Archive for February 19th, 2020

What's A 'Super-Spreading Event'? And Has It Happened With COVID-19?

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 19 2020, 4:00 PM

At least 11 cases of the viral disease are linked to a British man's ski trip to the Alps after attending a conference in Singapore.

Hunt For New Coronavirus Treatments Includes Gene-Silencing And Monoclonal Antibodies

Health | | February 19 2020, 2:20 PM

The new coronavirus has spurred biotech labs in universities and companies to try to find new approaches to stopping the virus — from blocking its key enzymes to interfering with its genetics.

Barr Has Considered Resigning Over Trump's Remarks

Politics | | February 19 2020, 10:20 AM

A spokeswoman says the attorney general has "no plans to resign," but the news adds to questions about the politicization of the Justice Department in this administration.

Newlywed Police Officers Cut Date Night Short To Stop Armed Robber At Restaurant

Crime & Justice | | February 19 2020, 9:20 AM

"We just looked at each other: 'Is this what's going on? Let's go,' " Elizabethtown (Ky.) Detective Chase McKeown said, describing how he and his wife acted to stop a man with a gun.

5 Finalists Still Have A Chance At Aspen Words Literary Prize

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 19 2020, 8:40 AM

The annual award, doled out in partnership with NPR, honors fiction that doesn't shy from grappling with thorny social issues. Just one of the five books remaining will win $35,000 come April.

China Expels 3 'Wall Street Journal' Reporters, Citing 'Racist' Editorial

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 19 2020, 5:00 AM

The move comes a day after the U.S. State Department designated five Chinese state media outlets as foreign government missions, thus treating them as extensions of Beijing.

Food Fight: How 2 Trump Proposals Could Bite Into School Lunch

Education | | February 19 2020, 5:00 AM

The pending federal rule changes could push a million kids off free or reduced-price school meals, at least temporarily.

Poll: Sanders Rises, But Socialism Isn't Popular With Most Americans

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 19 2020, 4:20 AM

An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds that socialism is unpopular with a general-election electorate, even as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is gaining in the Democratic primary.

Nevada Debate Could Be A 'Make Or Break' For Bloomberg, Analysts Say

Politics | | February 19 2020, 4:00 AM

How Mike Bloomberg defends against expected attacks from his Democratic rivals could impact how well he does on Super Tuesday, where he is placing a big bet, analysts say.

6 Democrats Are Set To Debate In Nevada. Here's What You Need To Know

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 19 2020, 4:00 AM

Three days before the Nevada caucuses, six candidates will face off in a debate Wednesday night in Las Vegas.

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Should Public Transit Users Be Able To Jump Security Checkpoint Lines At LAX?

| February 19 2020, 11:19 AM

The city of Los Angeles is considering giving public transit riders priority access at LAX’s security lines.

Governor Newsom’s State of the State

| February 19 2020, 10:54 AM

California's governor is expected to call for better mental health care to help the state's huge homeless population when he addresses one of the state's most pressing problems in his second State of the State speech.

LAPD Chief Moore: AG Investigation, Hate Crimes Up, Kobe Memorial, And More

| February 19 2020, 9:05 AM

Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore joins Larry Mantle for his monthly check-in on AirTalk.

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