Archive for March 5th, 2021

California Set To Open Ballparks, Arenas And Theme Parks In April

Health | | March 05 2021, 9:00 PM

Attendance for sporting events, live music and theme parks will vary at the county level based on COVID-19 infection rates. Only in-state residents will be allowed to attend.

New York Legislature Strips Cuomo Of Extraordinary Emergency Powers, With A Caveat

Politics | | March 05 2021, 7:00 PM

It's the latest setback for Cuomo, who is facing a pair of political crises. But many of his critics say the legislation doesn't do enough to wrest power back from the executive branch.

Derek Chauvin, Charged With George Floyd's Death, May Face Additional Murder Charge

Crime & Justice | | March 05 2021, 5:40 PM

The former Minneapolis police officer is to be tried on charges of second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter starting next week. A charge of third-degree murder had been dismissed earlier.

'Tragic': Driving Was Down In 2020, But Traffic Fatality Rates Surged

Health | | March 05 2021, 2:40 PM

A report estimates that traffic deaths rose 8% last year compared to 2019. When measured by number of miles driven, fatalities surged by 24%, the highest in nearly a century.

Dallas Officer Ordered Man To Kill Two People, Police Say

US & World | | March 05 2021, 2:00 PM

Officer Bryan Riser, 36, was charged with capital murder in the deaths of a 61-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman, Dallas Police Chief Eddie García said at a Thursday media briefing.

Are We Raising Unhelpful, Bossy Kids? Here's The Fix

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 05 2021, 1:40 PM

In some cultures kids roll their eyes when asked to do chores. In others, they'll pitch in without even being asked. Researchers have identified two key practices to raise helpful children.

1 Shot Or 2 Shots? 'The Vaccine That's Available To You — Get That'

US & World | | March 05 2021, 12:40 PM

As the new Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine rolls out, the health care community is trying to ward off misconceptions about it. The vaccine's one-shot feature may be what wins many over.

Study: On-Premises Dining Linked To Increased COVID-19 Cases

Health | | March 05 2021, 11:00 AM

A study published Friday in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found that cases and deaths decreased after states enacted mask mandates and increased after they reopened on-premises dining.

Wisdom The Albatross, Now 70, Hatches Yet Another Chick

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 05 2021, 10:20 AM

"Each year that Wisdom returns, we learn more about how long seabirds can live and raise chicks," said the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Beth Flint.

Senate Democrats Agree To Extend Unemployment Benefits Through September

Politics | | March 05 2021, 10:20 AM

The change is a compromise between progressive members who wanted enhanced benefits for several more months and moderate Democrats who wanted to curb the weekly payments.

Former State Department Aide Charged In Connection With Capitol Riot

Politics | | March 05 2021, 10:20 AM

Federico Klein, who served as a mid-level aide in the Trump State Department, was arrested and charged with several counts connected to the Capitol attack, including assaulting an officer.

'WandaVision' Wraps A Season That Was Never What It Seemed

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 05 2021, 9:00 AM

The finale of WandaVision wrapped up a moving story of loss and grief. And, less importantly, there was a bunch of action.

Sandrine Thuret: How Can Adults Grow New Brain Cells?

Health | | March 05 2021, 7:40 AM

Adults don't generate as many new neurons as children or teenagers, but some growth is still happening. Neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret explains how we can encourage the production of more nerve cells.

Lisa Mosconi: How Does Menopause Affect The Brain?

Health | | March 05 2021, 7:40 AM

We associate menopause with the ovaries, but its symptoms start in the brain. Neuroscientist Lisa Mosconi explains how brain health during menopause affects the rest of the body.

A Sign Of Hope After 'Winter Hibernation': Employers Add 379,000 Jobs

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 05 2021, 7:40 AM

Meanwhile, the unemployment rate dipped to 6.2% last month as the winter wave of coronavirus infections eased.

'Raya And The Last Dragon' Soars

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 05 2021, 6:00 AM

A nuanced, flawed hero lends the latest Disney animated feature surprising depth, even if its grab-bag depiction of a world drawn from Southeast Asian cultures feels shallow.

Australia Asks European Commission To Review Italy's Block On Vaccine Shipments

US & World | | March 05 2021, 5:40 AM

The blocked shipment of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines was the first intervention by the EU since the bloc approved rules that could restrict vaccine exports to non-member nations.

NPR/Ipsos Poll: Nearly One Third Of Parents May Stick With Remote Learning

Education | | March 05 2021, 4:20 AM

Four out of 5 parents told us they support targeted interventions by schools that would help students recover academic, social and emotional skills.

Democrats Control Washington, But That Doesn't Mean Their Agenda Will Pass

Politics | | March 05 2021, 4:00 AM

House Democrats are introducing a wave of strategic legislation from guns to immigration, including recently passed bills on elections and policing. But the 50-50 Senate puts their future in limbo.

ERCOT CEO Refuses $800K Payout Following Firing

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 05 2021, 2:40 AM

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas CEO Bill Magness was removed from his post Wednesday. He informed the organization he will not accept his $800,000 severance.

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Robin Wright On Grief And Recovery As She Makes Her Feature Directorial Debut With ‘Land’

| March 05 2021, 9:12 AM

Robin Wright's "Land" follows the story of a widower, who secludes herself to a remote cabin after grieving over the loss of her husband and son.

FilmWeek: 'Coming 2 America,' 'Raya and the Last Dragon,' 'Pixie' And More

| March 05 2021, 8:57 AM

Guest host John Horn and KPCC film critics Wade Major, Amy Nicholson and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.

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Amazon Workers At An Alabama Warehouse Are Pushing To Unionize, With Far-Reaching Implications

| March 05 2021, 8:44 AM

President Joe Biden said workers in Alabama and across the country have the right to join a union without intimidation from their companies. His comments come as Amazon workers in the state are voting on whether they should unionize.

Checking In With Local Schools In The Process Of Reopening For Hybrid And In-Person Learning

| March 05 2021, 8:41 AM

Los Angeles Unified School District may still be in the process of working out its return to in-person instruction as the district and its teachers’ union attempt to work out their differences so students and teachers can return.

COVID-19 AMA: Racial Disparities In Vaccination, Double Masking, Covid Tongue And More

| March 05 2021, 8:32 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, we speak with UCLA’s Dr. Annabelle De St. Maurice.

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