Archive for September 18th, 2020

Biden: Senate Shouldn't Take Up Supreme Court Vacancy Until After The Election

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 18 2020, 9:20 PM

The Democratic presidential nominee said Friday he thought voters should have a say in the makeup of the high court through their choice for president — the position taken by the GOP in 2016.

Trump Has Detailed His Supreme Court List. Will Biden Release One?

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 18 2020, 9:00 PM

Former Vice President Joe Biden hasn't unveiled a list of names about who he could nominate to the Supreme Court. That issue has taken on a new urgency.

Trump's Nominee To Succeed Ginsburg Would Cap A GOP Judicial Wave

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 18 2020, 9:00 PM

President Trump and Republicans already have remade the federal judiciary in their own image. The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg puts a rare third Supreme Court pick within their grasp.

Justice Ginsburg's Death Sets Up Political Battle In The Senate

Politics | | September 18 2020, 8:20 PM

The justice's demise gives Republicans the chance to tighten their grip on the court. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will be at the center of that battle.

Women's Soccer World Cup Could Be Held Every Two Years, FIFA President Says

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 18 2020, 7:40 PM

Gianni Infantino says the organization should be creative and not just copy what the men's World Cup is doing. The contest is now held every four years.

How Trump Officials Cut The 2020 Census Short Amid The Pandemic

US & World | | September 18 2020, 7:00 PM

Because of COVID-19, the Trump administration said it needed more time to make sure the national head count is complete and accurate. But in July, it abruptly decided to end counting a month early.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87

Crime & Justice | | September 18 2020, 4:49 PM

Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, died from complications from cancer. Her death will set in motion what promises to be a tumultuous political battle over who will succeed her.

President Of Guatemala Tests Positive For COVID-19

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 18 2020, 4:38 PM

Alejandro Giammettei says he is showing typical symptoms of high fever and body aches, "resting and isolating myself from all public activity."

Trump Administration Announces Nearly $13 Billion In Aid For Puerto Rico

US & World | | September 18 2020, 3:40 PM

The White House said on Friday that FEMA will award two grants to help rebuild Puerto Rico's electrical grid system and education infrastructure after 2017's Hurricane Maria.

Here Are The 50 Books Nominated for 2020 National Book Awards

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 18 2020, 1:40 PM

There are writers on the longlist in five categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translation and young people's literature. Two debut novels are in the running for the fiction prize.

Watchdog To Review Nonlethal Tactics Against Protesters, Including 'Heat Ray' Request

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 18 2020, 1:00 PM

The Government Accountability Office, a nonpartisan government watchdog, will review the federal government's use of nonlethal weapons and the tactics it wielded against protesters this summer.

Poll: Biden Maintains Lead Over Trump With Likely Voters

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 18 2020, 11:20 AM

Joe Biden leads by 9 points against President Trump, who continues to face an uphill reelection battle. But the Democratic nominee is underperforming with people of color who are likely to vote.

U.S. To Bar Downloads Of TikTok, WeChat

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 18 2020, 9:00 AM

As of Sunday, no mobile app store in the U.S. will be allowed to distribute or maintain the popular Chinese-owned apps, the Commerce Department says.

Kenya Braced For The Worst. The Worst Didn't Happen. Why?

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 18 2020, 8:40 AM

The case count — and death toll — during the pandemic have been surprisingly low. And last Sunday, people were out and about in Nairobi's parks. Researchers are trying to figure out what happened.

Biden And Trump Visit Minnesota As The State Begins Early Voting

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 18 2020, 4:20 AM

The contested state's opening of early voting underscores the extent to which Election Day has become election season.

How The Pandemic Is Widening The Racial Wealth Gap

Health | | September 18 2020, 4:20 AM

The coronavirus has affected most Americans, but NPR's latest poll shows Black, Latino and Native American households are hardest hit by the financial impact of the crisis.

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The Unsung Action Heroes Of Any Film, The Documentary “Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story” Hopes To Change That

| September 18 2020, 9:36 AM

Girls can do anything boys can. Punch, kick, speed race a car, jump out of a building. Nobody proves that sentiment more than the stuntwomen you see in movies and on TV, the documentary “Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood” shows us why.

FilmWeek: “The Nest,” “The Devil All The Time,” “Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story,” And More

| September 18 2020, 9:30 AM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Wade Major and Angie Han review this weekend’s new movie releases on streaming and on demand platforms.

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LA’s Budget: How The Fiscal Emergency Could Impact City Workers

| September 18 2020, 9:41 AM

The L.A. City Council earlier this month declared a fiscal emergency, paving the way to approve buyouts for city employees and a furlough program for nearly 16,000 workers.

COVID-19: Are You ready For A Wider Reopening?

| September 18 2020, 9:39 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Shruti Gohil, professor of medicine at UC Irvine.

In New Book On Bunker Hill, An Ever-Changing Historical Neighborhood Is Explored

| September 18 2020, 9:38 AM

Los Angeles’ first suburb, Bunker Hill, was once a refuge of Queen Anne-style mansions for the city’s wealthiest residents. Now, over one hundred years later, it hosts many of the city’s most prominent cultural institutions.

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