kushner met privately with Sens. Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin, the two architects of plans to provide citizenship for those brought to the country illegally as children.

Florida Wants To Import Medicine From Canada. But How Would That Work?

Health | | June 18 2019, 3:00 PM

A new law would let the state make bulk purchases of prescription drugs from Canada. But it still faces hurdles that could keep it from becoming reality.

Boaty McBoatface, Internet-Adored Sub, Makes Deep-Sea Discovery On Climate Change

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 18 2019, 3:00 PM

Since the delightful snafu that led to the research vessel's goofy moniker, the autonomous submarine has been off gathering deep-sea data on the effects of Antarctic winds.

Facebook Unveils Libra Cryptocurrency, Sets Launch For 2020

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 18 2019, 11:20 AM

Libra will be controlled by a nonprofit group in which Facebook will share responsibilities with companies ranging from Mastercard and PayPal to Uber and eBay.

U.S. Schools Underreport How Often Students Are Restrained Or Secluded, Watchdog Says

Education | | June 18 2019, 10:20 AM

Districts are supposed to tell the government how often students are held or detained. But a new report says those numbers are so inaccurate, there's no way of knowing the prevalence of these methods.

Trump Threatens To Deport 'Millions,' As He Kicks Off Campaign For Reelection

Politics | | June 18 2019, 9:00 AM

The administration is seeking to ramp up deportation, focusing on those who have skipped court hearings.

'Wake-Up Call' About A Broken System: New Study Shows Failings Of Probation, Parole

Crime & Justice | | June 18 2019, 8:00 AM

The nationwide analysis has concluded that probation and parole violations amount to nearly half of admissions to state prisons. The majority of those violations were minor infractions.

Michel Platini, Europe's Former Soccer Boss, Is Arrested As Part Of Qatar Inquiry

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 18 2019, 7:20 AM

Just four years ago, Platini was the powerful head of Europe's football association and was seen as the heir apparent to Sepp Blatter.

U.S. Resident Imprisoned In Iran On Spying Charges Returns To America

US & World | | June 18 2019, 6:00 AM

Nazir Zakka, a Lebanese citizen, was recently released from Iran's notorious Evin prison, where he served nearly four years.

Trump Set To Officially Launch Reelection, But Hasn't He Been Running All Along?

Politics | | June 18 2019, 4:00 AM

President Trump filed official paperwork to run for a second term on Inauguration Day. Since then, he's held dozens of rallies, but his campaign says Tuesday's event in Florida will be "historic."

Pentagon Sending 1,000 More U.S. Troops To Middle East

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 18 2019, 12:00 AM

The announcement comes after Iran said it would surpass limits on its uranium stockpiles as set by a landmark international agreement. The Pentagon insisted it is not seeking a war with Iran.

Most LA Landlords Turn Away Section 8 Renters. There Are New Rules To Stop Them

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 18 2019, 12:46 PM

The new rules ban discrimination based on a renter's "source of income."

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With Fire Season Approaching, How Should California Fund Wildfire Liability For Utility Companies?

| June 18 2019, 9:42 AM

Summertime means wildfire season in California.

Ahead Of House Panel Hearing, We Discuss The History Of The Slavery Reparations Movement

| June 18 2019, 9:11 AM

On Wednesday, a House Judiciary Committee will be holding hearings for a bill that would create a commission to study how slavery impacted its descendants, as well as possibilities for redress, including compensation.

Looking Back At The OJ Chase And Its Impact On LA’s Infatuation With Televised Police Pursuits 25 Years Later

| June 18 2019, 9:10 AM

On the evening of June 17, 1994, approximately 190 million eyeballs were locked on their television screens watching an unbelievable scene unfold before their eyes.

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