Archive for February 14th, 2020

Break-Ups And Throw-Ups: What It's Like To Work At A Restaurant On Valentine's Day

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 14 2020, 5:20 PM

Valentine's Day is one of the busiest days of the year for restaurant staff. They have some ... stories.

LA County DA Moves To Dismiss 66,000 Marijuana-Related Convictions

Crime & Justice | | February 14 2020, 5:20 PM

"We believe it is the largest effort in California to wipe out old criminal convictions in a single court motion," District Attorney Jackie Lacey said.

U.S. Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Blocking States' Medicaid Work Requirements

Crime & Justice | | February 14 2020, 4:20 PM

A three-judge panel found the Trump administration failed to analyze whether such requirements "would promote the primary objective of Medicaid — to furnish medical assistance," as required by law.

For U.S. And China, Coronavirus Adds Pressure To Relationship Already Under Strain

US & World | | February 14 2020, 3:20 PM

"Right now, the U.S.-China relationship is suffering from a deep deficit of trust," says Evan Medeiros, a former National Security Council chief adviser for Asia.

Former FBI Official Andrew McCabe Won't Face Charges

Politics | | February 14 2020, 12:40 PM

McCabe, the former FBI deputy director, had been under investigation over whether he lied about a media leak.

U.S. Reaches 'Reduction In Violence' Deal With Taliban In Afghanistan

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 14 2020, 12:20 PM

The step is meant to serve as an initial confidence-building measure and would last for seven days. A more-formal agreement could be signed in the coming weeks.

How COVID-19 Kills: The New Coronavirus Disease Can Take A Deadly Turn

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 14 2020, 12:20 PM

Most cases of the illness are characterized as mild, with symptoms similar to those of a common cold or the flu. But there have been over 1,300 deaths.

Real Orgasms And Transcendent Pleasure: How Women Are Reigniting Desire

Health | | February 14 2020, 8:20 AM

Katherine Rowland, author of The Pleasure Gap: American Women and the Unfinished Sexual Revolution, says it's time for women to start having better sex.

Miami Middle School Students Hope Their Magazine Will Help End Gun Violence

US & World | | February 14 2020, 4:00 AM

Middle schoolers in Miami are writing poetry and persuasive essays about school safety policies for a student magazine they hope will convince Congress to pass laws that would prevent mass shootings.

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The Latest On Homelessness Talks Between L.A. And The Trump Administration

| February 14 2020, 9:50 AM

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcettti and HUD Secretary Ben Carson are continuing talks of a deal to address homelessness in the city. The two officials met Thursday at an event on homelessness at USC.

New Bill Proposes Longer Sentences For Porch Pirates

| February 14 2020, 9:25 AM

Porch pirates -- they’re the thieves who go onto someone’s porch and steal their unopened packages. And the number of porch pirates has only increased in recent years with the rise of online shopping.

Should There Be A Car-Free Zone On Broadway In Downtown LA?

| February 14 2020, 9:17 AM

L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar proposed a motion for the city to study the possibility of making Broadway car-free between First and 12th streets downtown.

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FilmWeek Remembers Film Critic F.X. Feeney

| February 14 2020, 9:19 AM

Longtime LA Weekly film critic F.X. Feeney, who also spent years as a member of KPCC’s FilmWeek critic team, died last week at the age of 66.

FilmWeek: ‘Sonic The Hedgehog,’ ‘The Photograph’ ‘Downhill’ and more

| February 14 2020, 9:13 AM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Peter Rainer and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.

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