Archive for February 21st, 2020

Study Finds Century-old Combat Helmet Superior Shield Against Brain Trauma | | February 21 2020, 6:40 PM

Combat helmets have always been made to protect against blunt objects, not blast waves. Despite improvements in helmet design, battlefield brain injuries continue.

Thailand's Constitutional Court Dissolves Major Opposition Party | | February 21 2020, 5:40 PM

The court said the party's leader violated election law because he gave the new party about $6 million – far more than Thai law allows for political donations. He insists the money was a loan.

Canadian PM Trudeau Says Rail Barricades 'Must Come Down', Doesn't Say How

US & World | | February 21 2020, 5:20 PM

Protesters have blocked key railways, shutting train traffic in much of the country. Demonstrators are trying to stop a pipeline project being built through the lands of the Wet'suwet'en people.

Bloomberg: 3 Women Who Made 'Complaints About Comments' Can Seek NDA Releases | | February 21 2020, 3:40 PM

The announcement comes two days after Mike Bloomberg faced tough questions about the issue in a Democratic debate.

Wells Fargo Paying $3 Billion To Settle U.S. Case Over Fraudulent Customer Accounts | | February 21 2020, 3:20 PM

The bank agreed to settle charges brought by the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission over accounts, debit cards and other products that customers did not request.

Bloomberg Has Already Spent $450 Million On Ads Since Launching His Campaign | | February 21 2020, 1:40 PM

His spending on television and radio ads alone surpasses the $338.3 million that President Barack Obama's campaign spent on those ads during his entire 2012 campaign.

Lesotho Prime Minister Fails To Appear In Court To Face Charges In 1st Wife's Murder | | February 21 2020, 11:40 AM

Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's previous wife was gunned down two days before his inauguration in 2017. His current wife has already been charged in the murder.

U.S., Afghanistan And Taliban Announce 7-Day 'Reduction In Violence'

US & World | | February 21 2020, 6:40 AM

The quasi cease-fire was hammered out during protracted negotiations in Qatar that began in 2018 and could ultimately lead to a significant reduction in U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Enjoy The Extra Day Off! More Bosses Give 4-Day Workweek A Try | | February 21 2020, 5:20 AM

The notion of a shorter workweek might sound crazy to overworked Americans, but around the world, companies and even governments are starting to embrace it. The key is fewer meetings and distractions.

Trump Administration Targets Your 'Warrant-Proof' Encrypted Messages

US & World | | February 21 2020, 4:00 AM

Encryption is going mainstream, and some tech companies "throw away the key" so they can't decrypt messages even when police get a warrant. The government says that's taking privacy too far.

Nevada Caucuses 2020: Live Results And Analysis | | February 21 2020, 4:00 AM

The Democratic presidential primary has moved west for the Nevada caucuses. Follow NPR's live coverage.

Take Two: State of Affairs, Gentefied, Latino Voting Power | | February 21 2020, 2:01 PM

On Friday's show: Gov. Newsom targets homelessness in State of the State, America Ferrera talks 'Gentefied' and big turnout expected for Latino voters in 2020.

They Sued Because California Didn't Have A Plan To Teach Kids To Read. Now They're Settling. | | February 21 2020, 1:47 PM

In the settlement, state leaders, including Gov. Gavin Newsom, agreed to take steps to address the plaintiffs' concerns.

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How Are Americans Feeling About Socialism These Days?

| February 21 2020, 9:19 AM

Sen. Bernie Sanders has a current edge in the field of candidates hoping to be the face of the Democratic party come November. According to NPR News, he’s rising in the polls among Democrats. But other polls show most Americans aren’t that into the idea of socialism, which is something Sanders identifies with.

After KPCC Investigation ‘Stuck,’ CA Rental Data Tracking Bill Reintroduced

| February 21 2020, 9:07 AM

A state assemblywoman wants to collect new data on rental housing in California.

Looking Back At the Negro Leagues Centennial

| February 21 2020, 9:01 AM

This February, Black History Month coincides with an milestone for the history of baseball: the centennial of the Negro National League.

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New Book Explores A Century Of Change In American Documentary Filmmaking

| February 21 2020, 9:04 AM

It’s hard to imagine how the sprawling, ambitious IMAX documentaries of today could be descendants of films like the silent and largely staged documentary “Nanook of the North,” released nearly one hundred years ago.

FilmWeek: ‘The Call of the Wild,’ ‘Standing Up, Falling Down’ ‘Emma.’ and more

| February 21 2020, 8:59 AM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Lael Loewenstein review this weekend’s new movie releases.

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