Archive for October 28th, 2020

'None Of This Has Been Easy': Melbourne, Australia, Ends Its 111-Day Lockdown

US & World | | October 28 2020, 7:20 PM

The city recorded zero new coronavirus cases on Monday, for the first time since June. "Now is the time to congratulate every single Victorian for staying the course," said the state's top official.

Billions In COVID-19 Relief Loans May Have Been Handed Out To Scammers, Report Says

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 28 2020, 6:20 PM

The Small Business Administration had to quickly disburse coronavirus relief loans. But some of that may have been handed out to fraudsters, an agency report says.

Philadelphia Issues Curfew As It Braces For More Protests In Walter Wallace Shooting

US & World | | October 28 2020, 6:20 PM

Mayor Jim Kenney ordered the curfew amid unrest after the fatal police shooting of the 27-year-old Black man. The city's police commissioner says bodycam footage will be released "in the near future."

Government Signs Deal For COVID-19 Treatments From Eli Lilly

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 28 2020, 5:00 PM

The federal government plans to distribute 300,000 doses of the drug at no cost, but that doesn't mean treatment will be free. Intravenous infusion charges can run more than $1,000.

Amid Continued Anger About Vanessa Guillen's Death, Critics Say The Army Often Ignores Sex Crimes

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 28 2020, 4:09 PM

Following Guillen's killing, the Army launched an independent investigation into the climate of Fort Hood, but critics say the problems are systemic.

As COVID-19 Cases Surge In Illinois, A Clash Over Safety Guidelines

Health | | October 28 2020, 3:40 PM

Illinois is experiencing an upsurge in cases, leading the governor to close indoor dining and bar service in some places in the state. But local leaders are not backing the new guidelines.

Coronavirus Is A Key Campaign Issue: What's Joe Biden's Plan?

Health | | October 28 2020, 3:00 PM

With cases surging, the coronavirus pandemic is heating up as an election issue. Voters have seen President Trump's approach to the crisis play out in real-time, but how would Biden handle things?

Congressman Calls For Federal Crackdown On Unproven Coronavirus Treatment

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 28 2020, 1:40 PM

An NPR investigation revealed a network of doctors marketing a non-FDA approved drug as a purported treatment for COVID-19. Now, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.) is calling for federal enforcement.

Days Before Election, Tech CEOs Defend Themselves From GOP Claims Of Censorship

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 28 2020, 12:40 PM

The chief executives of Facebook, Twitter and Google face skepticism from a Senate committee over their decisions about what content to allow and what to take down from their platforms.

Why A Champion For The Very Poor Is Not Pessimistic. In Fact, He's Optimistic!

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 28 2020, 12:00 PM

Steve Davis lays out the reasons for his (relatively) rosy outlook In his new book: Undercurrents: Channeling Outrage to Spark Practical Activism.

France, Turkey And The Charlie Hebdo Cartoons: What's Behind The Dispute?

US & World | | October 28 2020, 12:00 PM

The increased friction follows the beheading of a French teacher after he showed his class caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad. The two countries have sharp foreign policy differences.

Stocks Sink As Rising Coronavirus Cases Deepen Fears About Economy

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 28 2020, 9:20 AM

The Dow tumbled more than 800 points as COVID-19 cases surge in the United States and Europe, while next week's election is only adding to the uncertainty over the economy.

Many Latino Men Are Supporting President Trump In Tuesday's Vote

US & World | | October 28 2020, 9:00 AM

The Latino vote will be key across the country, especially in tight races in places such as Arizona and Florida. About one quarter of Latinos, mostly men, remain steadily in support of the president.

Facebook, Twitter, Google CEOs Testify To Senate: What To Watch For

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 28 2020, 8:00 AM

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Google's Sundar Pichai go before the Senate Commerce Committee to defend Section 230, a law that protects them from lawsuits over users' posts.

Stuck-At-Home Moms: The Pandemic's Devastating Toll On Women

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 28 2020, 6:20 AM

Women have made great strides. But the uncomfortable truth is that in their homes, they are still fitting into stereotypical roles of doing the bulk of housework and parenting.

Female Doctors Spend More Time With Patients, But Earn Less Money Than Men

Health | | October 28 2020, 4:40 AM

Female physicians spend more time with each patient than male doctors do and their patients report increased satisfaction. But the extra time adds up and results in less money.

A Pandemic Sticker Shock: Used-Car Prices Are Through The Roof

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 28 2020, 4:40 AM

The supply of used cars is tight, while demand is high. That can provide a big boost to car owners thinking of selling, but it can make affordable vehicles hard to find.

10 House Races To Watch

Politics | | October 28 2020, 4:20 AM

House Democrats hope to pick up seats in this election and add to their 232-197 majority. They have focused on President Trump's handling of the coronavirus and threats to the health care law.

Glass Half Full? Record U.S. GDP Growth Will Mask A Deeply Hurting Economy

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 28 2020, 4:20 AM

The U.S. is expected to report record-setting economic growth in the most recent quarter. But that won't repair all of the damage done during the spectacular downturn three months earlier.

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Special Interest Money Seeping Into California Assembly, Senate Races

| October 28 2020, 9:32 AM

CalMatters reporters have been tracking money that interest groups are giving to independent expenditure committees in California’s Assembly and Senate races.

The Denkmann Report: LA City Budget Shortfall And The Latest Election 2020 Dispatches From KPCC & LAist’s Politics Desk

| October 28 2020, 9:28 AM

With less than a week until election 2020, we’re reviving “The Denkmann Report” to check in with KPCC/LAist politics reporter Libby Denkmann on the local political stories we’re watching this week.

Go Blue! After 32 Years, The Dodgers Score A World Series Championship

| October 28 2020, 9:21 AM

Clayton Kershaw stood in the Los Angeles bullpen in right-center field, watching Austin Barnes glove the final pitch, the one from Julio Urías that gave the Dodgers their first World Series title since 1988.

The History And Logistics Of Platonic Partnerships: When Friends Become The Number One In Each Others Lives

| October 28 2020, 9:21 AM

For many people today, their spouse or romantic partner is the central relationship of their life, but why is that the case? And what is it like for people to center friendships in their lives instead?

As Americans Work From Home, Food Trucks Are Serving Dinner To Stay Open

| October 28 2020, 9:17 AM

Food trucks have had to adjust their business plans due to a lack of patrons during what was once a profitable time of day: lunch.

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