Archive for February 26th, 2021

Coronavirus FAQs: What Are Mask Braces? What If I Get COVID After 1 Vaccine Dose? | | February 26 2021, 4:40 PM

Double masking earns praise as a way to keep safe from more contagious variants. Are there other mask hacks? And vaccines are prompting some queries.

Panel Recommends FDA Authorize Johnson & Johnson Vaccine For Emergency Use

Health | | February 26 2021, 4:20 PM

The Food and Drug Administration typically follows the advice of its expert advisers. A quick agency decision on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is expected given the state of the pandemic.

Syria Airstrikes Resurface Lawmakers' Questions Over Presidential Authority

Politics | | February 26 2021, 4:00 PM

Some Democrats raised a longstanding debate over presidential vs congressional reach. The administration called the attacks proportionate and said it had briefed congressional leaders ahead of time.

Energy Secretary Granholm: Texas Outages Show Need For Changes To U.S. Power Systems | | February 26 2021, 2:20 PM

In her first interview with NPR since taking office, Jennifer Granholm made the case for sweeping reforms in order to meet President Biden's pledge to make the U.S. carbon neutral by 2050.

Who Is The Senate Parliamentarian Who Ruled Against A Minimum Wage Increase?

Politics | | February 26 2021, 12:40 PM

The Parliamentarian is often called the referee of arcane Senate rules. MacDonough has been thrust into the spotlight after ruling against a minimum wage hike added to the coronavirus relief package.

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Dropped Dramatically Since January, But Can We Keep Them Down?

Health | | February 26 2021, 12:00 PM

The country has beat back the winter surge, and experts credit Americans' improved compliance with precautions like mask-wearing. But we could we still face a resurgence if we let up.

British Airways Owner Calls For Digital Health Passes For Passengers | | February 26 2021, 11:20 AM

Luis Gallego, the CEO of International Airlines Group, wants "common testing standards and the introduction of digital health passes."

Colette Pichon Battle: How Can We Prepare For The Next Hurricane Katrina?

Environment & Science | | February 26 2021, 9:20 AM

Sea level rise will displace millions by 2100 — and the Louisiana bayous, where Colette Pichon Battle lives, may disappear entirely. She describes how we can avert the worst when disaster strikes.

Joy Buolamwini: How Do Biased Algorithms Damage Marginalized Communities? | | February 26 2021, 9:20 AM

Data, numbers, algorithms are supposed to be neutral ... right? Computer scientist Joy Buolamwini discusses the way biased algorithms can lead to real-world inequality.

North Korea's Network Of Prison Camps Funds Weapons Programs, Rights Group Says

US & World | | February 26 2021, 8:00 AM

A South Korean human rights group sheds light on how North Korean prison camps help the country support its military operations through "mafia-type" tactics.

Biden's Cabinet Remains Sparse As Nominees Await Confirmation

Politics | | February 26 2021, 4:40 AM

Nearly two dozen of the president's nominees await confirmation in the deeply divided Senate.

College Tuition Sparked A Mental Health Crisis. Then The Hefty Hospital Bill Arrived

Health | | February 26 2021, 4:20 AM

A student sought counseling help after panicking over a tuition bill. A weeklong stay in a psychiatric hospital followed — along with a $3,413 bill. The hospital soft-pedaled its charity care policy.

With One Move, Congress Could Lift Millions Of Children Out Of Poverty

Education | | February 26 2021, 4:00 AM

Lawmakers are weighing a proposal to give families with kids a monthly, cash benefit to help ease the lifelong pull of poverty. Experts say it could cut U.S. child poverty nearly in half.

Biden's $1.9 Trillion Rescue Plan: Vital Medicine Or Costly Overkill? | | February 26 2021, 4:00 AM

Backers of Biden's ambitious stimulus plan say it will help struggling families and businesses, but critics say it goes too far.

Democrats Say Relief Programs Could Become This Generation's New Deal

Politics | | February 26 2021, 4:00 AM

On top of the small business loans and money for health care included in previous bills, the latest round of relief includes longtime Democratic priorities for lifting people out of poverty.

Climate Change, Deforestation Threaten Monarch Butterfly Migration | | February 26 2021, 3:00 AM

The population of monarch butterflies that migrated south to Mexico to hibernate fell 26% from a year earlier.

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DC Latest: COVID Stimulus And Prospects For Minimum Wage Hike

| February 26 2021, 9:39 AM

The Senate parliamentarian dealt a potentially lethal blow Thursday to Democrats’ drive to hike the minimum wage, deciding that the cherished progressive goal must fall from a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill the party is trying to speed through Congress, Senate Democratic aides said.

COVID-19 AMA: FDA Meets On Johnson & Johnson Emergency Approval, Who’s Eligible For The Vaccine Come Monday And More

| February 26 2021, 9:34 AM

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

Triple Play: Spring Training Is Here! What To Expect From The Dodgers And Angels This Season

| February 26 2021, 9:14 AM

Baseball fans across the Southland are rejoicing this weekend as Spring Training baseball gets underway in Florida and Arizona. This year, both Los Angeles teams have plenty to prove, but for markedly different reasons.


Steven Yeun On The Intentional Framing Of ‘Minari’ And The Inspiration He Drew From His Father

| February 26 2021, 9:18 AM

The new film “Minari'' tells a deeply personal story about a Korean American family that moves to a small farm in Arkansas.

FilmWeek: 'The Father,' 'Minari,' 'Billie Eilish: The World's A Little Blurry' And More

| February 26 2021, 9:13 AM

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

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